Hand Lettering 101

Repeats every week 4 times.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This workshop introduces you to basic skills with a focus on font characteristics and an intention to lead you to study the way to draw and build letter forms and symbols.  

You will learn the Art of Hand lettering" with readily available, inexpensive brushes and acrylic paint by employing tried and true "old-school" signpainter tricks combined with today's computer technologies.

Diagonal, horizontal and oblique strokes are the fundamental  of serif and san- serrif letters which type designers use to create " fonts."  Understanding the proper way to manipulate chisel shapped brushes, the novice can easily learn to create their own signage. Students will learn by demonstrating brush technique and manipulation and to hand letter on a substrate.

The Art of Hand Lettering will be applied our end task of designing and painting a personal sign for home or business. We will also choose simple silhouettes to enhance your designs. 

No knowledge of lettering required. Basic knowledge of graphic art software, ie Adobe Illustrator or Corell Draw is helpful as is access to a computer and printer. 

This workshop happens over four consecutive two hour classes.  Participants will leave with a completed sign and a handout.
All materials list will be provided at the first workshop.

Ticket Prices:
General Public: $97
Partnerships: $87
MakeHaven members: $83


1st Floor Room

This educational room has seating and tables suitable for instruction away from the noise of the main workshop. It is located on the first floor of 770 Chapel Street. Guests should ring the MakeHaven doorbell, then proceed down the long hallway. When you get the main MakeHaven staircase by the double elevators, rather than go downstairs, proceed through the double glass doors, take a right down the hallway and you will see a room with a big robot sticker on the door.