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Ruling Pen with Rachel Yallop

November 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


The ruling pen is a very versatile tool not least because it comes in more than one form: the folded, the pointed, and the Cola pen. Even then there are different shapes within these groups which affect the marks made. In this class we will:

  • Look at the various tools and make a Cola pen.

  • The ruling pen, of whichever sort, makes a unique line. Pen manipulation and the position in the hand, forms a large part of this. This will be demonstrated and students will then experiment themselves.

  • Looking at the marks made, how to achieve the spatter effect and instruction on how to enhance lines through touch-up.

  • Practicing both formal and informal letter shapes – the ultimate contrast.

  • Working on finished pieces: large multi-lined, textural letters; built-up capitals; word design or a combination of all.

Workshop Fee

  • £25: SLLA/NLLA members
  • £30: non-members

We welcome everyone to join our workshops, but offer priority booking for our members until 8 weeks prior to the event. If you are a non-member, you can register your interest for the workshop and your place will be confirmed once priority booking closes. If you’d like to join SLLA and receive priority benefits, please visit our Become a Member webpage.

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Ruling Pen with Rachel Yallop


November 11, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


South London Lettering Association


Aspire Centre
Southfields Community Centre
337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU United Kingdom
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