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Pencil Lines for Glittering Vines with Heather Held
Hosted by Edmonton Calligraphic Society
Saturday, May 7 & 14, 2022
9:30 am - 12 pm MDT via ZOOM (both sessions will be recorded)
The process of designing in pencil is a core skill for calligraphers to pursue. In this 2-part class (5 hours total instruction time), Heather will deconstruct the process of designing, colouring and illuminating these ornate Victorian vines. Rather than copying designs, you will learn how to see the underlying structure and create original designs every time you approach the paper.
During our first class we will be working with pencil and paper. This simple skill of using pencil on paper is peaceful and enlightening. We will look at methods of study, research, and finding inspiration from a variety of sources for your designs. You will have enough time between the two classes to work on your pencil designs. Students will be encouraged to keep a small journal for sketches & recording inspiration. Our vines will come to life through pointed pen drawing, watercolour, and gold leaf during the second class.
These wonderful vines are so ornate and luxurious when they are completed and can augment your calligraphic work. You will be amazed at what you can create!!
Cost is $75.00 CDN (plus fees)
Supplies for Class 1:
- Graph paper (P22)
- Mechanical Pencil with any size lead (PL30) (PL21)
- Eraser (E13) (E09)
- Small Cork-Backed Metal Ruler (S270)
- Optional: Small Gridded Journal suggested such as A5 Squared Leuchturrn1917
Supplies for Class 2:
- Tracing Paper or Light Pad (we may not use these in class but can be handy for complex work) (P112) (S1013) (S939)
- 140lb Hot Press Watercolour Paper cut to 5"x7" size (an extra piece of watercolour paper is helpful for testing techniques) (PA47-57). JNB has Arches HP 22" X 30" (PS47) and Stonehenge HP 22" X 30" (PS110).
- Waterproof ink such as McCaffery’s Brown (I37), Ziller Buffalo Brown (I28); or a Sepia Copic Multiliner size 0.3 may be substituted if waterproof ink is unavailable.
- Straight Pen holder with a medium flexible nib such as Hunt 22 or Zebra G. (N93) (N118) Click here for JNB selection of straight holders.
- Optional Gold Supplies: 23K Gold Transfer leaf (S189) (S189-5), Miniatum Ink Gilding Size (S983) with Size 0 Pointed Round Synthetic Brush (BR49), or Size 0 Taper Point Clay Shaper (BR61). (Students may choose to use gold watercolour or gouache (HG644) as a substitute for gold leaf: gold Coliro/Finetec (S1000).)
- Watercolour: Any colours you want. Pink, Green and Blue are always safe options for this class. John Neal sells a dot card (S994) of Heather’s favourite Daniel Smith watercolours which are more than enough for this class.
- Small Pointed Round Watercolour Brushes: Heather uses sizes 0, 1 and 2 (BR26)
- Water dish and small white china plate for palette
- Any optional embellishment supplies you want to add to your work. Heather will be using a green or blue chalk pastel (S981), Sakura Gelly Roll Pen Clear Stardust (M96), Swarovski Crystals. If you are using 23K gold leaf, a small piece of silk or velvet can be used to burnish the gold.