Playing With Pens & Pencils
Mini-Class (3-Hours) – Available through AUG 31, 2021
All Skill Levels Welcome
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Look around your drawing table and you’re likely to see one of those fantastic, inexpensive and most readily available of all writing tools: the pencil! From the standard #2 graphite model to all manner of colored tools, pencils lend themselves beautifully to classic monoline letterforms, but they are also wonderfully adaptable to all sorts of fun and creative letters. After practicing a basic monoline form of our own, we will play and learn to create tens, hundreds, even thousands of our own lettering variations.
- Most of our exercises can be done with a regular old #2 graphite pencil. If you want variety, grab one or two different softness levels, or some colored pencils.
- If there is time, we can adapt some of our exercises to pen.
- Fine tip markers, such as Pigma Micron, technical pens, PITT markers, etc. I suggest a small variety of colors and sizes (don’t go crazy), but at least something in black.
- Paint/posca markers, gel pens, ballpoint pens, other interesting pens. Whatever you have on hand and want to experiment or play with.
- A pad of “paper for pens” (preferably 14×17) for lettering exercises. My favorite is Borden and Riley #234 Paris Paper for Pens.
- OR a small pile of copier paper
- Some miscellaneous scraps of your favorite art paper, such as watercolor papers, printmaking papers; consider one dark sheet (black or other dark color). I find smoother (i.e. hot press) papers work better than rough ones…
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Sequence: Journey of Experimental Calligraphy
The Unconventional Pointed Pen
Drawing the Fibonacci Sequence
Beginning Copperplate Script
A Letter and a Rectangle
Ben Shahn Lettering
(M) Handwritten: The Art of Tattoo Lettering
(M) Learning to Sketch Out Celtic Knots
(M) A Meditative Calligraphy Technique
(M) Learn to Sketchnote!
Loosening Up With Calligraphy & Paint
CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
(M) Captivating Color in Calligraphy
The Empty Space, Womb of Shape
ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND
Broad-edged pen: Roman Capitals
Colorful Lettering Composition
Akim Variations and Long Compositions