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Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« on: March 03, 2014, 12:00:24 PM »
I wanted to share with all of you.  I just got back from a two day Spencerian workshop with Michael Sull. 
He is so passionate about doing all he can to preserve the art, and the history of Spencerian .  And he wants to pass on everything he knows so that it's not lost to future generations.  His Spencerian teacher was a student of Zaner and Bloser. 
Michael is a good teacher.  We started at the very beginning with the basics, then miniscules, to Majuscules then Flourishing. 

One of the things he mentioned was a Wonderful collection of books that were found, and are now for sale.  He urged everyone who is interested in Spencerian to consider these books to purchase.  And there is a limited quantity.   It's listed as Reprinted Penmanship Manuals.  The set sells for $70. 
Here is the link. 

http://digitalservices.scranton.edu/cdm/store/collection/zanerbloser


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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 02:29:18 PM »
Were you able to look at them? Would you recommend the books?

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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 02:42:20 PM »
I do have them.  I would recommend them only if its something that you're really interested in.  They have very ornate samples of penmanship and flourishing.
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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 03:16:08 PM »
Thank you for sharing Roseann! That must have been a real delight!  :)
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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 03:31:58 PM »
Oh I'm so glad you went, Roseann! I wanted to go, but had to attend a family function on Saturday. I had taken a one-day workshop with Mr. Sull but there wasn't enough time and we barely only covered the minuscules. I would love to see photos from the class!

I took a workshop held by the San Diego calligraphy guild last year and it was fantastic. Such a wonderful group of calligraphers.

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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014, 07:51:10 PM »
It was Erica, It was really fantastic! 

Linda!  It would have been so fun if you were there.  I'll try to post pictures soon.  They really are a great group to be with.  This is the second workshop I've attended there.  The other one I attended was Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy with the Pointed Pen with Linda Schneider.  It was fun too.  Which workshop did you attend last year?
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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 08:55:25 PM »
I had a two-day workshop on Copperplate with Pat Blair. She is so gracious and generous and kind. I was starstruck, just like when I met Mr. Sull.
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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 09:07:26 PM »
Pat Blair!!  I bet that was a great workshop.  When I saw that class listing I wanted to sign up, but Rose, who was in charge of workshops, said it was already filled!  I was so sad!  I tried to get in again when she was in Northern California and I didn't get in again! Darn!
I see you!  Those are great pictures.  I recognize three other members.  It looks like such a great class!
I have to get the pictures from my camera to my lap top so I can upload them. 
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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2014, 11:03:12 PM »
I can't wait to see your photos, Roseann!

Mr. Sull has some photos up on his Facebook page, are you in any of them? :)

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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2014, 11:57:25 PM »
Hi Linda!
Yes, I'm the one in picture #6 with the tan sweater with my hand on my face!  Haha!
Here's some pictures.  There's a shadow on my eyes! I look like a raccoon! 

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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2014, 11:58:31 PM »
Sorry!  I didn't realize the pictures were going to be so huge!!!!
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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2014, 12:00:17 AM »
Here's another picture.  Sorry it's so big.  I don't know how to make it smaller.
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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2014, 12:31:07 AM »
Those are so cool! These are like "moviestars" to us.

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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2014, 12:39:08 AM »
Haha!   Yes they are.
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Re: Spencerian Workshop with Michael Sull
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2014, 01:24:29 AM »
Oh my gosh, everything he does is so beautiful! And yay it's so nice to see you, Roseann! I love the photo on Mr. Sull's FB, you look like you were in deep concentration and amazement. So great!!

I'm on my desktop computer and the photos look fine, not huge at all.

Thank you for sharing  :D