Full course description
6-8pm, with optional Engagement Lab 8-9pm
Instructor: Katie Leavens
Calligraphic flourishing is the art of embellishing your writing. If calligraphy is an outfit, flourishing are the accessories. In this short calligraphy workshop, we will study pointed pen flourishing from the 17th century to present. Through flourishing, we will improve our pen control, increase the fluidity of our writing, and encourage our creativity. Some knowledge of the pointed pen will be helpful.
Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. A device to capture images (digital camera, smart phone, or tablet, etc.) is helpful, but not required.
Your favorite pointed Nibs: for example - Nikko G, Hunt 101, Leonardt Principal
Marker Layout Paper (9"x12")
Your favorite flowing ink: for example - Walnut ink, Higgins Eternal, Sumi
Oblique pen holder with metal flange
Cup for dirty ink water
Container for ink (small jar with mouth at least 1.5 inches, or dinky dip)
Cotton rag (or paper towels)