Hand Lettering 101 - 1/6/17
Train Creative warmly welcomed one of our new instructors Leigh McMichael, on Friday January 6th 2017 for her first class with us, Hand Lettering 101. This sold out class focused on the elegance and fancifulness of hand written typography. Leigh is the owner of Lovely Scribe Calligraphy and holds hand lettering and calligraphy workshops across the NY and NJ area. We are very glad she has joined us!
Twelve eager artists arrived to her class with the itch to design. Instruction focused on creating the look of pointed pen calligraphy with pencils, markers and paint, a process sometimes referred to as 'faux-lligraphy.' She demonstrated how to draw, thicken and join letters seamlessly using gridded paper, guidelines and her alphabet to create beautiful modern calligraphy.
Although the focus was on making a gorgeous wood sign, the techniques and materials her students received can be applied to any surface (think: mirrors, chalkboards, windows, etc.) We are sure her students will be applying their new knowledge in a wide variety of ways!