My name is Julia van der Wyk, and I teach an ink wash painting class at the San Francisco International Pen Show.
In my ink wash painting class, you will learn brush and ink techniques to explore the depth and range of your favorite inks! Students will practice brush handling, experiment with water and paper, and create an art piece in this hands-on workshop. Bring an object for still life, or paint from memory and imagination.
Materials Kit included in class fee:
Paintbrush, ink, water-tight ink containers, watercolor papers, cotton pads
Sunday August 27, 2023 1pm-3pm
Class tuition is $85, limit 15 students
Pen show entry fee is separate from class tuition.
I attached to pen and ink media early on in life, becoming enamored of Pelikan drawing inks in grade school (the Pelican logo! the umlauts!) and the world of dip calligraphy nibs and the Speedball lettering handbook.
My university degree is from UCSC in Fine Art Printmaking and Painting. During that time I took a class in chinese calligraphy from calligraphy master Wang Dongling which brought back my original love of brush and ink, and has influenced my approach to art and making since.
In 2011 I started to participate in the fountain pen community, largely online. In 2015 I attended my first pen show, where I was able to meet Internet friends, proprietors and makers in person. I am very pleased to offer a class in ink wash painting to my beloved fountain pen community. My hope is that this content will enhance and complement the show experience, and bring the joy of brush and ink to all who attend. More information about the show can be found at https://www.sfpenshow.com/ . I look forward to seeing you there!