FA153 - Calligraphy & Letterform

Below are the tools and supplies which we stock specifically for Ann Miller's Class FA153. We have assembled this page for easy ordering. You can order the "kit" (see item AM206 below) or if you would prefer, the items are available for purchase individually below the kit.
Note: There are additional basic items (including papers) that are required for this class and which are available here and at local stores. Check the online class site for complete supply list or contact the instructor.
Supplies, available exclusively here at JNB:

Textbooks:
Required B2769. $35.00
Foundations of Calligraphy
(1 included with AM206)
ISBN: 978-0966530513
Author: Sheila Waters
Publisher: John Neal Bookseller (2006)

B2811. $19.95
The Art & Craft of Hand Lettering (revised ed. 2011)
Author: Annie Cicale
ISBN: 978-0-615-46696-5

Recommended
B3974. $22.50 Calligraphy: A Complete Guide
Author: Julien Chazal
ISBN: 081171294X

Tools & Materials:
N02-S9 $14.50 set of 9 Brause nibs, broad edged: (all 9 available sizes: .5mm, .7mm, 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, and 5mm) (1 included with AM206)
(Left-handed scribes should purchase Left Handed Brause nibs here instead N06-S9 $22.50)

H46. $3.00; (6 holders included with AM206). Pen holders, Caran d'Ache brand preferred or your choice (you can get more holders if you don't want to switch nibs a lot, or fewer if your budget is tight. JNB has Caran d'Ache, which is smaller in diameter [insert nib between metal and plastic], and Utrecht carries the Speedball holders.)

N74. $0.99 each (1 included with AM206) Gillott 404 pointed pen nibs (these fit the standard Caran d'Ache or Speedball holder)

N120. $2.50 each (1 included with AM206) Leonardt Principal Nib (these fit the standard Caran d'Ache or Speedball holder)

N115. $2.50 each (1 included with AM206) Esterbrook 357 Vintage Nib (these fit the standard Caran d'Ache or Speedball holder)

N118. $2.50 each (1 included with AM206) Zebra G Nib (these fit the standard Caran d'Ache or Speedball holder)

P21. $7.95 - (1 included with AM206) 11 x 17 Gridded Calligraphy Practice Pad (8x8 square, dark grid) Graph Pad (no slanted lines)

I43. $15.85 (1 included with AM206) Best Bottle Sumi Ink (don't buy the Green Bottle! It contains shellac, is gummy, doesn't flow well and doesn't dry! It is used for sumi-e brushwork on wood and rice paper and is not for pen use.) You may also substitute any good sumi ink found locally.


Recommended supplies NOT included in the kit, available exclusively here at JNB: These items are at the bottom of page 2, and on page 3 of this category.
B3244, $39.33 Calligraphy: A Book of Contemporary Inspiration by Denise Lach.
N22, $39.00 Ruling pen (especially if you love letterform and plan on carrying it forward into your main work. ) For instruction with Ruling Pens see item LR13-2.
Light Box or Light Table. One of these is required. You will need (and will appreciate forever) a light box. Some people like to work at an angle and some like to work closer to flat. Your choices include:
    S750. $54.99 Artograph Light Tracer Light Box (10x12 inches)
    S751. $104.99 Artograph Light Tracer II Light Box (12x18 inches)
    S752. $59.00 Plexi Tabletop Easel
    S247. $149.00 Portable Light Table/Wordcrafters
    S156-L($37.95)and S160-L ($13.50). Easel Frame and Plexiglass for Easel -- LARGE
    S156-S($34.95)and S160-S ($9.95). Easel Frame and Plexiglass for Easel -- SMALL
S123-B. $7.50 Gum Sandarac Bag
S86. $1.00 Magic Rub Eraser
S203. $12.95 Yes! Stikflat Glue
S693. $24.95 Student Airlite Drawing Board 18x24
FP67-3.8. $10.00 Parallel Pen, 3.8mm
S449-1. $3.50 Walnut Ink Crystals, 1oz
IS03. $20.00 Kenbimukan Ink Stick
IS37. $14.99 Round Inkstone with Lid
E25. $2.25 Tuff Stuff Eraser – Pen eraser, small enough to clean up tiny areas between letters
S142. $1.252 - pencils, HB lead (these can also be automatic pencils, for making the double pencil tool)
1 - pencil, 2B lead (softer, for shading)
A pair of scissors (Fiskars or generic blue handle)
P32-9. $12.55 Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad: 9x12

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