ONLINE Victorian Frames & Labels - Starts Thurs 11th May 2023 at 2pm
If you wish to take part but are unable to attend the workshop demos live, please select the recording only option below.
All students will be given access to watch our video playback service for 60 days.
Please note that the follow up session is not recorded.
Thurs 11th May 2pm - 4pm workshop demo
Thurs 18th May 2pm - 4pm workshop demo
Thurs 25th May 2pm - 3pm follow up & feedback session*
This LivePlus™ online workshop is ideal for those who have taken classes with Heather before, but beginners who have experience working with the pointed pen are also very welcome. You needn't have the materials ready whilst watching this online demonstration – it is a time to watch, ask and learn - however, you are welcome to work along with Heather, if you wish.
Bring the beauty of Victorian scraps, die cuts and greeting cards to life through the wonder of the pointed pen.
The Victorian era was filled with elaborate and whimsical ornamental designs that graced their cards, typographic frames, and labels. Using the pointed pen, ink, or watercolours, we bring these vintage designs forward into our era. The designs are created with a form of flourishing that uses pointed pen etching.
These frames and labels are a calligrapher’s dream as they can be used for menu designs, cards, name plates and stunning envelopes. The designs are versatile and very addictive. Even if the pointed pen is new to you, there is something for all skill levels in this charming class.
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
- Straight pen holder with a medium flexible nib such as Zebra G, Hunt 22, or Gillott 404
- Either Ink, Gouache or Watercolour. Walnut ink works well and can be blended easily with water to give a vintage sepia effect. Fountain pen inks also work well although they are not lightfast, and I don’t recommend them for any fine art. You can try any watercolour or gouache in the pointed pen. I suggest a colour such as Payne’s Grey or Prussian Blue for dramatic effects.
- Small, pointed round brush
- Water dish and paper towel or bar cloth
- Either a few coloured pencils or, if you want to explore the line and wash technique, a few watercolours or watercolour pencils.
- Optional Gold Metallic Ink or a Sakura Clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen if you want to add a little sparkle to your work.
- Your favourite practice paper or Strathmore 400 series drawing paper.
- You may also want to fold some cardstock to note card size or work on the corners of your favourite envelopes.
Links to suppliers
Scribblers Calligraphy Supplies
Jackson's Art Supplies - Finest Art Materials
All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Heather will offer personalised critique / feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.
We suggest that you do not buy any specialist materials more than one week in advance as, occasionally, a class may be cancelled due to low enrolment.
*The follow up session is not recorded to ensure that you have an opportunity to share your work with the rest of the class, and receive personal feedback, without feeling self-conscious about being recorded. We would encourage you all to join us live if you can – even if you were signed up as a ‘recording only’ participant for the workshop.