Home Upcoming Events Pointed Brush with Elizabeth McKee G220621

Pointed Brush with Elizabeth McKee G220621

Long used in Asia for both handwriting and expressive artwork, the pointed brush frequently poses a challenge to western calligraphers.

In Pointed Brush, through demonstration and individual instruction Elizabeth McKee will systematically assist students over the initial hump of learning how to use this exceptionally versatile tool and help them take their first steps on the journey towards proficiency.

Join Elizabeth in this exploration of the enormous potential latent in this humble tool. The class is suitable for beginners and those with some experience who wish to hone their existing skills.

$625 plus lodging and meals, ranging from $684 (dorm) to $1,074 (private bath) See option by using the “Register Now” button.

At this time masks are optional in indoor spaces. Proof of covid vaccination or negative test within 72 hours of arrival at Ghost Ranch. Both policies are subject to change. Sample: Lodging options for 6-night workshops range from dorm-style $684 to private bath $1,074 which includes room and meals for the first person occupying the room. If you are sharing the room with a family member or trusted travel companion, the second occupant should register for their workshop separately and choose the "commuter" or "2nd+ person sharing a room option" in lieu of a lodging option. This will help ensure that all participants are included in meal counts, and placed in the correct workshop in order to receive the pertinent follow-up information.

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Virtual Events: Payments made for Virtual Events are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event, recordings will be made available to you after the event. For events with multiple sessions, every attempt will be made to make the session(s) available to you before the next scheduled session.

In-Person Events: During this Covid-19 pandemic period, written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January term. If the cancellation is Covid-related and is received less than 45 days prior to your start date, your funds will be left on deposit for another ghost ranch workshop or future stay or you can make it a full donation to support us through this unique business period.

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

In-person workshops begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed.

Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.

During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
  • During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?

Private bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy

Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.

Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.

Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

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Instructors

  • Elizabeth McKee
    Elizabeth McKee

    Elizabeth McKee is a calligrapher and book artist. She was first introduced to pointed brush lettering while teaching English in Japan from 1970 –72. In 1980 she was introduced to western calligraphy and knew that she had found her vocation. Since the late 80’s she has been studying pointed brush lettering whenever she could. Studying with Marilyn Reaves, Judy Melvin, Carl Rohrs multiple times, Mike Gold and Julie Wildman. Some of her books with pointed brush lettering are in Queen’s University’s Douglas Library, Kingston, Ontario, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Stanford University’s Green Library as well as private collections around the world.
    She spent her time during the pandemic creating an introductory series of pointed brush classes to help make lettering with a pointed brush more accessible to beginners and has been teaching it online.
    Although paste papers were originally developed to be used as decorative endpapers in books, McKee‘s paste papers are multi-layered creations meant to enhance backgrounds for calligraphy.

Date

Jun 05 - 11 2022

Cost

$625.00

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