summer workshops!



I will be holding these August workshops at my Sawtooth studio in Berkeley prior to fall offerings elsewhere. Limit 10 people per class. If they fill, I will add additional dates. Click on links to sign up.

Hand Drawn Lettering 
Tuesday, August 1, 5:30-7:30pm $80, or
Sunday, August 13, 4-6pm $80
Drinks and light refreshments included

In this two hour class, you will dive into the trend of hand drawn lettering. Beginning with identifying the basics of typeanatomy, you will find inspiration in gathered and historic materials, sketch experimentally, then draw and refine a personality-filled phrase or inspirational quote of your choosing.
Please bring a favorite phrase or short quotation to letter, and, if you’d like, bring your favorite drawing materials or papers to experiment with in addition to the necessary materials that we will provide.

Mixed Media Collage
Sunday, August 20, 4-6pm $80
Drinks and light refreshments included.

In this two hour class, you will delve into the exciting process of mixed media collage! Use painted papers, vintage images, paper scraps and ephemera from Leigh’s stash to create your own one-of-a-kind compositions. Consider bringing your own images and materials to incorporate that are meaningful or appealing to you. All necessary materials (papers, adhesives, scissors) will be provided.

Modern Calligraphy
Sunday, August 27, 4-6pm $80
Drinks and light refreshments included

In this two hour class, you will begin to create your own individual take on traditional copperplate calligraphy. You will learn how to hold the split nib pen, form basic strokes, practice and connect letterforms, execute an alphabet and reward yourself with a glass of bubbly! Bring your favorite poem or quotation to letter as practice, or create a one of a kind greeting card for a friend.

Watch this space or get on my email list in order to learn about fall classes at Brushstrokes in Berkeley and Rare Bird in Oakland.