Liesbet Boudens
Bruges, Belgium

A08 — Monograms
One-Day Class, Sunday, July 26

Creating a personal monogram with your own or other’s initials is an exciting exercise in design. We will start from our knowledge of Roman capitals to draw our letters, which we will then enlarge and rework. When ready, we will add a decorative element for a special touch. The final piece will be done large scale in gouache, and can be used as a letterhead or a stamp or wherever a monogram is needed.

Supply List

  • 0.3 HB automatic pencil
  • HB 2 pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Break-away type knife
  • Scissors
  • Tape (transparent)
  • Glue stick
  • Lay-out paper or marker paper 9” x 12”
  • Clear plastic triangle
  • Measuring ruler
  • A few sheets of cold press watercolor paper: 90 lb – 140 lb
  • Small pieces of same paper, for exercises
  • Old toothbrush
  • Speedball pens, C2, C3, C4, C5 (I strongly recommend this brand)
  • Gouache
  • Pointed paintbrushes (choose a smaller and a larger one within the range of 00 – 2)
  • Old (flat) brush for mixing gouache
  • Flat brush (for example Da Vinci 2 Nova synthetics or Cotman 3 mm)
  • Palettes (any type)
  • Container for rinsing brushes
  • Rag for cleanup
Liesbet Boudens was born 1957 in Bruges, Belgium. She specialized in art from age sixteen and trained as an art teacher. She studied painting with Dan Van Severen at Sint-Lucas Art Institute in Ghent. Liesbet currently teaches art in a secondary school in Bruges and teaches workshops in Belgium and abroad. Her web address is www.liesbetboudensletters.eu.

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