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For the Love of Lettering
with Pam Garrison

1-Day Workshop on March 8, 2014

Come and celebrate the love of letters and lettering! Pam is well known for her hand lettering and dip pen writing in her journals, illustrations, script paintings, and even embroidery sampler designs. Her love of lettering started at an early age when she received a calligraphy kit as a child, and she's been lettering ever since, in all different mediums and styles. In this class, she'll guide you as you create a lettering primer that you'll be able to keep adding to long after you've left the class. We'll quickly hand stitch a sample book from heavy watercolor paper and then practice and play in our lettering books. Pam will bring all her favorite tools for lettering and show you how she uses them. You'll be able to experiment with them and find some new tools and techniques for your own lettering fun. You'll even go home with a few yourself!

Class content will include: simple long stitch, no binding journal making, lettering with different markers, dip pens (with different nibs and why),different inks, mixing your own ink from gouache, calligraphy, watercolor brushes, sumi brushes and script writing with them, specialty pens, ink pens, the list goes on and on.

After spending time trying out all the different writing techniques and tools, we'll then discuss the development of letters and fonts and cover tricks for altering your own natural writing style. Using Pam's favorite resource books on lettering and fonts, (Including Jenny's "Creative Lettering"), we'll develop some hand drawn fonts of our own to include in our primers. Pam will have her extensive collection of art journals on hand for you to peruse and use as lettering resources as well.

  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with Pam who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like The Gypsy Den, or C4 Deli or Chapter One.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with Pam who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM


  • A journal of some sort for taking notes and practicing lettering in
  • If you were in the Art of the Page class on Saturday before this class, please bring your art journal to add to the pages!
  • A few of your own favorite writing instruments.


  • Pam will have a limited number of original art items on hand for those interested in purchasing her art.
  • Due to limited class size, the spot for this class is transferable but payment is non-refundable. Please read about this policy in our Studio Policies.

Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

Pam Garrison is an artist and teacher. Learn more about her work at

Saturday, March 8th, 2014
Price :: 140


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