Lettering Tools & Techniques

$ 200.00

May 3rd, 2018 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Emmanuel Sevilla
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Open
  • Workshop Start: May 3rd, 2018 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: May 17th, 2018 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

You can letter with just about anything, you just need a little exposure how! 

From the outlandish, to the time-honored. From the DIY-homemade to the store bought. No tool will be left unturned in this workshop. Students will be encouraged to explore and experiment with a multitude of tools (brushes, pens, pencils, markers), techniques, and materials (feathers, aluminum cans, chopsticks, branches, felt) in order to delve deeper into the wonderful world of lettering.

Historically, the broad flat edge and the pointed tip have been the dominant methods in creating the expansive and evolving letterforms we have today. With the overarching concept and method of turning the flat broad edge and applying pressure with the pointed tip, we will learn to create different letter styles and expand our lettering vocabulary.

“When we make things with our hands we put into them energy which comes from our innermost self.” -Donald Jackson

Materials to Bring: No.2 Pencil with eraser, carpenter Pencil, 11 x 14 inch sketch pad paper, 1/4 flat broad edge brush (recommended brush: Cotman Winsor & Newton One Stroke Series 666), no. 4 pointed brush, 2 small plastic containers for water, black gouache.

Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: ruler.

Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $200.00 

Date & Time: Thursdays, May 3, 10 & 17, 2018 :: 6:30-9:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Emmanuel Sevilla

Emmanuel Sevilla is an artist working in the fields of painting, sculpture and brush lettering. With a background in graphic design and commercial sign painting, he owned and operated One of a Sign, a sign making company in Los Angeles. He earned his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, MFA from California College of the Arts, and was tradesman certified in Sign Graphics at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. He has exhibited work in New York, Maine, Los Angeles and the Bay Area. He currently lives and works in San Francisco where he teaches at City College of San Francisco, Root Division and guest lectures at California College of the Arts. 
Website: emmanuelsevilla.com

Past Student Reviews:

"Good flow between practicing and instruction.”

“Very knowledgable and good at his craft.”

“I really liked how passionate Emmanuel was about the subject. He made me excited to try new things and gave us materials and guidance to try things on our own.”

$ 200.00
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States