The Pen to Polish workshop caters to individuals with intermediate to advanced lettering skills but who may have little experience in applying those abilities in the commercial realm. The main objective for each participant will be to help them become familiar with the needs and requirements of clients who use commercial lettering designs. We will (1) review samples from a number of sources on a variety of products, (2) develop a free style that is expressive and unique to that individual , (3) see demonstration of how to bring the raw lettering to a more “polished” reproducible work, (4) participants will create designs using tools both familiar and unfamiliar and then begin the process of “polishing” the design, and (5) discuss specific client/artist situations and ways to better represent yourself to clients. Rob will be teaching and lecturing in Germany this spring. It’s been some time since he taught this workshop, so he is offering it to Guild members for the low fee of $10.