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During this two hour workshop, Claire will take you from start to finish on how to create your very own hand lettered poster design. Starting with a catchy phrase, students will learn to organize their text for the best visual emphasis; and will then practice three basic hand drawn fonts that can morph into a myriad of fancy letterforms. From there, Claire will walk you through her three favorite composition strategies for creating a well-formed lettering design. Each student will get one-on-one guidance on how to achieve the best layout for their piece, and then they can begin sketching in their creative fonts! The class will top everything off with a lesson on adding key embellishments to finalize your unique design. Students will get to determine the final size of their artwork (from greeting card to 11x14 poster); and everyone will leave with a completed piece, a selection of Claire's favorite illustration tools, and a packet of practice grids and creative fonts to use in their next project. This hand lettering class is less of a formal calligraphy class and more of an 'embrace your own writing style' class! We will focus more on creating a cohesive lettering design with several different fonts and lettering styles; so if you are looking to learn brush lettering or formal metal nib calligraphy - we encourage you to take a peek at Samantha Testa's lettering classes! If you're up for embracing your own handwriting, learning how to build some new fonts, and putting together a lettered phrase - this is the space for you. This class is open to all skill levels - no prior hand lettering experience required.