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Yukimi Annand

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A02 Sequence
Yukimi Annand
Intermediate - Advanced Skill Level - 5 Days Journey of Expressive Calligraphy with Experimental Marks and Textures

Drawing paper for exercises
Arches Text Wove or Arches MBM paper
2 Full sheets cut or torn to 1/4
Arches Cover - black - 2 Full sheets cut into 1/4 sheets
Canson Mi Tientes - black - 1 Full sheet cut or torn in 1/2
Canson Ingres -Gray - 1 full sheet

We have a pack of paper that you must preorder (PA02). This pack includes all the paper you need for this class.
One or two of your favorite
Watercolor and acrylic ink (I104, I13)

Palette (S679)
2" cheap flat brush (BR53)
Small spray bottle (S851)
Water container (S784)
Paper towels
Sumi ink (I70, I43)
Small flat and deep dishes for ink
Any kind of felt tip marker (M100)
Pencil #2 (HB) (S142)
Ruling pen, Cola pen and/or any kind of folded pen (N22, N30)
Small calligraphy nibs (Speedball C5, Mitchell 4,5 or Brause 1 to 2mm) (N09, N04, N02)
Tools from Nature: twigs, stones, seashells, and tools you've never used before.
Any size of flat and pointed brush you already have (BR24, BR38)

Pipettes (S141)
China marker (S916)
Matte medium
Gesso (S251)
Glue stick (S391)
Ruler (set of triangle or metal ruler)(S271, S924)
Cutter knife (S417)
Cutting board (S504)
Masking tape (S412)
Double stick tapes

Yukimi will bring for each student:
Balsa sticks
Japanese rice paper
Trimming square
Blank accordion paper

Recommended Book List

B2462. Experiments with Letterform and Calligraphy by Andre Gurtler. Hardcover $120.00
Symbols, Signs and Letters by Martin Andersch (out of print)
Lettering as Drawing by Nicolete Gray (out of print)
B2614. Codici 1 edited by Thomas Ingmire. 2003. 64pp. 8.5"x11". Paper $22.95
B2783. The Calligraphic Line: Thought on the Art of Writing by Hans Joachim Burgert (edited by Konard Bauer and translated by Brody Neuenschwander). Paper $35.00
B3244. Calligraphy A Book of Contemporary Inspiration by Denise Lach. Paper $24.95
B2132. Calligraphy: From calligraphy to abstract painting by Claude Mediavilla. Hardcover $150.00
B3910. Mastering Calligraphy by Gay Godfrey Nicholls.Hardcover $35.95
B3813. Expressive Drawing: A Practical Guide to Freeing the Artist Within by Steven Aimone. 2009. 216pp. 9"x9". Hardcover$24.95. Special Pre-order price $22.46.
B3185. Paul Klee: Painting Music by by Hajo Duchting. Translated by Penelope Crowe. 2004. 111pp. Paper $14.95
Japanese Calligraphy: The Art of Line & Space by Christine Flint Sato.
B3942. Birds, Beasts, Blossoms, and Bugs: The Nature of Japan by Harold P. Stern. 1976. 10"x10". 196pp. Paper. Out-of-print, but a few used copies are available. $19.95
B3926. John Cage Visual Art: To Sober and Quiet the Mind Written by Kathan Brown. 2001. 144 pages with 116 illustrations. Hardcover $42.00

I13. FW Artists Ink
FW Acrylic Artists Ink. For dip pen, brush, and technical pens (but not fountain pens). Pigmented, water-resistant. Lightfastness: either 3 (permanent) or 4 (highly permanent) star rating. Fully intermixable. Can be thinned (with water) for washes which dry water-resistant and additional painting or lettering can be done on top without bleeding or intermixing of colors. In addition to paper & board, will bond to glass, leather, ceramic & wood.

1oz (30ml) glass bottle.

