You've certainly seen Brianne's work around town, especially if you've seen the sign outside Blossoms florist on 5th, or Dick Taylor's seasonal mini bars. (You know the Vanilla Raspberry and Black Currant & Orange ones?) She does that swoopy modern calligraphy so well, and now she's going to show us how!
Hand lettering isn’t calligraphy… it’s sketching and drawing letterforms as illustrations. (Calligraphy is writing fancy letterforms in one shot.) We’ll be following a few exercises from Mary Kate McDevitt’s book “Hand-Lettering Ledger.” This is a great book (and you’ll be getting one!) for learning and practicing lettering skills.
Saturday, June 16, 10am-noon.
Register on Eventbrite.com (link below!), pay when you arrive on June 16.
Attendees will receive the book, two pens, a pencil and instruction.
Bring a t-shirt, bag, or piece of fabric you wish to print onto. We'll go out on the street and ink up grates, manhole covers and other metal things and print directly on your fabric. You may have seen a viral video on Facebook of this, and yes, it is that cool!
RAIN WILL POSTPONE THIS CLASS.
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Just My Type Letterpress Paperie is happy to announce that our May art show will be the North Coast Open Studios group preview show! Come out for snacks and cider by local makers Beck's Bakery, Cypress Grove Chèvre and Humboldt Cider Co., and get a sneak peek of what you'll see when you visit artists in June. North Coast Open Studios guidebooks will be available for pick up at Just My Type Letterpress Paperie during Arts Alive!, too. This is the 20TH ANNUAL North Coast Open Studios, so let's get out there and support our amazing art community!
This two-day workshop is recommended for people who are really interested in diving into block carving. It will require a fair amount of hand pressure, coordination, focus and patience. After this class, you’ll have many of the tools needed, as well as the skills, to carve and print at home.
$80 pays for materials and instruction.
April 14: Come with an idea in mind, bring a photo or an image on paper. I’ll help you translate it to the block and we’ll begin carving. Take your block home and finish carving it over the next week.
Materials provided (Day 1): One 4”x6” mounted linoleum block, one professional-grade detail carving tool.
April 21: Hopefully, you’ll have finished carving your block, and we can print! We’ll roll out the proper amount of ink, and pull prints by hand, using a wooden spoon.
Materials provided (Day 2): One soft rubber brayer, one tube black Charbonnel ink, one wooden spoon.
I’m happy to announce we’ll be hosting the HSU Printmakers’ annual showing. Major thanks to Sarah Whorf, the Printmaking professor at Humboldt State for wrangling the students and their work! Come in during the month of April and get inspired by these young and talented artists.