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The Romance of Writing on Dark Paper

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Gramercy, Manhattan
214 E 21st St
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
New York, New York 10010
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Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 15
Teacher: Barry Morentz

What you'll learn in this calligraphy & hand lettering class:

Dancing in the Night: The Romance of Writing on Dark Paper

Writing on black, dark brown, and navy blue paper can be intimidating, but once you are comfortable with the mediums it is lush and visually exciting. We shall write with various white and pastel and metallic colors, while considering the opacity of gouache and the transparency of inks. 

Beginning with solid colors, we will move on to color blending, wet-on-wet techniques, the use of salt, alcohol and gold powders to create dazzling backgrounds for writing text. We will learn to control our palettes by the incremental addition of white to dark colors. Practical tips for effortless writing on black envelopes will be demonstrated.

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  • favorite dip pens, including a few large and small nibs
  • several tubes of gouache: including white, gold, silver and however many colors you wish to bring
  • several colors of transparent inks (such as Dr. Martin’s)
  • a few cheap mixing brushes
  • palette
  • few small sheets black paper (such as Canson, Arches, Cranford)
  • ruler
  • HB pencil
  • Micron Pigma pen size 01
  • brief quote

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  1. No refunds unless the class is solvent.
  2. No refunds unless we can replace you with someone on the waitlist.
  3. Please let us know of cancellations as soon as possible; we'll do our very best to refund the fee (minus $20 processing).

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Society of Scribes

Founded in 1974, and based in New York City, the Society is a non-profit educational organization which promotes the study, teaching and practice of calligraphy and related disciplines.

The Society fosters the appreciation, understanding and acceptance of calligraphy as a fine art. It also encourages...

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