John Stevens - Italic + Variations (In-Person Workshop) - Oct 26 - 30

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John Neal Books is not hosting this class.

Italic+Variations
In-Person Workshop with John Stevens
Sponsored by the Calligraphy Guild of Columbus

A Four Day Calligraphy Retreat at
MOHICAN STATE PARK LODGE, Perrysville, OH
October 26-30, 2022 (Reg. opens 10:00am EDT on July 30)
RECOMMENDED FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS & ABOVE

Registration opens 10am EDT, July 30. Ltd. registration, filling by reg. date. This is a full four-day workshop. All lodging is private, no doubles. Meals are on your own. Restaurant on site. In-room refrigerators. Arrive Wed., Oct. 26th by 5pm / Finish Sun., Oct. 30th at 5pm

COST OF WORKSHOP WITH PRIVATE ROOM:
CGC Member $1025 • Joining Member $1050 • Non-Member $1125
Mail $400 deposit check to:
CALLIGRAPHY GUILD OF COLUMBUS
c/o Sandy Schaadt
671 Glacier Pass, Westerville, OH 43081

OR visit: CalligraphyGuildofColumbus.org to use PayPal (+%fee).

SEPTEMBER 1: Balance due (last day for refund, $100 non-refundable).

INCLUDED: 4 Days of class instruction • 4 Night stay in private room
Welcoming dinner on Wednesday at 6pm • Classroom open evenings
WiFi • Cable TV • Indoor pool • Exercise room • Gift Shop
Wooded walking trails • Fall Color • Relaxing veranda lake views

JOHN STEVENS is one of the most gifted and original letter artists on the international scene, renowned for his skill as a calligrapher, letter artist, and designer. Starting as a sign painter in New York, his insatiable inquiry into letters and their design led him into calligraphy and lettering as image, working with various pens, brushes, and later computer. By his mid-twenties, he had many nationally known clients in publishing, packaging, advertising, television, and film. John has taught his art at many national and international letter-arts conferences throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. His work can be found in dozens of books and publications. More recently, his book “Scribe: Artist of the Written Word” was published in 2013 to critical acclaim. You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook.

For more information and to register, visit: https://calligraphyguildofcolumbus.org/workshops-2/
Or email  for more information.


Supply List:

Broad edged nibs (of your favorite brand)

  • Mitchell (01, 02, 04, or 05) (N04)
  • Brause (4 mm, 3 mm, 2.5 mm & 1.5 mm) (N02)
  • Speedball (C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3) (N09)
  • or Hiro/Tape (N01)

Pilot Parallel

  • 8 mm (Green Cap) preferred,and cartridges (FP67)

Automatic Pens

  • Size 3a & 4 (N27)

Ink

  • Higgins Eternal, Pelikan 4001, or walnut ink. (I08, I04, I145)

Paper 

  • Smoother paper for ink. Bond paper is fine if it does not bleed.
  • Something like:
  • Canson Pro-Layout Marker Pad or Boris Layout Pad (Borden & Riley #37) (P32, P09-50)
  • John Neal grid practice paper (P21)
  • Rhodia notepad (P55)

Pencil 

  • HB to 2B for writing (monoline practice) (PL38)
  • Any sharp hard pencil (2H to 4H) for ruling lines.

Basic workshop tools

  • Pen holders (that fit your nibs, obvi­ously) (H105, H111, H62), writing board (optional) (S690), tape (S1145), cloth, water jars (S1005), paper for hand-guard (or glove if that is your preference) (S1025), a palette for color mixing (S679), eraser (E13), ink-loading brush (BR43), and straight edge/T-square (S270, S753).

Some other tools

  • Xacto knife (S417)
  • Cutting board (S504)
  • Glue (S391)
  • 2 “L” crops (You can cut from matt board.)

Options 1 

  • We are going to put an edge on a pointed nib for small writing. If you’d like to try, you need those things below:
  • Pointed nibs (Gillott 303, Hunt 101, Gillott 404, or Hunt 56 (school round point­ed)) (N72, N77, N74, N86)
  • Arkansas Hard Stone (S115)
  • Sandpaper (= micro finishing film 362L, 9 microns) Check the website of John Neal Books code: S107) (S107)
  • 32x loupe (for examining nibs) or at the very least, a magnifying glass. (S1112)

Options 2 

  • Gouache (a couple of colors) (WNG1, WNG2, WNG3, WNG4)
  • HP watercolor paper of your choice (Arches Text Wove, Zerkall, Rives BFK, MBM, Fabriano, W&N, etc.) (PS01, PS92, PS91, PS104)
  • Pointed brush (Winsor & Newton Series 7, 000, or 00, or 1) (BR28)

Options 3 (Meaning, you don’t have to have them; if you are curious.)

  • Raphael Kaerell Flat Brush (sizes 2-8 are reliable) If you have a broad brush, watch the video for preparation:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6KpSye_dPI&t=18s (BR24, BR25)
  • Soap to clean brushes (S930, S987)
  • Dividers
    Chinese Stick Ink & Ink Stone (quality) (IS38, IS19)
  • Sandarac powder (S123)
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