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Cheerio Retreat - John Stevens 2017


John Stevens Cheerio Retreat – September 24-29, 2017
Information and Registration: calligraphycentre.com/john-stevens-2017/

Supplies for the Retreat

Broad Nibs (multiple sizes from small to medium)
  • Brause (N02)
  • Mitchells (N04)
Pointed Pens (More on the stiffer side-here are some I like.)
  • Nikko G (N113)
  • Tachikawa G (N137)
  • Hunt 22 (N93)
  • Gillott 303 (N72)
  • Gillott 404 (N74)
  • Hunt 56 (N86)
  • Esterbrook 358
  • Leonardt Principal EF (N120)
Brushes
A longer hair, chisel edge brush such as:
  • W&N Artist Watercolor Sable Rigger Brush #1(BR29)
  • Handover Kolinsky Sable Chisel Edge Short Hair Signwriting Brush 2112 #2
A good pointed brush is always a good idea to have.
  • W&N Series 7 (sizes 000, or 00, and a #2) (BR28)
Also, suggested but not necessary:
  • Handover 2113 # 0
A sho-card brush is nice if you have one.
  • Rekab #5.(BR12)
Alternatively:
  • Cotman(BR30)
  • Raphael Kaerell. (BR49)
A broad edge-brush for larger letters:
W&N 995 -1/2" (BR01) Pencils
  • 2B-HB & 2H (S142)
  • 4H (for ruling line) (S142)
Ink/Pigment
  • Pelikan 4001 or Higgins eternal (I04, I08)
  • Gouache & Watercolor(Click HERE for our selection of gouache and watercolor)
  • Ink stick & stone (if you have) (Click HERE for our selection of ink sticks and accessories)
  • Walnut ink (I53, S450)
Paper
  • Practice Bond paper (P69)
  • Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad. (P32)
Any papers you like working on and/or a few sheets of nicer sheet like:
    Arches text wove (PS01)
  • MBM (PS104)
  • Handmade
  • Canson (PS05)
Words/Texts
Some as short as 2-3 words but also, a sentence or two and other texts that are longer.
(Plus, if there is a text that you love or want to work with.)
Others
  • Hard Arkansas Stone(S115)
  • 16x loupe for shaping small nibs
Usual Workshop Supplies
  • Palette (S744)
  • water container(S992, S1005)
  • a small brush for loading pens (BR43)
  • straight edge for lines (S798)
  • masking tape(S412)
  • knife to cut paper
  • glue stick (S391)
  • cutting board (S504)
  • soap to clean brushes (S930)
  • paper towels(S817)
  • note taking stuff
  • writing board (if you needed) (S690)
There will be a materials fee of $28.00 for workbook/exemplars payable on first day. No video recording (for posting) — but photography is allowed with consideration for others.

Updates posted to: calligraphycentre.com/stevens-class-updates-2017


N02. Brause Calligraphy Nibs
Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). Oblique-cut.

Brause calligraphy nibs are popular with both professionals and beginners. Stiffer nibs with reservoir on top. High quality nibs from Germany. Order these if you have a heavy hand and apply strong pressure when you write. These chisel edged dip nibs are great for Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), Italic, and other hands.




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N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, ItalicUncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.




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N113. Nikko G Nib
These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull. Extremely popular with pointed pen men and women!



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N137. Tachikawa G Nib
Tachikawa G Nib

A multi-use pen nib capable of drawing thin or thick lines depending on the amount of pressure. It is a great drawing nib. It is good for pointed pen scripts such as Spencerian and Copperplate. (Not as readily available as the Nikko G & Zebra G). Chrome-plated.



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N93. Hunt 22 Nib (22B)
Hunt 22 Extra Fine

Good flexibility - not too flexible, not too stiff (but stiffer than Gillott 303). Very thin hairlines and good swells. Works for scripts 3/16"-1/16". Sharp point (but not as sharp as the 303), but will work on slightly textured surfaces. Tends to catch on upstrokes. Satisfactory for Spencerian Script.

These are sometimes called Hunt 22B.
Stamped on nib: HUNT EXTRA FINE 22

For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.



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N72. Gillott 303 Nib
N72. Gillott 303 Pointed Nib.

*This nib is on backorder with the manufacturer. We will not have any in stock until late Summer 2017. We will backorder the nibs if you purchase 10 or more. If you order fewer than 10 they will be deleted from your order.*

One of the most popular nibs for Copperplate. Good flexibility - not too stiff, not too flexible. Very thin hairlines and good swells. Works for scripts 3/16-1/16". Sharp point, but will work on slightly textured surfaces. Tends to catch on upstrokes. The nib has been retooled to improve reliability and has received excellent reviews.

Mentioned by Eleanor Winters in her Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy (B1109). Satisfactory for Spencerian Script.



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N74. Gillott 404 Nib
N74. Gillott 404 Nib.

A popular nib. Fairly stiff nib, suitable for writing at x-heights from 3/16" to 1/4", on all surfaces from smooth to textured. Good choice for beginners (or those with a heavy hand.) Because they require more pressure to create the swells, stiffer nibs are easier to control. Thicker hairlines than others, making it a good choice for work for reproduction.

