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Heather Victoria Held - The Flowering Flourish

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The world of offhand flourishing is peaceful and mediative and traditionally done without preplanning your designs. It is the easiest of all pointed pen skills to learn and you will see results quickly on your page as you continue to practice. Simple botanical elements can add a beautiful touch to your designs. Throughout this playful class we will learn to use pen drawn floral motifs to create cascading corners, gentle swags and blooming borders. We will spend time refining the beautiful curves of the flourish as well learning how the negative spaces allow your work to breathe. We will be exploring colour throughout the class as we add depth to these designs but if you want to keep your supplies minimal, you may choose to work with entirely with pen and ink. Bring a sense of freedom, imagination and the wonder of nature with you as we spend time in the charming world of offhand flourishing. The possibilities are endless!

Class Supplies:
  • Your favorite holder and pointed nib (Held will be using a straight holder)
  • McCaffery's Brown or McCaffery's Penman’s Black ink
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Your favorite practice paper (Held will be using Maruman Imagination gridded paper)
    Color can be added with colored pencil, watercolor pencil, or watercolor of your choice. If using colored pencil, please bring a few floral colors. If using water media, please bring:
  • A small mixing palette
  • Small pointed brush
  • Paper towels
  • Water container
  • OPTIONAL: Sakura Gelly Roll Pen Clear Stardust
  • OPTIONAL: FINETEC Mica Watercolors, Gold
  • OPTIONAL: Pastels for background effects
  • OPTIONAL: A few sheets of Hot press watercolor paper or Strathmore drawing paper, 5”x7”
  • McCaffery's Ink, Brown
    Price: $9.50
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    McCaffery's Ink, Penman's Black
    Price: $7.25
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    Drawing Pencil
    Price: $1.26
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    Small Staedtler Mars White Plastic Eraser
    Price: $1.59
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    C-Thru Plastic Ruler  2''x18''
    Price: $3.95
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    Rhodia Pad, Gridded 8.25X11.75
    Price: $9.00
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    Flat 6 well mixing pan
    Price: $0.79
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    Faber-Castell Click & Go Water Pot
    Price: $4.99
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    FINETEC Coliro Watercolor Refill, Arabic Gold
    Price: $5.29
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    Arches 90# Hot Press Watercolor
    Price: $7.00
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    Strathmore 400 Series Smooth Drawing Paper
    Price: $8.99
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