Pen Making: The Next Level!

June 3, 2018 – June 9, 2018

Barry Gross

In this workshop students learn the art of pen making. Students will work with a variety of materials including exotic wood, stabilized wood, biologicals, acrylics and laser cut pen kits. Demonstrations throughout the week include stabilization and casting. Mastering a CA glue pen finish will be emphasized. Mark Gisi, a master at segmenting, and Dan Symonds, an expert of fountain pens, are assistant instructors. Discussions include marketing tips and tricks, and how to best display and sell your one-of-a-kind masterpieces! Open to all skill levels, however basic skills of pen making is a plus.


Barry Gross started creating his fine writing instruments 20 years ago working with exotic woods. In 2012, he was a double NICHE Award finalist and was commissioned by The White House to make pens for foreign dignitaries by former Vice President Dick Cheney. In 2014-2015, Gross was accepted as a member of Who’s Who for Outstanding Achievements in the field of woodturning.

Barry Gross

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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