Spring is the season of renewal, and a celebration of beginning again. What better time to learn something new? Brush lettering is everywhere these days, and is such a fun, accessible way to add beautiful touches to everything from your gallery wall to your summer table. Making together is a time honored way to connect, relax, and relish in the joy of putting brush to paper!
With plenty of time for one-on-one instruction in this 3-hour workshop, you’ll get comfortable lettering with a paint brush, connecting letters into words & phrases, and creating a lettered piece from concept to execution. You’ll also make a cake banner and place cards (using her favorite table styling trick), for use at all of your summer soirees.
Materials are all included for you to take home to continue your practice: brush, ink, palette, glass water vessel, watercolor pad, and practice sheets.
If you’re interested in learning calligraphy, thinking of starting your own business, or just like to try something new – this class is for you. This class is truly meant for beginners – if you’ve never picked up a calligraphy pen before, you’ll want to take this class! Lauren will go over the basics, including dipping your pen in ink, understanding ink flow and pressure, basic script letter forms, and developing your own lettering style.
Plus, there will be brunchy treats and refreshments! (think donuts and mimosas)
For this workshop, students are required to be familiar with the pointed pen. Students must know how to create shaded (thick) strokes and hairline (thin) strokes, and transition from thick to thin and vice versa.
Here’s what they will be covering in class:
– a review of the fundamental concepts of Copperplate script (proportions, slant, shades, ovals, etc.)
– the basic strokes of the uppercase letters and drill exercises
This workshop covers all of the basics of modern calligraphy, including; introduction to all of the essential calligraphy tools, how to use a pointed pen, creating basic shapes, scripting the upper and lowercase alphabet, and word practice.
During the class you will receive hands-on instruction that will prepare you to practice the beautiful art of calligraphy. You will receive a starter kit that includes an assortment of pen nibs and holders, ink and a quality practice pad. There is no previous experience necessary, nor do you have to have good penmanship to take this class. All levels are welcome!
Dreaming In Script Part II is the logical next step for anyone who has taken a beginner copperplate or Engrosser’s Script class or has been pursuing the script through self study for a short time. This class focuses not on the individual letters within a piece of script writing, but the overall aesthetic and texture of such work. Students will be introduced easy-to-grasp concepts regarding spacing, layout, and artistry in penmanship (breaking the rules!).
Throughout this class, we will use Historical samples and our combined powers of deduction to derive understanding of how and why certain letterforms might be adapted to better suit the needs of the moment. Attendees will gain an intimate perspective on the script of several influential historic figures, and apply this knowledge towards a small project by the end of class.
A basic knowledge Copperplate, Engrosser’s Script, or Roundhand writing is required to get the full benefit of this class.
Digitize your hand-lettered sketches into scalable vectors! If you ever wondered how to digitalize your lettering or calligraphy with precision, this workshop is a great introduction to the vector process.
You will learn:
Workflow. How to bring sketches onto computer, layer organization and simple image editing techniques.
Anchor Point Placement & Precision. Where to place your anchor points to get smooth bézier curves.
Path Unification. How to create a single deliverable vector graphic.
This three hour course is a perfect fit for beginning watercolor artists or for those looking to find a different approach to their skill! This class will start off with going through quality materials and which brushes and supplies Jenna prefers to use. She’ll then cover tips and techniques for brush strokes, creating basic shapes, color theory and blending. Once you’ve gone through this material, you will incorporate how you’ve structured basic shapes into florals! Jenna will go over which brushes to use in order to form leaves, berries, peonies and more! With layering, shading, wet-in-wet painting, and other techniques Jenna prefers to use.
Each student will receive a take home kit of Jenna’s preferred supplies. This kit will include a palette with 6 trays of paint, two brushes, paper and Jenna’s Intro to Floral Watercolor Booklet.
In this 3-hour class, you will learn how to gain confidence with the brush, how to create a brush-lettering style and the steps to take a piece from concept to finalized piece. Nicole demonstrates how to transition to combining the letters into words, how to create/define your own style and how to blend colors to create an ombre look. With the small class environment and Nicole’s teaching style, each student will receive one-on-one attention and individual help. Supplies and refreshments will be provided!