Society for Calligraphy Presents Catherine Langsdorf- Creating Wreaths - Members Only - Nov 20

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Creating Wreaths with Catherine.

About this workshop: Online mini workshop with Catherine Langsdorf, scribe. We will focus on calligraphic flourishes and decorative florals. Students will explore the small, pointed brush marker to build up floral motifs. These designs can be used in journals, on cards and envelopes, and with frame-able art. Students will work along with the instructor to create a finished wreath of florals. Learning how to use and exploit the flexibility of a pointed brush on botanical embellishments will train the calligrapher’s hand in skills applicable to various alphabets.
The three learning units include 1) learning the tool and building a range of elements, 2) creating botanical motifs, and 3) making a wreath. Various techniques will be shared (measurement shortcuts and writing in a circle.) Prior to the workshop, color handouts will be provided for students to print. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and to show their completed project.

November 20, 2021, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PT) Online class

Supply list:

  • Drawing tool – Black, Pigma Micron by Sakura | two sizes, 01 (.25mm) and 05 (.45mm) (M17)
  • Brush marker - Pentel, Sign Pen Brush tip (be sure this is the flexible tip), recommend three colors – black and two of your choice (M97)
  • Alternate choice LEPEN FLEX BRUSH MARKER (M148)
  • Alternate choice brush marker by Pitt, Faber-Castell small (M43)
  • Canson Marker pad (P32)
  • Alternate choice for paper – Bienfang Marker (P41)
  • Various envelopes - ones on hand, minimum size 5” by 7” 
  • Tracing Paper, a few sheets. (P112)

Watercolor supplies:

  • Small round brush (size 2, 4, or 6) (BR30)
  • Small container for water (S1005)

Other items to bring to class:

  • Pencils – artist quality HB and 2B or 4B (PL38)
  • Eraser – Hi Polymer eraser or another artist quality (E13)
  • Low tack tape (like painters’ tape) (S931)
  • Ruler (S270)


  • Black, Pigma Micron by Sakura | two sizes, 01 (.25mm) and 05 (.45mm)  (M17)
  • Watercolor pencils or watercolor paint (only if you already have these) (WNWC1)
  • Scrap piece of watercolor paper – hot press, 8.5” x 11” or smaller 
  • compass