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Hand Lettering Workshop - Layout & Composition

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Solid State Books

600F H Street Northeast

Washington, DC 20002

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Join Claire Vendetti, owner of Billie Claire Handmade, for an evening of hand lettering at Solid State Books! *ASL Interpretation provided!*

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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 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 strategies for creating a lettered composition. 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. 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 whole lettered 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 class in those direct fields. If you're up for embracing your own handwriting, learning 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. Your ticket purchase includes one free drink from the Solid State Books cafe - coffee, beer, or wine!

*We will be providing ASL Interpretation for this event, all are welcome!*

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Claire Vendetti, owner of Billie Claire Handmade, is an illustrator and digital artist, specializing in hand lettering, floral illustration, and graphic design. Her inspiration is driven by the places she's lived, her propensity for profanity, and her desire to connect with others on topics like mental health, body image, and being real. She has spent the last 10 years in Austin, Texas eating tacos and catching glimpses of armadillos and coyotes; and is thrilled to be a newbie to the D.C. area!

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