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Heather Held

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The Artful Flourish
Offhand Flourishing is an expressive and ornate non-lettering calligraphic art form with limitless possibilities. Elegant designs that appear complex and labor intensive are demystified throughout the class. Beginning with a blank piece of paper, the student will be guided through the process of creating these fascinating flourishes. We will explore the essential strokes of offhand flourishing as well as ways of adding depth and color to these beautiful designs. The student will be taken from first steps in simple cartouche designs to more advanced projects including pen-drawn florals, border flourishes, Victorian washes and background techniques.
Skill Level: All



Recommended books. (No book is required for the class)
B368. Ames Compendium of Practical and Ornamental Penmanship. Paper $10.95. Comes as loose sheets in a three ring binder.
B152. Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy by E. A. Lupfer. Paper $9.95
B145. The Zanerian Manual. $39.95
B3337. Banners, Ribbons and Scrolls by Carol Belanger Grafton. 96pp. 8-3/8" x 11.5". Paper $10.95
503 copyright-free designs of ornamental scroll-work form from authentic Victorian sources. Many styles, motifs, sizes.
B255. The Universal Penman by George Bickham. Paper $21.95
B3173. Florid Victorian Ornament by Karl Klimsch. Paper $12.95
Pat Blair let us know about this fantastic collection of pen drawn acanthus leaf in a variety of styles. It is also a favorite of Heather Held. Copyright-free.

Supplies: Paper: Blank practice paper such as Rhodia or Clairefontaine Triomphe (P36, P53), a few sheets of dark colored cardstock cut to 5"x7" size, a few sheets of either cream color cardstock, diploma parchment or Hot Press Watercolor paper cut to 5"x7" size. Ink: your favorite practice ink for pointed pen, I use McCaffery's Brown (I37-BRN) exclusively for the Victorian Line and Wash technique. Bleedproof white (with small water dish and inexpensive mixing brush) (I38), Oblique or Straight Pen Holder(H95, H96, H51, H52, H62, H77). Your favorite pointed pen nib (Zebra G recommended) (N118). Pencil, ruler (S271), eraser (E13), note taking supplies. A few colored pencils for floral accents (The Derwent Metallic Set of 12(S727) or Caran D'Ache Metallic Set of 12 will work for the dark paper technique and the Victorian Line and Wash technique. Size 00 Water media brush (BR27, BR38), small water container (S784), paper towel
Few sheets of dark colored cardstock cut to 5"x7" size, a few sheets of cream color cardstock, diploma parchment or Hot Press Watercolor paper cut to 5"x7" size.
Optional Supplies that will be demonstrated: Finetec gold metallic watercolor set with small inexpensive mixing brush and water dish, Sakural Gelly Roll Clear Stardust pen, Diane Townsend Pastels with small sandpaper pad and pastel brush.



S271. Metal Ruler: 18in
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18".

18" Flexible, cork back. Marked in 1/16" and millimeters. An essential tool for calligraphers and bookbinders.



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E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser

A highly recommended white plastic eraser. For erasing pencil.



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BR27. W&N Sceptre Gold 202 Designers' Short Handle
W&N Sceptre Gold 202 Designers' Brush Short Handle

Limited Stock Available

Made to the same high standards as Series 101, these brushes have an elongated head shape, which gives and extra fine point and greater color-holding capacity. Ideal for fine detail work.

High quality brushes made from a mix of sable and synthetic fibres. They are ideal for watercolor and suitable for use with acrylic. For watercolor media, while today's synthetic brushes perform excellently, pure sable still has the edge. With a blend you can get a performance that is close to sable at a price that is close to synthetic. The blend of hair in Sceptre Gold II also gives you added benefits. Sable hair has excellent spring while the high-quality synthetic filaments ensure that the brushes are soft enough to work the color but also have a strong snap so they return back to their original shape with ease. The high proportion of sable in Sceptre Gold II gives the brushes considerably more ability to make larger washes in one stroke than normal synthetic brushes, and the hairs are tapered to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work.

Winsor and Newton Sceptre Gold 202 Designers' Short Handle Brush







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BR38. WN Artists' Watercolor Sable
WN Artists' Watercolor Sable Round

Excellent for fine detail, lines and washes. The round-bellied watercolor brush is the most popular watercolor brush. Quality Kolinsky sable hair, birchwood handles and seamless nickel ferrules all put together by hand to create a truly excellent brush. Has been improved to ensure a perfect point. Matte finish handle.

Recommended by Valerie Weilmuenster for illuminated letters as a good and ess expensive alternative to the Winsor & Newton Series 7.

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S784. Water Container - 3 Piece
S784. Three Piece Detachable Plastic Brush Washer

Three plastic water containers that detach and fit into one. Use this handy item for rinsing pens and brushes. Great for workshops.




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