Deborah Basel 

Deborah Basel 

Deborah Basel Teaches Italic

Saturday 12 noon - 2 pm
Sunday 12 noon - 2 pm
Lexington Room
Cost: $20 -- includes show admission and a free calligraphy pen

While attending the New England Pen Show, you can also learn to write a beautiful italic hand -- and you can learn it from an accomplished expert!

The  workshop will be an overview of the Italic hand.  Students will work, first by performing simple exercises with cardboard sticks and poster paint and then with Sheaffer student fountain pens, which are provided for each student to keep.  Once we have gone through the basic stroke exercises, we’ll advance to letters.  The goal is to have a lot of fun, learn basic strokes and some letters, and see how the letters are related to each other, thereby making learning the whole alphabet a less daunting task.  You will have enough information to take your studies to the next level – through self study or via opportunities through a local guild.  You CAN do this!  And Deborah will show you how.

Deborah Basel has been doing calligraphy for 31 years.  She is a past President of the Washington DC Calligraphers Guild and Contributing Editor for Pen World Magazine.  She has taught classes at Bertram’s Inkwell, at the Roland Park Country School’s Kaleidoscope program in Baltimore, Maryland, and at Pen shows all over the United States.


Roger Cromwell

Roger Cromwell

Roger Cromwell of Penopoly -- How to Buy a Pen

Free Seminar
Saturday, 11 am - 12 noon

Collecting pens, with an emphasis on buying pens at pen shows.