What you’ll learn:
In this fun workshop graphic designer and letterer Jessica Matthews will teach students how to create gorgeous hand lettered chalkboard art, providing insight into the process she uses to create bespoke hand lettered pieces for cafe menu boards and weddings. An informal and creative workshop aimed at those who’ve never tried hand lettering, and those who have and may want to try something new, Learn Chalk Lettering is designed to teach you the fundamentals to enable you to create unique, perfectly imperfect chalkboard art pieces with various lettering styles.
You will learn the basics of hand lettering starting with pencil and paper, as well as specific chalk lettering techniques as you progress through the workshop. The key principles of lettering will be covered; such as proportion, rhythm, balance, creating ligatures, flourishes and decorative elements, alternate letterforms, and how to fit words and phrases together to create beautiful compositions. We’ll begin with pencil and paper before moving onto the chalkboards provided.
After you’ve mastered the basics of lettering you will get the chance to create your very own hand lettered piece on a chalkboard you can take home with you; featuring a chosen quote, phrase or lyric, with personal tutoring and guidance from Jessica.
What is supplied:
Workshop participants will receive everything they’ll need including; chalkboard, paper, tracing paper, ruler, eraser, sharpener, pencils and chalk. You’ll be able to take this kit home with you to continue practicing your amazing chalk lettering work and post your creations all over instagram.
What to bring:
If you have a preferred pencil/pen/notebook, please feel free to bring it along. Also please bring along a few options of single word or short quotes, phrases or lyrics, as well as any reference material you feel will help your idea generation (e.g. music for the lyrics, album artwork, books you find inspiring, etc).
Please be aware, chalk can get dusty and messy. Please keep this in mind with regards to outfit choices on the day, and for those who tend to wipe their hands on their jeans - perhaps avoid wearing black bottoms!
Please note: Any cancellations within 48 hours of the event will not be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to a friend or family member, but you must give Jessica 48 hours of notice via email.