Heather Victoria Held: The Alphabet Garden

The Alphabet Garden
Heather Victoria Held
Thursday, July 9, 2020
All day

The Victorian Era was filled with fascination for medieval illuminated manuscripts, opulent ornament and the floral world. Throughout this class we will allow those influences to help create versatile Victorian Versal letters. Students will be taken through the stages of drawing, gilding and painting these gorgeous letters that can be enhanced with pointed pen florals, butterflies, dragonflies and gentle filigree effects. Bring a sense of play and delight to class as we approach these letters! The possibilities are endless.


Any size mechanical pencil; small white vinyl or kneaded eraser; 3B pencil; tracing paper; repositionable scotch tape or paper clips; 1 or 2 sheets of 5” X 7” hot press 140lb watercolour paper; small pointed round brushes (Isabey Series 6229 Miniature sizes 2 & 3 recommended); McCaffery brown ink; pen holder with medium flexible nib such as Zebra G; your favourite watercolours (any brand, or try the dot card of Heather’s favourite Daniel Smith watercolours from John Neal); Coliro (Finetec) gold watercolour or gold leaf with Miniatum Ink gilding size and paint brush for applying; water dish; paper towels; small white plate for mixing colours.


Embellishment supplies such as Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Stardust Pen, Swarovski Crystals

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