Using Color in Your Calligraphy (Marblehead, MA)

Event Date:


Event Time:

12:00 pm

Event Location:

The Abbey Studio

In Person: Saturday, June 18, 2022, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., US Eastern time. Held at The Abbey Studio & Shop, 84 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA.

If you would like to introduce some beautiful colors into your calligraphy, this two-hour, in-person workshop is the perfect way for you to begin.

Perhaps you’ve tried using color inks and have found they are not very satisfactory. Or maybe you are wondering what colors are best to use in your calligraphy. You might have struggled with exactly where to utilize the color in your layout. This workshop will address all of these questions and more, including the differences between the numerous available mediums and how to use them. 

This workshop is available (on different dates) as a Virtual (online) workshop and an In-Person workshop. Please register for the applicable format of your choice.

Supply List:

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

Calligraphy paper you enjoy working on

Selection of gouache paint (I like the Winsor & Newton brand). A minimum of Flame Red, Sky Blue, Zinc White, and Permanent Green Middle are recommended for class and independent experimentation. Other good choices include 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)

Drafting tape (optional)

Well-lighted work area

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  • The Abbey Studio
  • 84 Washington Street
  • Marblehead
  • MA
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • 06/18/2022 12:00 pm   -   2:00 pm
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