Italic Lettering – Basics & Beyond

2-Day Workshop

Monday, July 5 at 9:00 AM CDT

Beginner – Intermediate
Lettering

Italic Lettering with Holly Monroe

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Description

Work on firming up your italic hand by studying and practicing the lower case and upper case letter forms. You will be guided with troubleshooting your letter forms as well as spacing. Learn how to flourish ascenders and descenders. 

Supplies

  • 11×17” Grid paper
  • D’Arches HP 90 or 140# Fine Art Paper, to letter on beyond practice, ½ sheet
  • 18 or 20” ruler (rubber or cork bottom is best, so it doesn’t slide)
  • Walnut Ink (brown) or Moon Palace ink (black) or what you have on hand. (You may need a smaller jar to put ink in, depending on how it is sold. Walnut ink ‘crystals’ are handy as you can mix ink ‘as needed’)
  • Round wooden double-ended penholder (Qty 1-5)
  • Mitchell Roundhand Nibs. Sizes #3, 2.5, 2 for this class–the whole set 0, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6 if you would like a variety of sizes. 5 penholders will hold the entire set of nibs.
  • Mitchell Reservoirs – 1 for each nib works well, but you can get away with fewer. These are brass and slide on to the nibs. Demo in class.
  • Drawing pencil – HB lead or other. My fav is GraphGear 500 0.5 Pentel
  • Eraser – Mars Staedtler or other
  • Paint rag (paper towels)
  • Water Container to rinse pens (i.e. a small butter tub)
  • Water dropper bottle with distilled water
  • Artist Tape – to help secure your practice papers on slanted board
  • Portable Drawing Board – it is best to work at a slant. You can purchase a portable drawing board, great for home and for travel. I often use the light that transforms this into a ‘light table.’ https://www.paperinkarts.com/litdlx.html
    Or this less expensive version:
    https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-sketch-pad-boards/
  • Optional helpful pens: My favorites are the Mitchell nibs. These allow you to work with multiple inks/watercolors over time. But, if you would like to use Zig Markers (3.0), they are easy for beginners to get started with.
  • Optional Color: If you have some experience and would like to work with color, you may use gouache, watercolor or other ink.
  • Optional Book: Speedball Textbook – 24th ‘Centennial’ Edition
Gemma Black Legacies III

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www.hollymonroe.com

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