Calligraphy and Lettering for Kids!

A four part workshop for KIDS age 7 - 15 (or whatever)

 

(THIS CAN BE TAILORED TO FIT TWO  AGE LEVELS)
Each of these four workshops will be in two parts. The first half of each class will focus  on cursive and modern calligraphy. The second half will focus on fonts and lettering and fun things to do with them!
Week 1. CALLIGRAPHY. Learning and practicing the nine basic strokes. Go through minuscules (lower case) once. Pen and worksheets included.
LETTERING We will discuss inspiration and where to find it. We will then look at the anatomy of letters and how they are formed. Using templates we will create our first letters, and try to think of as many decorative ways to fill them as we can!
Week 2. 
CALLIGRAPHY..Warm up with the strokes , review the letters and start joining to form words.
LETTERING. using templates comprised of four basic parts (stem, stroke, crossbar and bowl) we will form letters and discuss adding serifs. Then we will explore changing the shape of the four parts to see what we come up with.
Week 3.
CALLIGRAPHY..warm ups and bouncing and flourishing 
LETTERING PORTION
“Special Effects Day” Today we will focus on:
Shadows 
Outlines
Bubble letters
Word Play
Mixing styles
Week 4
CALLIGRAPHY PORTION, warm ups, reviewing....try a monoline pen flourishing and forming a phrase (I am going to cut their project out of vinyl to use as a decal)
LETTERING PORTION
Now it’s time for the extras! Embellishments like clouds and stars, flags and ribbons, laurels, florals and more!
We will finish up with an Inspirational look at a font poster and a black and white copy for participant to take home

 


Mini Character Workshops

Monster  Mayhem, Mermaid Magic, Robot Ruckus, Unicorn Fantasy, 

In these 3 hour workshops, we will begin developing our character's features. How many Monster eyes an we think of? What makes a Unicorn look like a Unicorn? Robots might have legs, but Mermaids do NOT!! After brainstorming, and drawing as many features as we can, we will begin forming our letters. Putting together as many as we can.  Finally we will form and draw our initial or name, add our character elements, outline, and fill in using various patterns we have been experimenting with! Supplies included and a take home poster to colour. 


Comic Craziness!

Comic Craziness is similar to the above, maybe geared a bit older as we will be doing a word or name so we will be working smaller. Supplies included and a take home poster. 


Chalk it Up!

 

This is a two part workshop focussed on chalk lettering and decorative chalk elements!

Participants  will have chalk to use (and take home)  as well as a practice board to use during the class and one 12 x 12 board to finish a project and take home.

 

Week 1:

 Some tips and tricks when doing chalk lettering

3 basic ways to make letters

Some fancy fills

 

Week 2:

Borders and banners and flags and doodles!

Some tips on laying out a design. (There will also be -remade templates for this step) 

 

Choosing a phrase of their own, or being inspired by some already prepared , we will work on our decorative board to take home.