WOOL 2018 Conference

WOOL: Westcoast Odyssey of Letters

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The Line up is impressive –

SESSION ONE (MORNING) – CHOOSE ONE

RENEE ALEXANDER – DYNAMIC CALLIGRAPHY

Take your Italics to the next level! In this introduction class, using the
Compressed Italic Script, participants will look at techniques to make their
work look more dynamic and full of energy.

Supplies: BASIC KIT plus Speedball C3 nibs and nib holde,r a pad of Canson Drawing Paper #1557 or Canson Bristol Paper size 11” x 14” or larger, HB mechanical pencil and eraser and a metal ruler

 

 

Session 1B: SHANNON DOOLING – BUNGALOW LETTERING WITH THE B Nib

Based on the Art Nouveau lettering of Rennie MacIntosh, you will learn this tall and narrow monoline script using round B nibs. It is an easy hand to master (no ascenders or descenders) and well suited for your calligraphic designs.

Supplies: BASIC KIT plus Speedbal B nibs – #3 and/or #5, Higgins eternal ink or equivalent,  Canson Pro layout paper or similar, bring any prepared watercolour background pieces to letter on (6×9)

 

Session 1C: LAURA ERIKSSON – THE FRACTURED ALPHABET

Fractured letters are a fun “code-alphabet”. They can be written as “hidden text” or added as a design detail for your journalling or cards. We will use watercolour or gouache as ink and a larger nib (Speedball C – 0) as our writing tool. This class will explore too, how other examples of fragments can become a beautiful whole.Supplies: BASIC KIT plus set of watercolours or gouache, round
brush, pen holder with C – 0 nib, parallel pen (blue, if you have one),
automatic pen (if you have one), practice paper
SUPPLY FEE: $3

SESSION TWO (AFTERNOON) – CHOOSE ONE

Session 2A: VICTORIA HERYET – THE DECORATED ENVELOPE

Create beautiful, covetable mail art that will make the postman do a double take! Using watercolour pens, you will learn to use unique lettering styles and simple
illustrations to embellish greeting cards and envelopes that will be cherished. You will receive a watercolour brush
pen and a card and envelope to decorate

Supplies: BASIC KIT plus Micron pens (fine point) or similar (must be waterproof ink),
french curve (if you have one), watercolour brushes (sizes 1,3 5) Wink of Stella in clear or
similar glitter pen, white gel pen and practice paper. OPTIONAL: watercolour pencils
SUPPLY FEE: $7

 

Session 2B: MAURELLE DE LOS SANTOS – MODERN BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY

Create beautiful contemporary pointed brush script lettering by learning basic rules, that you can  eventually break to find your own style.
Translate positive energy using pen and paper and
widen your calligraphic world.

Supplies: BASIC KIT plus Felt brush pen like Tombow dual brush pen or Tombow
Fudenosuke brush pen, practice pad like Strathmore Calligraphy pad, Rhodia or 24 lb
HP laserjet paper. OPTIONAL: Sakura waterbrush and a watercolour set

 

Session 2C: VIOLET SMYTHE – A DAY AT THE BLEACH

A fun day of experimentation. What better way to use up all those sheets of scrap black paper and other dark card stock
you have in your stash. We will review a Neuland variation and Button Alphabet before getting down and dirty and playing
with bleach! A kit will be provided including a glass container for the (supplied) bleach, chopsticks, cardstock. There will be a
variety of implements to use, as well as chalk pastels to experiment with.

Supplies: BASIC KIT plus an apron, water container and paper towels, black vinyl eraser,
hair dryer OPTIONAL: Automatic or Coit pens, old nibs – rusty is good and a nib holder(s)
(Violet will have some nib holders for sale at $1 each), any dark coloured card stock
SUPPLY FEE: $5

 

BASIC KIT: Pencils, eraser, ruler, sharpener, graph/tracing/layout paper.
Pens and nibs, inks & markers. Paper towels & water container.

 

 

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