Hand lettering is nothing new. In fact, the styli and ink used in ancient Egypt don’t look that different from the calligraphy tools we use today. While the Egyptians only had papyrus (the writing substrate, not the typeface), we have packaging, movie titles, Instagram, websites, logos, and literally hundreds of other places where the work of modern scribes adds a beautiful, artisanal touch. And here’s some welcome news: Hand lettering is a skill you can pick up in a day and start doing yourself.
The days when designers needed to know how to hand-letter type for layouts and comps is long gone. But if you’re interested in doing some of the gorgeous, organic, retro, hand-lettered type that’s a part of so many successful design projects (like these), then this workshop will show you how it’s done. You’ll spend a day doing very hands-on exercises and amazing yourself with your new found talents.
Here are some of the specifics we’ll be covering:
- Ways modern graphic design draws on calligraphy and other pre-digital type form
- Hands-on instruction in using brushes, flexible pointed nibs, calligraphy pens, and other lettering tools
- The basics of creating an alphabet
- Planning your lettering project, and working through the design, development and refinement
- Experimental techniques
- Sure-fire ways of getting the ink off your hands!
Course Outline: https://www.svcseattle.com/assets/pdf/hand-lettering-for-designers-svcseattle.pdf
Prerequisites: None, but not feeling intimidated holding a pen or paintbrush might be helpful.
Who should take this class?
This workshop is for designers who want to create their own hand-lettered headlines for both layouts and final files used in digital and print-based projects.
You may receive a partial refund of your tuition if you drop a class or your enrollment is terminated by SVC due to lack of progress or disciplinary problems. In these cases, this is the schedule for determining the amount of your refund:
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Classes:
SVC will refund all money paid if the student is not accepted. This includes instances where a class is cancelled by the school.
SVC will refund all the money paid if the student cancels within five business days (excluding Sundays and holidays) after registration and/or an initial payment is made, as long as the student has not begun training.
SVC will retain the established $45 registration fee if the student cancels after the fifth business day after registration and/or making an initial payment.
If training is terminated after the student enters classes, SVC may retain the registration fee established under (3) of this subsection, plus a percentage of the total tuition as described in the following table:
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
When calculating refunds, the official date of a student's termination is the last day of recorded attendance:
(a) When the school receives notice of the student's intention to discontinue the training program; or,
(b) When the student is terminated for a violation of a published school policy which provides for termination; or,
(c) When a student, without notice, fails to attend classes for thirty calendar days.
All refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official termination date.
There is a $75 cancellation fee for no-shows and enrollees dropping a one-day workshop without a valid excuse within 3 business days of the scheduled start time as published on the SVC website.
This refund policy is in accordance with Washington State Law, 490-105-130 (RCW 28C.10.050 (1)(b)).
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