WORKSHOP | SEATTLE

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A few months ago I was asked by the lovely ladies at Jackson Fish Market to come out at teach a workshop at their beautiful Seattle design studio.  My husband and I have never been to the northwest so I agreed to the trip immediately! This was my first time teaching hand lettering (not calligraphy) so the process was a bit different than usual.  The class had a great turn out and everyone went home with some killer new hand lettering skills to apply to their design jobs or just for fun. 

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The workshop started off with me teaching the students about the basics of lettering; the important aspects to be aware for when one starts attempting drawing out letters.  From there, each student slowly but surely developed her own alphabet, constructing a hand lettering style that is truly distinctive to her own personality.  This part of the class was so much fun because I was able to really get a feel for each student's preferences and "style". It was pleasant to see how distinctive each alphabet was! After this stage, we jumped into a group critique and finally worked on finalized inked drawings utilizing the skills learned throughout the day.

 photo by  love all this

photo by love all this

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Al of the students in my Seattle workshop had a background in creative arts so, needless to say, they had a natural knack for creating some beautiful final compositions! 

Thank you so much Holly + Jenny at Jackson Fish Market for inviting me out to teach at your lovely studio!  I couldn't have asked more more hospitable hosts.

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