Recommended by Eleanor Winters in her Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy (B1109) for beginners and professionals because they "provide fine line quality without being too fragile." Satisfactory for Spencerian Script.



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N86. Hunt 56 Nib
The Hunt 56 nib is useful for writing larger letters on smooth or textured papers. The nib is a steady and durable one making it a great nib for beginners. The Hunt 56 produces healthy swells of ink when firm and deliberate pressure is applied. Strong hairlines. Comparable to Gillott 404 in stiffness and width of hairlines.

For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.



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N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib
N120. Leonardt Principal EF Nib

After a year in development, you can now purchase a modern nib that is equal to the best of the vintage nibs. Brian Walker, a respected pointed pen enthusiast, has
worked with a pen manufacturer to duplicate the quality and performance of the legendary Gillott No 1 Principality. The new nib has received rave reviews for both copperplate and Spencerian. It’s flexible and responsive, gives fine hairlines, but is smooth-writing & catches the paper less.



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BR29. W&N Artist Watercolor Sable Rigger Brush
BR29. Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolor Sable Rigger Brush #1

Long bristle Kolinsky Sable brush. Extra fine point for lines, long scroll work and detail. Recommended by John Stevens for brush lettering. #1.



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BR28. W&N Series #7 Watercolor Brush
Series 7 fulfills the essential qualities that define the finest water color brush for artists: Point: The brush comes to a crisp point which is maintained during use. Snap & Spring: The brush snaps crisply back into shape with the right degree of spring to allow the artist superior control between the brush and painting surface. Flow Control : The color flows evenly and consistently from the point, with enough color carrying capacity in the belly of the brush to allow flowing gestural strokes. For artists who appreciate exquisite quality and longevity, there is no other brush than the Series 7. Today, just as in 1866, the Series 7 is made for those who understand that the quality of the brush will be reflected in the quality of their work.

#000.
#00.
#0.
#1.
#2.
#3.
#4.
#5.
#6.
#7.
#8.
#9.
#10.




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BR12. Rekab Brush
Rekab Brushes Series 311

Recommended by John Stevens. Kolinsky Sable. Long round square. Chisel edge. Ideal for sign painting and lettering.

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BR30. Cotman Round WC Brush
Cotman Round Water Color Brush.

Synthetic brush that is slightly stiffer than sable. Recommended by Lisa Engelbrecht; she especially likes the #8. The secret of the Cotman Bushes, from Winsor & Newton, lies in the fibers. By blending fibers of differing thickness, we achieve the three most important qualities sought by the artist. The thicker fibers contribute strength and spring, while the thinner fibers improve color carrying capacity (which have recently been improved by 50%). The two fibers together retain their point, time after time.

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BR49. Raphael Kaerell 8394 Pointed Brush
BR49. Pointed Round Synthetic Brush for water media.

Harvest Crittenden uses this for applying Instacoll in gilding.

Select Size:
#00.
#0.
#1.
#2.
#3.
#5.




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BR01. W&N 995 Chisel Lettering Brush
Chisel Edged Lettering Brush

The standard brush recommended by John Stevens, Carl Rohrs and other instructors for chisel-edged alphabets. Golden nylon flat watercolor brush with seamless nickel ferrules and clear plastic handle. Durable and responsive.
Winsor and Newton Series 995 flat water color brush.

Choose from three sizes:

½"
¾"
1"

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S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turqouise.


"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 9B.



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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8 inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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I04. Pelikan 4001 Ink
I04. Pelikan 4001 Ink.

A superior dye ink primarily for fountain pen use. Will flow dependably. If ink has dried in pen, soak the pen in plain water. Non-waterproof.

Choose from these colors in a 2oz glass bottle: Brilliant Black, Royal Blue, Brilliant Brown, Violet, Brilliant Red, Turquoise

Choose this color in a 1oz glass bottle: Dark Green

I04. Pelikan 4001 Ink Color Chart




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I53-2.5. Walnut Drawing Ink
I53-2.5. Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink

A rich sepia ink.Thin with water to create a wash. For brush or dip pen. Already liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable for fountain pens).
70ml , 2.36 oz.




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S450. Walnut Ink Crystals JAR
S450. Walnut Crystals Jar

This item contains two 1 ounce jars, each with the appropiate amount of crystals. Simply fill it with warm water and mix. You have ready-made walnut ink without the hassle of measuring! You can use the extra crystals from the second jar to make the ink darker.
Non-waterproof.



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PS01. Arches Text Wove
Arches Text Wove
100% rag, neutral pH. 20"x25.5".White. Smooth finish (wove).

Takes ink well and is a great, though slightly soft paper to write on. 120gsm. One of our most popular papers.

Grain runs parallel to the dimension in bold.

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)




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PS104. Arches MBM Watercolor Paper 25.5x20
Arches MBM Watercolor Paper 25.5" x 20"

This laid paper is recommended by Peter Thornton and others. Mouldmade in France, made of 75% cotton/25% sulphite, neutral pH, 105 gsm, laid finish. Buffered and gelatine sized. Ideal for pastels, charcoal, sanguine chalk, and pen and ink. Complimentary for art printing and binding. Cold Press surface.

