Spring 2016 Workshop with Julie Wildman
Posted on: 1 May 2016
taught a two-day workshop in Billings, April 9 & 10, 2016
Ok, so you’ve taken a few lettering classes and have a few hands under your
belt. Great! But what’s next? You’ve seen all the beautiful work in the lettering
magazines and the art exhibits and wonder, “Will I ever be able to do that?!”
The answer is “Yes!” and this class will show you how.
Using favorite tools and a favorite quote, students will be led through a
series of exercises that will focus not only on the lettering but on layout,
composition, and the negative space that is created. Principles of graphic
design will be introduced as we discuss where the next letter or word should
go; where and when to apply color; and the steps it takes to get to a finished
We will use the favorite tools to work with black on white, white on black,
walnut and sumi inks, and watercolors, as well as different papers.
In the first part of the class, we will all work together on various exercises. The
second part of class will be more individual instruction as each student begins
to develop his or her specific piece, finishing with a final layout that could be
matted and framed.