Word Meets Image on the Page

3-Day Workshop

Wednesday, July 7 at 9:00 AM CDT

All Skill Levels Welcome
Lettering • Design • Drawing • Book Arts

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Description

Text and image complement each other to expand communication. This fundamental principle is the basis of graphic design, illustrated books, and calligraphic painting. We’ll focus on illustration skills to develop meaningful imagery, working with simple tools: pens, pencils and watercolor. Whether your work is abstract or realistic, you’ll expand your repertoire of creative tools. A few basic lettering styles will be presented, and fundamentals of page design will help you to integrate text and image into your structure. We’ll discuss one of a kind books as well as limited edition possibilities. You may choose to focus on man made objects, plants, architecture or other subjects that interest you, and we’ll find words that will work with your ideas as well. Simple lettering styles will be demonstrated, or you can work with ones you know. The result will be a collection of pages that will form a journal of your week’s work, with hopes of continuing these threads in the future.

Supplies

BASIC SUPPLIES

Bring your favorite tools, but be sure to include:

  • Drawing board, if you like to work on a slant
  • T-square or rolling ruler, triangle, ruler
  • Masking or drafting tape
  • Scissors, X-acto knife with #11 blades, or Snap-off knife, small plastic cutting mat or scrap of mat board
  • Glue stick (UHU), rubber cement pickup
  • Pencils, various hardnesses (4B, 2B, HB, 2H, etc.)
  • Soft eraser, such as Magic Rub
  • Water container
  • Ink rags or tissues
  • Old toothbrush for cleaning pens
  • Dividers
  • Notebook
  • Pens You are Comfortable With: Dip pens in assorted sizes, such as Brause, Mitchell (Rexel) or Speedball. 5-6 pen holders, enough so that you won’t be changing nibs frequently
  • Roller ball pens, such as Pilot’s Precise V5. (from office supply stores) or Pigma Micron pens in a few sizes, or any black-ink pen that makes an even line
  • Non-waterproof black ink, such as Moon Palace or your favorite, and/or walnut ink
  • A few colored pencils, regular ones such as Prismacolor, and/or water soluble ones

PAPER

Depending on our progress, some of these will be used to finish your project after the workshop.

  • One half sheet of Arches Text Laid or Wove, 26×20” or 90# watercolor paper, either hot or cold press. A few scraps of good white or off-white paper, such as Arches Text Laid or Wove, or 90# watercolor
  • Tracing paper for rough drafts

PAINT

  • Designer’s gouache in basic colors, such as R, Y, B, and G, O, V if you have them, plus black and white
  • Old brushes for mixing gouache
  • Palette for gouache, the ones with little wells work well
  • Gum arabic
  • Small palette of watercolors
  • One round brush with a good point on it, size 2-4 and/or your favorite watercolor brushes
  • 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