Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Next meeting: Saturday, November 10 at 10am

Botanical Line Drawings with Color Accents

Presented by Jesse Steinfort

Inspired by the book Modern Florals, by Alli Koch 

When Jesse discovered the drawings in the book Modern Florals, he was immediately excited by the texture they portray. He had seen many impressive works tagged by others with #ModernFlorals. After trying out some of the designs shown in Modern Florals, Jesse then wanted to augment these drawings with some color and used his favorite medium: watercolor. In this program, Jesse will present a book report of sorts and demonstrate a step-by-step method for producing two or more floral line drawings with color accents. His goal is to get you at least started creating an envelope suitable for mailing greetings to a friend or loved one. Jesse will provide a cotton envelope for your final product.

  1. One or two sheets of paper that can take some water (mixed media or watercolor paper, either hot or cold press)
  2. Waterproof black ink (Sakura Pigma Micron #05, or Noodler's Black in a fountain pen
  3. A few colored pencils for adding color highlights (optional)
  4. Some "warm" watercolor paints (e.g., yellow, orange, red, green, burnt sienna)
  5. A small watercolor brush OR a Pentel Aquash Water Brush (or similar)
  6. A water container and paper towels

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Next meeting: Saturday, October 13 at 10am

Whimsical Lettering

We will explore monoline techniques and how to adapt a simple alphabet into energetic, whimsical letters. Roxanne Glaser will share how to adapt the skeletons of letters by adding decorative details and shapes. Participants will explore modern calligraphy, block lettering, word shapes, decorative details, and embellishing as ways to develop your own personal whimsical lettering style to complement a variety of craft projects, such as gift boxes and tags, labels, signs, guestbooks, greeting cards, and much more.

  • Black monoline markers of various sizes (i.e., Micron, LePen, Sharpie, PaperMate Flair extra thin monoline (.25), Staedtler Pigment Liners)
  • Paper (copy paper, sketchbook, or Canson marker paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Optional: embellishment pens in different colors (glitter, gel, gold, silver, etc.); additional colors of monoline markers