Making And Using Quill Pens

Saturday Feb 18th 10:00am - 11:00am

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Quills made from birds’ flight feathers were the primary tools of writing in the West until about 1820.  Could they have a place in writing and illustrating anime stories, in Kanji or otherwise?  We invite you to find out.  In this class we will learn how to make a quill from a turkey feather, and then how to write and draw with the resulting quill.  Discussion of appropriate inks will be a part of the activity, and each student will be able to take his or her quill home.  Taught by Andy Howard, Queen’s College, Bristol Renaissance Faire.