Loading Events

« All Events

Spring Workshops with Heather Martinez – May 16

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$75 – $90

Sketchnote for Learning Fun, Saturday, May 16.  

Sketchnote for Learning Fun! Date/Time: Saturday, May 16 from 10am-4pm Cost: $75 members, $90 non-members, $50 RMCAD students Place: Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, 1600 Pierce St., Denver, CO.  RMCAD_CampusMap_EP203

Imagine being in a class or workshop taking notes but all the pages look the same. It’s hard to look back and remember what you wrote. What makes one line of text differ from the rest? Learn to sketchnote! It’s a great learning tool you can use when taking notes in class and workshops, journaling vacations, and telling a visual story.
In this workshop we will: • Experiment with a variety of materials used by professional and amateur sketchnoters. • Adopt a fast lettering style to use when rapid capturing and vary it up to fit your style and needs. • Practice hierarchy and page composition to help guide the reader’s eye across the page. • Draw simple objects quickly to serve as mnemonic devices.
Bring your favorite sketchbook and pens. Additional mark-making supplies used by professional visual practitioners will be provided in this day-long, hands-on workshop. At the end of the class you will gain access to online lettering resources to continue your practice and there will be a giveaway of sketchnoting supplies.

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.


May 16
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75 – $90
Event Category:


Colorado Calligraphers’ Guild


Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
1600 Pierce St
+ Google Map


Guild logo by Sandy Marvin