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.
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