Past Camps

Ibaraki-paparazzi

The people of Ibaraki prefecture were perpetually curious about why we selected it as the location for our camp. Other prefectures are better known for tourism or arts or nature, but we were perfectly happy in the little town of Makabe and around Mount Tsukuba. It was filled with craftspeople that... Continue Reading.

San Francisco : Mastering Type

We had a great masterclass in June at Adobe Typekit. I have always wanted to do one of these as my College & University students get the persnickity advice but the attendees of the 1-day camps don’t as much. We went over a variety of type tips, did a... Continue Reading.

Back in Black(letter)

Our April LA camp at the HMCT found us working on blackletter all morning long (yeay! Shelley finally was able to participate in a class!) and then Neuland, and other san serif monoline caps in the afternoon. These classes are often more about interesting techniques than just the letterforms and... Continue Reading.

Brush Lettering in LA

Our first workshops at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography were not only sold out, but loads of fun as well. We offered classes on Saturday and Sunday to students at Art Center and had attendees from the graphic design, illustration, and photography departments. Everyone learned the brush lettering basics and... Continue Reading.

Shiny and sparkly at Fluevog

We had our first ever intermediate Copperplate lettering camp in Vancouver that focused just on gold and silver pigments. The idea came about in the introduction to Copperplate class that we had at Fluevog the previous year when students mentioned that the wanted to learn more of the techniques that Xandra... Continue Reading.