This introductory class will explore two methods approaches to custom hand lettering: drawing and writing. Participants will start off by warming up with expressive brush lettering exercises. Gaining a understanding of the principles involved (rhythm, repetition, spacing, pressure, stroke contrast, speed) and how to apply them through demonstrations and technique break downs from Leona.
The second half will explore custom letter creation through drawing. With conceptual brainstorming, flourishing and drawing from reference exercises. Participants will then create their own unique lettered piece with guidance by Leona, exploring different letter styles, decoration and swashes to add another layer of meaning. Participants will leave with the tools and techniques to continue practicing at home. All letter lovers welcome!
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What you'll get
- Workbook to follow on the day with tips and techniques
- Brush pen and all exercises from the class
what to bring
- 1-2 words or phrases you’d like to create use in your final custom lettering exercise
- If you have a favourite mechanical pencil or pen, feel free to bring this along!
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