Events & Classes

Calligraphy Class with Kathryn Adams

Introduction to calligraphy:

Participants will lean how to use chisel-edge calligraphy pens (Most common are the Speedball make) and shown how to rule out their own practice paper, grind their own ink using chinese stick ink, how to use regular ink, gouache to do lettering, and sharpen pens.

A variety of lettering templates will be provided and introduced. Roundhand, Blackletter and Half-Uncials are popular styles to start with.

Equipment needed:
* Gouache & a small tray to add water to it.
* Small brushes to load the pen nib.
* A water jar for cleaning brushes.
* Tissues for drying wet pen nibs.
* A bottle of regular black ink.
* A pen holder and a variety of sizes of chisel edge calligraphy nibs.
* Pencils, sharpener & eraser.
* Ruler & parallel ruler if you have one.
* lots of paper. 11X 17 is more efficient than 8.5 x 11 because it's less work to
   rule out lines.


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American Illustration 2012 Deadline

Nice lineup this year! Get your entries in order...


Marco Cibola Interviews Jacqui Oakley

Check it out, our friends Marco and Jacqui will be at this salon event at the DX:

Wed Feb 22 @ The DX, 6:30–7:30PM
234 Bay Street, Toronto


The Subconscious Sketchbook Class - Next Week!

A reminder to our readers that "The Subconscious Sketchbook Class" begins next Tuesday, which is Valentines Day... We have some room if you'd like to join!

Sketchbooks aren't just for illustrators. They're for everyone. All it takes is a willingness to do instead of think about doing! So if you've ever wanted to keep a sketchbook but didn't know where to start, this class might just be for you. Leave those excuses at home, and come join us for a four-part class where you will develop your own fantastic sketchbook! For more info or to sign up click here.



Leif Lecture on Female Illustrators of the Mid-Century. This was an event for Wed/Feb/8th/2012 at 7pm - we will reschedule soon.