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Pen and Ink: Black Magic with Gina Hendry

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Tuesday, August 16, 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST

Marked and unmarked, negative and positive, 0 and 1. Let’s let this binary be our teacher as we explore an ancient and elusive medium: Drawing in black ink. Its stark contrast and endless textural possibilities make ink exciting and daunting at the same time. Fear not - there is so much to learn in its absolutes! This class will be an exercise in trusting your creative intuition, as well as your hands as an extension of your eyes and mind. We’ll experiment with different tools: brushes, pens, markers, and even our fingers. We’ll let go of the idea of revision and live moment to moment with expressive, indelible marks on our paper - a practice in mindfulness and radical acceptance. Something beautiful lurks in its dark, wonderful depths - let’s draw it out together.

Join zoom 15 minutes early (4:45pm) for an informal meet and greet with the instructor and other class participants! Session instructions will begin promptly at 5:05pm PST so that everyone has plenty of time to join!


  • Ink tools: this is a very broad category - stick with black ink for this class. Some loose suggestions:

  • bottled Sumi, India, acrylic, or calligraphy ink (black)

  • Brush pens, like the Kuretake 22 pen, Kuretake fudegokochi pens, or Sakura brand brush pens

  • Felt tipped pens (Sakura makes a great selection)

  • Any drawing, calligraphy, or writing pen with black ink (the wetter the better!)

  • Nib pens

  • Quill

  • Paint brushes of various sizes

  • Either a sketchbook or several sheets of smooth-ish paper, medium weight is best, but any will do.

  • Optional: Pencil, water cup, rag for smudging, a finger you don’t mind getting dirty



Gina Hendry is an artist and illustrator who has been working at CFM for over 5 years. She loves birds, beverages, and CFM's Buff Titanium pigment.

View more of Gina’s work on instagram @hovering_kite and!


All workshops are recorded and the replay will be automatically available the day after class to everyone who paid for a spot! The link to the recording will expire 30 days after the date of the session.

*Each class is currently capped at 40 people, but we will be offering 5 free spots per class to people with financial need. Email if you would like to request a spot. Free spots are first come, first serve.

**If you’d like to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open up the spot! We are only able to refund if we’re notified at least 48 hours prior to the session.

***Links to sessions will be sent via email 24 hours and 15 minutes prior to the session; please check out using the email to which you’d like the link sent. If you have not received the link within 24 hours prior to the session, please check your spam folder first and email