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The Art of Illumination

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The Art of Illumination with Barbara Calzolari & Tiziana Gironi
Click HERE for all the details and the ticket purchasing for Decorated Capitals Workshop.
Sept 7-9, 2016 - Berkeley, CA

Course Content:
• The capital letters in the golden section
• The Versal
• The Longobarde
• Letters inhabited by small flower decorations, filigree, animals
• Decoration cannetta
• Decoration with gouache
• Application of size for gilding
• Application of gold leaf
• Final production of a nice piece of capitals decorated with colors and gold leaf on nice paper or vellum

List of Materials to Bring
Part 1

• Pencils: hb  and 2b (S142)
• Eraser (E13)
• Sharpener (PL13)
• Sharp knife (S417, S130)
• Compass 
• Rulers (S270, S271)
• Fine point red marker and black (M17, M21)
• Note pad squared large 1 cm. (P55)
• Tracing paper (P43)
• Adhesive tape of paper (S931)
• White paper 70 g rhodia type (optional) (P53)
• Good quality for Executive Paper 
• Small sheet of parchment (optional available on the class for sale)

Part 2

• Watercolor paper semiruvida "Hammer Shollers 4r", or "Canson Arches" 300g. fine-grained, or "artistic Fabriano" 300g. fine-grained (PS82)
• Tissue paper and tracing paper to sketch, (P43)
• Pencil (hb), (S142)
• eraser, (E13)
• putty, (E09)
• a team and a ruler, (S270, S271)
• 1 holder, (H105)
• 1 stylus thin point, (S234)
• a series of round brushes of marten # 2 (BR26), # 0, and a cheaper brush 3,
• a cup for water (S992),
• a palette for artists, or a white plate preferably ceramic (S747),
• Gouache colors instead "Winsor & Newton" (recommended palette: ultramarine blue (WNG660), cadmium red (WNG094), cadmium yellow (WNG108), oxide of chromium green (WNG459), black (WNG335), sepia (WNG609), sienna (WNG552), natural (WNG074),
• watercolor in tubes "Winsor & Newton" titanium white (WN644)
• calligraphic ink crimson and blue "Winsor & Newton," (I59)
• some rag to clean brushes, or paper towels (S817)

Part 3

• Kolner Miniatum ink (we will try to use gesso but in hot condition is not easy) (S983)
• a brush to mix the small mission (BR49)
• brushes of excellent quality to distribute gesso very small (1/0/00) (BR 26)
• two small containers for water (S260)
• Agate stone to burnish (if not you can share ours)
• Gold leaf in 23 carat crystal paper (will be on sale on site or you can buy it but do not buy loose gold leaf but transfer gold leaf) (S189-5)
• a small container of distilled water 
• sharp scissors and alcohol and a cloth to clean them (S835)
• pliers very small (S507)

S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.

"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B.

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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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PL13. Long Point Pencil Sharpener
PL13. Long Point Pencil Sharpener.

This sharpener crates a long extra-smooth tip. The large hole removes the wood casing of the pencil. The smaller hole sharpens the lead to a superfine point. Comes with 1 spare blade. From Germany.

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S417. Excel Deluxe Knife (NonSlip)
Excel Deluxe Knife

It's time to upgrade. This American-made knife has a soft handle, a no-roll feature, much sharper blades, and best of all its PURPLE (or Black, Blue, Red). It's no more expensive than X-Acto's basic knife! Safety Cap, #11 Blade.

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S130. Excel Blade #11
#1 Craft Knife Blade.

Same blade as X-acto #1, but sharper and less expensive.

The standard pointed blade for cutting. Super sharp, double honed carbon steel blades. Works in both X-acto and Excel craft knives.

Choose 5 pack or 100 pack.

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

Flexible, cork back.

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S271. Metal Ruler: 18in
S271. Stainless Steel Ruler. 18".

18" Flexible, cork back. Marked in 1/16" and millimeters. An essential tool for calligraphers and bookbinders.

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P55. Rhodia Graph Pad 8.25"x11"
P55. Rhodia Graph Pad.
8.25"x11" (Sheet Size). Orange Cover. 5sq/inch. (5x5mm).

Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Non-bleeding, bright white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm (22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper. Micro-perforated to provide a clean edge when you tear out the sheet. Lines and graph are purple. 80 sheets.

Also available as Plain Pad (P53) and Lined Pad (P54).

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P53. Rhodia Blank Pad (Unlined)
P53. Rhodia Blank Pad (Unlined).
Blank Sheets. 8.25"x11.5" (Sheet Size). Black Cover.

Highly recommended for pointed pen work. Non-bleeding, bright white, smooth satin finish, 80gsm (22lb), acid-free, pH neutral paper. Micro-perforated to provide a clean edge when you tear out the sheet. The pad is staple bound. 80 sheets.

Also available as Lined Pad (P54) and Graph Pads (P55, P56).

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PS82. Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper
PS82. Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper.

This paper has been discontinued. Limited stock of the 140lb Cold Press. The 140lb Hot Press and 100lb Hot Press is no longer available.

100% rag, neutral pH, double-sized, two deckles. 22"x30". Mould-made in Italy.

This has long been Tim Botts’ favorite paper. Now more and more calligraphers, including Harvest Crittenden, are using it.

Choose paper weight:

140 lb Cold Press. Bright White.

This paper ships separately from books/supplies and requires an extra shipping fee which is NOT included in the price of this product. Add item 'PS00' to your cart after adding large sheets of paper. (click to read details)

Your Price $10.50

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