Barbara Close
La Mirada, CA

A15 — Monoline & Flowers
One-Day Class, Sunday, July 26
Design, Lettering, Painting

Barb's Flowers
This class will introduce a variety of monoline alphabets so that even the novice can find success with the joys of lettering in this playful manner. Added to this, Barbara will guide you in a step-by-step method of painting flowers. The mindful, calm motions are very meditative, putting you in a state of tranquility. Combining the painting of flowers and adding thoughtful words to a page in a non-threatening environment allows creativity to soar and beautiful pages to evolve.

Supply List

  • Pigma Micron pens: 01, 03, and 08
  • Optional: Gel pen: Sakura Stardust clear for embellishing
  • Watercolors: pans or tubes
  • Palettev
  • Water containerv
  • Small pointed watercolor brush: #2, #4 or #6 with good tip
  • Canson Pro layout marker paper, for practice
  • 1 sheet of Arches text wove: cut into 8.5” x 11” pieces for final sample book
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Eraser
  • Optional: Gold powder
  • Glue stick
  • Painter’s tape
Barbara Close has been a freelance calligrapher, graphic designer, and instructor for a number of years. Her studio is located in Santa Ana, CA where she currently teaches a series of calligraphy classes as a year-long certificate program. She has taught many classes and workshops in various states of the country and in Canada. Barbara has taught for several international lettering conferences and at many of the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) Conferences. She also taught several classes and has lectured for the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Barbara designed the logo for Somerset Studio Magazine and a calligraphic font cartridge for Provo Craft’s Cricut Machine entitled: The Calligraphy Collection. She has also designed several greeting cards for Marcel Schurman, now under Papyrus.

Looking at her work, you can tell that she thoroughly enjoys her creative passion and the exhilaration of discovery in playful experimentations with paints, collages, lettering, and other mixed media. She also enjoys teaching a variety of classes that range from calligraphic styles to other unique assortments of classes. Her philosophy, “Follow Your Heart” still stands. Putting one’s self into a piece of work always turns out better and shows the true passion of the creator. Her love of lettering and design continue to grow.

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