Hand Lettering II

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June 6th, 2024 6:30 PM

  • Instructor: Billy Ola Hutchinson
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Sessions: 3
  • In-person or Online?: In-person

Workshop Fee: $230
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Masks are no longer required for most workshops, though anyone is welcome to wear one if they wish.

Let’s pick up where we left off on our last night—my take on Copperplate/Spencerian.  We’ll practice our strokes and bring them together to create upper and lower case letter forms. Then we'll experiment with different inks and gouaches on various papers.

>> Prerequisite: Hand Lettering <<

Materials to Bring: 

  • Mechanical pencil
  • Pelikan® 4001 Brilliant Black Ink
  • Straight Pen Holder
  • Ultra-Fine Point Sharpie®
  • C-Thru® B-85 Ruler

(A limited number of inks will available for purchase directly from Billy)

Date & Time: Thursdays, June 6, 13 & 20, 2024 :: 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. Registration will close approximately three days prior to the start date of the workshop to allow the instructor time to prep materials for class. We recommend you not wait to register, as workshops that don't meet our minimum enrollment will be canceled, sometimes as much as a week in advance.

About the Instructor | Billy Ola Hutchinson (pronouns: dealer's choice)

Billy's passion for lettering began in pre-school with the assistance of Mommy Billie. Billy and Billie spent hours shaping letterforms 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 steps Little Billy took with Big Billie. Billy's lettering has been featured in magazines, wedding invitations, place cards, monograms, and brand identities.

Past Student Reviews:

"Billy is a great teacher and while teaching a massive amount of material, makes the environment very welcoming."

“I was inspired by Billy's work and I truly appreciate Billy's way of teaching - very patient, inspiring and willing to accommodate our requests (what we want to see in calligraphy), and Billy is TONS of fun!”

"Billy not only did a great job introducing us to the basics, but also took a lot of time to emphasize that we can make what we want of it, and to not let go of the fun of it. It's a rigid art form, but it doesn't have to be as intimidating as some make it out to be.” 

375 Rhode Island St
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
United States