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Cheerio Spring 2017 Retreat - Thomas Ingmire

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Cheerio Spring 2017 Retreat - Thomas Ingmire
May 7th through May 12th, 2017

Preorders are encouraged!
Anything from the JNB catalog or website can be ordered.
No shipping charged for any items (including large sheets of paper) that are delivered to the event.
You must place your pre-order by Monday, May 1, 2017 and add item 00CHEER to your pre-order.

THE VISUAL WORD, OR MAYBE JUST SOMETHING VISUAL
"All art aspires towards the condition of music." These are the words of Carl Andre, an American minimalist artist recognized mainly for his large public artworks. The words capture my on-going interest in the relationship between poetry, music, and calligraphy. Our work will be a continuation and hopefully an expansion of the exercises and investigations of recent workshops. The ideas of Hans Burgert, which have played a roll in the recent classes will be a part of our research, in particular his plea to think of letters as graphic forms and not letterforms. I wish to make the absurd link between this thought and asemic writing, which is an apt description for most "expressive calligraphy works." With this in mind, and some play with music and poetry, we will make some visual calligraphic works. I am interested also in discussions about what roll calligraphy plays in relationship to making words visual. The participants input in the class is extremely important. Someone has to be responsible for making sense of this.

MATERIALS:
  • Bring some poetry (not your own) but something contemporary if possible, and more importantly perhaps, poems that are complex and that you don't understand.

  • PENS:
    • ruling pens (N22, N31, N155)
    • cola pen (or materials for making one: cola can, tape, scissors, wooden dowel)
    • automatic pens (no. 4 or 5) (N27), a variety of smaller sized edged pens (N02, N04). B-series Speedball pen maybe B-1, B-3, B-0 (N16).
    • Zig Calligraphy markers Dual-tipped (2 mm and 5 mm) Black and one color of your choice(M06)
    INK:
    • Black ink (Japanese or Chinese Sumi is preferable, but the black that you normally use is OK) (I70)
    BRUSHES:
    • Bring whatever brushes you already have. A flat edged brush about 1/2" wide is something that might be useful. (BR01)
    PAPER:
    • Rives BFK or Arches text wove, or something like these two, are options. 5 or 6 sheets (20" x 30"). (PS01, PS91, PS105)
    • A pad of Drawing Paper 18" x 24" (Strathmore drawing 400 series (24 sheets) is a good option (P100)
    MISC:
    • Sewing Thread and 4 needles (S825, S219)
    • water container (S992, S1005)
    • paper towels or rags (S817)
    • tape ( at least 1" wide)
    • scissors (S835)
    • pencils(S142)
    • erasers (E22, E13)
    • straight edge (S271, S871)
    OPTIONAL (OR STUFF WE MAY OR MAY NOT USE)
    • Any brushes you already have
    • small pieces of mat board that could be used as a wide pen
    • A soft pencil, from the B series, B-1, 2, or 3
    • Colors only if you have them..3 to 4 tubes of water color (a red, blue, yellow, black) and tube of white gouache
    • A few scraps of collage material (colored pieces of paper, etc) and some glue or paste

    Click HERE to see the books and magazine articles by and about Thomas Ingmire.

    00CHEER. Preorder for Cheerio workshop
    00CHEER. Preorder for Cheerio workshop
    Add this product for Cheerio pre-orders. Receive free shipping. You must place your pre-order before Monday, May 1, 2017



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    N22. Ruling Pen
    N22. Ruling Pen.

    Julian Waters, Gottfried Pott, Glen Epstein & many others are using ruling pens to produce expressive letters. This ruling pen is designed specifically for lettering.You vary the line width by tilting the pen.Wood handle with brass collar & writing unit.



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    N30. Folded Ruling Pen
    Folded Ruling Pen

    Introduced at Letterforum in 1995, this innovative lettering tool has been popular ever since. Use them to produce tight "brush lettering" with a pen or for wild, fun, expressive
    lettering. These are the originals made by Matthew Coffin and highly praised by Carl Rohrs and Peter Thornton as superior to others that are available.

    Peter Thornton has his students use our Polishing Paper (S107) to lightly abrade the outer and inner surfaces of the Folded Pen. This allows the ink to spread out on the pen instead of beading up.



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    N155. Luthis Pens
    N155. Luthis Pens.

    Folded metal pens for expressive writing and formal calligraphy. The tips are aluminum; the handles are unfinished wood. Approximately 6" long. Four styles are offered; each writes differently. The pens are from Argentina; they are labeled with their Spanish names.

    "They give great edges and hairlines and flow beautifully. For as thin an edge as it has, it's amazingly stable. And the thin handle makes manipulation easy. I can recommend them highly." - Carrie Imai

    Butterfly (Mariposa). Has two writing edges.
    Moth (Polillita). A smaller version of Butterfly (Mariposa).
    Fan (Abanico). The writing edge curve is similar to a standard folded pen or calligraphy ruling pen.
    Dragonfly (Libélula). The writing edge has a unique curve that allows you to change writing styles quickly. Carol DuBosch’s favorite of the four.

    Purchase all four and save: use code N155-S4.

    Click here to see sample writing of the Libelula

    Click here to see sample writing with the Mariposa.

    We have added a new, larger pen:
    Moth XXL (Polilla XXL). This is a larger version of the Moth.

    Click here to see sample writing with the Polilla XXL.

    Click here to see more sample writing with the Polilla XXL.




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    N27. Automatic Pen
    N27. Automatic Pen.
    Sizes: 1 (1/16"), 2 (1/8"), 3 (3/16"), 3A (1/4"), 4 (5/16"), 4A (3/8), 5 (1/2"), 6 (3/4"), 6A (1").

    These poster pens are made of a non-rust nickel silver with a plastic handle. They produce very thin thins. Use them with the tooth blade uppermost. Clean with warm water after use. A new pen should be filled and worked gently on paper
    until the color (ink) flows. Any possible sign of scratching will soon wear off with use.

    Click here for a how-to information sheet.



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    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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    N16. Speedball B Series
    Specify size: B0, B0.5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5.5, B6

    For more information about Speedball B nibs, click here.



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    M06. Zig Waterproof (Pigmented) Marker
    Zig Waterproof Marker.

    Pigmented waterproof ink. 2.0 & 5.0mm on each pen. Now called Memory System Calligraphy Marker. Specify Color:
    10 Black, 40 Green, 20 Red, 80 Violet, 30 Blue.




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    I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
    Moon Palace Sumi
    The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

    While the packaging is a bit different , this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

    "I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
    A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going in to this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

    --Clair F., Jan 2011.

    Four sizes available:

    2.0 oz $5.95 (widemouth jar)
    6.0 oz (180ml) $12.95

    15oz (450ml) $19.95

    60 oz bulk bottle (1.8L), only $75.00.
    You save $54.95. 10 six ounce bottles cost $129.50.
    Great for teachers, or buy and share the cost with a friend or two or three.



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