Sequence – Journey of Experimental Calligraphy

3-Day Workshop

Tuesday, July 6 at 9:00 AM CDT

Intermediate – Advanced
Design • Book Arts

Sequence by Yulimo Annand
Yukimi Annand
Yukimi Annand

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Description

I have been fascinated by the process of creating accordion books and series of pages with calligraphic lines and marks. 

In this workshop, we start from creating marks with different writing tools and any found objects. We then form alphabets and write text with the original letterform. The core of this workshop is the meaning of the text and we will challenge how much emotion we can put into our marks and how we can expresser feeling into our writing. We examine writing speed, pressure, the directions of strokes, the relationship between marks and negative spaces. The exercises include layering different mediums and use of colors. Basic design layout, composition will be discussed during the workshop. We will assemble all exercise sheets in a book form, and will construct accordion books and/or series of individual pages with selected exercise pieces to present our journey in sequence.

Supplies

Basic materials

  • Pencil #2 (HB) and eraser, mixing brush, water containers
  • Sumi ink (Fueki bokuju green bottle or Moon Palace green cap recommended)
  • Pipettes, dishes or pallets (small and middle size about 10cm for wide tools)
  • Ruler about 12-18”, triangle ruler or T-square
  • Rag or paper towel, newspaper or tarp for table, apron

Paper

  • A3 sketch, charcoal or drawing paper about 30 – 50 sheets for exercises
    (If you wish to do exercises on good paper, cut them in similar size.)
  • Two full sheet (40″x25.5″. 120gsm) of Arches MBM or text wove paper, or 4 sheets of Rives BFK white (19 ½” x 25 ½”, 250gms) paper any good quality watercolor paper
  • 2 full sheets of Canson, Fabriano or
  • Hahnemühle black Ingres paper
  • 1 sheet each of Gray and neutral color ingres paper

Flat Tools

  • Craft or balsa sticks (see attached PDF file)
  • Automatic pen #5 or #6
  • Good quality flat brushes you already have (1/2” to 3”)
  • Your favorite calligraphy chisel nibs and holders
  • Monoline Tools
  • Pencil HB and 2B (woodless graphite pencil, optional)
  • Any kind of felt tip marker, white china marker (or white oil crayon)
  • Pointed nibs and holders you already have
  • Pipettes or squeeze bottles
  • Tools from nature: twigs, pine needles, seeds pods, sticks, etc
  • Folded Pen and Found Objects
  • Any kind of folded pen you already have (Tim’s radius cut pen or New Horizon folded nib recommended)
  • Tools from nature and found objects: seashells, stones, creepers, straw, pipe cleaner, etc.
  • Pointed Brush
  • A middle size (size 5 to 7) pointed brush and/or
  • Pentel Color Brush
  • Adding colors and making background
  • Watercolor or acrylic ink (any brand): two or three of your favorite colors, or colors related to your text
  • One to two 6 well plastic palettes
  • 2” inexpensive soft flat brush
  • Matte medium

Assembling

  • Pointed needle tool or tapered awl
  • Binder clips, glue stick, double stick tape,
  • Masking tape, bone folder
  • Cutter knife and cutting board

Your chosen text: 10 to 100 words

*Please do not spend a fortune buying new materials and tools that you are not sure will be useful.

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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