Brush Lettering with Gouache



Brush Lettering with Gouache


Gouache paint is the secret weapon of most professional calligraphers – it can be mixed into any color and it works great on notoriously difficult papers. Artist and calligrapher Alissa Mazzenga explains when and where you might want to use gouache for your projects, and also walks you through her signature, flowy alphabet.

Please Note: This class was included in the Modern Calligraphy Summit 1.0.

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Artist and calligrapher Alissa Mazzenga shares her secrets for using gouache in calligraphy, her signature flowy script style, and guidance for creating beautiful large scale lettering artwork with gouache paint. This online class focuses on using an actual paintbrush for calligraphy, not brush pens or pointed pens. As this is more challenging, some calligraphy experience is recommended.

MODULE 1: Why use gouache paint for brush lettering, tools and supplies, mixing gouache

MODULE 2: Holding the brush, brush lettering basic strokes and alphabet (Alissa’s signature calligraphy style is included as a traceable PDF handout)

MODULE 3: Using gouache at a larger scale

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45 minutes






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