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Calligraphy by ECS--And the Small Become Great
Sat, 6 May 2017, 9:30 AM – Sun, 7 May 2017, 4:00 PM MDT
This two-day workshop allows participants to explore a variety of techniques and create small pieces of art. You will use abstact painting, gestural marks, embossing, collage, embellishing, layering, and lettering to make personalized greeting cards, name tags, place cards, gift tags, jewelry, or pieces of art suitable for framing. You will also have the option to include small quotes, Haiku or Tanaka poetry, etc., to create your art. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels. Any lettering can be used, whether it is a calligraphic hand or your own personal lettering.
To enhance your work, you should bring collage items such as pictures, text, practice calligraphy sheets, decorative paper scraps, transparent paper, paste paper, old dictionary/book pages, or other items you may have on hand. We ask that you try to keep your work space clutter-free by storing extra materials in your car until they are needed.
There is no food or drink allowed in the room, but a common area with tables and chairs is down the hall. A fridge and microwave are available for our use both days. The lunch break is only 30 minutes, so you will need to bring your lunch.
All items marked with a * are needed for the basic painting/decorating/lettering of this workshop.
*HB and 2H and eraser, or a drafting pencil and sharpener, 18” metal ruler (best if you have a cork backing)
*X-acto knife (extra blades) and cutting board
*3 - 4 half sheets Arches text wove paper (please cut down to ½ sheet size if buying a full sheet)
*½ “ to ¼” full roll of drafting tape - only need one size
*Plastic or paper bag to use as a garbage container
*6 to 7 of your favorite colours of Gouache
*Mixing tray(s) to accommodate your gouache.
*Pointed nibs, broad edge nibs, and a holder (whatever is your preference)
*Higgens ink, acrylic ink - black, or stick ink, and ink well (Colored inks are also welcome)
*Micron or similar black pens range 005 – 05 -- 01. (small, med and large)
Flat brush--1” to ½” (only need 1 or bring what you have)
Round brush -- size 1 or 2, as well as one of the larger size 6,7,8,9,10 (bring what you have )
Dr. Martin's Bleedproof White Ink
Any metallic watercolour
Black Sharpie marker
Tweezers and bone folder
Sobo or white glue and a glue brush
Circle, triangle or square templates
Any miscellaneous items that you may want to use on your miniature images:
collage items such as: postage stamps new or used, decorative paper scraps, regular or water soluble coloured pencils, transparent papers/paste papers, etc. Please remember these are small images we will be working on, less than +/- 8 cm x 8 cm (3” x 3”), so you don’t need a lot to fill up the space.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE A $15 FEE, PAYABLE AT THE WORKSHOP, TO COVER THE COST OF MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY THE INSTRUCTOR (pieces needed for creating jewelry, etc.)
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2610 Hewes Way NW
Millwoods Library, Seniors & Multicultural Centre
2nd Floor, Room 231
Edmonton, AB T6L 6W6