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Drawing & design skills for lettering artists

Drawn Lettering

About the Course

The better informed we are the better the drawing hand becomes. This course will enable letter cutters to understand why the pen is important in the learning of letter forms.

Chris Elsey trained with Tom Perkins after 4 years at Reigate School of Art studying letter design. Chris also has a calligraphy degree from Roehampton College.

This 2.5-day workshop is mainly targeted at professional lettercutters and will focus on professional development. Students can bring their own projects to learn and refine their lettering design and develop their drawing skills - this workshop goes beyond simple layout design.

The studio has a dedicated classroom and viewing room, where students will be able to see how a working studio functions. Tom Sargeant, a past Lettering Arts Trust apprentice, will be on hand to help. After finishing his apprenticeship in 2015, Tom has been working alongside Chris in the studio.

If you have any questions, please contact the trust and we will pass your message to Chris.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tools and materials are not included but they can be borrowed from the tutor. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day.
You will receive individual tuition from one of the UK's most talented craftsman. An inspiring and creative venue, good company and maybe the start of something new!


Lynne Alexander at The Lettering & Commemorative Arts Trust
The Stonecarving & Lettering Studio
Hundred Acre Lane
Wilsfield Green
East Sussex
RH17 7RU

Suitable for

  • Intermediate level
  • UK Holiday

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2.5 days

Next available date

30th October 2020

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