Seminars and Workshops for the 2023 Philadelphia Pen Show will be offered and hosted by Azizah Asgarali of Gourmet Pens.

  • All seminar/workshop attendees must also purchase a Philly Pen Show admission ticket.
  • All seminar/workshop attendees will receive Gourmet Pens stickers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online by following the links below.
  • Please note that all seminar/workshop tickets are sold in Canadian Dollars.
  • All seminar/workshop information can also be fount at Gourmet Pens Shop.

Friday:

Noon to 1:30pm
Inky Messes
Join Azizah for a fun and adventurous class using the very tools you own. We’ll sling and throw ink, we’ll learn how to make the most of your tools, and we’ll have a blast!
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2pm to 3pm
Handwriting Styles
Join Azizah for an exploration of handwriting styles. We’ll learn some tips, tricks, and ideas for getting the hang of different scripts.
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Saturday:

10am to 11am
Pen Show Tour
Join Azizah for a tour of the show! This is a great option for anyone who is new to pen shows, would like a pen show buddy to help alleviate the jitters, or for anyone who would like an introduction to pen show etiquette. Azizah will answer questions and you’ll get to ease in to the show experience!
This tour is free with your paid admission to the pen show.
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11am to Noon – Fountain Pen 101
Join Azizah for an introductory class to the wonderful world of fountain pens. This is a great class for new users, new pen show attendees, and those wondering what on earth to do with a new fountain pen. We’ll ink up a fountain pen together and review how to deal with common problems. Azizah will also have other fountain pens to check out so that you’ll get a sense of the trouble that awaits!
This is a great follow-up class to the Pen Show Tour.
This seminar is free for kids with paid adult attendees, however, no pen will be provided. They are still welcome to join!
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2:30pm to 4pm
Inky Messes
Join Azizah for a fun and adventurous class using the very tools you own. We’ll sling and throw ink, we’ll learn how to make the most of your tools, and we’ll have a blast!
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Sunday:

11am to Noon
Inky Time
Join Azizah for an inkylicious, inkquisitive class! This will be a relaxing, chill class to wrap up the pen show. Come play with inks, learn how I mix inks, and some do’s and don’t’s of the mixing game. We’ll also be doing some light-hearted journaling of our pen show experience together.
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