Kathy Milici: FANCY AND FEARLESS : SUPER FLOURISHED SCRIPT CAPS

Title: 
FANCY AND FEARLESS : SUPER FLOURISHED SCRIPT CAPS
Teacher: 
Kathy Milici
Date: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Session: 
All day
Level: 
Intermediate
Description: 

Teacher's Note: This is a design class. Knowledge of a pointed pen script style (Engrosser’s Script or Spencerian) is necessary to fully benefit from this workshop.

Want to ramp up your existing pointed pen style? Build your existing calligraphic repertoire by learning the detailed principles and structure of successfully super flourished script capital letters, indepth techniques and alternate stroke combinations. First we will observe and study historic examples from English, French and Dutch writing masters, like Bickham, Ames, Van den Velde, Milns, and Girault. With exercises to loosen your hand and challenge your brain, we’ll then move to basic strokes that gradually increase in intricacy and difficulty. We’ll play with capital stem extensions, loops, ovals, intricate spirals, graceful direction changes, unusual shapes, tricky intersections and turned exits. Close attention will be paid to managing visual space. The result is super flourished, classic caps with character! Kathy believes that anything worth flourishing is worth over flourishing. Come and play with swirls and curls and let’s have FUN!

Supplies: 

Straight pen holder AND oblique pen holder, Your favorite nibs – Please make sure they fit in your holder, (Nikko G, Zebra G, Gillott 303, Gillott 404, Hunt 22, Brause EF66, or Leonardt Principality), Black Ink, Higgins Eternal or Sumi Moon Palace (or your favorite), Dr. Martin’s Bleed Proof White, Dinky Dip or ink well/holder, 12” ruler (any kind), Pencil or mechanical pencil, Kneaded eraser, Small dropper bottle, A few Viva paper towels. Paper: Tracing paper, 5 sheets, Rhodia grid pad (orange cover), Borden and Riley Boris Marker Layout pad, 9 X 12, 3-4 sheets dark colored card stock. Optional: Scotch Removeable Tape, Compass.

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