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VIRTUAL - The Art of Ink

  • March 19, 2021
  • May 07, 2021
  • 8 sessions
  • March 19, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
  • March 26, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
  • April 02, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
  • April 09, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
  • April 16, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
  • April 23, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
  • April 30, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
  • May 07, 2021, 10:00 AM 12:30 PM (CDT)
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VIRTUAL - The Art of Ink

Ellen Orseck

Eight Weeks

Fridays, March 19 - May 07,

10:00am-12:30pm Central Time

$200 members

Fluid, opaque, transparent, and varied; ink is a versatile medium that artists have used for centuries.  Comprised of solvents, pigments, resins, and other materials, ink can be applied with a pen, a quill, a brush or alternative tools. This 8-week course will examine the history and practical application of ink as a fine-art-medium to be used alone or in conjunction with other water media.   Experts from Dromgoole’s Fine Writing Instruments, via Zoom, will work closely with the class to demonstrate alternative ways of using writing tools and inks in the painting process. 

Supply List:

Ball Point Pen Black Ink (Your choice of pen and brand)

Brushes - best are natural bristles or synthetic squirrel. I like Princeton Neptune Series,

Number 4 round, Number 12 round, Oval Wash and Aquarelle ¾. (29.87)

Containers with lids for mixing ink – five of them

Daniel Smith Walnut Drawing Ink  2 oz (9.67) or Walnut Drawing Ink 2.4 oz (10.91)

Dr. Ph.Martin Bleed Proof white (9.44)

Erasers-Kneaded Gum Eraser, Vinyl Erasers

Liquid Ink Black 1-2 oz container, your choice of brand.  Select one:

            Daler-Rowney (6.43)

Higgins (5.34)

            Liquitex (5.87)

            Sennelier (12.52

Speedball (4.99)

Liner Pens Black Sakura Micron, Sepia Sakura Micron Sets (8.99 each)

Quink Black (11.93) - Amazon

Gray Scale & Value Finder (Amazon, Dick Blick, Walmart, or Jerry’s Artarama)

Paper Towels

Paper -Strathmore Mixed Media Paper 11 x 14-inch, 140 lb White (11.93)

Pencil Sharpener, and an X-acto Knife or retractable Utility Knife


Razor Blade or X-acto Knife

Speedball No.5 Artist Set – nibs and holder (15.28)

Tombow Mono Sand Eraser (5.99) - Amazon

Toothbrush for Splattering

​​​​​​Walnut Drawing Stick (9.35)

Waterbrush Derwent or Any brand, round, medium 3 mm (9.99)

Watercolor Supplies (Please contact instructor if you need a watercolor supply list)

Windex and An Old Toothbrush for Cleaning


Art Supply Sources:

Art Supply on Almeda

Daniel Smith

Dick Blick

Hobby Lobby

Jerry’s Artarama (10% discount)



Texas Art Supply



A virtual field trip and ink demonstration may suggest other materials to be introduced later in the semester.

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