Online Workshop: Communicating Through the Use of Color

Color in Calligraphy

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:


Online – 2 Sessions – Tuesdays, March 12 and 19, 2024, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., US Eastern time.

Adding color to your calligraphy project adds interest and can help send a visual message about the text you are lettering. Color ink doesn’t give the look or permanence we need. Gouache is the way to go! In this workshop we’ll work with tubes of gouache, mixing and matching colors, and working to get to the correct consistency so the gouache will flow smoothly through your pen.

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

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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 paint; I like the Winsor & Newton brand and recommend a minimum of Flame Red, Cobalt Blue, Zinc White, and Permanent Green Middle. 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

Color wheel (optional but very helpful)

Distilled water (optional)

Gum Arabic (optional)

Ground Sandarac (optional)

Well-lighted work area 

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. 

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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

  • 03/12/2024 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 03/19/2024 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
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