Wednesday, July 7 at 9:00 AM CDT
All Skill Levels Welcome
Lettering • Digital
Participants must use a Macintosh computer for this class. Create a working font from hand lettering. Are you pretty good with a computer? Do you know a little about Adobe Illustrator® and Photoshop®? Want to take those skills to help you develop your own fonts? There’s nothing to fear! Regardless of your skill as a lettering artist, you can create fonts from your lettering work. This workshop is designed to help beginners and novice font developers learn how to use powerful font development applications. Students will need to have experience or an understanding of how to draw vector lines in programs like Adobe Illustrator.
IMPORTANT: Glyphs 3.0 requires Mac OS 10.11 or higher, although an older version of the app is also available (see below).
A few days prior to the class, you will need to download a free trial version of the Glyphs App. Currently (as of April 15, 2021) the newest version of Glyphs is version 3. The trial is good for 30 days. Upon expiration, you will need to purchase the app to keep using it.
If you have an older MAC system, you will want to download Glyphs 2.6. The Glyphs apps may be downloaded from this page:
If you have an older Mac OS, scroll to “Latest Glyphs 2 (macOS 10.9+, third-party extensions may require newer systems)”
The User’s Manual (Glyphs Handbook) will be helpful to you even after the class is over, so you will want that as well. It is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about Glyphs. Download it here:
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Sequence: Journey of Experimental Calligraphy
The Unconventional Pointed Pen
Drawing the Fibonacci Sequence
Beginning Copperplate Script
A Letter and a Rectangle
Ben Shahn Lettering
(M) Handwritten: The Art of Tattoo Lettering
(M) Learning to Sketch Out Celtic Knots
(M) A Meditative Calligraphy Technique
(M) Learn to Sketchnote!
Loosening Up With Calligraphy & Paint
CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
(M) Captivating Color in Calligraphy
The Empty Space, Womb of Shape
ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND
Broad-edged pen: Roman Capitals
Colorful Lettering Composition
Akim Variations and Long Compositions