Chatham Square Association

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Hand Lettering 101

Time: February 8, 2023 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: MakeHaven
Street: 770 Chapel St,
City/Town: New Haven
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Event Type: classes/workshops
Organized By: Brenda Brown
Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2023

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This workshop introduces you to basic skills with a focus on font characteristics and an intention to lead you to study the way to draw and build letter forms and symbols. You will learn the Art of Hand lettering" with readily available, inexpensive brushes and acrylic paint by employing tried and true "old-school" signpainter tricks combined with today's computer technologies.
Diagonal, horizontal and oblique strokes are the fundamental  of serif and san- serrif letters which type designers use to create " fonts."  Understanding the proper way to manipulate chisel shapped brushes, the novice can easily learn to create their own signage. Students will learn by demonstrating brush technique and manipulation and to hand letter on a substrate.
The Art of Hand Lettering will be applied our end task of designing and painting a personal sign for home or business. We will also choose simple silhouettes to enhance your designs. 

No knowledge of lettering required. Basic knowledge of graphic art software, ie Adobe Illustrator or Corell Draw is helpful as is access to a computer and printer. 
 This workshop happens over four consecutive two hour classes.  Participants will leave with a completed sign and a handout.
All materials list will be provided at the first workshop.

Ticket Prices:
General Public: $97
Partnerships: $87
MakeHaven members: $83
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Comment by Brenda Brown on January 31, 2023 at 5:55pm

Please note that the dates of the 4 sessions have been changed. The session originally scheduled for Feb 1 has been cancelled. The 4 sessions are now scheduled for the following consecutive Wednesdays: Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22 and March 1.

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