Online Workshop: Think Inside the Box

Think Inside the Box

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5:00 pm

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This will be a really fun workshop and will help you zoom-in on fitting text into a predetermined area. We’ll work on creating thumbnail sketches and getting creative with a 6” x 6” layout. Designing a smaller layout has its own set of challenges to consider during the design phase. When complete, small pieces can have a powerful presence with their tightly focused energy and streamlined design. This workshop also provides skills for calligraphers designing book pages. Bring a quote you’d like to work with (minimum of 10 words, maximum of 100 words). This is a good resource for finding quotes from selected authors:

After you register, you will receive a separate email with log-in information for the online sessions.

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Workshop Withdrawal Policy: Unless you are paying for your class with a gift card, a refund (tuition less 20%) will be issued if you withdraw from class two weeks or more prior to the beginning of class. If withdrawal occurs less than two weeks before class, no cash refund will be issued, but a studio credit voucher will be provided. Occasionally there is insufficient registration for a class to run. In such cases, registrants will be given three options:  (1) Private or semi-private lessons (with price adjustment), (2) placement for the same class held in the future at a different date and time, or (3) refund. 

Supply List (supplies not included):

Your favorite calligraphy dip pens (dip pens are preferred to fountain pens for this workshop

Calligraphy paper you enjoy working on


Selection of gouache (I like the Winsor and newton brand and recommend a minimum of Flame Red, Cobalt Blue, Zinc White, and Permanent Green Middle. Other good choices: Cadmium Red, Van Dyke Brown, Spectrum Violet, Cadmium Yellow, Ivory Black and Ultramarine.)

Small mixing bowls or porcelain palette

Mixing brushes

Bottle with eye-dropper

Bowl of water for cleaning your brush

Scrap paper for testing paint flow from pen

Paper towels or rag

Distilled water (optional)

Gum Arabic (optional)

Ground Sandarac (optional)

Well-lighted work area

Mechanical Pencil (.05)

Traditional wooden pencil 

White plastic eraser


Drawing table (or surface that will provide edge for using T-square)

Tracing vellum

Drafting brush (optional but recommended)

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Event FAQs

Will this workshop be recorded?

The workshop will be recorded and will be available for participant viewing for one week after each session.

Event Location:

  • Virtual

Event Schedule Details

  • 01/10/2023 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 01/17/2023 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 01/24/2023 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
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