Fun & Funky Hand Lettering Online Class March 4
Fun & Funky Hand Lettering Online Class
Friday, March 4, Noon-3:30pm MT
Instructor: Alix Christian
Limit: 12 students. Includes class kit + shipping
To receive your kit in time for class, register by Feb 25.
Get a little funky with the alphabet! Local artist and graphic designer Alix Christian is delighted to take you on a creative journey into the world of hand lettering, her style. This class has been a perennial favorite in the store, and we’re glad she’s developed an online version. She starts the class by demonstrating a few design basics relevant to hand lettering: line variation, horizontal and vertical spacing, basic letter shapes, color, and the like. She then introduces some very unusual writing instruments. After that, there are no rules. The fun begins as you play with letters, words, and styles, mixing them all up. It’s time to get creative with writing! Just think what it can add to your journaling and artwork.
This online class will be recorded and made available to class participants for 10 days after the class.
Please bring the following materials:
- Scrap paper (could be printer paper). For extra paper to continue hand lettering on your own, Alix recommends paper from the Strathmore Visual Journal Mixed Media pad.
- Ruler and sharp pencil
- Words and short phrases – a few favorites
- Optional: colored inks with a dip pen, and/or favorite colored ink pens
- Optional: small watercolor set – 12 colors or fewer is fine
- Optional: apron
Class Kit Includes:
- Mini bottle of J. Herbin ink
- Small plastic container for ink
- Non-bleed fine black marker
- Mixed media paper
- Stonehenge paper
- Size 2 watercolor brush
- Handmade bamboo pen
- Mussel shell
- Templates & lettering samples
- Small accordion fold book
- Envelope to address in class
- Other writing instruments (coffee stirrer, for example) to experiment with
- List of resources
We ship class kits approximately 2 weeks before the class via USPS Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number (check your spam folder) once your kit ships. Kits can only be shipped within the USA. If you’re outside the USA and would like to take the class, please contact us for information.
Be sure to look for an email with class details sent out the Monday before the class. The email includes a Zoom link to login, the class agenda, a materials list, and information on any pre-class prep. You’ll also receive a reminder email the day before the class. If you don’t see the class email from us check your spam folder. No email? Double check the email address you entered when you registered. It's on your order confirmation. If there's still an issue, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Refund/Cancellation Policy
For cancellation made 3 weeks before class we can either issue a refund or apply the funds to another class. We deduct the price of the class kit plus shipping if we’ve already shipped the kit, and we retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled. If you cancel fewer than 3 weeks before the class there is no refund or credit. If Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, we’ll contact you by email and refund the FULL class fee.
Alix Christian has been a tumbling tumble weed, always looking for new art adventures along the way. She grew up in Minnesota, earned a BFA in Oregon, began a graphic design career in Dallas, moved to Santa Fe to become a real artist, stayed until her money ran out, and then moved on to Amarillo where she completed an MFA and became a professor of Fine Art and Computer Graphics. She took a short jaunt to Detroit during the worst of the economic downturn (an eye-opening experience) and then. . . and then . . . landed in Colorado, where she hopes to stay for a very long time. Though now settled down Alix continues adventuring in her art. She’s played with fire to create encaustic paintings, liberally used her graphic design experience and love of type for creative art journaling, developed a distinctive style of lettering, played with layering and color in collage pieces, created 3D art with wire and rusty bits, distilled her drawings into simple lines, thrown herself into watercolors, and now focuses on largescale water medium paintings. She delights in teaching it all to others. Students can always expect a lot of laughter and fun in her classes, along with some serious attention to technique. Alix’s work has been exhibited as far south as Texas and New Mexico, in the north from Minnesota to Michigan, and across the Atlantic in Assisi, Italy. See Alix's work at alixchristian.com, on Facebook, or on Instagram @alixart.