Text and Texture: Making Expressive Textures with Calligraphic Marks
Yukimi Annand, Instructor
September 14-17, 2017 (9am – 4pm)
Materials Fee: $20
I have a passion for textures, especially textures found in nature. After years of learning a variety of Roman letters, I discovered the beauty of each stroke and the unique textures that result from writing strokes with rhythm.
In this workshop, we will experience the usage of tools as extensions of our hand. We will start by creating marks with different writing tools and different objects. Then we will design alphabets with those new marks to write our chosen texts in various ways. We’ll examine writing speed, pressure, the directions of strokes, and the relationship between letters. Study of layering, tones, basic design layout and composition, and use of line and space in Japanese calligraphy will be presented for making effective textures. All exercise sheets will be temporarily bound for further experiments.
I am looking forward to sharing the moment each of us express our feeling affectively, deeply, strongly and evocatively into our creation by writing texts as textures on chosen spaces during the workshop.
Some calligraphy and/or lettering experience recommended