Join Ali Edwards for a 12-week investigation into working with type in memory keeping projects. Focus in this workshop is on finding fun ways to incorporate and emphasize type (letter stickers, letter stamps, fonts, and handwriting) to get your stories told. Watch the video to the left and check out the lesson breakdown below for a look at the specific topics covered over the 12-weeks.
Please note that this is a re-run of a class that first ran in 2015 (this is the first time it has been available since then). No new content has been added.
What you'll learn
Week One | Type Basics: This week is all about creating a foundation. Get ready for an intro to the basics of typography.
Week Two | Type In Neat Little Lines And Rows: Say hello to a lesson about body copy and telling longer stories.
Week Two | Bonus Content From Pam Baldwin: Tips from Pam for printing type on 3x4 and 4x6 journal cards.
Week Three | Type Marriages: This week we're investigating best practices for pairing fonts in our projects.
Week Four | Type vs. Type: Contrast between type choices in a title, between a title and text, and within the text itself.
Week Five | Type Play, Round One: In this lesson I introduce 10 of my favorite ideas for playing with type.
Week Five | Bonus Content From Pam Baldwin: Pam shares two awesome project ideas for playing with type.
Week Six | Type Play, Round Two: In this lesson I introduce 10 more ideas for playing with type.
Week Seven | Type Stacks: Lesson Seven focuses on stacking type for titles and content organization.
Week Eight | Dear Type, I'm Over You: In this lesson we are investigating ways to get type on and in other pieces of type.
Week Eight | Bonus Content From Pam Baldwin: This week Pam shares a layout and a Project Life® spread + two videos.
Week Nine | Type By Hand: Investigates ways to use handwriting in your projects.
Week Nine | Bonus Content From Pam Baldwin: Two layouts + a video tutorial on how to scan and include other's handwriting in your project.
Week Ten | Type On Photos: Take a look at ways to include words on photos: computer, type, handwriting, stamping, etc.
Week Eleven | Type As Art: Appreciate the beauty of letter forms + ways type as art can support our stories.
Week Twelve | Type Story: Lessons Twelve brings it all together with an emphasis on getting your story told.
What you'll get
- Full color PDF handouts each week
- A keynote lesson presentation + process videos showing step by step layout creation
- Message board and gallery for sharing your thoughts and your projects
- Some weeks will include digital downloads when it fits with the lesson (a total of 9 digital packages are included - see the slider of images for more details)
What you'll need
- A willingness to investigate and play with type
- Stories to tell
- An assortment of alphabet stickers, stamps, fonts, etc. (awesome opportunity to use your stash)
- Photoshop is recommended but not required as I will be covering working with longer text as well as playing with computer fonts
Apr 18Class begins3:00AM EDT
Apr 18Week One | Type Basics12:00AM EDTThis week is all about creating a foundation. Get ready for an intro to the basics of typography.
Apr 25Week Two | Type In Neat Little Lines And Rows12:00AM EDTSay hello to a lesson about body copy and telling longer stories
Apr 27Week Two | Bonus Content From Pam Baldwin11:55PM EDTTips from Pam for printing type on 3x4 and 4x6 journal cards.
May 2Week Three | Type Marriages12:00AM EDTThis week we're investigating best practices for pairing fonts in our projects