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Watercolor Fall Leaves and Morse Deco Letters

  • October 30, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom - online


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Presenter: Mina Taylor

Sponsored by Inland Empire/Pomona Valley chapter

About this workshop: Fall leaves are delightful to watercolor. And Morse Deco, a whimsical alphabet will be reviewed by Mina Taylor. We will learn to use the side of the brush to easily make leaves and blend colors. 

About Mina: Mina Taylor has practiced calligraphy for over 40 years. For 20 years she ran an art show featuring 25 artists from southern California. In 1979, she launched her calligraphic business: Mina’s Manuscripts & More. Taking on students and limited commissions, her current work can be seen on Instagram, @minas.manuscripts . “I believe that calligraphic words of truth can inspire people in transition, in grief, in hopelessness, in joy, in all of life really, to think beyond their situation to eternal things."

Supply list:

1.Paper Cold or Hot Press 9x12 watercolor (the different textures render different effects), heavier Scratch paper (for practicing the alphabet)

2. Watercolors: Your favorites (Winsor Newton, Schminke) or a box Prang is good, too. 

3. At least 2-3 water color brushes with a fine tip. # 1, 2 are preferred; 3, 4 can work on a larger scale. 

3. Fine-tipped (not extra fine) Sharpie pen or a Black Posca Medium point (not chisel)

4. B-3 Speedball nib in holder (round nib) 

5.  Paper towels, 5-10 q tips, small spray bottle, pencil, eraser, 4 sheets Graph paper. Removable masking or scotch tape.

6. If you prefer to use a different short quote among the leaves you can have that penciled out on your watercolor paper.

7. Prepare guidelines on paper that doesn’t bleed: Capitals is 8 dots, x-height is 5 dots.

8. Padding: Mina uses thin felt to sit behind the paper as we letter

Questions? E-mail Alessandra at iepv.sfcworkshops@gmail.com. NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted without prior consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors. ** You must ask permission of the artist/ instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos.


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