Online – 3 Sessions – Tuesdays, November 1, 8, and 15, 2022, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., US Eastern time.
This three-session workshop will focus on completing a calligraphic piece featuring your favorite quote. You’ll be able to use several of the skills you may have learned in our previous workshops (“Communicating Through Color” and “Layout Essentials”). Participants will work through several layout possibilities in thumbnail form and select one to fine-tune. Working primarily in pencil we’ll determine spacing, x-height, lettering style(s) and other details. Group critique will aid participants in improving their layout. As a final project for the workshop, participants will complete their quote and we’ll have a “show and tell“ during the last gathering. For the quote, 100 words maximum is recommended for this workshop. If you’d like to find a new favorite quote, check out some of the authors listed here: https://www.brainyquote.com/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
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)
Drafting brush (optional but recommended)
The workshop will be recorded and will be available for participant viewing for one week after each session.