Monster Lettering! -- Basic Hand-Lettering & Creative Creature Calligraphy
In this one-time arts class, learners will explore hand-lettering and creative creature calligraphy through introductory techniques, inking and penciling, and experimenting with a creative letter-based style of their own design. #creative
In this class, we'll first cover some basics for hand-lettering and calligraphy, including how to place letters on penciled guidelines. We'll then experiment with different ways that letters can look depending on those guide lines (for example, how to write the words "tall" or "short" so that they look tall or short). We will also look at the different parts of a letter as well as looking at various examples of different fonts. We'll talk about different lettering terms and vocabulary and...
This class is taught in English.
Learners will exercise their spatial awareness in deciding how close or far apart their letters should be from one another, how to construct letters, and where to place design elements on their letters. They'll also learn some lettering and typography vocabulary as we create letters together as well as be encouraged to think creatively about how a letter will look -- the word "cloud" might look fluffy, for example, or "dragon" scaly.
Learners will need paper (any size will work; I'll use 8.5 x 11 printer paper for my demonstrations), a ruler or flat edge for penciling guide lines, a pencil and an eraser, a marker for outlining, and whatever the learner would like to use for color (colored pencils, crayons, pastels, etc are all totally fine). If a learner prefers to use a tablet, that's totally OK -- we can use the same techniques there as well.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Meet the teacher
Hello! My name is Anne (she/her) and I am an artist and educator based in New England, USA. I've worked as an educator in a variety of settings ranging from afterschool arts programming to hands-on science programming to speaking and presentation...
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1-7 learners per class