THE DESIGN PROCESS WITH WILLIAM MORRIS
INSTRUCTOR: GEORGIA ANAGELOPOULOS
SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS
In this workshop, we will be using the example of William Morris and his enormous output of excellent design as a jumping-off point to create our own works. We will walk through the design process from the thoughtful arrangement of our pages, to a sensitive interpretation of texts and materials we choose, to the making of our own drawn letters and a script style, and finally, to the design of illuminated elements that enhance each page.
The objectives of these exercises are to build skill and confidence in designing our calligraphic work – whether broadsides or books – and to artfully manage and interpret our choice of texts.
Apart from the enormous body of art and calligraphy that William Morris produced, he was also a prolific (and somewhat long-winded) writer. We can choose from his poetry, or bring our own texts to work with that are sympathetic in spirit to his. For our purposes, the texts can be shorter excerpts of longer poems/prose.
• 2 large (22” X 30”) sheets of 90 or 140 lb. HP watercolour paper.
I like Fabriano Artistico over Arches, but please bring what you
like to work with. These sheets will be cut into 4 (you can do this
ahead of time). Alternately, you can get a pad of HP paper and
use this; the size is usually 11” X 14” and that is fine. Winsor &
Newton 140 lb paper is also very nice but 90 lb is adequate.
• Layout paper
• Tracing paper
• Gouache – any you have; I will have plenty to share, but please
do have Permanent White
• Any watercolour paints you like to work with; I will also have lots
• Favourite inks to write with; I like using gouache, but please do
bring what you like
• Standard calligraphy workshop tools: slant board, ruler,
T-square, scissors, small cutting mat, pencils, eraser, pen wipe,
jar for water, pen holders, a good variety of nibs ranging from
small to large (I will also have some to share), low tack tape, paper
towels. Please also bring a couple of plastic or china palettes
• Brushes for loading ink onto pen, mixing brushes, good sable or
acrylic round brushes in size 0 and 1 and if you like, 00.
A small flat brush – ½” or smaller.
• Ball point burnisher
* If you like working with watercolour pencils, please bring some!
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