Brushing the Surface
Columbia Art Center
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Note from Workshops Chair: Small brush writing takes some mastering, but the beautiful fluidity and graceful style
will make the effort worth it.
The pointed brush is an amazing tool for the beginning or experienced lettering artist. Versatility, speed and movement
are some of the advantages of the pointed brush – not as easily achieved with the nib or ruling pen. Whether working
small, medium or large, wild or exotic, formal or casual, we will test the brushes.
From pressure – similar to pointed pen or roundhand – to working without lines and writing over most any surface due
to the light touch of the brush, it truly is a versatile tool. Basic strokes and warm-ups for a script alphabet and another
simple brush ductus will help to develop a personal style and encourage you to create your own magic! Time will also be
spent to test a variety of surfaces and media for future reference, and actually writing words and quotes ... perhaps some
to be treasured.
• Brushes: one Pentel (FP93), Niji (FP64, FP65, FP66) or Koi Waterbrush (FP94) (fine) (to get the feel of the brush)
• One of these choices in Size 2: Sable Winsor Newton Series 7 (BR28) or Escoda Round W/C brush (BR22) or Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II Series 101 (BR27) or Connoisseur Series 007(only synthetic brushes can be used with bleach)
• Inks: Moon Palace or Yasutomo Sumi ink, or your favorite (I70, I24)
• Paper: layout bond/or laser bond (office paper at least 11 x 14) (P20)
• A few sheets tracing paper (P43)
• Colored, black, rough and smooth papers (PS102, PA44, PA43)
• Marbled paper or any papers you want to test, especially Canson or colored papers
Other supplies: water containers (S784), paper towels, gouache (WNG512, WNG335, WNG337, WNGDP-S), 1-2 colors, small palette (S679) or containers for gouache and ink,
Daler-Rowney Pro White (I62) or Dr. Martin's Bleedproof White (I38), tool box supplies (anything you can't live without), x-Acto knife (S417), eraser (E13), newspapers.
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