The ruling pen, once a rather static, technical tool used for drawing precise lines, has become one of the most expressive tools in the modern lettering artist’s arsenal. In this exciting, and somewhat inky, one-day workshop, master calligrapher Rick Paulus will gently introduce you to this dynamic tool and the methods required to make it speak in many voices.
Rick Paulus has been a calligrapher and a teacher for over forty years. Rick apprenticed for several years at the legendary Tolley Studios, in Washington, DC, before becoming the engrosser for the US State Department. In 1998, he was appointed chief calligrapher of the White House, where he remained for two presidents. Today, in addition to enjoying calligraphic explorations from his studio nestled in the coastal hills of Sonoma County, Rick is dedicated to sharing the knowledge gained through many years of studio production and experimentation to students young and old alike.