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FRENCH BATARDE


FRENCH BATARDE
Christine Colasurdo - CC1
Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Enter into the elegant world of Batarde! In this class, you will be introduced to French Batarde, a gothic cursive that developed during the Renaissance in France and Belgium. Batarde is a hybrid script that still retains tinges of gothic but is also round and organic. We will dive into these fascinating letter forms in class, and you will take home model sheets and other hand-outs to continue your exploration of this delicate yet powerful style of writing.
Supplies:
  • Black ink of your choice (Higgins Eternal, Sumi) (I08, I70)
  • nib of your choice (Brause 3 mm or Mitchell # 1 or Speedball C-2), nib holder (N02, N04, H111)
  • Strathmore Recycled Drawing pad (14 x17). (Canson and Fabriano also make excellent pads) eraser (Staedtler Mars plastic) (E13)
  • T-square, 12" small ruler (S753, S270)
  • apron, cotton rag, notepad and pen to take notes, pencil, cover sheet to protect your paper (8.5 x 11 piece of blank paper) (APRN38)
    • Optional:
      your own portable drafting table
      Materials fee: $1

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      I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
      I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

      A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

      Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

      "For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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      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




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      N02. Brause Calligraphy Nibs
      Sizes in millimeters (0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0). Oblique-cut.

      Brause calligraphy nibs are popular with both professionals and beginners. Stiffer nibs with reservoir on top. High quality nibs from Germany. Order these if you have a heavy hand and apply strong pressure when you write. These chisel edged dip nibs are great for Blackletter (Gothic/Old English), Italic, and other hands.




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      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.




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      H111. Manuscript Color Holders
      H111. Colored Pen Holders.

      These painted wood holders have the same tapered shape as our popular Mahogany Wood Holders and use the standard metal nib gripper.

      Choose color: Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, and Turquoise. Dark Purple has been discontinued.




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      E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
      E13. Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser

      A highly recommended white plastic eraser. For erasing pencil.



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      S753. Westcott Clear T-Square
      S753. Westcott Clear T-Square

      Calibrated on one edge in inches, the other metric.

      Specify 12" or 18".

      Now labeled Westcott instead of C-Thru.



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      S270. Metal Ruler:12in
      S270. Stainless Steel Ruler 12"

      Flexible, cork back.



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      APRN38. Stevens Alphabet/Garden Quote Apron
      APR38. Stevens Alphabet/Garden Quote Apron.

      John Stevens has woven a calligraphic tapestry of formal Roman letters alternating with flourished Copperplate forms in lavender and lemony yellow, respectively, on a black apron. The quote from Cicero, "a garden and a library -- you have everything," is in green capitals at the bottom.

      Three pockets on the front of the apron. Adjustable neck strap. It says Stain Release Technology on the label. 65% polyester 35% cotton. One size fits most. 25"W, 34.5"L.



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