11/14/15 Monogram Class

Monograms: Your Very Own Custom, Hand Drawn Personal Logo

Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10am-noon at Gallier Historic House in New Orleans French Quarter:

Experience the classic process of creating a custom monogram through an immersion in vintage lettering styles, monograms, crests, seals, calling cards, and more. In this hands-on class examples of vintage monograms, lettering styles and engraving will be on display–students will learn to make new symbols, traditional monograms, and letterforms using these historic pieces as inspiration. By tracing, combining then retracing existing forms, new, totally original designs, monograms and letterforms will be created.

For anyone tech-curious or savvy: The class will discuss bringing sketches into digital format, vector (Adobe Illustrator) versus Photoshop (raster) will be compared. Additionally…the super secret special “Ah Ha!” moment Illustrator trick will be revealed whereby an actual monogram can be digitally rendered in 10-15 minutes (no kidding!).

This class will primarily be about drawing with pencil on paper. In addition, where and how to download FREE vector software is offered for anyone who does not have Adobe Illustrator.

Tools for hand engraving social stationery monograms will also be shown.

Members of this class will not only walk away with their very own, custom, monogram AND learn where to get 2 FREE digital fonts directly from Monotype (the largest, oldest font development company in the world) that were created from old engraver’s lettering styles. So bring your laptop! Or come without one, either way it will be engaging, educational, and fun.

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