A Sharp Pencil and a Keen Eye with Amity Parks

Date(s): 02/09/2019 - 02/10/2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm



A Sharp Pencil and a Keen Eye with Amity Parks

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Amity Parks: A Sharp Pencil and a Keen Eye
February 9-10 2019, at ArtWorks in Edmonds

In this class, the humble pencil and its relatives become powerful tools in creating many effects from subtle to stunning. We will use pencils, erasers, graphite sticks/blocks, powdered graphite and their water soluble cousins to explore the possibilities of this medium, from creating refined works of art to quickly made drawings in our sketchbooks. Starting with basic drawing principals like line quality and shading, we will experiment with each tool to discover the marks it can produce. We will then move on to drawing letters and designing word groups, both formal and casual. The monochromatic drawn letterform forces us to slow down and relate more organically to the forms we are creating. You will find drawing letterforms with care and thoughtfulness to be so helpful in improving your design and lettering skills and in allowing for more refined and subtle attention to detail. Further time will let us explore how to integrate our letters with their backgrounds into designs that will grab the viewer’s eye. Finally, Amity will show us some of the tricks she’s learned to save time and ensure success when working with this versatile medium.

Amity Parks is an artist and calligrapher living in Missoula, Montana. Her work has been featured in national and regional exhibits and publications. She has served on the faculty of the International Lettering Arts Conference in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018, and has taught workshops nationally and internationally. More information and artwork can be found on Facebook and at her website, www.amityparks.com .

February 9-10 2019, 9:30 AM -4:30 PM
At ArtWorks, 201 Second Avenue South, Edmonds, Washington
$125.00 WOC Members; $155.00 Non-Members; $160.00 Non-Member Canadian
One scholarship may be available

Mail on or after January 15, 2019; or register online at www.writeoncalligraphers.org on or after January 17, 2019.
Early applications will go to the bottom of the inkwell,
Confirmation will be sent via email. Priority will be given to WOC Members.
Pay via PayPal at writeoncalligraphers@gmail.com. or write check payable to WOC and mail with registration form to:
WOC Workshop, c/o Kathy Barker, 2171 Killarney Way, Bellevue WA 98004
Refund Policy: Full refunds will be given one (1) month in advance of a workshop. No refunds less than two (2) weeks
before the workshop, unless the spot can be filled from the waiting list. All refunds are subject to a $10.00 administration
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