Carol Measures Scott - Captivating Color in Calligraphy

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CAROL MEASURES SCOTT

Captivating Color in Calligraphy

MINI-CLASS (3 HOURS)

Saturday, July 3 at 9:00 AM CDT

All Skill Levels Welcome
Lettering • Design

Description

Gorgeous greens, blissful blues, passionate purples – let’s learn how to use color to make a fun calligraphy project!
We will explore how to choose colors that work together, make a simple watercolor background, and write a short quote using gouache on the watercolor background. This class is suited to those who have used dip pens before.

Supplies

  • 3 round watercolor brushes – choose size 5 – 10 (BR26, BR30)
  • 3 bristle bright brushes – size 3 or 4, short handle
  • Wash brush – 1.5″ or larger (BR64)
  • 3 water jars/tubs – small, medium, large
  • Small handheld hairdryer
  • Watercolor boards (masonite, corrugated plastic, plexi, etc.)
  • Pencil, sharpener, eraser (PL38, PL13, E13)
  • 18″ Grid ruler (S871)
  • Palette – plastic or porcelain, any shape, at least 10 wells (S1094, S1091, S1108)
  • Watercolor tape, artist’s tape, or blue painter’s tape (S931)
  • Paper towels or rags (S817)

Paper:

  • Layout paper, or graph paper, or tracing paper for rough drafts (P09-50, P32, P22, P43, P112)
  • 2 sheets (cut/torn down to quarter sheets):
  • Stillman & Birn Delta and Beta (PA112, PS112)
  • Stonehenge 140# watercolor paper (PA110, PS110)

Pens:

  • Broad nibs in 1.5 – 3 mm range (N09, N02, N04)
  • Pen staff (H104)

Mediums:

Color set options (only one set needed):

Set 1: WATERCOLORS:

Quin Gold
Richeson Turquoise
Richeson Magenta

& GOUACHE COLORS:

Magenta
Winsor Green
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Set 2:WATERCOLORS:

Naples Yellow
Cerulean
Magenta

& GOUACHE COLORS:

Magenta
Cerulean
Naples Yellow
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Set 3:WATERCOLORS:

Permanent Orange (Richeson)
Viridian
Quinacridone Magenta

& GOUACHE COLORS:

Quinacridone Magenta
Viridian
Permanent Orange

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Set 4:WATERCOLORS:

Golden Green (Richeson)
Ultramarine Blue
Quinacridone Rose

& GOUACHE COLORS:

Ultramarine Blue
Quinacridone Rose

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Set 5:WATERCOLORS:

Permanent Orange
Cerulean Blue
Quinacridone Magenta

& GOUACHE COLORS:

Quinacridone Magenta
Viridian
Permanent Orange

Optional:

  • Slant board for writing (S752)
  • Extra lighting for seeing colors well
  • Cushions for comfortable seating
  • Large table for work area

Students do ahead:

  • Tear down 2 sheets art paper to quarter sheets (approx 11″ x 15″) for a total of 8 sheets.
  • Tape down quartered sheets on stiff, waterproof board, plastic, etc. with artist’s tape or wc tape.
  • Choose a quote of 5 – 10 words. I’ll also offer a preplanned quote and sizes if you prefer to use that.
  • Do several thumbnail sketches ahead of time. *
  • Draw circle & pie wedges ready for color wheels. *
  • Put out watercolors on palette before class.
    * Several of these do-ahead items will be addressed in handouts and/or videos prior to class.
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