Suzanne Cunningham: Flourishing: The Art of the Oval

Flourishing: The Art of the Oval
Suzanne Cunningham
Thursday, July 18, 2019
All day

You’ve learned the basics and know your letterforms. Now learn how to make them even more beautiful with flourishes! But here comes the kicker: How do I do that? Do I flourish every letter? Do I make small, tight flourishes or big, loose ones? When do I stop? Help! No worries, we will cover all of that! In this class, we will learn how to flourish off of the individual letter by extending ascenders and descenders, entrance and exit strokes, and how to balance all of that on envelopes and larger pieces. We will learn the steps to make a graceful oval, how to critique our work, and exactly what to look for when we break it down. This class will help you take your envelopes and larger pieces to the next level!


Straight or oblique holder and nib with which you are comfortable (I will be using a Hunt 22 or Hunt 101), sumi or walnut ink, Borden & Riley cotton comp paper (or any translucent paper), pencil for warming up, red, blue and green pen for deconstructing and critiquing our flourishes, paper towels, and water cup.

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