IN PERSON EVENT
Join us for a Meet Up with the P.E.N.S. (Pen Enthusiasts Northern Society) for their September gathering. Learn and connect!
Terry will demonstrate easy to produce art using fountain pen inks in a new ways. This unique art form relies heavily on chromatography and serendipity resulting in unexpected paintings.
The group meets monthly to learn and share their enthusiasm for all things pens! Meetings are free and open to any adult who is interested in fountain pens. All skill levels are encouraged. If you are on Facebook, you may request to join the PENS-Pens Enthusiasts Northern Society group. Visit their WordPress site to learn more.
Please wear well fitting masks during in-person classes at Wet Paint. If you are having any COVID or cold-like symptoms even if you have been vaccinated, please do not come to the class. Thanks!
A little bit about the group:
P.E.N.S. (Pen Enthusiasts Northern Society), formerly the Minnesota Pen Club, is a long-standing Vintage Fountain Pen collectors’ group, based in the cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Its goal is to grow and educate a younger generation of pen collectors who are more aware of writing with fountain pens, their history and legacy.
At each of our monthly meetings, we usually have a presentation by members in their area of expertise, including pen repairs or history of specific pen manufacturers. We have also invited outside speakers including Michel Fultz, Susan Wirth, Pier Gustafson, and Lynn Sorgast. We publish a four-page monthly newsletter to our mailing list and on our website.
The origins of the current Minnesota Pen Club can be traced back to the mid 1980’s in Minneapolis. At the time there was still at least a cigar box or more of vintage fountain pens to be discovered in area antique stores and there were several stationary stores in the Twin Cities area that still had pen counters.