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Student work being made upon the Introduction To Traditional Hand Lettering And Typography Workshop course

Introduction to Lettercraft Short Course

Course description

Each of the two week modules complement each other giving students an introduction to these rewarding techniques. The tutors are established and highly respected practitioners in their own fields and have been specially chosen because of their friendly and accessible attitude.

At the end of the course you will take a selection of lettering and letterpress examples, also including a set of notes outlining each process.

Level: All Levels

Who should take this course?
Anyone with an interest in lettering, typography, graphic design, lettering arts and traditional crafts.

Entry requirements
None. just an interest in hands-on processes and in lettering, printing and typography.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

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Topics covered

  • Traditional letterpress and typesetting
  • Calligraphy
  • Signwriting


Please bring the following with you to this course:

  • A special sign writing brush, size 6 and Automatic lettering pen, size 4 (both are available from the College Arts Shop)
  • Pencil and ruler

All papers, paints and inks are provided.

Meet the Tutor:

In recent times there has been a renaissance of hands-on skills, particularly those involving the lettering arts. This unique six week course gives beginners and some with previous experience an opportunity to try out three different aspects of traditional hand lettering and typography.

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