RECOMMENDED COURSE SUPPLIES
The sections below include:
- A photo of the recommended product
- The name of the product
- A brief description, if needed
- The lessons in which the product is used
Each recommendation is also linked to an online retailer, though you may need to find a different online or local seller depending on which country you're in.
Just the Basics
These tools will get you started with beginning calligraphy, developing your own style, brush lettering with pens and watercolors, and floral embellishments with a dip pen.
Fine to wide swells. Has a good stiffness for beginners.
The classic, simple and inexpensive pen holder that all of our instructors use!
In HM, F, or H-H9 (the higher the number, the harder the lead).
Options include Tombow brush pens; Kuretake Fudebiyori pens in colored and metallics; Zebra brush pens in medium, fine, extra fine; Zig Cocoiro pens; Pentel Touch; Crayola Supertips markers; Crayola metallics; Crayola Color Switchers; Sakura Koi coloring brush pens; Winsor and Newton watercolor markers; Letraset Aqua markers.
Beyond the Basics
If you're ready to move beyond the beginning tools, this section is for you. In it you'll find more intermediate nibs, as well as different papers to experiment with. You'll also find the tools needed for creating floral embellishments with watercolor paints, for creating layouts for projects and envelopes, for brush lettering with gouache, and for digitizing your work.
Annie's condensed list: alizarin crimson, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, ultramarine, lamp black, chinese white. After that, try: burnt umber, burnt sienna, cobalt blue, indian red, sap green, yellow ochre.