Hand-Lettering in the Physical and Digital World

with Joanna Manning
Wednesdays: June 2, 9; 7–9pm CT

Designed for those with interest in exploring American penmanship, this virtual workshop begins with a brief history of calligraphy and writing instruments. Instruction will cover paper position, pen-holding posture, penmanship exercises, and practice with margin and spacing design. After hand lettering a design with an ink pen, scan the finished design and learn how to edit and share your design digitally.

Build skills with this expressive form of communication and experiment with inventive ways to share it! This workshop is designed for adaptability to the skill level and individuality of participants; however, participants must have experience with photo editing software and a scanner.

Joanna Manning (she/her) had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant for an Artist’s Books and Publications course and support her professor during her undergraduate degree. Courses that she has completed related to bookmaking include printmaking, photography, and digital media. In addition to her classroom experiences, she is also a Clay Camp Assistant at Northern Clay Center. She supports art educators, helps maintain the classroom, and works with students. During COVID, her team has adapted new strategies to create a welcoming and safe art experience. To learn more click here.

Some experience helpful
Certificate: 4 hours, Category D

$80/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$40 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop, we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date. Additional tech requirements are listed on the materials list below. This workshop also requires you to have access to photo editing software and a scanner (see materials list for more information and options).
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own supplies from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list).

Please note: Registration closes 5/25 at midnight (CT).