Calligraphy on the Go!
Creating Smiles While
Writing on Anything & Everything
Tuesday, July 6 at 9:00 AM CDT
All Skill Levels Welcome
Have you ever wished you could have your pointed or broad edge pen when you were away from home to practice or make a gift?
Beautiful Color Calligraphy on almost anything, anytime, any place!
The beauty of this tool is you can leave your dipped pointed pen at home, carry the brush markers with you to practice, write thank you notes on location, and write people’s names as immediate gifts. People will be amazed just watching you create outside your studio! We will focus on practicing while learning to write those notes using different designs and formats for different situations. The purpose is to put smiles on peoples faces, when they see their name in calligraphy and the plus is you get to practice one more time. Remember practice makes perfect. I will be demonstrating using the pointed brush pen for designs and flourishing with lettering but a broad edge marker can be used for lettering script if you prefer. We will also learn some ornate pictorial flourishes that can go with your lettering. You will have lots of handouts so you can continue to learn at home. Just think no pen holders, nibs or ink to spill! Every color in the rainbow can be used without a mess and it is inexpensive and addictive because the possibilities are endless. For beginners to advanced students. Some calligraphy experience preferred but not mandatory, creative imagination encouraged, willingness to have fun required.
- MARKERS – One or more Pentel Sign Pen Brush Tip -any or all colors (these are watercolor so they are fun to paint with too) Recommended colors are black, red, green, sky blue, ochre….love the orange, pink, violet and all the other colors too.
- SHADING MARKER – One Light warm gray PITT Faber-Castell fine brush marker #270
- SPARKLE PEN – Clear Sparkle Jelly Roll Sakura Pen XPGB#700
- OPTIONAL – Black markers of your choice
- PAPER – White paper cut approximately 3”x4” it can be inexpensive printer bond paper or blank index cards 3”x5”- several sheets
- PENCIL – (soft lead preferred) HB or B
- BALLPOINT PEN – Any color any brand
- PAPER BAGS – Any size, small lunch bags are fun
- LIQUID CHROME MARKERS – Molotov Liquid Chrome Marker 1mm-fine tip or all three sizes
- NAIL POLISH REMOVER and COTTON BALLS – for erasing. (you will be able to erase if you would like to redo it, so the mirror or glass object will not be ruined)
- SMALL MIRRORS and GLASS OBJECTS – Look at the Dollar Store or Goodwill or even around your home.
- ***Optional – It is not mandatory you have the supplies listed below for class, you can watch the demonstrations to see if it is something you would be interested in before purchasing. If you have the supplies below, that is great because we will use them!
Writing on Glass or Chalk Boards
- Marvy Bistro Chalk Marker Medium, White
- Any colors for the markers below
- Marvy Bistro Chalk Marker Fine
- Marvy Bistro Chalk Marker Medium and or General Chalk pencils and pastels
- Chalkboard or glass for the markers and for the chalk have black or grey paper
Writing on Clothing
- Faber-Castell PITT marker pens – (It is Permanent ink)
- Old light colored clothing to write on – Goodwill or possible throw away for practice
- Writing on Rocks
- Brown PITT marker Fine tip for small rocks to personalize with a grey PITT for the shadow.
- Small rocks that are washed off.
Writng on Glass, Plastic, Wood, Metal, Ceramic and Leather
- Uni Posca PC-1MR Ultra-Fine Paint Marker – The ultra-fine 0.7mm calibrated nib allows for amazing line control for intricate and detailed drawing. Comes in all colors.
- Look around your home for things to personalize!
- OPTIONAL – Brush markers that are my favorites are:
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (writes very much like a pointed pen)
- LePen Flex Marvy Uchida Brush Pen (writes very much like a pointed pen)
- Prismacolor Premier Brush Tip Marker (lightfast- doesn’t fade)
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Sequence: Journey of Experimental Calligraphy
The Unconventional Pointed Pen
Drawing the Fibonacci Sequence
Beginning Copperplate Script
A Letter and a Rectangle
Ben Shahn Lettering
(M) Handwritten: The Art of Tattoo Lettering
(M) Learning to Sketch Out Celtic Knots
(M) A Meditative Calligraphy Technique
(M) Learn to Sketchnote!
Loosening Up With Calligraphy & Paint
CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
(M) Captivating Color in Calligraphy
The Empty Space, Womb of Shape
ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND
Broad-edged pen: Roman Capitals
Colorful Lettering Composition
Akim Variations and Long Compositions