We are introducing a new series of workshops - CraftJam Academy. These workshops will consist of 3 to 4 sessions and are taught by experts in their field who will make sure you thoroughly learn a new skill or deepen the knowledge you already have.
With the launch of CraftJam Academy, we are starting off with the Lettering Workshop series. Lettering can be simply defined as “the art of drawing letters” - it is a specific combination of letterforms crafted for a single use, often hand-drawn, with pens, graphite or brushes.
In 3 sessions designer Jessie Katz will introduce you to the basic techniques of lettering and guide you in creating a unique hand-drawn wall-art piece. You will finish the workshop with a tutorial on digitizing your designs.
1st week - May 2nd:
Introduction to lettering throughout history
Defining the difference between typography, calligraphy, and lettering
Techniques on designing and embellishing letters
2nd week - May 9th:
Advanced techniques on designing and embellishing letters
Explore multiple concepts for your final art piece & start sketching
3rd week - May 15th:
Complete your final art piece
Introduction to digitizing your lettering
This class is beginner-friendly; no experience necessary! We will have all the supplies and materials ready for you. Also, we are BYOB friendly, so bring a drink of your choice.
This class is especially good for bloggers, small businesses and anybody working in social media. You’ll finish class with the skills to create unique signage and images that will make your blog and social media sites pop!
Jessie Katz is a talented graphic designer and artist who has plenty of experience in teaching crafts and design. She is also the author of the blog Crafty What Not.