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     1.  Gilding on Contemporary Bases:

We will use seven different metal leafs on four different acrylic gilding bases. The emphasis will be on ease of use and
dependable, spectacular results! You can use this short course as an introduction or “brush up” to previous instruction on gilding.
You will have several small (glittering!) finished pieces by the end of this short course. No lettering experience is necessary.
Once you experience it I hope you will consider the supply fee a bargain.
Instructor: Reggie Ezell
773-202-8321
contactreggie@comcast.net
www.reggieezell.com
  Materials I will provide:
-all gold leaf
-all gilding bases
-all papers
-all glassine
-mixing pans (size 1 or smaller)
-craft sticks/toothpicks
-acetone
-paper towels
-silks
-water bowls
-EF66 nib & pen handle
   Students provide:
-spoon shaped burnisher
-scissors (4” blades or longer)
-good pointed brush (size 1 or smaller)
 
  2.  Carolingian and Variations:
 
This basic version of Carolingian we will start with has everything to do with directness, rhythm, and enjoyment (fun). Twenty-one of
the twenty-six letters are done in a single stroke. We will generate contemporary versions changing not only the forms but the writing
implements used to make them as well. Every session we will work with a variety of papers, writing fluids and nibs, techniques,
as well as layouts and designs. Beginners through advanced welcome.
Instructor: Reggie Ezell
773-202-8321
contactreggie@comcast.net
http://www.reggieezell.com/
  Teacher provides:
-most papers
-most writing fluids choice
-some nibs
  Students provide:
-
calligraphy grid pad
-pen handle of personal
-nibs of own choosing
 
  3.  Blackletter and Variations: 

We will begin by grounding ourselves in a strong, basic form of gothic: Textura. Then we will, variable by variable, morph it through a series of permutations; creating variations, modernizing it and doing projects that are anything but traditional. Every session we will work with a variety of papers, writing fluids and nibs, techniques, as well as layouts and designs. Beginners through advanced welcome.
Instructor: Reggie Ezell
773-202-8321
contactreggie@comcast.net
www.reggieezell.com
  Teacher provides:
-most papers
-most writing fluids choice
-some nibs
  Students provide:
-calligraphy grid pad
-pen handle of personal choice
-nibs of own choosing

   
  4. Italic and Variations:

We will begin with an elegant version of Italic whose influences go as far back as Ludovico Arrighi (1522),
and Bernardino Cataneo (1544), and are as contemporary as Dick Beasley and Jacki Svaren. After steeping ourselves in this style, we will generate strikingly different variations, pushing the envelope, perhaps

causing us to ask “What is Italic?” Every session, we will work with a variety of papers, writing fluids, nibs, and techniques, as well as layouts and designs. Beginners through advanced welcome.
Instructor: Reggie Ezell
773-202-8321
contactreggie@comcast.net
www.reggieezell.com
  Teacher provides:
-most papers
-most writing fluids
-some nibs
  Students provide:
-calligraphy grid pad
-pen handle of personal choice
-nibs of own choosing