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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

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 3 hours, Craftjam's calligrapher will teach you how to use a gel pen, marker, and traditional pen...


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CraftJam Academy: Modern Calligraphy Workshop

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

Calligraphy is a millenia-old art form, with its roots in both Eastern and Western cultures traditionally used for illuminated manuscripts and formal writing. Modern calligraphy spurs from this by using both new and traditional tools: it’s a more free form style of writing that maintains the elegance of traditional calligraphy while allowing for...


3 sessions

Tuesday Jul 10th, 6:30pm

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Working with Color

at Society of Scribes - Gramercy
214 E 21st St, New York, New York 10010

Invaluable for those using color to enhance calligraphic work, this hands-on workshop, taught by a student of Josef Albers at Yale, will include a concise overview of his classic Color Interaction course. You will discover and apply such effects as making one color appear as two completely different colors, creating the illusion of transparency...


2 sessions

Saturday Jun 30th, 10am

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...


Painted Hand Lettering on Wine Glasses

at Private Picassos Art Studio & Shop - Park Slope
237 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Students will learn how to do painted hand lettering, first with paint on paper, then directly onto their own wine glass using enamel paint. One wine glass will be provided per student - additional surfaces can be brought to class. Learn a new skill and walk away with a fun new addition to your kitchen!

Calligraphy (Beginner)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn the art of hand lettering. Create a sample book of three basic styles adapted from classic calligraphic styles that can later be used on gift enclosures, envelopes and more. For first class please bring: 2 pencils and 2 rubber bands 11x14 pad smooth white bond paper 12 or 18 inch ”C-thru" ruler Available at most art stores such as Da...


7 sessions

Tuesday Sep 25th, 12:30pm

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Hand Lettering Basics

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn the basics of hand lettering from Illustrator Bethany Robertson, author of The Botanical Hand Lettering Workbook. We will start with the anatomy of a letter and various styles of letters, then explore more complex block and dimensional lettering. Supply List: Copier Paper (standard 8.5” x 11”) Pencils (Mechanical .5 preferred, but wooden...


6 sessions

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

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...


Modern Calligraphy

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

Learn the beautiful art of modern calligraphy hand lettering -- and be on your way to lettering everything from art pieces to cards and more. In this beginner-level class, your instructor Jessica Keala will begin by walking you through the basics of modern calligraphy while guiding you towards developing your own personal lettering...


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

Introduction to Lettering

at Craftsman Ave - Gowanus
117B 11th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Handmade design is booming in popularity, and with good reason. These designs carry their own sense of creativity and personality while maintaining and a clean design. Jen will show you how to guide your steady hand across the page as you learn the basics of hand lettering. With a little bit of guidance, you’ll be able to apply the basic principles...


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The Graceful Curve

at Society of Scribes - Gramercy
214 E 21st St, New York, New York 10010

Beautiful pointed pen lettering is a wonderful place to start, but sometimes you need a little more to really kick your work up a notch. This class is being offered to those who wish to further study the art of flourishing to use with their pointed pen or broad edge lettering. Lettering will not be taught in this class. We will spend time going...


2 sessions

Self-Love Hand Lettering

at CraftJam - Union Square
590 6th Ave, 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.  ...