October 21-22: A SHARP PENCIL AND A KEEN EYE Graphite Techniques for Calligraphers with Amity Parks

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October 21-22: A SHARP PENCIL AND A KEEN EYE Graphite Techniques for Calligraphers with Amity Parks

from 165.00

Instructor: Amity Parks

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Online Registration: Registration opens on June 19, 2017.

Where: Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago.

Fee: CCC Members $165/non-CCC Members $195

Supply Fee: $8 payable at the workshop

All Skill Levels - some calligraphy experience is helpful. 

In this class, the humble pencil and its relatives become powerful tools in creating many effects from subtle to stunning. We will use pencils, erasers, graphite sticks/blocks, powdered graphite and their water-soluble cousins to explore the possibilities of this medium for creating refined works of art to quickly made drawings in our sketchbooks.

Starting with basic drawing principles like line quality and shading, we will experiment with each tool to discover the marks it can produce. We will then move on to drawing letters and designing word groups, both formal and casual. The monochromatic drawn letterform forces us to slow down and relate more organically to the forms we are creating. You will find drawing letterforms with care and thoughtfulness to be so helpful in improving your design and lettering skills and in allowing for more refined and subtle attention to detail. 

Further time will let us explore how to integrate our letters with their backgrounds into designs that will grab our viewer’s eye. Finally I’ll show you some of the tricks I’ve learned to save time and ensure success when working with this versatile medium.

Click here for Amity Parks' bio.  Click here for supply list for this class.

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