The Spencerian Script is an American style of handwriting, developed by Platt Rogers Spencer in 1840. It was gradually replaced by the Palmer Method and almost lost in history until it was revived by Michael Sull. Its elegant form and sublime flourishes truly make it unique and beautiful.
Thanks to my teacher, we found out about a Spencerian Workshop being taught by Master Penman Michael Sull, coordinated by Greg Minuskin and Janet Takahashi. What a great opportunity to spend a whole day with other Spencerian enthusiasts and to learn from the master himself!
Thanks to a quick introduction sesson from my teacher and also practicing Spencerian on my own, I felt a bit more confident about attending my first calligraphy workshop.
The workshop took place at the Manhattan Beach Country Club. Mr. Sull was very gracious and personally took the time to treat everyone’s pen nibs before class began! Everyone was in awe watching him demonstrate with such mastery and elegance. He has a great sense of humor and made the workshop so intesting and fun.
Mr. Sull also had an array of beautiful wooden penholders for sale, as well as his Spencerian books. He also signed my book which I will always treasure!
I also purchased a penholder made by Mr. Sull. He had so many beautiful penholders availble, I felt like Harry Potter choosing a wand! This particular one felt really comfortable in my hand so I decided to go with it. I hope to do a lot more Spencerian in my practices with this penholder!