Intro to Modern Calligraphy, Part 3: Design A Typography Quote
You’ve learned the calligraphy alphabet, now what? Let’s get down to brass tacks and look at the technique for connecting letters to string them together into words and phrases. In this class we’ll review calligraphy lowercase alphabet, practice the technique for stringing letters together to create words, then learn the basics in design techniques. For our class project each student will take a short phrase and create a typography design with it. Think of a meaningful short phrase (5 words or less) that you can play around with in class! Your teacher Sarah will give you feedback and critiques to support you in honing your design. We will have a variety of mediums for you to play with to create your quote including watercolors, brushes, pencil crayons, dip ink, and Tombow markers. Preliminary Class: Introductory calligraphy class to be familiar with the lowercase alphabet. What will be provided in class: • Tombow pen, pencil and eraser • Paper supplies • Light refreshments • A calligraphy quote to take home What to bring: • A quote you love, 5 words or less • Optional: pointed pen (calligraphy holder and nib) • Your sketchbook To learn the lowercase calligraphy alphabet, check out my other Intro to Modern Calligraphy classes, Brush Calligraphy and Pointed Pen Calligraphy: https://www.verlocal.com/event/seattle-arts-brush-calligraphy https://www.verlocal.com/event/seattle-arts-calligraphy-pen Photos by Austin Tott + Sarah Ward
Hi, I'm Sarah! I am a calligrapher in Seattle who is passionate about cultivating community. I teach calligraphy and hand lettering and have had over 250 students come through my curriculum over the last few years. In my classes, you can expect to learn tried and tested techniques and practical application in a supportive, engaging and interactive environment. My teaching style is warm and demonstrative and I frequently receives rave reviews from my students. In addition to regular calligraphy and lettering classes, you can plug into our monthly Seattle Calligraphy Meetup. I took my first calligraphy class in the 6th grade and fell in love with the art form. In college I studied Visual Design with a Certified Image Master where I honed my design instincts and calligraphy gives me an opportunity to blend my design and education background. A few years ago I rediscovered modern calligraphy and have studied with renown calligrapher and letterer Molly Jacques.
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