Nancy Culmone
Serafina, NM

A17 — The Joy of Writing in Color
One-Day Class, Sunday, July 26
Beginner, Beginner/Intermediate, Intermediate

The joy and pleasure of working with rich colors is accessible to all calligraphers.

Each tool (the broad pen, monoline pen or copperplate pen) has different requirements for ease of color writing. You will work with them all using gouache, watercolor, and pencils on a variety of papers.

After touching on color theory we will move on to tips and techniques for colorful pen work. You will be guided through exercises in color transitions, mixing colors as you write, contrasts, opaque lettering on dark papers, and transparent color. Additionally, examples and demonstrations provide inspiration and practical help.

Supply List

  • Basic Calligraphy Supply List plus:
  • All the mysterious stuff in your tool box
  • Tape
  • Right angle triangle
  • Snap-off knife
  • 2 water jars
  • 3 or more small mix brushes: pig bristle or synthetic
  • 2 – 3 tubes of gouache: Winsor & Newton, Linel, Turner or Schmincke
  • Pen points: Speedball C0, C1, C2, B2, B3
  • Your favorite pens for small writing: Mitchell Rexel, Tape, or Brause
  • 3 copperplate points: Rexel is fine
  • 7 or more Prismacolor pencils: white, dark, and bright colors
  • Your favorite paper and any paper you would like to try
  • If you already have: music pen, ruling pens, wide or split pens, a spray mister

Supply fee: $10 – 15 for gouache, watercolor, palette, ink, and papers supplied by me (I will supply most papers & paints)

Nancy Culmone lives and works in a remote area of New Mexico, where the vast sky and landscape offer endless inspiration. Her childhood loves of lettering and drawing were pursued at The Cooper Union School of Art studying painting, printmaking, calligraphy and later as a graduate student at Syracuse University. She has taught workshops all over the U.S. and Canada and several times in England and Europe. Nancy taught year long calligraphy courses at Massachusetts College of Art (3 years) and The DeCordova Museum School (15 years). An important focus of her work is in book form. Her unique, one-of-a kind manuscript books are held in private collections and public institutions such as Harvard and Duke Universities, Reed College, The Rochester Institute of Technology, and The University of Utah. Nancy’s work has been exhibited in North and South America, Europe, and Russia.

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