Captivating Color in Calligraphy

MINI-CLASS (3 HOURS)

Sunday, July 4 at 1:00 PM CDT

All Skill Levels Welcome
Lettering • Design

Carol Measures Scott

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Description

Gorgeous greens, blissful blues, passionate purples – let’s learn how to use color to make a fun calligraphy project!
We will explore how to choose colors that work together, make a simple watercolor background, and write a short quote using gouache on the watercolor background. This class is suited to those who have used dip pens before.

Supplies

  • 3 round watercolor brushes – choose size 5 – 10
  • 3 bristle bright brushes – size 3 or 4, short handle
  • Wash brush – 1.5″ or larger
  • 3 water jars/tubs – small, medium, large
  • Small handheld hairdryer
  • Watercolor boards (masonite, corrugated plastic, plexi, etc.)
  • Pencil, sharpener, eraser
  • 18″ Grid ruler
  • Palette – plastic or porcelain, any shape, at least 10 wells
  • Watercolor tape, artist’s tape, or blue painter’s tape
  • Paper towels or rags

Paper:

  • Layout paper, or graph paper, or tracing paper for rough drafts
  • 2 sheets (cut/torn down to quarter sheets):
    Stillman & Birn Delta
    Stillman & Birn Beta
    Stonehenge 140# watercolor paper

Pens:

  • Broad nibs in 1.5 – 3 mm range
  • Pen staff

Mediums:

Color set options (only one set needed):

Set 1:

 WATERCOLORS:
Quin Gold
Richeson Turquoise
Richeson Magenta
& GOUACHE COLORS:
Magenta
Winsor Green
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Set 2:
WATERCOLORS:
Naples Yellow
Cerulean
Magenta
& GOUACHE COLORS:
Magenta
Cerulean
Naples Yellow
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Set 3:
WATERCOLORS:
Permanent Orange (Richeson)
Viridian
Quinacridone Magenta
& GOUACHE COLORS:
Quinacridone Magenta
Viridian
Permanent Orange

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Set 4:
WATERCOLORS:
Golden Green (Richeson)
Ultramarine Blue
Quinacridone Rose
& GOUACHE COLORS:
Ultramarine Blue
Quinacridone Rose

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Set 5:
WATERCOLORS:
Permanent Orange
Cerulean Blue
Quinacridone Magenta
& GOUACHE COLORS:
Quinacridone Magenta
Viridian
Permanent Orange

Optional:

  • Slant board for writing
  • Extra lighting for seeing colors well
  • Cushions for comfortable seating
Large table for work area

Students do ahead:

  • Tear down 2 sheets art paper to quarter sheets (approx 11″ x 15″) for a total of 8 sheets.
  • Tape down quartered sheets on stiff, waterproof board, plastic, etc. with artist’s tape or wc tape.
  • Choose a quote of 5 – 10 words. I’ll also offer a preplanned quote and sizes if you prefer to use that.
  • Do several thumbnail sketches ahead of time. *
  • Draw circle & pie wedges ready for color wheels. *
  • Put out watercolors on palette before class.
    * Several of these do-ahead items will be addressed in handouts and/or videos prior to class.
Janet Takahashi

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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