Come explore how letters and words can fit into and shape your papercut artwork!
In this workshop, we will take a close look at the art and design of lettering and writing—from historical styles and fonts, to the choices we make as designers to use particular shapes and rhythms in our texts, cutting into or out from the background image or shape, representing closed letters such as O or P (including tips on how to cut them without dropping out their counters), capitals vs. lower case, placement of ties within an existing alphabet for easier cutting, balancing text and image, and more.
Materials: paper, pencil, a straightedge, cutting tools, and one very short (3 or fewer words), one medium-sized (4-10 words) or longer text to this Zoom workshop. Handouts of guides, alphabets, and design ideas that I use in the workshop will be distributed by email or (if you prefer) via the real (snail) mail!
Jerise has practiced hand lettering in many different alphabets and styles for most of her life, and is a member of GAP’s Board as well as a longtime member of Society of Scribes (www.societyofscribes.org). You can see Jerise’s artwork at www.jerise.com and on Etsy at jerise.etsy.com
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020 (please register early!).
Time: 1-3pm Eastern US; 10am-12pm Pacific; 6-8pm UK; 7-9pm Europe.
$35/ $29.75 (with member discount code GAP15).