Variations on Akim | August 17, 18, 19

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'Akim Cursive' is a hand-created by calligrapher Hans-Joachim Burgert and is said to replicate the rhythm of the human heart.

We will briefly explore Burgert's version, then move into more expressive variations using several different tools. We'll finish off with a small composition

August 17, 18, 19 / 11am-1pm (Chicago time / CDT / GMT-5)
Supply List:
  • Any type of ruling pen (e.g., Ruling Writer, Handwritmic, Dreaming Dogs, etc.) (N22, N211, N208, N33)
  • Any type of folded pen (e.g., Luthis, Tim's, handmade cola pen) (N155, N148, N30)
  • 1 fine point black marker like Pigma Micron in Size 01 or a Sharpie (M17)
  • Small bottle of black sumi, walnut, or other ink and cups for ink (try several if you have them) (I70, I150)
  • Small bottle of distilled water (to dilute sumi if necessary)
  • 30 ml jar of Dr. Martin's or Winsor & Newton Bleedproof White or a small tube of white gouache and cup to mix (I38, WNG1)
  • Lots of practice paper with some tooth, preferably 11" x 17" or 12" x 18". (Pacon Sulphite drawing paper is good because it has a bit of texture. Don't use really smooth paper. A pad of Strathmore Drawing paper is another option.) (P100, P70)
  • A few half or quarter sheets of your favorite nice papers to do try some compositions. One white, one color, and one black. (Suggestions: Arches Text Wove, Nideggen, Bugra, Tiziano, Arches Black Cover, Artagain Black, Papier Canal Montréal, etc.) (PS01, PS93, PS21-WHT, PS21-BLK, PS90, P58)
  • Water container (for cleaning tools) (S1005)
  • Roll of paper towels (S817)