Barbara Close - Focus on Italics - November 14 and 15

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This class is not hosted by John Neal Books.

Focus on Italics

Instructor: Barbara Close

Date: SAT-SUN November 14-15, 2020

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm 

Sponsor: San Diego chapter, Society for Calligraphy


Italics lettering is the most admired style of calligraphy along with pointed pen scripts. But, sometimes they are a mystery. We will look at a traditional 5 pen width high and 5 degree slant, then we will jump off the diving board and find more ways to gain enjoyment from these beautiful letters. We will be taking lots of breaks!

- Recording of live workshop will be made available for a minimum of one month.


Contact Name and email/phone: Kristi Darwick,  909-274-8297


COST:  $110


Supply List

  • Brause nibs: 2.5mm and 1.0mm (N02)
  • Pen holders (Click here for our selection of straight pen holders)
  • Walnut Ink to start, or your own favorite writing liquid (I53)
  • Pencil, Eraser, Ruler (S142) (E06) (S270)
  • Strathmore Sketch Pad 9 x 12” [Yellow 300 series] 
       This paper has tooth, and can see line guides thru it well.
       {we will be keeping all practice papers & finished pages at this size)
    OPTIONAL: if you like to write on a slant board, have one ready for this size paper.
  • one or two colors of gouache for second day - plus mixing brush (BR43) and palette (S679) (Click here for our full selection of gouache)
  • water container (S784)
  • Paper Towels (S817)