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LifeLong Learning Teaming up with Price Center for Two New Workshops

The LifeLong Learning Organization of San Marcos (LLL) and Price Center are teaming up again with local artist Michael Hannon to present two new workshops beginning next month. Pen & Ink Drawing and Celtic Calligraphy & Illumination will begin 6 week runs beginning March 4 and 5 respectively. Both workshops require advance registration, a $45 payment, and certain tools/materials to participate.

Pen & Ink Drawing will be an introduction to traditional pen and ink drawing techniques, including hatching, cross hatching, the use of brushes with ink for filling large areas, etc. Use of dip pen, disposable illustration (needle pointed) pens, and rapidograph style technical pens can all be used. The class will meet Monday’s from 10 a.m. – Noon March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 8.

Celtic Calligraphy & Illumination will introduce the Irish majuscule and minuscule lettering, as well as angular (display) script, used in Irish manuscripts from about the seventh to thirteenth centuries. The manipulation of a broad nib pen to form the letters, and their integration with traditional styles of illumination, especially of the eighth and ninth centuries, will be emphasized. The class will meet from 1 – 3 p.m. March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2 and 9.

The LifeLong Learning Organization of San Marcos, founded by Dr. Marianne Reese, is a nonprofit organization offering a broad range of stimulating and engaging opportunities for self-fulfillment presented in a

social and pleasurable atmosphere. Learn more by visiting

Pictured here, Michael Hannnon assists a student during a previous LLL workshop.

To register or for more information, including complete course descriptions and any materials required, please call the Price Center directly at 512-392-2900 or stop by 222 W. San Antonio St., downtown San Marcos, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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