Two-Day Workshop: Lessons in Lettering with Professor Alison King
Day 1 of 2 – Wednesday, November 1 from 5:30-9:30pm Class Time
Day 2 of 2 – Thursday, November 2 from 5:30-9:30pm Class Time
Come early for light supper at 5:30pm each day
Do you draw brush script with a pencil? Does your lettering lack spark and flow? Much lettering looks unnatural because it defies the physics of calligraphy and uses ordinary materials. Our Boot Camp will suit you up, shape you up, and develop muscles you never knew you had using your brand new calligraphy kit!
In this two-day hands-on workshop, you’ll build up the muscle memory while learning five different calligraphy styles that will help take your hand lettering skills to the next level. You’ll emerge with a better understanding of both historical and contemporary letterforms, deepening your appreciation for the evolution of the western alphabet.
Day 1 will introduce your new toolkit while learning Uncial and Blackletter style calligraphy; Day 2 continues with Brush Script, Modern Script with Pointed Pen and Folded Pen.
This workshop is for beginners with little to no formal experience with calligraphy. Intermediate lettering artists are also welcome to attend. Samuel Ybarra will assist Prof. King and help keep the student/teacher ratio low.
Enrollment is limited to 18, so register today to reserve your spot, these tickets will go quickly! Class fee includes two-day registration, all the tools you’ll need and a light supper. Pick up your kit on the first day of the workshop.
This workshop is presented in association with Phoenix Design Week. See the full lineup at phxdw.com
About the Instructor
Alison King is Associate Professor of Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Phoenix, where she teaches typography, font design, design history and more. She's also the founder of Modern Phoenix LLC, home Arizona’s critically acclaimed midcentury architecture tours and the valley’s go-to source for inspiration through midcentury modern design.
Instagram and Twitter: @modernphoenix
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