David Ogden: BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE ENGROSSER’S SCRIPT

Title: 
BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE ENGROSSER’S SCRIPT
Teacher: 
David Ogden
Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Session: 
All day
Level: 
Beginner
Description: 

Engrosser’s script is one of the prettiest styles of calligraphy and Dave Ogden will spill the beans on each and every secret of this lovely script. David has been pushing ink since 1991 and specializes in addressing wedding envelopes. We will uncover the basic form, which is the oval, and begin to train our hands and our eyes to see it and slay it. We will also learn some basic flourishing and the simple rules behind successful flourishing. How to write with white ink on dark papers will also be revealed!

Supplies: 

Bring a slant board, some moderately flexible pointed nibs, and your favorite oblique penholder. If you’d rather try the British method, with a straight penholder, jolly good for you! It can be done. As for paper, just pick up any paper at your local hobby store that is suitable for penwork (it usually says right on the cover). Gouaches and walnut inks are fine to write with and standard Japanese inks should be also. Anything that works in a broad-edge pen should be fine . We’ll talk about nibs, paper and inks and how to make them bend to our will, even how to fix mistakes! But this will not be a lecture: be prepared to put ink to paper because that is the best way to learn. Exemplars will be provided. Pointed nibs and penholders; ‘dinky dips’ if you have them, paper for inks and a sheet or two of black; charcoal paper if you have it, gum arabic if available, inks and/or gouaches, small water bottle and stir stick if using tube gouaches, slant board, ruler and pencil to make guidelines, Dr. Martin’s bleedproof white if you have it or white gouache, Paper towel or cloth, Wet sponge is nice for cleaning nibs.

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