Join Kelly Spencer, hand-letterer, designer and illustrator, for this full-day, Wellington-based typography workshop.
Hand Lettering with Kelly Spencer
Saturday 8th April, 10am–4pm
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre
61 – 69 Abel Smith Street
$299 Professional / $249 Design Assembly Friend / $149 DA Student Friend
(Not a Design Assembly Friend? Sign up here).
Take a well earned break from points and pixels in a 1 day intensive workshop studying the craft of hand lettering, with Wellington lettering artist Kelly Spencer.
Workshop attendees will learn a range of practical hand lettering skills, building confidence in the creation of structured letterforms and design layout. Kelly will share her process through live demonstrations and explanations. A small class size allows the benefit of one on one time with Kelly, and students are encouraged to allow their individual style to flow, crafting their own custom design whilst being guided through tips and techniques for refinement.
The class will cover selection of materials, instruction on the execution of different alphabet styles, and the practical application of hand lettering to a custom illustration, exploring weight, shape and space.
Mechanical pencil, ink pen, eraser, ruler, tracing paper, paper stock.
20 people maximum.
Operating from Honey Badgers Studios in central Wellington, Kelly is a full time freelance illustrator best known for her beautifully crafted hand lettering. Whilst being primarily based in Wellington, Kelly loves to travel, and aims to head overseas at least once a year, painting walls across the world. She’ll also jump at any opportunity to explore and decorate homeland NZ.
Kelly’s creative style is characterised by a bold use of colour, curvaceous forms, clean lines, and hints of old-school. This broad approach allows her the freedom to design across a wide variety of media, and she enjoys creating both in-studio or out on the streets, adorning surfaces large and small with her colourful forms. Adventures to date include murals/street art, sign painting, book illustration, web design, apparel graphics, festival — gig branding, identity design and set design.
The fluidity of freelance life often leads to projects which allow collaboration with other artists across a variety of mediums. In addition to her contract work, Kelly is one of 5 directing members of The League of Live Illustrators — a lively and glittery team of graphic facilitators for hire.
Kelly does not engage in conversation before consuming coffee in the mornings, but is henceforth a social creature, taking great delight in the company of the 8 other talented creatives she shares her studio with. On the rare occasions where she’s not drawing, Kelly will be found sharing chardonnay with friends, practicing yoga, and patting other people’s dogs.