PRE CONFERENCE FOUNDATION TUNE UP

1-Day Workshop

Saturday, July 2 at 9:00 AM CDT

Beginner to Intermediate-Advanced
Lettering

Foundation Tune Up
Cora Pearl
Foundation Tune Up

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Description

Edward Johnston, often referred to as the father of modern calligraphy, reinvigorated calligraphy the 20th century. Among other things, he is known for developing the Foundational style of calligraphy. He based the Foundational hand on the medieval prototype of the Ramsey Psalter, a 10th century book of psalms. This legible script contains letters that are full, round, and well built. The name Foundational suits this style of writing well, as it forms a strong basis for the study of other styles of writing. This class is meant for students of calligraphy who would like to revisit and tune up their skills with writing Foundational calligraphy, and for students who have some experience using the broad edge nib. We will work with this script in a variety of ways to deepen understanding and skill with this hand. This workshop is not appropriate for students who have never used a broad edged nib or for students who have very little experience using it.

Supplies

• Choose your favorite nib(s) in each of these two groups, but if you are not sure what you like best, it may help you to know that the Brause nibs are the stiffest of the three and can be challenging for writers with a very light touch, the Mitchell is most sensitive to pressure and can feel too soft for heavy-handed writers, and the Speedball nibs are somewhere in between the two. Feel free to use this workshop as an opportunity to experiment with using nibs that you are less familiar with, in addition to your favorites.

3mm Brause nib, Mitchell 1 nib, or Speedball C-2 nib
1 ½ mm Brause nib, Mitchell 2 ½ nib, or Speedball C-4 nib

• Colored pencil in dark blue (my favorite pencil is Koh-I-Noor Progresso woodless pencil)
• Colored pencil in red (my favorite pencil is Koh-I-Noor Progresso woodless pencil)
• Masking tape, drafting tape, or painter’s tape
• See-through practice paper such as Gilbert Bond OR Beinfang Marker paper OR Borden & Riley practice paper OR Canson Pro Layout Marker paper (NOT tracing paper!)
• Pen for taking notes
• Walnut ink
• Pencil
• Eraser
• Optional, but recommended if you have one: light pad

Janet Takahashi

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www.corapearlcalligraphy.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