Online Workshop: Using Color in Your Calligraphy

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5:00 pm

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Online – Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., US Eastern time.

If you would like to introduce some beautiful colors into your calligraphy, this two-hour 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 (held at The Abbey Studio & Shop, 84 Washington Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts). Please register for the applicable format of your choice.

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

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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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.

  • Virtual

Event Schedule Details

  • 06/14/2022 5:00 pm   -   7:00 pm
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