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Hosted by POST + Melissa Dettloff (Hooray Forever) and Rachael Barlock (Hazel + Dolly)
Saturday, November 2nd from 3pm to 6pm
Take your notecards up a notch! With this workshop, not only will you learn the basics of brush lettering but silkscreen printing as well!
This 3 hour hands-on workshop will introduce you to not one, but two wonderfully different and complementary skills! During the first half, Rachael will teach various ways to use a professional brush pen. Learn how to achieve a unique lettering flair while developing a beautiful and personal style. Next, Melissa will go through the steps in taking your one-off, original design and turning it into multiple notecards for your friends and family. There will be endless combinations of ink color palettes to choose from! Participants are encouraged to bring a phrase or idea they would like to design and print during this workshop.
Each participant will go home with 12 custom-made notecards and envelopes that you designed and printed yourself, ready for giving!
About the instructors:
Melissa Dettloff is a Detroit illustrator who has been screen printing since 2001. She prints posters, cards, fabric, zines, and more for her label Hooray Forever. Almost everything she makes has a dog on it.
Inspired by sarcasm + pen pals, fueled by La Croix + house plants, and outfitted in big hats + floral skirts, Rachael Barlock owns and operates Hazel + Dolly in Detroit, Michigan. Hazel + Dolly is all about honoring the nostalgia of hand-written correspondence. We take that craft, add some sass and modern design, and print it on antique letterpress equipment to give you a product worth sending.
+ No experience necessary.
+ This class is appropriate for ages 14 and over.
+ All tools/supplies/materials will be provided.
+ Refreshments will be served.
+ Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly.
POST Workshop Details:
+ All workshops are held at POST, located at 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215
+ On-street parking is free and plentiful. Our exterior is well-lit and secure.
+ Please arrive on time or a little early to settle in before the class begins. The shop will be open for browsing and buying.
+ Let us know if you have a need for any accommodations that we can plan for in advance. Although we have 2 small steps at the front entry, our side door is wheelchair accessible. Our workshops are held in a production studio setting, but we will attempt to make the space functional for those with physical limitations, special needs, severe allergies, etc. Please be in touch if you have any questions.
+ Upon arrival, please check in with POST staff. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to the workshop. POST assumes no liability for accidents or injuries. Create at your own risk.
+ All are welcome here. This is a safe space for learning, creating, and connecting. Bigotry, misogyny, rude/inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
Workshop registration fees are not refundable. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible. Seats are limited and the projects/materials are carefully planned to accommodate a certain number of students. If you cannot attend and you give us at least 7 days notice, we will issue a credit for the full amount of your registration fee. The credit may be applied towards a workshop of your choosing. The credit is good for a one-time transfer and will expire 90 days after the original workshop date.
If you do not provide us with 7 days notice before canceling, you will not be given a credit however, your seat may be transferred to a friend. Please let us know if someone will be coming in your place.
If a workshop is cancelled by POST for any reason (weather, illness, etc) we will contact all students and issue refunds for the full amount of the registration fee.
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