gettin’ inky in Inktober! For the October program, you will be experiencing
hands-on traditional and contemporary letterpress printing. Virginia Green,
owner of BlackHare Studio, will inform members about the art of letterpress
printing. A brief history of letterpress, along with tools and traditional
techniques, will be discussed and presented through a variety of printed
examples and demonstration. You will also learn about the contemporary digital
process to inform you about how your calligraphy can be printed traditionally
on a letterpress. Just bring an apron!
will lead us in an exploration of lines and letters with Speedball B Nibs. We
will practice a square capital inspired alphabet and learn to add text to a
curved line. Roxanne will share additional monoline techniques that she learned
from Cora Pearl. Anyone staying for the Lettering Jam Workshop may continue
their exploration in the afternoon.
Supply List for Program
B nibs and straight holder
of your choice (Sumi, Higgins Eternal, etc.)
paper such as HP 32#, Rhodia, or Canson Marker Paper
Martha Cole will be teaching “rainbow uncial,” which she
describes as her own whimsical, not-historically-accurate, “uncial-inspired”
hand with a fun color-mixing technique she learned from Carol Dubosch.
Martha has been lettering since she was a teenager. She loves
learning new hands, especially quirky broad-edge alphabets. Her favorite
calligraphers include Tim Botts, Carol Dubosch, and Carrie Imai. She has been a
member of the Austin Capital City Scribes since 2011, and a member of the WCG
since 2018. She is currently President of the Capital City Scribes.
·6 mm (or 3.8 mm) Parallel pen (Martha will have
some extras to borrow as well as some new-in-box to purchase. If you are
bringing your own, please remove the cartridge and rinse out the pen as we will
use it as a dip pen.)
·Winsor & Newton calligraphy ink in Dark Blue
and Yellow Ochre (MC Arts is ordering some bottles), or 2 of your favorite
water-soluble inks that mix well
·two pipettes and a six-well plastic paint
will bring plenty of ink and extra supplies to share.