This summer I had the privilege of teaching hand lettering workshops for City Scout Magazine in the heart of Sacramento, California. In the months leading up to our first class, I spent countless hours developing a twenty page workbook with all the materials necessary to get started. The class was designed as a comprehensive guide to lettering and intended for people at any skill level. During the two hour course, students were taught the fundamentals of hand-drawn type beginning with an introductory to basic strokes. I also addressed type classifications, the anatomy of letterforms, the research phase, sketching ideas, revising work, and inking concepts! As the class progressed, we advanced to more detailed techniques and discussed how to approach new designs from ideation to completion. At the end of the day, each student left fully equipped with the tools they need to continue building upon their skill set from home.
If you are interested in hosting a hand lettering course for a private party, retreat, or other event, please fill out the contact form on this site or email me directly at hello@jessrenee.ca