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Drawn & Shaded Letters

With Rachel Yallop

Starting Date : 20 May 2023

Fees : HK$ 740 or US$ 95

Workshop Description

Drawing skills are essential to calligraphy and lettering. The hand skills and accuracy required really help in creating successful letterforms. This workshop is essentially about those hand skills, with the focus on developing a free capital letters style reminiscent of Versals.


  • Look at the construction of the capital letters and practice the alphabet.

  • Practice lowercase letters which can be used in word designs.

  • Learn the techniques of using Conté pencils and compressed charcoal: drawing, shading, blending and the use of eraser lines.

  • Work on large individual letters and the placement of the red dot!

  • Experiment with changing the primary tool and use ruling pens and/or brushes to draw the letters.

  • Look at how letters could be placed together, and work on finished designs.

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, 28 July, 2023 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion board for Rachel 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.

Workshop Schedule

Lesson 1

Saturday, 20 May, 2023

20:00 pm - 22:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Saturday, 27 May, 2023

20:00 pm - 22:30 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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