Passionate Pointed Brush On-line
Dates & Times
Thursday June 17, 2021
Time 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST Studio Zoom Opens 6:30 p.m.
All – some familiarity with the pointed brush – intermediate to advanced level
Class capacity 100 students
The pointed brush is one of the most versatile tools in a calligrapher’s toolbox. From elegant flourishes to bold, chunky strokes, the pointed brush gives the scribe a myriad of options.
In this mini-class, we will start with a series of basic stroke exercises, analyzing how the brush works when both pressure and release are applied. We will then move into writing some words and phrases. Hopefully, this introduction to the pointed brush will encourage you to further explore this wonderful tool!
Julie Wildman is a Chicago-based graphic designer, commercial lettering artist, calligrapher, and teacher. With over 25 years of experience, she has a range of innovative lettering skills and brings her expertise and enthusiasm to the Zoom classroom.
Students are expected to have their basic calligraphy kit on hand plus the items as listed below.
Brush options—one of the following:
1 Pentel pointed brush (black) or
1 water brush, pointed with medium 12 mm tip (e.g., Niji, Aquash, or Pentel) or
Winsor & Newton Series 7, sable, pointed round size 2 if you already own or
1 rubber-tipped brush marker such as Tombow or Ecoline—these are not preferred for learning brush lettering since they don’t have bristles; however, if access to supplies is limited, they will be fine for this short class
Writing fluid options:
Small bottle of sumi or walnut ink and a small cup to hold the ink
1 tube of gouache (any colour) and a small bottle of distilled water. A tiny bit of gum arabic if you already own.
Practice paper with a bit of tooth that doesn’t bleed when using wet media—about 10 sheets. Suggestions: Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper or 12” x 18” Pacon Sulphite drawing paper.
Any quality paper scraps in one or two colours such as white or in particular dark or black (if using gouache). Suggestions: Arches Text Wove, Canson Mi-Tientes Black, Ingres Black, or Arches Black Cover, watercolour paper cold press (rough), Nideggen.
Water and water container; rag or paper towels; favourite quotes, verses or phrases
6-well mixing palette and mixing brush (only if using gouache)
This mini workshop is open to all skill levels.
Zoom studio. Link to be provided to registrants on Wednesday March 10, 2021
Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC)
56 Neilson Drive