The Expressive Line, Part 2 - June 7, 14, 21

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BRODY NEUENSCHWANDER

The Expressive Line, Part 2

The cola can pen remains one of my favorite writing instruments. It is capable of so many things, from rough to smooth, from thin to thick, from splattered to refined. I will show you how I use the pen and then define some principles by which you can develop your own gestural scripts without imitating other calligraphers. Script is, after all, a very personal form of expression. But finding your own voice is not always easy when there are amazing posts on Instagram every day that might exert a powerful influence over your work. We will look at this problem very closely and see how you can create your own gestural style.

  • June 7, 14, 21 2021
  • 8:00pm Brussels time
  • 2:00pm NY time
  • 6:00am next day Sydney time

This online course will consist of three Zoom sessions:

  • One live lesson with demonstrations and an assignment for you to do in your own time.

  • One live illustrated lecture on the history of Arabic and Chinese calligraphy, with Q&A.

  • One live crit session in which I will review a selection of the assignments posted by students, with Q&A.

* Sessions will be recorded and made available to students until the end of the March.

Material list:

  • Cola can pen (N148) (N155) (N211) (N30) (N218)

  • Sumi ink (I70)

  • 3 sheets good quality paper with a bit of texture, weight160gm – 220gm  (Rives BFK, Fabriano 5 and Saunders Waterford are good) (PS107)

* HANDOUTS will be sent a few days before the series begins.