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Modern Brush Lettering: Holiday Cards & Tags

San Francisco, CA , United States
2 h 30 m
English

About Your Host

Jenny Lemons is a colorful, modern line of hand-painted & block printed women's clothing and home goods run by San Francisco-based artist, Jennie Lennick. Her retail store in the Mission District is a community space where she facilitates DIY workshops, produces her products, and showcases the talents of other local artists. All products offered are manufactured locally in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are passionate about teaching others to slow down and create things by hand. We love helping our students make items to beautify their homes and give as gifts while learning traditional craft techniques. All of our teachers are formally trained artists, and bring this perspective into their teaching- we encourage students to experiment, express themselves, and have fun!

What we'll do

Learn the basics of modern brush calligraphy with designer Lizzie Knutson Cloward of Frankie Baby Paper. Creating fancy handwritten holiday cards has never been easier! In this workshop we will learn tips and tricks to write beautifully by focusing on three projects: warm-up exercises in your notebook, designing 5 holiday greeting cards and learning how to line envelopes with decorative paper, and creating & customizing gift tags. To start we will practice our lettering by learning proper brush handling. Lizzie will go over the anatomy of letters and how to elegantly write them with controlled thick and thin lines. We will learn the best way to properly set up our workspace and how to lay out our letters on paper so it looks really nice. This 2.5 hour workshop includes all materials, snacks, beverages, and a 20% discount off of everything in our shop! Lizzie Knutson Cloward is a designer and small business owner in San Francisco. A job in a stationery store as a teen inspired her to study the things she’d always loved; illustration, typography and layout. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and went on to design everything from windows and store signage to catalogs and video graphics for Bay Area companies before venturing out on her own. Lizzie and her husband started their company Frankie Baby out of a love for the craft of printing and inspiration from the everyday/ordinary things that make life fun. She turns her ink illustrations and lettering into greeting cards, art prints and more by Risograph printing them on recycled paper. Everything is finished by hand in their studio in the Mission district.

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