billie claire

hand lettering, floral profanity, and major sass

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WORKSHOP: Hand Lettering - Layout & Composition

  • Solid State Books 600 H Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

In this two hour workshop, you will tackle the two key ingredients to any hand lettered piece: the creative fonts used, and the composition of your layout. Once you have chosen your phrase, Claire will walk you through building a composition grid, shape, or free form flow for your lettering. From there, we will discuss three basic hand drawn fonts that can create a myriad of fancy letterforms - and you can use those basics to apply creative fonts to your piece. Lastly, we will tackle adding embellishments to your lettering to create a cohesive design. You will walk away with a finished hand lettered masterpiece, a selection of Claire's favorite illustration tools, and a packet of sample grids and shapes to use on your next project!

This class is open to all skill levels - no prior hand lettering experience required. Your ticket purchase includes one free drink from the Solid State Books cafe - coffee, beer, or wine!