Choose color: Antelope Brown, Black, Brilliant Yellow, Burnt Umber, Cool Gray, Crimson, Dark Green, Emerald Green, Flame Orange, Flame Red, Flesh Tint, Fluorescent Blue, Fluorescent Pink, Fluorescent Red, Gold, Indian Yellow, Indigo, Lemon Yellow, Light Green, Marine Blue, Olive Green, Payne's Gray, Process Cyan, Process Magenta, Prussian Blue, Purple Lake, Raw Sienna, Red Earth, Rowney Blue, Sap Green, Scarlet, Sepia, Turquoise, Velvet Violet, White, Yellow Ochre.

These shimmering inks are a pearl white with an iridescence of the color: Shimmering Blue, Shimmering Gold, Shimmering Green.

FW Artist Acrylic Color Chart

Your Price

BR53. Nylon Flat Brush
Flat Wide Brush with Nylon Bristles

Limited Stock

This brush is made for applying gesso, but works great for other paints and ink.

Choose size:
1" wide
2" wide
3" wide

Your Price $6.00

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.

Your Price $5.55

I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different, this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said, "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going into this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)

15 & 60 oz are temporarily unavailable: arriving Dec 2019

Your Price

I43. Best Bottle Sumi Ink
Best Bottle Sumi Ink

This popular Japanese sumi ink is good both for beginners and for professional work. Smooth, rich black. Hard to find. One of the popular sumi inks for calligraphy. 6.75 oz, 200 ml bottle.

"The Best Bottle Sumi Ink truly is the best bottle. You can write three to four times longer with a pointed pen nib before the ink dries between the tines enough to alter the writing (this compared to Moon Palace)." C. M.

My test for any ink is to see if it will produce sharp thick and thin strokes at less than one sixteenth inch body height with a #6 Mitchell nib. Stick ink passes that test while most bottled inks don't, especially waterproof inks including sumi ones. The brown bottle sumi [Best Bottle] is non-waterproof, and I find it is better than others. –S.W.

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S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.

"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B.

Your Price

N22. Ruling Pen
N22. Ruling Pen.

Julian Waters, Gottfried Pott, and many others are using ruling pens to produce expressive letters. This calligraphy ruling pen is designed specifically for lettering. You vary the line width by tilting the pen. Wood handle with brass collar & writing unit.

Your Price

N30. Folded Ruling Pen
Folded Ruling Pen

Introduced at Letterforum in 1995, this innovative lettering tool has been popular ever since. Use it to produce tight "brush lettering" with a pen or for wild, fun, expressive lettering. These are the originals made by Matthew Coffin and highly praised by Carl Rohrs and Peter Thornton as superior to others that are available.

Peter Thornton has his students use our Polishing Paper (S107) to lightly abrade the outer and inner surfaces of the Folded Pen. This allows the ink to spread out on the pen instead of beading up.

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N09. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs
American calligraphy nibs for Italic, Blackletter (Gothic, Old English), Uncial, Half Uncial, Foundational and many other hands or alphabets. C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6. C-0 is largest, C-6 is smallest. Best in larger sizes. C-2, C-3, & C-4 are popular for beginners' classes. They rust easily so let them dry thoroughly before storing them away. Speedball C Calligraphy Nibs.

For more information about Speedball C nibs, click here.

Your Price

N04. Mitchell Nibs (Round Hand)
Mitchell Rexel Round Hand Nibs
Straight cut. Sizes 0(3.3mm), 1(3mm), 1-1/2(2.5mm),
2(2.3mm), 2-1/2(1.8mm), 3(1.4mm), 3-1/2(1mm),
4(0.9mm), 5(.75mm), 6(.6mm).

Flexible calligraphy nibs from England. Straight cut. Reservoirs are purchased separately. Though they are called Round Hand, these chisel edge nibs are good for many alphabets including Carolingian, Italic, Uncials, Gothic, Foundational Hand, and Roman Caps. Used by professional calligraphers with and without the reservoirs. Some beginners may have trouble with the flexibility. One of our most popular nibs for calligraphy. Give them a try.

See N05 for Left Hand Mitchell Nibs.

Your Price $1.45

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