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Our next workshop will be on 21 May 2022. Please contact us if you would like to attend this workshop -

'Combining Cut Letters with Writing' with Jilly Hazeldine

21 May at Jarrow Hall 10:15am- 3:30pm

Contrast is always a good thing in lettering and cut letters by their very nature provide that contrast when combined with pen made letters. We will start with exercises on cutting and move on to working with a small design. You will need a short, pithy phrase, where one word can be enlarged for the cut element. Proverbs are useful texts for this. Materials:

* A cutting mat
* Good quality cartridge paper for trials and roughs
* Better quality paper for the finished design, eg a hot pressed watercolour paper such as Arches or
Saunders 190gsm weight. Half a sheet will be more than enough.
* Tracing paper
* Pencils, 2H, HB and B
* Scalpel, preferably Swann Morton. I use handle size 3. A brand new 10A blade (essential)
You can use a craft knife, but the blade must be new and must be pointed
* Some small pieces of coloured paper
* Gouache paint (match your paint to your coloured paper)
* Metal nibs, brushes for mixing and loading, palette etc

Cut letters need to have bulk, so Neuland is a good script to use. You may want to familiarise yourself with it or revise it beforehand. I will bring some example sheets.

The cost will be Members: £15 / Non-Members: £20





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