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CraftJam Academy: Hand Lettering Workshop

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St, New York, New York 10011

Lettering can be simply defined as “the art of drawing letters” - it is a specific combination of letterforms crafted for a single use, often hand-drawn, with pens, graphite or brushes. In three sessions, we will introduce you to the basic techniques of lettering and guide you in creating a unique hand-drawn wall-art piece. You will finish the...


3 sessions

Tuesday Mar 27th, 7pm

Self-Love Hand Lettering

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St, New York, New York 10011

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate the one person most important in your life... you! Treat yourself to an evening of creation with one of the hottest trends in the design world: Hand Lettering. Create a piece of art that is not only fun but beneficial to your overall self-care. Beginners welcome! Absolutely no experience is necessary.  ...


Saturday Feb 24th, 1pm

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Modern Calligraphy Bootcamp

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St, New York, New York 10011

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about getting started with calligraphy! Based on our popular Modern Calligraphy series, the Calligraphy Bootcamp offers an all-in-one approach to learning about the tools of the trade for calligraphy.  In 4 hours, Craftjam's calligrapher will teach you how to use a gel pen, marker, and traditional pen...


Tuesday Mar 20th, 5pm

Learn Watercolor Brush Lettering

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St, New York, New York 10011

Whether you are interested to learn basic brush lettering skills or to find new ways to take your watercoloring skills further, join our Watercolor Brush Lettering CraftJam. In this fun and colorful workshop you will learn lettering skills with endless possibilities for card making, gift tags, wall art, and more! In this CraftJam you will: Learn...


Freehand Lettering

at Cooper Union - East Village
41 Cooper Sq, New York, New York 10003

The use of freely written letterforms is a sure-fire way to add charm and appeal to logotypes and wordmarks. The friendly tone and alluring rhythm of casual scripts and other varieties of freehand lettering continue to play an important role in contemporary visual communication.  This two-day workshop will provide an introduction to freehand...


2 sessions

Saturday May 5th, 10am

CraftJam Academy: Modern Calligraphy (Intermediate)

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St, New York, New York 10011

We are excited to announce a new Intermediate Calligraphy Workshop, a continuation of our popular Craftjam Academy: Modern Calligraphy Workshop Series! This workshop will reinforce and build on the foundational skills learned in the Craftjam Academy: Modern Calligraphy Workshop.  In two sessions, the calligrapher will guide you through creating...


2 sessions

Wednesday Mar 14th, 6:30pm

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Back in Black Letter Calligraphy Workshop

at Cooper Union - East Village
Cooper Union Campus, New York, New York 10003

Have fun learning the history and fundamentals of Gothic Textura in this two-day introductory calligraphy workshop. Practice using the broad-edged pen and learn to write a basic Blackletter alphabet in this class appropriate for both novices and seasoned scribes. We will begin with a survey of historical exemplars, then look at works by contemporary...


2 sessions

Saturday Apr 28th, 10am

Hand Lettering Basics

at Gowanus Print Lab - Gowanus
54 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

In this 3 session class, you’ll learn the basics of illustrating letterforms by hand and then have the opportunity to screen print a small run of mini prints. You’ll concept, research, design and then illustrate your favorite quote, phrase, or word. Come transform simple words into meaningful drawings with us!  Basic drawing and computer...


3 sessions

CraftJam Academy: Modern Calligraphy Workshop

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St, New York, New York 10011

After the huge success of our CraftJam Academy: Hand Lettering Workshop we have created a new workshop to bring you even deeper into the art of drawing letters. We present you our Modern Calligraphy Workshop. Calligraphy is a millenia-old art form, with its roots in both Eastern and Western cultures traditionally used for illuminated manuscripts and...


3 sessions

Foundations of Calligraphy

at Q.E.D. - Astoria
27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

For 4,000 years, the chisel edged pen has been the primary tool with which western language was recorded until falling out of use in the 16th century, and eventual obscurity by the 18th century.  Learn about the history of calligraphy, and the basics of its technique from Rome through the Middle Ages, and the Arts & Crafts revival of the...


Copperplate Calligraphy

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Learn the fundamentals of using the pointed pen for writing copperplate calligraphy. This beautiful style, used in the Declaration of Independence, is now used for weddings, logos, and White House Invitations. Beginners will learn the basic letter shapes and fundamentals of spacing. Those who have previously learned Copperplate will refine their letter...


5 sessions

Hand Lettering

at Brooklyn Brainery - Brooklyn
1233 Prospect Ave Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, New York 11218

Hand Lettering or Modern Calligraphy is a great way to get a calligraphy look without the fancy tools. The techniques are easy and can be achieved with low-cost materials. Along with lettering, I will show techniques for easy backgrounds and flourishes to make your lettering pop! The first class we will focus on specific lettering techniques for...


2 sessions

Brush Marker Lettering

at Brooklyn Craft Company - Greenpoint
165 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222

Learn the beautiful art of brush marker lettering! In this workshop you'll learn beginner basics that will set you on your way to lettering anything from art pieces to holiday cards and more. In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of brush lettering and a letting your hands loosen up to tackle a few different alphabet styles. Using brush...


Ghosts of Calligraphy & Type

at Cooper Union - East Village
Cooper Union Campus, New York, New York 10003

Contemporary calligraphy is a combination of thought, touch, technique -- and inspiration. So, we’ll be exploring some of the specific, specialized techniques for making modern letterforms with flat pen, flat brush, pointed brush and ruling pen. At the same time there will be a thorough and loving introduction to the work of my favorite 20th Century...


2 sessions

Calligraphy: The Italic Hand

at Cooper Union - East Village
Cooper Union Campus, New York, New York 10003

In this class students learn the fundamentals of handling the tools of the calligrapher, see many examples of historical and contemporary fine writing and learn to understand and write the italic letterforms.  Calligraphy means 'beautiful writing.' The italic hand is an elegant Renaissance style also known as chancery cursive and running...


10 sessions