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Mike Kecseg - Pointed Pen Variations

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Engrosser’s Script is a beautiful flowing hand steeped in tradition. While very practical, there may be a time when you’ll want to break with this traditional style and create letter forms that are more expressive and contemporary. In this class we’ll take the same flexible pointed pen we’ve been using for Engrosser’s Script and use it to explore the potential for creating new and exciting letter forms. Through step-by-step instruction we’ll start with an informal pen script and then move toward creating a “gothicized” script and an “uncialized” script. Along the way we’ll develop confidence with the pointed pen and discover the unique advantages of lettering with a flexible tool.

Class Supplies:
  • 4-5 pointed pen nibs of your choice (Hunt 101, Gillott 303, Hiro 41, Nikko G, or Leonardt EF Principal recommended)
  • Oblique penholder
  • Straight penholder
  • Black ink of your choice (Higgins Eternal, McCaffrey’s, Moon Palace Sumi, or ink stick + grinding stone recommended)
  • Graph paper with 1/8” squares (at least 8.5" x 11")
  • Soft pencil (2B or 3B grade)
  • Straight edge
  • Protractor or adjustable triangle
  • Mixing tray/cups
  • Mixing brush
  • Paper towels
  • Water container
  • OPTIONAL: 1-2 sheets/half sheets of quality art paper of your choice, 8.5" x 11" (Arches Hot Press, Canson Mi Tientes, or Diploma Parchment recommended)
  • OPTIONAL: Gouache or colored ink of your choice
  • OPTIONAL: White ink (Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleedproof White recommended)
  • OPTIONAL: Drawing board
  • OPTIONAL: T-square
  • Hunt 101 Nib
    Price: $1.49, 12/$16.68, 144/$180.00
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    Gillott 303 Nib
    Price: $0.79, 12/$9.24, 36/$27.00, 144/$99.36
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    Hiro 41 Nib
    Price: $0.60, 12/$6.84, 36/$19.80
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    Nikko G Pointed Nib
    Price: $1.55, 12/$16.92, 36/$47.88, 144/$172.80
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    Leonardt Extra Fine Principal Nib
    Price: $2.25, 10/$20.00, 25/$43.75
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    Higgins Eternal Non-Waterproof
    Price: $4.95
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    McCaffery's Ink
    Price: $7.00 - $9.25
    Moon Palace Sumi Ink
    Price: $11.95
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    Black Sumi Ink Stick and Mini Ink Stone
    Price: $3.19
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    Small Paper & Ink Grid Pad
    Price: $7.95
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    C-Thru Plastic Ruler  2''x18''
    Price: $3.95
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    6 Inch Protractor 360 Degree
    Price: $3.19
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    Flat 6 well mixing pan
    Price: $0.79
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    Bristle Mixing Brush #4
    Price: $1.00
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    Faber-Castell Click & Go Water Pot
    Price: $4.99
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    Arches 90# Hot Press Watercolor
    Price: $7.00
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    Dr. Martin's Bleedproof White
    Price: $9.69
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    Small Easel with Plexiglass (15.5 X 18)
    Price: $56.90
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    Helix 18'' T-Square
    Price: $8.65
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