Value Contrast: Exploring the Grey Areas

2-Day Workshop

Monday, July 5 at 9:00 AM CDT

Beginner – Advanced
Design

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Description

Traditional text consists of dark letters on white paper, but the most exciting presentations include all the shades between. This design workshop is for students who want to increase their understanding of color principles by focusing on one aspect of it—value. We will work with a variety of media to fine tune your understanding. We will work with a variety of media, including gouache, pencil, ink and collage to explore the many aspects that create expressive presentations of your words.

This workshop is ideal for students who are seeking to be more expressive in their presentations, but lack the training to know where to begin.The result is a portfolio of many ideas that will apply to their work, whether traditional or contemporary.

Supplies

STUDENT SUPPLIES

$30 Materials Fee required
(includes pre-cut paper and shipping within the contiguous United States)

  • T-square, triangle, 18” cork back metal ruler
  • Masking or drafting tape
  • Scissors, X-acto knife with #11 blades, or Snap-off knife, plastic cutting mat or scrap of mat board
  • Pencils, various hardnesses (4B, 2B, HB, 2H, Soft eraser, such as Magic Rub
  • Water jar
  • Ink rags or tissues, sponge (for sticky fingers)
  • Old toothbrush for cleaning pens
  • Dividers
  • Glue stick (UHU), rubber cement pickup
  • Dip pens, various sizes, your favorites such as Brause, Mitchell or Speedball
  • 5-6 pen holders, enough so that you won’t be changing nibs frequently
  • Non-waterproof black ink, such as Moon Palace
  • Also bring, if you have them, a ruling pen, large brass pens, brushes, flat and or pointed—your favorite mark-making tools.
  • One very large brush, foam or bristle

PAPER

  • One half sheet of Arches Text Laid or Wove cut 2 strips to 8×26”, plus 1 strip 4×26”
  • Layout bond or non-repro graph paper
  • A few scraps of good white or off-white paper. Scraps (5×7” or so) of gray, brown and beige paper, such as Canson or Strathmore, or other kinds. Other colors, too, if you have them
  • Tracing paper for rough drafts

WRITING WITH COLOR

Designer’s gouache in assorted colors plus Ivory Black, also Pro White and/or white gouache. Bring what you have; we’ll discuss paint qualities.

  • Palette for gouache, old brushes for mixing gouache, some better ones for applying paint.
  • Gum arabic
  • Water container, paint rags
Janet Takahashi

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www.cicaleletteringdesign.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