Presenter: Michelle Morin
SPONSORED: Inland Empire/Pomona Valley Chapter
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: In this class, we will use both composition principles and intuition (improvisation) to make fun and beautiful modern flourished borders for your calligraphy or handwritten pieces. Michelle will use a pointed pen with metallic watercolors, but you may use any tool and any ink you prefer (see materials list for suggested alternative monoline or pressure-sensitive tools).
These borders can coordinate with many calligraphic hands, including Copperplate-based and Spencerian-based pointed pen scripts. Michelle has used these borders around and in her calligraphy sketchbook pages and art pieces, on cards, and as custom stationary borders.
Experience with preparing and using a pointed pen is recommended but not required if other tools are used.
In this class, we will learn:
ABOUT MIMO: Michelle Morin ("Mi Mo") enjoys learning and creating in many visual arts and calligraphic traditions, including mixed-media, watercolor, and hand bookbinding, as well as calligraphy and lettering using pointed pen, pointed brush/marker, pencil, and other tools. Mi Mo teaches a Copperplate-based Modern Calligraphy and runs regular calligraphy study groups and creative meetups online. She is also a collector of fountain pens, hoarder of art supplies, avid journal-keeper and journal-maker, Program Chair for Pacific Scribes, corporate lawyer, and mom. @michelle.l.mo and @calligra_mi.
Your favorite pointed pen holder (straight or oblique), at least two different pointed nibs, ink, preferably in a few colors, and paper of your choice that works well with your inks and nibs.
These are the nibs, inks, and paper I like. You do not have to buy exactly what I use! Use what you have and what you love: