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Holiday Sketchbook

Ornamental Pointed Pen Flourishing

  • Starts Nov 30
  • 75 US dollars
  • Online class

Available spots

Service Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION The pointed, flexible nib is a marvelous tool, capable of producing a multitude of expressive strokes. In this class, we will explore these unique qualities as we play with fun and creative pen strokes and incorporate them in illustrations. This class is perfect for those wanting to become more familiar with the pressure and movement needed for the pointed nib, but also for students with knowledge of the tool who would like to expand their design options. Using a selection of basic shaded strokes the student will learn the technique needed to control the downward pressure, and forward motion, and so become familiar with many of the same motions that are used in lettering. You will learn : how to create simple shaded strokes and combine them into ornamental designs how to use watercolor, gouache and mica paints such as Coliro how to draw seasonal motifs to add texture to the penwork, including holly leaves, wheat sprays and berries and other unique textures. how to design seasonal motifs to be used as borders, decorate wreaths, or to use as an ornamental element on its own or combined with calligraphy DATE AND TIME The class will be two sessions of 2 hours each on Thursday, Nov 30, and Friday, Dec. 1, EST (East Coast of US) via Zoom. You must have Zoom loaded on your computer, please email me if you need help setting this up. SUPPLIES Oblique or straightpen holder several pointed pen nibs such as Hunt 22, 56, or Gillott 303, Tiger or Leonardt Principal, or your favorite layout bond paper, such as 9" x 12" Canson Pro Layout Marker several small sheets of good quality dark paper, Strathmore ArtAgain is a great choice for black OR a small sheet or two of good quality watercolor paper, hot press Moon Palace Sumi Ink Dr. Martin’s Bleed Proof White or similar for writing with white on dark paper compass, pencil small round brush, size 2 or 3 Walnut Ink several tubes of gouache and/or watercolor in seasonal colors several mica colors, golds and silvers are fun this time of year several small containers for water REGISTRATION INFO A link to the Zoom class will be sent upon registration and payment. Two days prior to the class, I will email the handouts needed. This class will be recorded and the video available for 8 weeks.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

703 209 6784

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