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Sheila and Julian Waters

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Sheila and Julian Waters
Get More out of your Italic and Make it Sing 2 Day class
Supplies:
Lapboard or portable desk and board (S247, S156/S160, S693)
Layout paper 11"x14" (P11)
Pieces of favorite machine and handmade "good" papers that you have already
A few sheets of tracing paper (P43) and grid paper (P21)
Low-tack and high-tack tapes
Ruler (S271)
Triangle (S613)
Hard and soft pencils, sharpener and eraser (S142, S633, S86)
Penholders and a range of nib sizes including Speedball C 1 and 2 (N09) and smaller sizes of Mitchell (N04) (with reservoirs), Tape (N01) or Brause (N02)
Non-waterproof black ink (I08)
Walnut ink (S449, I53)
Gouache or stick ink and stone (WNG331, IS28, IS19)
Bottled waterproof sumi is OK for large writing but not so good for small writing (I70)
Lint-free rag and old watercolor brushes for filling small-sized nibs
A binder to hold exemplar sheets
A notebook or blank sheets for notes that you can add to the binder.

Highly recommended for this class:
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. Hardcover Hidden Spiral $34.95


These items are not directly applicable to this class. We have included them here (and they appear at the end of list of supplies below) for those interested in knowing more about Sheila and Julian.
These books include works by Julian Waters:
B3016. Scripsit: Pens & Protocol. Paper $28.00 The last section of the issue on the official calligraphy of Washington, DC features the work of Julian Waters.
B2881. Scripsit 21.2. Includes Julian Waters, John Stevens, Ward Dunham and Peter Horridge. Paper. $12.00
B039. Speedball Textbook: 23d Edition. $9.95. Julian contributes an exemplar for italic, with swash majuscules, and a second italic alphabet.
B2302. Uncommon Numbers Manual. Edited by Brenda Casey (Zoby). $14.95. Julian's exemplar is larger in this book, but without the swash letters or the second italic alphabet.

Books by or about Sheila Waters:
B1012. Under Milk Wood. Sheila developed a Carolingian hand for the text of this book. Hardcover $90.00
B3246. Sheila Waters Retrospective. Scripsit Issue. 2010. 48pp. 8.5"x11". $28.00 Here it is. What we have been waiting years for - 300 full-color images of Sheila's life's work, designed by Julian Waters. This issue of Scripsit presents Sheila's Retrospective Show of 2009. A great companion to her instructional book, Foundations of Calligraphy. Julian has designed a new typeface to be used for the first time in this publication. Scripsit is the quarterly journal of the Washington (DC) Calligraphers Guild. This is a special double issue.

For the study of historical forms, Sheila recommends these additional books. These books are NOT for her class at Silent Words.
B135-H. Historical Scripts by Stan Knight. Hardcover $39.95. Pre-order price: $24.95
B3077. Art of Written Forms by Donald Anderson. Out-of-print. Some used copies will be available. A history of writing with an emphasis on western calligraphic forms. Hardcover $29.95

When Sheila teaches her practical class on color she recommends these titles. These books are NOT for her class at Silent Words
My favorites are these six and generally in this order.
1. B3180. Watercolor Tricks & Techniques: 75 New and Classic Painting Secrets by Cathy Johnson. Paper $29.95. New edition.
2. B2861. Exploring Color by Nita Leland. Paper $24.99
3. B2598. Watercolorist's Essential Notebook by Gordon MacKenzie. Hardcover $24.99
4. Painting the Spirit of Nature by Maxine Masterfield. Out-of-print.
5. B2054. Arteffects by Jean Drysdale Green. Paper $29.95
6. B3179. Painting Techniques by Elizabeth Tate. Hardcover $24.95.
Another good title: 7. B1672. Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green by Michael Wilcox. 2002. 200pp. 8.5"x10.75". Paper. Retail Price $26.99. JNB $25.99. This essential guide presents an easy to follow, step-by-step format for perfecting the art of color mixing. Uses a double primary set, including warm and cool shades of blue, yellow and red. 480 color illustrations. Sheila notes that the author repeats himself a lot, but he does explain the concepts effectively. An important book.

