What you'll do
We're going to be learning the basics of brush lettering and modern calligraphy using markers and materials found around your house. We'll start with an overview of the cursive alphabet and some basic drills to get the strokes down, and move into writing your own letter forms and developing your own style using free downloadable practice sheets or any paper found around your home. Our time together can be used for practicing lettering or come prepared with a quote or saying in mind to try to letter as artwork!
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I'm a full-time freelance artist who specializes in modern calligraphy, sign painting, photography, and more. I have a bachelor's degree from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and have been working as an artist for 8+ years professionally. I have taught many workshops with POST Detroit at their shop and at Eastern Market, and recently was teaching lettering at some of my favorite local bars and restaurants (Lost River and The Charlevoix GPP). Grab a glass of wine, some of your markers around the house, and lets get lettering! To view my work please check out @upstairsneighbor on Instagram or visit upstairsneighbor.com
What to bring
crayola washable markers (with the pointed tip)
any brush pens (like Tombow) if you have them lying around
hi-lighters or other chiseled markers
pencil and eraser
one sheet of cardstock paper to create a Mother's Day card (and envelope)
visit my website to download our practice sheets and the lettering workbook! details in your welcome message.
How to participate
Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"I am currently offering my lettering class in the comfort of your own home by utilizing ZOOM. This is a great way to be creative during our quarantine time and have something to look forward to."
Book for a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Nicole will host a private group for up to 10 guests, starting at £123.
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Things to keep in mind
You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.
Please make sure you have ZOOM downloaded and up to date as we will be utilizing that for the workshops. I recommend using this on your laptop as well so that your hands can be free for the duration of the workshop.
Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy