Handlettering Bodoni Style Special: Seasonal Greetings

By Thomas Hoyer

Starts 6 Nov 2021



Workshop Description

In general, there are two ways of producing a script: Either you write the letters or you draw them. When you write you define the letter by the width of the stroke you make with your tool. When you draw you define it by an outline.


For drawing you don’t need any special calligraphy tools. Any ordinary writing tool will do, even a ballpoint pen. This will allow you to do calligraphy spontaneously or when you are on the go.


When thinking of lively drawn letters we think of Sherri Kiesel’s wonderful script. In 2015 Thomas Hoyer designed his own script of drawn letters. It is based on the scripts developed by the Italian typographer and publisher Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) .

In this workshop you will learn the basics and then more expressive, free variations of the single letters. You will also experiment with different tools and use your personal momentum and flow to let this Handlettering Bodoni-Style come to live.


Note to Students :

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

  • All live sessions will be recorded and available for 30 days following the final class.

  • Recommended supply list & handouts will generally be uploaded to the workshop page 3 weeks before the first session.

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

Workshop Schedule

Sat, Nov 6, 2021

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Sat, Nov 13, 2021

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Sat, Nov 20, 2021

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Sun, Nov 28, 2021

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM (Hong Kong Time)

Convert the date & time to your timezone here.

Refund Policy

Fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable