Brush Duet: The Interplay of Edged & Pointed Brush


By Eliza Schulte Holliday
TCG 2-day Workshop Weekend:
February 24th & 25th, 2017

Duet: The Interplay of Edged & Pointed Brush:
It won’t be long before Eliza Schulte Holliday will be traveling here from Cholula, Mexico to teach our guild her 2-day workshop during the weekend of February 24th & 25th.

The La Quinta Inn here in Raleigh (2211 Summit Park Lane) has already been booked. Her flight has been paid for. So now all we need is you!

Eliza has written two books in collaboration with Marilyn Reaves, both on brush lettering. Her first book is “Brush Lettering: An Instructional Manual in Western Brush Calligraphy.” Her second is “The Lively Brush” and it comes with a DVD of 2 1/2 hours of pointed brush instruction. I have both books and will be studying them as well as watching the DVD to prepare myself.

If you are interested in learning with Eliza, this will be your chance to do that for a very affordable cost of $100 (nonmembers, $150).

Supply List:
Bond Practice Paper: at least 11” x 17” (sturdy paper with some “tooth”)

Graph Paper Pad: Blue Grid Practice Pad – needs to be very light in tint. The Westwind pad from Paper & Ink arts is very good.

Writing Kit: including favorite writing tools, slant board (if that’s what you are used to) ruling supplies, pencil, eraser, quote book

– mixing brush – an older full brush for just mixing
-1/2″ “Brights” flat brush – Winsor Newton 995 is good. I use the inexpensive Simply Simmons brush. Having a 1/4” and a ¾ “ one is nice, but not necessary for the course.

Pointed brushes (round ferrule) 0-6: have at least a #2. I recommend the #2 ESCODA kolinsky sable brushes sold through John Neal and Dick Blick. If you already own pointed brushes, bring the ones that come to a good point when wet, and have some “spring back“ to a point after pressure.

OR, Pentel Color Brush (BLACK). It has the most spring you can get in an inexpensive faux fiber tool! But then you are restricted to the color black.

Gouache: Winsor & Newton is best. Have at least black and white (Jet black and Permanent white) with primaries (Flame Red, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Brilliant Green) recommended. Or bring any colors you have. Also any watercolors you ALREADY HAVE.

Water Jar: (I like a little water sprayer to reconstitute dry colors.)

Mixing tray: (six depression plastic palette, shallow dishes, small plates, small muffin tin)

Matboard Scrap 3″x 8″: Just a small piece, what you have around, any color. Or ask for a scrap from a frame shop.

Bring at least one sheet of dark (black, blue, dark red, dark green) paper. Canson Mi Tientes is good and some Arches text wove, for finished projects.