Alphabet Invention and Innovation
a handlettering workshop with Randall M. Hasson
The goal of this course is to experiment with acrylic paints and mediums to achieve textural effects in a large watercolor journal and in the process work towards the creation of a unique, personal style of lettering.
Beginning with the participants’ abstract marks, this class will use the artist’s eye to identify the basic shapes, texture, and characteristics that will go into the creation of their own letterform. We will use a variety of media (including Sumi, walnut and acrylic inks, acrylic paint, acrylic mediums, and permanent markers) to achieve coloration and textural effects. We will discuss techniques to create a devotional-style journal. Throughout the week we will have class discussions which will include lettering, painting, and theological reflections on the role of devotional lettering on one’s life. Expect a week of learning, sharing, and inspiration.