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Pushing Pencils and Pulling Pens: Lettering Fundamentals

  • Date
  • Time
  • Led By Nils Lindstrom
  • Where Letterform Archive

If you’ve only just started drawing letters this weekend course with veteran letterer and instructor Nils Lindstrom is ideal for learning the fundamentals.

Saturday is “Pen Day” with a short lecture on the history and evolution of letterforms. Nils will demonstrate the Old Style roman with flat-tipped pen and lead a one-on-one workshop with calligraphy pens.

Sunday is “Pencil Day” with a short lecture on drawing strategies. Following a demonstration, students will draw letters in Modern serif, sans serif, and script styles.

Required Materials
  • Mechanical drafting pencil
  • Calligraphy pen markers: 5.0 and 3.5
Provided Materials
  • Graph paper
  • Tracing paper

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