|This manuscript book from 1997 was my own exploration of ideas shared in this class. Click the image for another page spread.
two or three day workshop with Denis Brown
to Advanced level
this module is included in the 5 day class Rhythm & Eurhythmics
layouts often merely fill space, but we will explore how compositionally
active spaces can be created by dividing the picture plane with lines
of writing. Exercises in rhythmic repetition & paraphrasing
of calligraphic elements will lead to the development of works from
thumbnail sketches to dynamic compositions.
Normal kit of
dip-pens: Brause size 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm & 5mm particularly suggested
in addition to students own preferred brand; plus a range of any other
writing tools you use (brushes, ruling pens, droppers, etc); ink, gouache
colors, pencils, ruler, palettes; mixing and loading brushes; scalpel
or scissors; pad of paper A3 size (12 "x 17") or larger; a
few larger (full-size) sheets of better quality paper, incl. one of a mid-tone color;
big Automatic or Coit pens; scalpel or sharp craft knife; glue-stick.
Detail from one of the class handout sheets
TO BOOK A WORKSHOP