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$ 200.00

March 12th, 2019 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Emmanuel Sevilla
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: March 12th, 2019 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: March 26th, 2019 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 3

Students will be introduced to working with both the flat/broad-edge brush and pointed/round brush to create a variety of hand styles such as San Serif, Serif, Casual Speed alphabets and Script lettering. This workshop is designed for students of all skill levels in order to explore the exciting field of brush lettering.  

By the end of the workshop students will have an understanding of how letters are constructed, layout-design principles, materials and how to integrate brush lettering into a variety of projects ranging from paper stationary, posters, hand-made books and watercolor paintings.  

Materials to Bring: Two # 2 pencils, eraser, black gouache, 11 x 14 in. tracing paper pad, ¼ inch Cotman Windsor & Newton Flat One Stroke synthetic brush (or equivalent), # 4 or # 6 round watercolor brush, 12 or 15 inch ruler, 9 x 12 or 11 x 14 inch Sketch Pad of Paper, small plastic well paint tray for mixing paint.

Workshop Fee (includes $15 materials fee): $200.00

Date & Time: Tuesdays, March 12, 19 & 26, 2019 :: 6:30-9:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Emmanuel Sevilla

Emmanuel Sevilla is an artist working in the fields of painting, sculpture and brush lettering. With a background in graphic design and commercial sign painting, he owned and operated One of a Sign, a sign making company in Los Angeles. He earned his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, MFA from California College of the Arts, and was tradesman certified in Sign Graphics at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. He has exhibited work in New York, Maine, Los Angeles and the Bay Area. He currently lives and works in San Francisco where he teaches at City College of San Francisco, Root Division and guest lectures at California College of the Arts. 

Past Student Reviews:

“Fun, engaging, relaxed.”

“Everything was truly great. I really enjoyed that Emmanuel taught us to view letters as objects, figure out they are put together and how to deconstruct them to better understand how they would be made with the brush techniques we learned. His artistic approach to lettering as opposed to a more rigid calligraphic approach really resonated with me.”

“Emmanuel is a great instructor. He comes alive when teaching and is truly engaged with his class. His supplemental information: the reference books, morgue, and videos; helped us expand our knowledge while also showing how enthusiastic and serious Emmanuel is about this craft. It's always best to learn from an instructor that is truly passionate about what they do.”

$ 200.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States