Monday, June 12, 2017

April 2017

Geometric Lettering

This program was a revisit from long ago, given to us by Diana Haines after one of her trip to England and a study session at West Dean College with Martin Wenham. This was an alphabet adapted from a design by Hans Schmidt. 

Diana loved to have her family visits coincide with courses given at West Dean College and she studied several times with Martin Wenham. 

Based on geometric shapes, a circle, half circle, a triangle and rectangle, the letters fit into a square. 
Once you get the 'feel' of them, they can be decorated with coloured pencil, watercolour, markers or zen tangling type designs, etc. 

We first looked at this in the Fall of 1994! Nan led us through the April program this time around and gave us homework to do!

February 2017

Coloured Pencil

Working with instructions from a workshop many years ago with Benny McAdams, we worked on VALUE REVERSAL with Prismacolour coloured pencils. Nan did her March postcard for me, using this technique.
January 2017

In Between the Lines - Valentines.

Violet led us through the program to make Valentine's. Draw the horizontal lines first and letter in between them. Add colour, decorate and give them with love!