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$ 230.00

July 16th, 2019 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Billy Ola Hutchinson
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: July 16th, 2019 6:30 PM
  • Workshop End: July 30th, 2019 9:30 PM
  • Sessions: 3

Hand lettering for all levels! Join us for this innovative and welcoming approach to hand lettering with the talented Billy Ola Hutchinson. Participants will learn about basic penmanship and letter formation, as well as the process, materials, and layout techniques used in calligraphy. 

Hutchinson creates her own line of stationery inspired by her passion for calligraphy. Her lettering has been featured in magazines, wedding invitations, place cards, monograms, and brand identities. Sign up for Hand Lettering and benefit from the extensive knowledge and talent of Billy.

Materials to Bring: One bottle of black ink (Pelikan® 4001 Brilliant Black is preferred), mechanical pencil, ultra-fine point Sharpie®, Strathmore® 80 lb. drawing paper (11" x 14" pad), C-Thru® B-85; 2" x 18" 8ths Graph Beveled Ruler in Inches, and small container for water.

Workshop Fee (includes $27 materials fee): $230.00

Date & Time: Tuesdays, July 16, 23 & 30, 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 | Billy Ola Hutchinson


Billy's passion for lettering began in pre-school with the assistance of Mommy Billie.  Billy and Billie spent hours shaping letter forms day in and day out.  Later in life, Little Billy parlayed that lettering passion into a calligraphic profession, creating a petit line of stationery, penning custom lettering for clients, designing a line of porcelain for San Francisco's luxury speciality store, Gump’s and of course as an instructor at SFCB—taking students through those first step Little Billy took with Big Billie.  Start your new journey with Little Billy at SFCB.

Past Student Reviews:

“Billy was very patient throughout the process. I felt like I learned some great basics so that I can continue with my own research into hand lettering.”

“If I could take this class again, I would do it in a heartbeat. I wish Billy would have a second class!!”

“I loved how Billy mixed instruction with culture. She was so inspiring to me. She did a great job of breaking down different lettering styles into steps so we really learned the structure of the letterforms and how each builds on each other. She was also really understanding when life got in the way and we didn't get to practice as much as we wanted to. I already miss my Tuesday Billy classes! Highly recommend!!!”

“It really inspired me to do more lettering. It took the fear and intimidation out of it and made it fun!!!

Billy is an awesome instructor and an even more awesome human!”

“Love her!!!”

$ 230.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States