A Meditative Calligraphy Technique

MINI-CLASS

Sunday, July 4 at 9:00 AM CDT

All Skill Levels Welcome
Calligrapher’s tool and relationship to consciousness

A Meditative Calligraphy Technique with Gina Jonas
A Meditative Calligraphy Technique with Gina Jonas
A Meditative Calligraphy Technique with Gina Jonas

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Description

Gina invites you to discover your body’s potential to develop the potent calligraphic qualities of movement, energy, rhythm, and feeling. To start, we engage the conscious breath to become present, relax, and slow down. Then, through tool exercises, we cultivate our awareness of the ever-intriguing calligraphic act: moving a tool and contacting a surface to form letters. By sensitizing fingers and arm muscles to the forces of stroke making—pressure, pushing, and pulling—we nurture a relationship that connects us to ourselves, our letters, and our world.

Supplies

1. Calligraphy as Art and Meditation: A New Approach, Gina Jonas. (Required for optimal experience)
Page numbers below refer to this book.

2. Artist pencil (48) – See page 3.
• Please follow the instructions in “Preparing the tool.” Video available in conference hub.
3. Conté crayon (Sanguine). Please prepare this tool as the pencil. (The marking substance is softer and takes a more sensitive touch.)
4. A large, dry “edged” tool, (approx. ½” -1″) such as a piece of:
• Square-edged chalk
• Pastel color stick (not oil)
• Compressed charcoal
5. Cloth wiper, moistened on a corner (for cleaning hands)
6. 3mm Brause nib (new) and staff – See pages 136-7 to prepare
7. Free-flowing ink such as Higgins Eternal
8. An ink well, (See page 140, “Ink setup”), such as:
• A large dinky dip (see JNB link)
• A very small, transparent jar
• An empty glass bottle of ink
9. Eye dropper or pipette
10. Wiper for cleaning the nib
11. Large paper tablet or a few sheets (14×17, 12×18, 11×17, 11×14 – or larger), suggestions:
• John Neal Bookseller, Calligraphy Practice Pad (plain)
• Strathmore drawing paper
12. Padded slant board, suggestions
• Portable writing board
• Portable desk set at a slope
• Drafting table
• If your paper is in a tablet, you can use the pad itself or a few sheets from it.
• For other possibilities, see my article: “Nib Contact: the case for the touch-sensitive writing board.” (www.ginajonascalligrapher.com, in Publications – scroll past the first large image, “the letter ‘a’ at play,” to the articles. It’s the fourth one.)

Janet Takahashi

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www.ginajonascalligrapher.com

WORKSHOP LINKS

YUKIMI ANNAND
Sequence: Journey of Experimental Calligraphy

SUZIE BERINGER
The Unconventional Pointed Pen

GEMMA BLACK
Drawing the Fibonacci Sequence

IVAN CASTRO
Basic Rudolf Koch:
Blackletter Und Neuland

ANNIE CICALE
Value Contrast: Exploring the Grey Areas
Word Meets Image on the Page

BARBARA CLOSE
Letters & Blossoms
Graphite Explorations

SUZANNE CUNNINGHAM
Beginning Copperplate Script

JUDY DETRICK
A Letter and a Rectangle

CAROL DUBOSCH
Ben Shahn Lettering

JESSIE FORA
(M) Handwritten: The Art of Tattoo Lettering

RISA GETTLER
(M) Painting Knotty Letters
Visigothic Versals

TAMER GHONEIM
Gothic Lettering Magic with Procreate
Blackletter Circles on Steroids

MIKE GOLD
Breaking the Rules
Spontaneous Creation
(M) Variations in A

HEATHER HELD
The Glittering Vine
Victorian Frames & Labels

NANCY HILLS
(M) Learning to Sketch Out Celtic Knots

THOMAS HOYER
Dynamic Textures
Ruling Pens Beyond the Rules
The Alchemist’s Magic

CARRIE IMAI
Playful Letters
(T) Mastering Italic

GINA JONAS
(M) A Meditative Calligraphy Technique

SALMAN KHATTAK
(M) Pen to Pixels
(M) Lines & Tines

MARTA MAPELLI
Expressive Pointed Italic
Pointed Brush

HEATHER MARTINEZ
(M) Learn to Sketchnote!

HOLLY MONROE
Decorated Letters
Italic Lettering - Basics & Beyond
(M) The Business of Calligraphy
(M) Lettering on Vellum

SUZANNE MOORE
In the Glow of Gouache
Page Dazzle: Patent Leaf Gilding

LORNA MULLIGAN
Loosening Up With Calligraphy & Paint

MICHELE NIDENOFF
(M) Decorative Borders w/Simple Tools
(M) Watercolor & Lettering with Masking Techniques

CORA PEARL
Monoline Lettering with a 'B' Nib
Monoline Lettering Techniques
(T) Foundation Tune-up Class

SALLY PENLEY
Sensational Sumi!
(M) Pastel Dusting Technique
(M) Pleated Scroll Book

JAN PICKETT
Creative Colour for All Occasions
Embossing with Extra Pizazz!
Letters Unlimited

ALI RICCARDO
Graffiti Writing - The New York Lesson
Rudolf Says

ROBBIE SASLOW
(M) Playing With Pens & Pencils
Round & Robust: Exploring Uncial
Simple & Semitic

LINDA SCHNEIDER
The Graceful Marker: Pointed Brush Script
Calligraphy on the Go!

CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
(M) Captivating Color in Calligraphy

MARINA SORIA
The Empty Space, Womb of Shape

JACQUELINE SULLIVAN
Cold Wax Calligraphic Abstracts
(M) Calligraphy & Mark Making with the Gel Plate
(M) Mini Book Madness

JANET TAKAHASHI
The Art of Miniature Painting & Lettering
Sketching Flowers with Watercolors & Ink

NINA TRAN
Flourishes Unraveled

ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND
Broad-edged pen: Roman Capitals

MARK VAN STONE
Versals
Versals & White Vine Decoration

JURGEN VERCAEMST
Colorful Lettering Composition

JULIE WILDMAN
Akim Variations and Long Compositions

ELEANOR WINTERS
Gothicized Italic