Fundamental Flourishes

Copperplate Flourishing, with Pat Blair

A two-day weekend workshop: Sat and Sun, Nov 13th and 14th, 2021

The Triangle Calligraphy guild is pleased to welcome Pat Blair for an in-person workshop on November 13th and 14th.

Pat served for 12 years as the Chief Calligrapher at the White House, past president of the Washington Calligrapher Guild and chairperson of the Graceful Envelope contest.

She has taught at over ten international conferences and has been awarded the title Master Penman by IAMPETH.


Pat will be teaching fundamental flourishing strokes to the whole guild during our normal meeting time, Saturday morning, November 13th.
Members will leave knowing how to add flourished elements to their work and complete a decorative piece in class.

For those who wish to learn how to flourish Copperplate, a workshop will continue through the afternoon from 2-5 at the church and all day Sunday from 9-4 at the Hampton Inn near PNC Arena.
Pat will be teaching multiple ascender and descender flourishes, flourished entry and exit strokes as well as modified capitals. You will leave the workshop with a finished, flourished quote of your choice. A working knowledge of Copperplate or another pointed pen script is needed to enjoy this workshop.

When and Where

Saturday, Nov 13: Resurrection Lutheran Church: 2 -5 pm

Sunday, Nov 14: Hampton Inn near PNC Arena: 9 – 4 pm


Registration for guild members is open through Sept 31st, non-guild members may register beginning October 1st. Registration will close on October 25th. An email detailing workshop logistics and supplies will be sent to participants once registration closes. Feel free to send any questions about the workshop to Kymberly Arana at 919-244-1084 or

There is no cost for the morning guild session. The workshop cost is $125.00 and is limited to 16 participants so Pat is able to give individualized feedback.

To register for the workshop, payment may be made through this Paypal link or by sending a check to Luann Bacchi.

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