September 5 - Fat Bottom Lettering
Fat Bottomed Lettering Workshop by Monique Aimee
September 5, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Fat Bottomed Lettering is a style of typography with juicy curves and lots of personality! In this 3 hour introductory class, we will build a foundation in lettering while exploring this unique style. Fat Bottomed Lettering is great for beginners as well as those looking to learn a new style of lettering. We will break down the letterforms to their basic structures so that you will understand how the lettering is formed and be able to build your own custom word! You will learn how to set up your own guidelines, create a letterform skeleton, and add weight to create a full-bodied and unique lettering piece. Once you know the basic rules of Fat Bottomed Lettering, you will be able to play with the letterforms and create your own unique piece of lettering.
On top of taking home a new knowledge (and love!) of Fat Bottomed Lettering, you will also leave with a Fat Bottomed Lettering Booklet, your sketches from the class, and tips & tricks from Monique. You will be able to use the process learned in this class to keep practicing and apply these skills to the real world — a logo, greeting card, band poster... the world is your oyster!
The class will be taught by Monique Aimee who is a traveling illustrator and lettering artist. Monique's work is colourful and bright with a focus on travel, food, and inspirational women. Her range of work includes book covers, editorial illustrations, murals, logo design, and more. Monique has 7 years of lettering and illustration experience and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge!
Laptops and ipads needed not necessary as we will be working with paper and pencils, but you are more than welcome to bring them.
What you will learn
- Basic terms of Typography
- How to set up guidelines and structure your lettering
- How to add juicy, bouncy curves to create your own unique Fat Bottomed Lettering piece
What you will get
- A Fat Bottomed Lettering booklet with all references and info from the workshop
- A finished lettering piece and lots of sketches to reference
- Tips and tricks from Monique to make the lettering process more efficient
- Tracing Paper
Drinks and snacks provided, as well as 10% everything at Calliope after class!
Class fees are NON-REFUNDABLE!