Dip-Pen Calligraphy Class
Dip pen or nib pen usually consists of a metal nib with capillary channels like those of fountain pen nibs, mounted on a handle or holder, often made of wood. Other materials can be used for the holder, including bone, metal and plastic, while some pens are made entirely of glass.
Dip pens emerged in the early 19th century, when they replaced quill pens, or in some parts of the world, reed pens. They were generally used prior to the development of fountain pens in the later 19th century, and are now mainly used in illustration, calligraphy, and comics.
Justus Cheng is a visual artist who practices oil/acrylic painting, sculpture, photography and calligraphy. Why multimedia? He strongly believes that mediums are primarily a vehicle through which a thought or a feeling is expressed. He has participated in various art shows, most notably the Guam Art Exhibition, where he was interviewed by Guam TV. He is currently continuing his studies in California College of the Arts. Come and join our Saturday Dip-Pen calligraphy class.