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2.5 Days
$5 Supply Fee

Instructor Bio

Barbara is an internationally known calligrapher, designer, instructor of over 38 years. Her studio is located in southern California & teaches weekly on-going classes there. She has taught for several International Lettering Conferences & many IAMPETH conferences as well as workshops throughout the US & in Canada.

Looking at her work, one can see her creative passion and the exhilaration of discovery with her letters & mixed media. Barbara has designed the logo masthead for Somerset Studio Magazine, designed several greeting cards for Marcel Schurman & a calligraphic font cartridge for ProvoCraft’s Cricut die-cut machine.

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Class Description

We’ll be combining forces of our lettering scripts & painting techniques by spicing them up with beautiful, amazing backgrounds and exciting marks to enhance the words for the page. We will also explore several other styles & drawn images that will create interesting line variations. We can make the pages dance! Can’t wait!









Supply List

Holders you like to use
Inks you like plus Sumi ink
Gouache (a few)
Watercolors in tubes or pan sets
Mixing brush & water container
Paper towels
Small pointed brush #2 OR #4
Sumi brush/bamboo 1/4″ for washes
Embossing stylus
Pigma micron 01 or 03
X-acto knife
Cutting mat
Gold powder (optional)
Dr Martins Bleed Proof White (optional)
Quotes you would like to letter
Canson Pro Layout Marker Pad 9×12″
2 Stonehenge or equivalent papers-cut/tear to 7″ x 11 1/4″ (you can get 8 sheets to one large sheet: cut lengthwise first for the 11 1/4; then cut the 7″ width.)


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