Linda Schneider: Beautiful Brush Script

Title: 
Beautiful Brush Script
Teacher: 
Linda Schneider
Date: 
Friday, July 17, 2015
Session: 
All day
Level: 
All
Description: 

The beauty of this tool is that you can leave your pointed dip pen at home, carry the brush markers with you to practice, write thank you notes on location, and calligraphy people’s names as immediate gifts.  People will be amazed just watching you create outside your studio!  We will focus on either English Roundhand or Spencerian Script and will have lots of handouts for both styles so you can continue to learn at home.  Every letter in the alphabet will be practiced and critiqued using historical scripts as a guideline.  We will also learn some ornate pictorial flourishes that can go with your lettering.  Just think:  no pen holders, nibs, or ink to spill!  Every color in the rainbow can be used without a mess and it is inexpensive and addictive because the possibilities for being creative are endless.  This technique can be used on rocks, shells, canvas, and paper napkins with the brush markers.  Using the brush markers will encourage people to practice, practice, practice, any place, any time (while having fun), and expose the art of calligraphy to the world outside a studio.  My goal is to get people as excited as I am, and to find such pleasure in an art where you can relax and be exhilarated at the same time.

Some calligraphy experience preferred but not required, creative imagination encouraged, willingness to have fun required.

Supplies: 

  Pointed Brush Markers:  One small Pentel (SES15-NA) black brush marker, one or more small brush PITT (Faber-Castell) artist pens any color.  One shading bursh marker – light warm grey small brush PITT artist pen.  Pencil:  any soft leaded pencil, not mechanical.  Layout Paper:  Semi-transparent layout paper, suggested Borden and Riley Boris Layout Paper, or any paper that works well with pen and ink.  Also some white and colored cardstock or blank note cards – any size.  Glittery Gel Pens:  I love the ZIG Wink of Stella markers.  Embellishments:  Stickles Glitter Glue or other small embellishments.  I also recommend looking at rare books and watching some of the free teaching videos on how to write using the pointed pen at www.iampeth.com or www.zanerian.com by Joe Vitolo before the workshop if possible.

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