Art & Craft Classes
with Sally Penley
CLASS Description Date/Location
Create beautiful little art masterpieces, perfect for cards and
book decorations (or as standalone art)—using acrylic paint,
layering techniques, and several forms of metallic “bling.” Class
will create 25 sparkling “mini pieces” (2”x2”) and six finished
cards. A great technique for holiday cards!
No art experience necessary.
Fun with Sumi!
In this workshop, you will experience the joy of “Sumi mark-
making,” learning to use the Sumi brush to make the “8 basic
brushstrokes.” You will also experiment with various other
makeshift tools to create vibrant marks and lively works of
Asian-inspired art on papers of different textures and Japanese
Learn the basic italic letterforms, both in monoline and with a
broad-edged pen. This is a good foundation for learning other
forms of calligraphy. You will learn about calligraphy tools, tips
and techniques and you’ll receive a list of resources for further
study. You can also use these tools to improve your everyday
Learn the basics of using the dip method with a pointed pen—
simple strokes and pressure/release. You will be given a
“modern calligraphy” example sheet and other models for
creating beautiful letters with your pointed pen.
Introduction to Calligraphy is suggested as a pre-requisite, but
6 Books in a Box
Basic bookmaking. Learn 6 simple book structures for use as
greeting cards, photo books or small journals. You’ll also create
a box to house your books, so you’ll have a “box of books” to
Learn four more-advanced book structures, some with multiple
signatures and hard covers, using several binding techniques.
Book projects include the Venetian blind book, Japanese stab
binding, perfect-bound and piano hinge books.
To receive a flyer for your desired class, contact Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes are held at Buck’s Loft in Olympia, Panorama Arts in Lacey or Artist & Craftsman Supply in Tacoma.
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