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Calligraphy Color Power with Tim Botts

Presented by Fine Line Creative Arts - St. Charles, IL at Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Saint Charles IL

Feb 19 2022
Calligraphy Color Power with Tim Botts

Join Tim Botts for a one-day workshop exploring color in Calligraphy.

We will begin exploring color through black and white studies in value contrast and density. Exercises with colored paper and color mixing will help us understand hues and color schemes. We will also make responses to various types of music with experimental marks on paper. Opaque and trans-parent use of gouache, gradation through the letters, layering, and working dark and light on medium value paper will all be demonstrated along with opportunities to try each technique. A slide talk will

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Cost: Class Price: $145 - Pre-registration is required.

Supplies: Sumi ink in a round green bottle, Winsor Newton gouache in tubes: the primary colors plus white, Holbein pearl gold gouache in a tube 11x14 or 11x17”, white bond or photocopier paper for practice exercises, broad-edged pen points: Speedball C-0, C-1, C-2 and/or Brause set of nine (esp 3/4 through 3 mm), several broad-edged watercolor brushes: 1/4” to 1” widths, HB pencil and kneaded eraser, inexpensive pointed brush (sometimes numbered 6-10) for mixing paint and palette with at least six wells, assorted color pencils (especially Berol Prismacolor) and markers for layout, several sheets of middle value (between black and white) of neutral colored charcoal paper (Canson MiTeintes is easy to get) such as tan, gray or medium blue approx. 11x14” size several sheets of Fabriano Artistico or Arches Text Wove cold press watercolor paper approx. 11x14”

Contact: 630-584-9443


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  • Feb 19, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Fine Line Creative Arts Center

37w570 Bolcum Rd, Saint Charles, IL 60175

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