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Type (Self Paced)

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Join Ali Edwards for an in depth investigation into working with type in memory keeping projects. The 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.

Please note that this is a self paced class. All lessons and content will be available to you upon purchase. 

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Class taught by: AliEdwards
Class starts April 18th

Class Contributors

Pam Baldwin

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 for each lesson
  • A keynote lesson presentation + process videos showing step by step layout creation
  • Message board and gallery for sharing your thoughts and your projects
  • Some lessons will include digital downloads when it fits with the lesson (a total of 9 digital packages are included)

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

Class Schedule

  1. Apr 18
    Class begins
    3:00AM EDT
  2. Apr 1
    Type Resources & References
    3:00AM EDT
    A section dedicated to links about Type that I've found helpful in pulling together content for this
  3. Apr 18
    Week One | Type Basics
    12:00AM EDT
    This week is all about creating a foundation. Get ready for an intro to the basics of typography.
  4. Apr 25
    Week Two | Type In Neat Little Lines And Rows
    12:00AM EDT
    Say hello to a lesson about body copy and telling longer stories
  5. Apr 27
    Week Two | Bonus Content From Pam Baldwin
    11:55PM EDT
    Tips from Pam for printing type on 3x4 and 4x6 journal cards.
  6. May 2
    Week Three | Type Marriages
    12:00AM EDT
    This week we're investigating best practices for pairing fonts in our projects
  7. May 9
    Week Four | Type vs. Type
    12:00AM EDT
    Contrast between type choices in a title, between a title and text, and within the text itself.
  8. May 16
    Week Five | Type Play, Round One
    12:00AM EDT
    In this lesson I introduce 10 of my favorite ideas for playing with type.
  9. May 19
    Week Five | Bonus Content From Pam Baldwin
    12:00AM EDT
    Pam shares two awesome project ideas for playing with type
  10. May 23
    Week Six | Type Play, Round Two
    12:00AM EDT
    In this lesson I introduce 10 more ideas for playing with type.
  11. May 30
    Week Seven | Type Stacks
    12:00AM EDT
    Lesson Seven focuses on stacking type for titles and content organization.
  12. Jun 5
    Week Eight | Dear Type, I'm Over You
    3:00AM EDT
    In this lesson we are investigating ways to get type on and in other pieces of type
  13. Jun 10
    Week Eight | Bonus Content From Pam Baldwin
    12:00AM EDT
    Pam shares a layout and a Project Life® spread + two videos
  14. Jun 13
    Week Nine | Type By Hand
    12:00AM EDT
    Lesson Nine investigates ways to use handwriting in your projects
  15. Jun 15
    Week Nine | Bonus Content From Pam Baldwin
    12:00AM EDT
    Two layouts + a video tutorial on how to scan and include other's handwriting in your project.
  16. Jun 20
    Week Ten | Type On Photos
    12:00AM EDT
    Take a look at ways to include words on photos: computer, type, handwriting, stamping, etc.
  17. Jun 27
    Week Eleven | Type As Art
    12:00AM EDT
    Appreciate the beauty of letter forms + ways type as art can support our stories.
  18. Jul 4
    Week Twelve | Type Story
    12:00AM EDT
    Lessons Twelve brings it all together with an emphasis on getting your story told.

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