Comments from Sandy Wagner on Arches MBM:
It has a lovely watermark. I first used it at a Peter Thornton workshop drawing the Adolf Bernd letters. It takes water media really nicely and no, it doesn't bleed. It's just a really nice all-round paper. It's a little heavier than the Canson Ingres. Like the other Ingres papers, it's laid only on one side. The other side is cold pressed similar to Arches Text. So bookmakers might have some considerations in laying out their signatures, although I have a nice stab bound book with the cold-pressed surface facing the laid surface.

10+ sheets: $2.95 each
25+ sheets: $2.75 each

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)




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PS05. Canson Ingres Sheets
27lb, 100gsm. 19x25". 65% cotton. Laid finish. Acid free. Laid finish. One sidee smoother than other. Popular for calligraphy and bookmaking. Suitable for light washes. Gelatin sized. Specifiy color.


This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)




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S115. Hard Arkansas Stone
Hard (Black) Arkansas Stone

For sharpening your nibs. Instructions included. 4"x1"x1/2".




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S744. Palette: 10-well Round
Palette: 10-well Round

This pure white tray is an easy to clean heavy duty plastic. 7½" diameter, features brush rests along outer edge of tray.



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S992. Double Water Cup
S992. Double Water Cup

This water cup/brush washer has two seperate compartments, each with its own lid. The entire lid pops off to refill, while the small lid on each compartment can be opened independently.



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S1005. Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot
S1005. Clic & Go Foldable Water Pot

The Faber-Castell Clic & Go is a collapsible and expandable water pot. Easy to clean and store, travels easily. Ridges on the cup are the perfect place to hold brushes in between uses. The water pot holds approximately 12 ounces. PVC- and Latex-free.



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BR43. White Bristle Brushes (pack of 3)
Packet of three brushes:
Specify Flat (sizes 2, 4, 6) or round (sizes 1, 3, 5).

Great for mixing gouache or loading ink.



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S798. Westcott 12 inch GRAPH Ruler
Westcott 8ths Graph Beveled Transparent Ruler 2"x12". No. b-70

These handy 8ths graph rulers are transparent for visibility and beveled to accommodate work with ink. Edges are calibrated to 16ths to the inch with a zero centering scale down the middle. Laminated for durability.

Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.



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S412. Drafting Tape
Drafting Tape
3/4: wide, 400" length

Drafting tape is a less sticky version of masking tape and is for temporary taping. Use it to attach your paper to your drawing board or table. With many papers it will peel off without damaging the paper. You should slowly and carefully peel of the tape. Also, leave the items taped only as long as necessary. These kinds of tapes can become permanently adhered to surfaces over time, especially with exposure to bright light.



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S391. UHU Glue Stick
Glue sticks are an easy way to apply glue for card and bookmaking projects. and many people think that UHU is the best glue stick. They don't add water so they dry wrinkle-free and work on paper, cardboard, fabric, photos and more. Clean and convenient for school or studio use. Large chapstick/lipstick style applicator. 1.41oz. Acid Free. Safe for children. (Germany) UHU 41197

"The UHU Glue Stick is my favorite glue stick of all time. I have projects made with UHU Glue Sticks well over ten years old and they have held up beautifully."
- Michael Jacobs author of B2674. Cards That Pop-up, Flip & Slide, and B2799. Books Unbound. More at tips on Michael's website: www.thecreativezone.com



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S504. Self Healing Cutting Mat
9x12 Self Heal Cutting Mat.

Use this cutting mat to protect your table or desk when cutting paper or board. Unlike a piece of paper board (or your table) the cuts from your craft knife will heal and disappear!



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S930. Masters Brush Cleaner 2.5 ounce
S930. Masters Brush Cleaner
2.5 ounces in a 2.5"-diameter plastic tin.

Brush Cleaner and Preserver for all types of brushes.

Just wet the brush and work up a lather on the hard cake. This cleaner can bring back the spring to old brushes caked in paint or ink.

Jacqueline Sullivan suggests using this brush cleaner to get acrylic paint out of your clothes. Of course, you should test out the brush cleaner on an hidden part of the garment first to make sure it is compatible with the fabrics(s) involved.



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S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets
S817. Viva Papertowels, 12 sheets

Recommended by Harvest Crittenden for wiping pen points and brushes:
"I've used them exclusively for at least 8 years. They don't leave fuzz on the pen points or brushes."

We have made these available for those outside the USA or in areas where this brand is not readily available. This is a small pack of 12 sheets for easy shipping.



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S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18 x 24
S690. Airlite Drawing Board 18x24.

A high quality, lightweight drawing board with a smooth hardwood surface on both sides and two metal edges for use with a T-square. The resin-impregnated kraft honeycomb core is permanently bonded for strength. Very durable and very light. Made in USA. A drawing board can be used as a lapboard or on an easel at a slant to help prevent neck and back pain.

(See S697 for a 20"x26" Drawing Board.)

Ann Miller has an Aerocore Drawing Board in her supply list. Airlite is another trade name for a similar product.



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