Decorated Lombardic Capitals - January 29th

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Decorated Lombardic Capitals with Cora Pearl

CLASS INFO: Live class in real time on Zoom

DATE: Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 9:30am to 4:30pm (with 1 hour lunch break)

LEVEL: Appropriate for all levels of experience



In this one-day workshop, appropriate for all levels of experience, you will learn to make hand drawn Lombardic Capital letters, how to decorate them, and how to paint them. Lombardic capitals can be used to create complete works of art all by themselves or they can be used for elaborate decorative lettering. We will decorate these traditional letters in a modern way. Skills that will be addressed include: drawing letters, basic design, working with watercolors, and creating a color scheme.


  • Canson Pro Layout Marker Paper 9” x 12” size (P32) OR Gilbert Bond paper (P69) OR any bond practice paper that is transparent enough to see a page of guidelines underneath it and takes ink well
  • Prang 16 color watercolor set (S609) or a set of tube watercolors you already have
  • Watercolor round brush (size 2 and size 4) (BR30)
  • Pencil sharpener (S960)
  • 12” Ruler (S270)
  • Cold press 140lb watercolor paper (PS00) (PS48)
  • Micron pen (size .08) (M17)
  • Eraser (any brand) (E13)
  • HB Pencil (PL38)
  • A few paper clips