ONLINE Paper Cutting: Lettering - Mon 13th September 2021 at 10am
If you wish to take part but are unable to attend the workshop demo live, please select the recording only option below.
All students will be given access to watch our video playback service of this workshop for 30 days. Please note that the follow up session is not recorded.
Mon 13th September 2pm - 3:30pm workshop demo
Mon 27th September 2pm - 3pm follow up and Q&A
This LivePlus™ online workshop is ideal for those who have attended an introductory session with Christine but will also be suitable for beginners who are familiar with the materials.
We will look at the different families of typefaces and how they can be effectively mixed together when creating beautiful, hand-lettered designs.
In this class we will explore two ways of approaching designing with letters. The first uses a shape to contain the type, whether it’s a quote or names, and you will learn how you create a structure to link all of your letters together. Secondly, we’ll look at creating a design without a formal structure that is much more free form.
Both techniques offer lots of possibilities for unique and special designs. Christine will provide templates for you to practise with and will also show many examples of her hand-lettered work as inspiration.
Specific skills you will learn at the workshop
- identifying the difference typeface families
- how to draw letters freehand so that they can be cut out
- looking for ways of joining letters together seamlessly
- using layout paper to develop ideas
- how to develop a design using a shape to contain the words
- how to develop a design using just words and letters with minimum structure
- finishing designs neatly
- how to mount cut outs
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
- Swann Morton handle number 3
- Swann Morton blades number 10A (packet of 5)
- A4 Cutting mat
- A4 Daler Rowney layout paper
- B pencil
- Rubber pencil grip (to use with your scalpel)
- 80gsm paper (white photocopy paper is perfect)
- A variety of coloured papers (80 - 120 gsm weight)
- Set of small pliers
- Masking tape
NB. standard craft knives are NOT suitable for paper cutting, they are too clunky and the blades are too thick
You needn't have the materials ready whilst watching the live demonstration – the demo session is a time to watch, ask and learn. After the demo you will be sent a link to the recording, which you can watch as many times as you wish for thirty days.
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