Letters & Blossoms

2-Day Workshop

Thursday, July 8 at 9:00 AM CDT

All Skill Levels Welcome
Lettering • Design • Painting

Barbara Close
Barbara Close

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Description

Students will be enhancing their Copperplate & other pointed pen skills by adorning pages with beautiful bouquets of painted florals. While it is good to have knowledge of a pointed pen script, it isn’t necessary to have a lengthy study – this course will allow students access to many scripts from Barbara’s handouts. The painted florals will be an additional elegant treat! We will be creating a single-page sewn book to house our treasures.

SUPPLIES

Brushes:
-#6 and #2 round watercolor brushes with good tips (I like Pentel water brush narrow; Pentel Color brush–but leave the ring on, don’t activate the color in the barrel, use as a watercolor brush; Loew-Cornell 7900 MIR-WEDGE (if you can find one); Daler Rowney #6
-any of these will be good – just be sure they have a good, pointed tip when wet.
-larger brush such as a 1/4″ Sumi/Bamboo (for larger backgrounds)
Pens:
– pointed pen nibs you like
– smaller broad-edge nibs you like
Papers:
Water color Tablet (9 x 12″. I like Fabriano 90# Cold PressStudio Watercolor pad or 1264 Fabriano Mix Media-Multi Technique 110# (these both take water & paints well)
Inks:
– Sumi Ink (Moon Palace)
– Walnut Ink & Bister Inks (Optional)
Paints:
Watercolors-suggest:
-reds, -blues, -yellows, -greens, black & white (I like Daniel Smith’s colors & Winsor & Newton
I prefer tubes but if you only have Pan sets, it will be ok). We will discuss in class.
Other Items:
Pencil
Ruler (C-Thru 12″),
Eraser,
Blue Painter’s Tape (or Frog Tape) (if you can find a low-tac tape -that will be best)

OPTIONAL Items:
– Schminicke Gold Powder
– Stickles (gold, silver or diamond)
– sturdier paper such as Arches Cover, Stonehenge or Canson (18″ x 22″ if you want to make a portfolio to house your pages. Otherwise, you can use a paper fastener.

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