Bruta LaGrafia, Calligraphy Beyond Styles

2-Day Workshop

Tuesday, July 6 at 9:00 AM CDT

Beginner – Intermediate
Lettering • Design • Painting

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Description

Approaches and creative processes based on calligraphy.

Beginner intermediate level workshop designed for calligraphers and artists interested in investigating creative methodologies for calligraphy through a mixture of practical brushes and metal nibs. This meeting proposes that students work using their own knowledge of calligraphy, working with styles that make them feel at ease with ideas that will be outside that comfort zone.

Through simple practices, students will explore and extrapolate their own limits through investigations that lead them to discover and develop particular methodologies to walk paths full of identity and freshness. A process of searching for a unique and singular brand for your creations. Regardless of the style, each student will take a trip to invent images through traces of two types of instruments that are both intimate, known, mysterious and unpredictable.

Supplies

I always recommend some materials, but I understand (and prefer) that students use materials that they are comfortable with. In terms of size, I see the importance of working in at least two sizes to understand some relationships of contrast and speed. But the brand of the material doesn’t matter much.

  • 1 Metal pen, model P6, P5 or P4 (6, 5 or 4 mm), or Pilot Parallel Pen 6mm or 3.8mm or 2.4mm, or Speedball metal pen C0 or C1 or C2, or similar pen nib, at least 2.4 mm wide
  • 1 Pen handle
  • 1 Pack of black school ink (or similar) and a small ink reservoir
  • 1 Reservoir for water
  • 1 HB or B pencil (nº 2)
  • 1 Pad of Canson or similar drawing paper, size A3 in 90gsm, 120gsm, 140gsm or 180gsm
  • 1 Set of squares or rulers
  • Paper towels
  • *A round-tip brush or dropper to place ink in the pen reservoir of Speedball or similar nibs.
  • The suggestion for poster paper is A2 size parchment paper (40gsm) or another paper weighing no more than 75gsm to facilitate folding and sewing on the book.
    Optional materials:
  • Brushes – Short bristles: BR24 Raphael Kaerell Flat Brush: size 04 and 6 (3/16 ”and 1/4”) and / or 08/10 (5/16 ”/ 3/8”) Windsor & Newton: 995 (BR01) for ½ “and larger (but only for students who are thinking of producing very large pieces such as A2 format or larger. (Optional)
  • Brushes – Long bristles BR60. Simply Simmons Brushes 1/2 ” BR12. Rekab brush # 5 (1/4 ”)
  • Ink (optional) (colored inks: ecoline, liquid watercolor, Windsor & Newton calligraphy ink, Sepia inks, Pelikan 4001, liquid acrylic ink, etc.)
Gemma Black Legacies III

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WORKSHOP LINKS

YUKIMI ANNAND
Sequence: Journey of Experimental Calligraphy

PAUL ANTONIO
Fraktur In Its Glory

SUZIE BERINGER
The Unconventional Pointed Pen

GEMMA BLACK
Drawing the Fibonacci Sequence

TROY BOOKS
Itty Bitty Books

IVAN CASTRO
Basic Rudolf Koch:
Blackletter Und Neuland

MARCO CHIOINO
In Search of the Essential

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
Bone Script: Bookhand with a Twist
Stamp Carving

DEBORAH DUTTON
Buttonhole Art Journal

JOANNE FINK
Contemporary Ensō Circles
Expressions of Faith

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

MARCIA FRIEDMAN
Morphing Monograms

CONNIE FURGASON
Season Leaves Booklet

RISA GETTLER
(M) Painting Knotty Letters
Visigothic Versals

TAMER GHONEIM
Gothic Lettering Magic with Procreate
Blackletter Circles on Steroids
Hand-Lettered Abstract Paintings

CLAUDIO GIL
Bruta LaGrafia, Calligraphy Beyond Styles 2-Day

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

KEN HARRIS
Medieval Illuminating Techniques
Traditional Raised & Burnished Gilding

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
Mark My Words
(T) Mastering Italic
(M) Blame It On The Tools

GINA JONAS
Moto: Movement and Touch
(M) A Meditative Calligraphy Technique

ALINE KAORI
Mix and Match:
Calligraphy & Lettering as Design Tools

BILL KEMP
Engrosser's Script

SALMAN KHATTAK
French Roundhand
Introduction to Riqa Calligraphy (Arabic)
(M) Pen to Pixels
(M) Lines & Tines

ROB LEUSCHKE
Tool2Type

MARTA MAPELLI
Expressive Pointed Italic
Pointed Brush

HEATHER MARTINEZ
(M) Learn to Sketchnote!

ELIZABETH MCKEE
Pointed Brush for Beginners

GUI MENGA
Mix and Match:
Calligraphy & Lettering as Design Tools

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

BARRY MORENTZ
Morphing Monograms

LORNA MULLIGAN
Loosening Up With Calligraphy & Paint

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

AMY NIELSEN
(M) A Handwriting Called Petrarch

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

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!
Calligraphy on the Go! Writing On Glass

CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
(M) Captivating Color in Calligraphy

MARINA SORIA
The Empty Space, Womb of Shape
Weaving Words

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

JANET TAKAHASHI
The Art of Miniature Painting & Lettering

NINA TRAN
Flourishes Unraveled

JERRY TRESSER
(M) The Techniques and Secrets to Raised Gilding

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
Alphabet Book
The Inside Curve Alphabet

ELEANOR WINTERS
Copperplate Boot Camp
Gothicized Italic