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Writing Small Alphabets and Creating Small Treasures

Writing Small Alphabets and Creating Small Treasures

Mondays, October 18- November 15
6 – 9 pm

Make your writing small, smaller, smallest as we work with various tools conducive to tiny writing. Three styles of lettering will be learned in this five week class: Monoline Italic, Clothesline Caps, and Willow by Hand, all of which can all be written in a variety of sizes. These delightful letters will be used to create books, boxes, and greeting cards utilizing a variety of materials.

Mondays, October 18- November 15
6 – 9 pm

Instructor: Carol Pallesen
Ages: Adult (15+) | All Levels

Supply List:

  • Notebook (if you wish to take notes in class)
  • Micron pens (such as Sakura Pigma, Zig, Staedtler, etc.—whatever are you favorites in black 005, 0l, and 08 sizes; I usually use the Pigmas)
  • Extra fine point metallic pens (silver and gold are nice, such as Sakura Pen-Touch .7mm) __Ruler (metal cork-backed, 6 or 12”
  • Bone folder (tool used to fold paper)
  • Xacto knife and #11 blades
  • Cutting surface (scrap of matboard or self-healing mat, about 9×12”ish in size)
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Scissors
  • Gluestick (such as UHU brand, my favorite)
  • Rubber cement pick-up (such as Best-Test, to pick up glue stick remnants)
  • Scrap paper (such as 8 1/2 x 11” used xerox or computer paper, for gluing backup, about 15 or 20 sheets)
  • Water dish (such as an empty well-washed yogurt cup or similar)
  • Watercolor pencils (I’ll bring plenty to share if you don’t have your own, but if you have favorites, bring them)
  • Small, flat brush (I’ll also bring these to share if you don’t have one)
  • Triangle (can be small, 12” or under, 30-60 or 45 degree)
  • Rag and baby wipes (to clean tools and your hands)

Optional items (don’t bog yourself down, but you may want some of these):

  • Micron pens in other colors and sizes
  • Other favorite pointed pens
  • A couple tubes of watercolor or gouache
  • Dishes and mixing brushes for items above
  • Slant board (if that’s how you want to write)
  • Cushion or pillow for chair
  • A few SMALL rubber stamps and a couple favorite pads
  • Bring snacks if you want, since this class is during dinnertime!
Book Arts
October 18, 2021 6 – 9 pm