The Artful Flourish is one of Heather's most requested workshops. This is a playful workshop and is a great introduction to pointed pen techniques. Offhand flourishing is a unique, non-lettering art form created with a pointed steel pen. Elegant flourishes that appear complex and labour intensive are broken down into simple strokes that can become second nature to the dedicated student. The process is creative and meditative. Designs can be done rapidly with little pre-planning. We begin the workshop by getting comfortable with the pointed pen, developing a light touch and learning the basic strokes of offhand flourishing. We will explore the vintage forms that are unique to the art such as cartouches, scrolls and quills while adding contemporary touches to the designs. We will expand our strokes and techniques to include simple line and wash that will embellish delicate floral swags and borders. Your only limit is your imagination. This class is open to all skill levels and can be taught over 1 or 2 days.