When she teaches Writing and Illuminating on Vellum, Sheila recommends this book. This book is NOT for Sheila's classes at Silent Words.
B004. Calligrapher's Handbook edited by Heather Child. Paper $35.00. This book is a must for every serious calligrapher's library especially for working with vellum, quills, and illumination. The book is out of print in the USA , but we have a few new (but shelfworn) copies. There are several books with this title, but the one you want has a blue cover and has only been available in paperback - John



B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy / Waters
B2769. Foundations of Calligraphy by Sheila Waters. (2006) 2018. 134pp. 9"x11.25". Concealed spiral binding

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Sheila Waters is a master scribe and a master teacher. For over thirty years of her summer workshops, Sheila has taken scribes through their paces for a week or more of in-depth instruction in letterforms (historical and modern). Students have come from as far away as Australia and Japan for these intensive classes. And for many years, she taught numerous weekend workshops sponsored by calligraphy guilds throughout the USA and Canada and was a frequent instructor at the international conference held each summer. In Foundations, Sheila provides insightful analysis of forms and construction, taking the mystery out of learning calligraphy. You learn how to analyze a script, which helps you toward mastery of an alphabet. In the 110 pages of exemplar alphabets, instruction, and hints, Sheila shares with you the knowledge she has gathered over her years of study and practice. The presentation is honed by her long experience teaching calligraphers how to advance their skill and art. This 4th printing, much revised from the 2006 printing, now has a 16-page color gallery of Sheila's work.

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B2302. Uncommon Numbers Manual / Casey
The Uncommon Numbers Manual edited by Brenda Casey (Zoby) 1999. 80pp. 8.5" x 5.5". Paper

Covers the construction of numbers for Uncial (Waters), Blackletter (Dunham), Italic (Alice), Copperplate (Artigas), Bookhand (Cheryl Adams), Neuland (Rohrs), and Pointed Pen Uncial (Kecseg). An exemplar for the alphabet, a ductus, and further instruction on the numbers is included with each hand. Julian Waters has contributed "Designing with Italic Letters and Numbers."

Special Offer: Get a complete set of all three
Uncommon Numbers books in a slipcase for only $39.95.
Use item code B4133 Uncommon Numbers Trilogy.


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B1012. Under Milk Wood/Thomas [Waters]
Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices
By Dylan Thomas. 1989. 80pp. 9"x13". Hardcover

Commissioned by a private collector in 1961and completed in 1978, the 76-page manuscript is now exquisitely reproduced, each page in full color. The elaborate title
page is embossed into the cover. Of the 26 illustrations, six are text column length. The script is Sheila Waters' personal style of Carolingian.



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B3246. Sheila Waters Retrospective
Sheila Waters Retrospective. 2010. 48pp. 8.5"x11". Paper. Signed.

Here it is, what we waited years for - 300 full-color images of Sheila's life's work, designed by Julian Waters, presenting Sheila's Retrospective Show of 2009. A great companion to her instructional book, Foundations of Calligraphy. Julian designed the typeface, which was used for the first time in this publication.

Each copy is now signed by Sheila!

Formerly published as an issue of Scripsit, the Washington Calligraphers Guild journal.

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B135-H. Historical Scripts / Knight
B135-H. Historical Scripts: From Classical Times to the Renaissance by Stan Knight. 112pp. 9"x12". Hardcover.

An indispensable resource for the study of historical hands. Stan has selected the best examples for Rustic Capitals, Square Capitals, Uncials, Half-Uncials, Caroline Minuscules, Gothic Scripts, Versals, Renaissance Roman and Italics - total of 56 different inscriptions and manuscripts! Enjoy the book with its excellent visuals as it presents the history and developments of the hands. And, if so inclined, use the book to study the forms and replicate with pen and ink. For each manuscript, Stan provides an enlarged section (for letterforms), the full page (for page design), and an actual-size sample (to show you rhythm and letter & word spacing). The perfect complement to Sheila Waters' Foundations of Calligraphy.

The revised and enlarged edition (1998) of this valuable resource. Forward by Ewan Clayton. Includes a helpful glossary and extensive bibliography. Stan Knight is an internationally recognized lettering artist, teacher and author. He is a fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators.




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