Online Workshop: Layout Essentials

Layout Principles, The Abbey Studio

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5:00 pm

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Online – 4 Sessions – November 7, 14, 28, and December 5, 2023, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., US Eastern time.

An ideal follow-up to Perfecting Your Pencil Work, this work shop will take participants to the next level in layout skills. Working extensively with tracing vellum and pencil, we’ll experiment with creating thumbnail sketches, skeletal letter shapes, centering text, and other elements. We’ll then work toward fine-tuning your design in pencil before transferring the layout to good paper for the inking of the final product.

After you register, you will receive a separate email with log-in information for the sessions.

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Supply List (supplies not included):

Mechanical Pencil (.05)

Traditional wooden pencil

White plastic eraser


Drawing table (or surface that will provide edge for using T-square)

Tracing vellum

Drafting brush (optional but recommended)

Workshop Withdrawal Policy: Unless you are paying for your class with a gift card, a refund (tuition less 20%) will be issued if you withdraw from class two weeks or more prior to the beginning of class. If withdrawal occurs less than two weeks before class, no cash refund will be issued, but a studio credit voucher will be provided. Occasionally there is insufficient registration for a class to run. In such cases, registrants will be given three options:  (1) Private or semi-private lessons (with price adjustment), (2) placement for the same class held in the future at a different date and time, or (3) refund. 

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Will this workshop be recorded?

This workshop will be recorded and available for participant viewing for one week after each gathering.

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Event Schedule Details

  • 11/07/2023 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 11/14/2023 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 11/28/2023 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm
  • 12/05/2023 5:00 pm   -   6:00 pm

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