PSC’s members and other attendees have been very supportive of the workshops that have been offered since the Spring of 2020, and the Society is most appreciative of the understanding that has been extended as new approaches to conducting workshops were developed and implemented to fit the constraints that were imposed by the pandemic.

Feedback from members is essential, and has us continuing to offer online workshops along with introducing smaller in-person offers for late summer and fall. We respect that until all feel safe, we will continue to accommodate the changing times. With that mindset, the Workshop Committee has been busy over the recent months to bring a line-up of wonderful talent to our members going into 2023.

2022 Workshops

The following 2022 workshops are scheduled. Given the ever-changing challenges of Covid 19, we will continue to assess whether it will be prudent to conduct these workshops in person, or whether it will be necessary to revert to offering them online if possible. Stay tuned for updates as information becomes available:

Suzie Beringer: “Parallel Pen: Demystifying and Beyond ”; via Zoom, weekend workshop, July 23 and 24, 2022; class size limited to 25 students.

Marilyn Zornado and Judilee Fitzhugh: “Eco Dyeing”; an in-person two-day weekend workshop on August 5 and 6, 2022; times vary; class size limited to 8 students.

Elmo van Slingerland: in person for two 2-day workshops, the first on September 22 and 23, and the second on September 24 and 25; topics and titles to be forthcoming but completely different than his 2021 PSC online workshop; class size limited to approximately 25 students each.

Carl Rohrs: two different in-person workshops, one four days mid-week October 24- October 27, and the other on the weekend, October 29 and 30; topics and titles to be later announced; class sizes will be limited to 18 students per workshop.

2023 Workshops

Jurgen Vercaemst: “Colorful Lettering Compositions”; four sessions via Zoom; Saturdays, January 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2023

Judy Detrick: “Rustics”; four sessions via Zoom; Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2023.

Gemma Black: “Working with Watercolor: Lettering & Grounds”; four sessions via Zoom; Saturdays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2023.

More to come, including: Elinor Holland (April with Arabic), Cheryl Jacobsen (with Cursive Roundhand), Massimo Polello (June in-person) week long TBA, Julian Waters and Cora Pearl (Fall with Fraktur), and Sue Greenseth (November with Mid-century Pen Moves).

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 PSC Workshops 2022-2023


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