Calligraphy: The Italic Hand

Course #3000001

Materials fee: $32

This covers the cost of pre-purchased materials by your instructor (non-waterproof black ink like Higgin's Eternal or Pelikan 4001, a pad of good quality 14 x 17 inch  layout bond like Borden and Riley #37 or Bienfang, Brause nibs 4mm, 3mm, 2.5 mm, 2 mm, and optionally smaller nibs). Please bring cash or check payable to the instructor to your FIRST CLASS SESSION. 

*This fee does not cover the cost of materials listed below. 

Required materials for the FIRST class:
18” inch metal T-square
12 inch metal ruler or longer
6H pencil
two 2H pencils
soft cotton rag
white nylon eraser
drafting tape

Optional materials:
a smallish portfolio case to carry materials (make sure it will fit your t-square and a 14" x 17" pad of paper)

Suggested Art Supply Stores:
New York Central Art Supply—3rd Ave. between 10th and 11th Streets
Utrecht—111 East 4th Ave. between 11th and 12th Streets
Pearl Paint—308 Canal Street

For Mail order:
Paper and Ink Arts
240 Great Circle Road, Suite 328
Nashville, TN 37228
Phone: 615-770-9902
1-800-736-7772
Fax:615-770-7044
1-800-736-7773

http://www.paperinkarts.com/

*** Some of these stores will give you a student discount if you present your Cooper Union Continuing Education registration receipt.

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