The Portland Society for Calligraphy Presents:

Watercolor & Calligraphy Technique Sampler Book

A Workshop with Kristen Doty

Saturday, November 4th, and Sunday, November 5th, 2017
9:00am – 4:00pm both days
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus, HT 317

*This workshop is appropriate for all levels. However, it would be helpful for participants to have experience with a broad edged nib or pointed pen and be familiar with at least one script to do the calligraphy exercises. 

Tuition: $130 members, $160 non-members 
+$20 supply fee to be paid in class

Registration opens October 1st, 2017
(Do not postmark registrations before this date)

Registration Form
Supply List

About This Workshop

Watercolor is fun and unpredictable! It often has a mind of its own and is difficult to control. Yet, the beautiful luminous effects you can achieve with watercolor are prized and unique. Calligraphers find that watercolor backgrounds add color and texture to enhance calligraphy, or a watercolor illustration adds just the right element to enhance the text. Layering watercolor and lettering can take a piece to new levels of dimension and intrigue. 

Watercolor is an effective and natural choice to combine with calligraphy. 

By completing a series of basic technique exercises, you will learn how to get a handle on this fabulous medium, or simply brush up your existing watercolor skills. A sprinkling of color theory and mixing (and how to avoid mud) will be added together with a few layered lettering methods and the class will be rounded out with some easy watercolor illustration techniques. 

Finally, your exercises will be sewn together using a simple Japanese binding to form a book for ease of future reference.

About The Instructor

Kristen Doty is an artist with a passion for drawing, painting and calligraphy. Her works have been in juried exhibitions and published in magazines – International Artist Magazine, Drawing Magazine, Letter Arts Review and Bound & Lettered. Her work has also been published in books including the Strokes of Genius – The Best of Drawing book series (Vols. 2, 3, and 6), as well as in prints, posters, greeting cards, logos and book titles. She has completed projects for The US State Department, Marcel Schurman/Papyrus Greetings, Dayspring, Northwest Publishing and many private commissions.

Kristen enjoys sharing her passion by teaching workshops and at conferences. She has taught across the USA and abroad, including Belgium, Canada and Japan. Her teaching emphasis is to promote learning in a fun, encouraging, and relaxed atmosphere while also building a solid knowledge of techniques and developing skills students can utilize and integrate in their own work. Please visit for more information.


Want to know more about a workshop or have one to suggest?

Contact us at:
Cora Pearl, Workshop Chairperson
Carol Dubosch, Workshop Chairperson

PSC Workshops
P.O. Box 4054
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