billie claire

hand lettering, floral profanity, and major sass

JOIN ME FOR A WORKSHOP!

All of my classes are open to beginners - no previous skills needed. Snacks and sips are provided, as well as a selection of materials to take home so you can continue your practice! View my lineup below, read about my classes, or head on over to my calendar page to see more details about each class!

LINEUP

HAND LETTERING at Shop Made in DC (Georgetown) | Monday, September 9th 6:00pm - 8:00pm | TICKETS

HAND LETTERING at Shop Made in DC (Georgetown) | Tuesday, October 1st 6:00pm - 8:00pm | TICKETS

HAND LETTERING - CREATIVE FONTS & COMPOSITION

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There are two key ingredients to any hand lettered piece: the creative fonts used, and the composition of your layout. We will tackle an introduction to both of these concepts in my Hand Lettering - Layout & Composition class. Once you have chosen your phrase, I 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 my favorite illustration tools, and a packet of sample grids and shapes to use on your next project! Register here.


FLORAL ILLUSTRATION - PENCIL & PEN

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Floral illustration is such a beautiful art form, but it can also look daunting and terrifying to tackle. But, fear not! During my Floral Illustration class, I will walk you through four basic steps to create your own floral drawing. Working from a photo, we will convert each petal into an easily approachable shape; and from there, we will cover the steps needed to add depth and dimension to your piece. We will practice a poppy flower together to allow you to rehearse the steps, and then you will have several other flowers to choose from to illustrate on your own. You will walk away with a finished flower illustration, a selection of my favorite illustration tools, and a packet of practice guides and photos to tackle at home! Register here.


FLORAL BANNER ILLUSTRATION

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Join me for a drawing class on floral and botanical banners! After you choose your basic banner shape, I will walk you through how to draw a myriad of different botanical stems and plants - from prickly pear cacti and wildflowers to ferns and assorted greenery. From there, I will help you create a well-balanced and cohesive structure for your design. You will get to use some of my favorite illustration tools to ink in your drawing, and will have several options for adding color, if that's your cup of tea. Last but not least, you'll get to choose a phrase to fill your banner - sassiness encouraged but not required. You will take home a finished illustration, a few of my favorite illustration tools, and a packet of go-to botanical designs to use in your next project!


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