Mike Gold - Layout and Design - Oct - Nov

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John Neal Books is not hosting this class. 

Layout & Design for Calligraphers and Lettering Artists
Instructor: Mike Gold, hosted by Acorn Arts

4-week pre-recorded video class AND 3 live Zoom classes
Pre-recorded: October 5, 12, 19, 26; Zoom: October 9, 23, November 3

Whether you plan out your creations or work spontaneously, knowing the how’s and why’s of design and layout will make you a better artist. You will get a multi-layered insight into dynamic designs. This class is suitable for all levels and all types of lettering artists.

Cost: $250.00

More info and registration: https://www.acornartsclassroom.org/layout-design-2022

Supply List:

  • Borden & Riley Parchment Tracing Pad (P43)
  • Strathmore 400 80# Drawing Pad (P100)
  • Two (2) sheets 11x14” Arches Text Wove (PS01-FS)
  • Two (2) sheets 11x14” Arches 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper (PS47)
  • Black Higgins Eternal ink (any black ink you have will do) (I08)
  • 3-4 colors gouache or watercolor (Click here for our full selection of gouache) (Click here for our full selection of watercolors)
  • Pointed paint brush to apply paint or ink (BR26)
  • Pointed and/or borad edge pen (Speedball, Mitchell or Brause) (N02) (N04) (N09)
  • 1/2“ Automatic pen (N27) (N214 12mm)


  • Dr. Martin’s Tech Drawing Ink or Dr. Martin’s Bombay India Ink (I109)
  • Walnut ink (I53)
  • Dr. Martin’s Bleedproof White (I38)
  • Saral Transfer paper (S612)
  • Dura-Lar Wet Media Film or Borden & Riley Vellum Sheer Trace (P44)
  • Additional 11x14” sheets of Arches Text Wove (or other good white paper) (PS01-FS)
  • Additional 11x14” sheets of Arches 140# Cold Press watercolor paper (PS47)
  • Color paper for collage/scissors/glue stick (S391)
  • Pointed and flat brushes (I like Winsor-Newton) (Click here for our full selection of brushes)
  • Automatic pens (3/4-1”) (N27) (N214)
  • Other useful tools: ruling pen, cola pen (N22) (N211) (N208)