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Design Studio - Twenty Layouts

With Pat Blair

Starting Date : 18 Sept 2023

Fees : HK$ 1,170 or US$ 150

Workshop Description

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of design to create a successful layout that combines lettering and watercolor florals, pen illustration, or your favorite decorative technique.


Student will learn:

1. 20 layout ideas (at least!) to use with small compositions

2. Successful placement of elements combining one word or small text blocks with a floral or illustrative element.

3. How to create thumbnail sketches to help explore ideas

4. How to transfer your initial idea to good paper and set up a pencil guide

5. How to use color to reinforce a mood or feeling


Student will be working on multiple studio projects, from concept to finished piece, as time allows. Each student can choose the lettering style and illustrative element they would like to work with. Pat will be demonstrating with floral watercolors, but any style will do. 

Pat will also demonstrate and teaching a simple floral design using a wedge (triangle) brush, that can be used for projects, but the class will not be covering instruction in lettering. Come prepared with your favorite lettering style and an illustration style if you have one, and student will explore many ways to combine the 2 to create successful compositions. 

Note to Students

  • This is a live online workshop via Zoom (please make sure you have a Zoom account to access the workshop)

  • All live sessions will be recorded and available for 60 days following the final class.

  • All recordings expires on Friday, 15 December, 2023 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion corner for Pat to critique.

  • Recommended supply list, handouts, zoom links and recordings are available on the workshop page three weeks (or as soon as practicable) before the first session. Click here for user guide on how to access your workshop page.

  • All workshop dates and times are according to the Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Click here for the recommended workshop supplies.

Workshop Schedule

Lesson 1

Monday, 18 September, 2023

20:00 pm - 22:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Monday, 25 September, 2023

20:00 pm - 22:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 3

Monday, 2 October, 2023

20:00 pm - 22:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 4

Monday, 9 October, 2023

20:00 pm - 22:00 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Refund Policy

All sales are final and fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable.

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