The Art of Miniature Painting & Lettering

1-Day Workshop

Saturday, July 3 at 9:00 AM CDT

All Skill Levels Welcome
Lettering • Drawing • Painting

Janet Takahashi
Janet Takahashi Legacies III

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Description

Explore the process of creating miniature works of art accompanied with calligraphy. Inspired by the beautiful miniature paintings of the illuminated manuscript of 16th century Joris Hoefnagel in Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta and 20th century calligrapher Marie Angel, we will create modern miniature illuminations. Learn the techniques in a step-by-step method using various tools and materials to draw and paint in colored pencil, pen and ink, watercolor and gouache. We will begin working large and gradually reduce in size to miniature. The focus of this class will be on miniature painting. Learn how to simplify and render fine detail for creating your own tiny masterpieces.

Supplies

Papers
-*1/2 sheet of quality paper such as Arches Watercolor Paper, weight 140lb (255 gsm)
HP (Hot Press), or Fabriano Artistico HP 140lb (255 gsm)
*Note:
Full sheet = 22” x 30”. Half sheet = 22” x 15”. Pre-cut your paper to 5” x 7”, ½ sheet yields 9 pieces.
-Canson marker layout paper, 2-3 sheets
-Tracing paper, 2 sheets
-Graph paper (8 sq/in) 1 sheet

Pens
-Pigma micron, black: 01, 005, 003
-Any Flexible pointed nib with straight pen holder
-Small broad edge calligraphy pen nib for lettering in different sizes: (For example range Mitchell 3 or smaller, Brause 1mm or smaller, or other)
-Sakura Gellyroll white (for touch up)

Pencils
-Mechanical pencil HB .5mm or smaller
-A few colored pencils for adding color. (Primsacolor Verithin Colored Pencils have a hard thin core and sharpen to a fine point for detail work, or a brand of your choice)
-Pencil sharpener
-Kneaded eraser
-Pentel clic eraser or Tombow Mono Zero eraser

Paints & Brushes
-Watercolors, any small set
-Gouache (optional)
-Fine-Tec gold or similar (optional)
-Fine round watercolor brush that comes to a good point, size 1 or smaller (note: a No.4 brush of good quality comes to a fine point)
-Mixing brush
-2 Brush marker pens for process, any color of your choice

Misc
-Walnut ink for lettering, or ink of your choice
-Paint palette for mixing paint. (You can also use the inside lid of your watercolor set or the plastic lid of a food container)
-Transparent plastic graph ruler
-Masking tape
-Scissors
-Water jar
-Paper towels, few
-Compass or Dividers
-Coin for size comparison

Optional
Not necessary, but helps with magnification:
Reading glasses or Optivisor magnifier

Janet Takahashi

Janet Takahashi

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www.janettakahashi.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