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CraftJam Academy: Hand Lettering Workshop

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St 5th Fl, 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

Wednesday Nov 29th, 7pm

CraftJam Academy: Modern Calligraphy Workshop

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St 5th Fl, 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...


5 sessions

Wednesday Dec 6th, 6:30pm

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Intro to Brush Calligraphy

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

Join Kelly Klapstein, author of The Art of Brush Lettering, for a technique-based workshop to learn calligraphy using brush pens. Breathe. Write. Relax. The founder of KellyCreates online, Kelly is passionate about sharing her love of letters and travels the world teaching others how to find joy in the calming art form of brush calligraphy. Using...

Saturday Dec 2nd, 10am

Learn Watercolor Brush Lettering

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St 5th Fl, 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...


Tuesday Dec 12th, 6:30pm

Modern Calligraphy for Graphic Designers

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

This 2-session modern calligraphy workshop was created with designers in mind! Calligrapher Danielle Rothman will teach you the fundamentals of modern calligraphy, a free-form style that is all about personalizing your writing! In the first two-hour session, you will be guided through practicing the basic strokes that make up all letters, a calligraphy...


2 sessions

Friday Dec 15th, 2pm

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...

Saturday Jan 13th, 11am

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...


How to Put Your Calligraphy on Photographs

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

Ever wonder how artists get their calligraphy/lettering onto digital photographs and illustrations. This 2.5 hour workshop will focus on the detailed steps needed to do just that. Laura will walk you through scanning your calligraphy, choosing quality photography or illustrations (stock images and your own) and layering your calligraphy onto digital...


Modern Calligraphy Bootcamp

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St 5th Fl, 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...


Hand-Lettered Logotype

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

A logotype is the face of a brand’s image. And, unlike off-the-shelf fonts, custom lettering allows for the creation of truly unique identities for people, products and companies. During this two-day workshop, students will acquire skills to design and apply effective word-based marks for personal and professional use. With the help of step-by-step...


2 sessions

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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

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...


Modular Lettering

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

Designing modular letterforms and using them well, depends on a rudimentary understanding of utility. Modular letters follow well-established methods of construction. A building-block system is employed to form the basic shapes, space them correctly, and then add optical corrections.  John will draw on his experience as a sign painter and type...


2 sessions

CraftJam Academy: Modern Calligraphy (Intermediate)

at CraftJam - Union Square
33 W 17th St 5th Fl, 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