Spring Workshops with Heather Martinez – May 17
May 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$75 – $90
Lettering Tour in Downtown Denver, Sunday, May 17
Lettering Tour – Downtown Denver Learn the Tradecraft of Lettering! Date/Time: Sunday, May 17 from 10am-4pm Cost: $75 members, $90 non-members, $50 RMCAD students Place: Meet at Port Side coffee shop, 2500 Larimer St #103, Denver, CO 80205
In this walking tour of River North Art District (RiNo) we will: • take in inspiration from our environment: murals, signage, graffiti and found objects • identify existing lettering styles and the tools we know it takes to create them • recreate and make new lettering styles by drawing and writing by breaking down the letters strokes into: angle, direction, tools used and scale.
Keep a sketchbook along our journey as we identify letters in our surroundings. Inspired by the book, Lettering Journey, Heather will share how she finds letters and uses them in her work. Each participant will receive a copy of her book. Bring your sketchbook, pencil/pens, and a camera or phone with a camera. We’ll have an adventure while lettering together throughout the neighborhood.
We will have lunch at the Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205. We will also be making our own photocopies, so bring some extra money for that.
There will be a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes you can stand and walk in all day. Be prepared for any kind of weather.
Heather Leavitt Martinez learned how to sketch note before she sought training in calligraphy. She is a visual practitioner, art coach and lettering artist living in Durango, Colorado. After studying with master sign painters, graffiti artists, and calligraphers—which she continues to do today—Heather decided to translate what she learned to teach other visual practitioners the tradecraft of breaking down any lettering styles into the professional tools they use in their work. Heather believes that what we write on the wall is more than mere handwriting— letters are the building blocks of communication.
Heather’s graphic recording work has been featured in Letter Arts Review where she was named an Amanuensis to master calligrapher, Mike Gold. A peak-career experience that bridges the gap between art and being a visual practitioner.
Neuland Ambassador, Heather’s recent book, “Lettering Journey” was inspired by her North American cross-country trip and will influence her next project, European Lettering Tour. You can sign up for her free online course Unlock Your Neuland Markers at www.LetsLetterTogether.com.