Maria Helena Hoksch: SEASTONES : ADDING MORE OVALS TO COPPERPLATE

Title: 
SEASTONES : ADDING MORE OVALS TO COPPERPLATE
Teacher: 
Maria Helena Hoksch
Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Session: 
All day
Level: 
Beginner
Description: 

Teacher's Note: Prior knowledge of copperplate, Spencerian or Engrossers script is useful. However, beginners may find it fun to just “play around” with some oval forms, and practicing ovals is never wasted time.

Seastones is a flowing, freeform script with pretty structured lowercase letters, to which wide open ovals in capitals and around words add contrast. There is no “real” measuring or precise matching with Seastones. We will start practicing the oval form for a short time, then apply it generously to various combinations of capitals, lower case letters, acenders and decenders. We will move on to lettering short lines using names and addresses, and adding ovals between words, without loosing legibility. Throughout the class we will discuss spacing and simple solutions to avoid problems. This will be a useful class for students who would like to use more flourishes in their scripts, as Seastones is a natural starting point for adding them, and gives your hand needed push and confidence for executing graceful ones. During breaks it would be my pleasure to help or consult anyone who wants guidance privately.

Supplies: 

[Nibs and inks that produce too thin disappearing hairlines are not good for this class, as we need to be able to see the forms clearly, but you can use them later.] Canson Pro Layout paper, Or your favorite practice paper that shows guidelines through,(Please, no pads with printed lines on them, and no grid paper), Oblique penholder, Hunt 101 nibs (qty 2), or your favorite pointed nib, not too fragile and fine, Moon palace sumi ink, or your favorite black ink, rather denser, not too thin, Sharpie Pen Black, Pencil, Water dish, and small inkwell dish for dipping, Lighter or matches, Removable tape, or drafting dots. Optional: ruler, eraser, paper towel, wiping cloth for nib, water dropper, blotting paper sheet for cushion if not using pad, perhaps some spare envelopes to try at the end of the day. Bring Canford Black Paper pad, Dr. Martins bleed proof white, and mixing brush, if you are quite advanced, and crave more variety and challenge in your day. They are smooth and fun!

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