Chalk Lettering

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  • Chalk Lettering
    April 23, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Chalk Lettering
    May 3, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Chalk Lettering
    June 14, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Chalk Lettering
    July 9, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Carrie Keesling-Getz
Students will use chalk and a fun or inspirational quote to create their own hand lettered chalkboard sign. Students will learn the essential letterforms, embellished lettering styles, and tips for planning layout. Carrie will provide the necessary supplies, which students can take home with them for further practice. Additionally, each student will receive an instructional course packet filled with lettering exemplars, layout guidelines, and Carrie’s recommendations for additional tools and resources.

Materials Provided:

17 x 23 chalkboard
White and colored chalk
Copy paper
Clear ruler
Two #2 pencils
Towels and q-tips
Course packet

Materials fee: $20 (Please bring cash or checks made out to Carrie Keesling-Getz)

Course Outline:

• Introduction to the art of chalk lettering
• The basics of working with chalk
• The essential letterforms
• Various embellished lettering styles
• Coming up with a quote
• Planning the chalkboard layout and mood
• Adding decorative elements that complement your lettering
• Where to find inspiration
• Examples of other projects you can complete at home with your new lettering skills

CKeeslingGetz headshot

About Carrie
Carrie Keesling-Getz operates Ricciolina*, a calligraphy and hand-lettering studio in Atlanta. Ricciolina* provides lettering for weddings and special events as well as chalk lettering for local businesses.

Carrie first came to lettering after emerging from an exhausting three years in law school. Desperate for a creative outlet, she enrolled in a few calligraphy classes and instantly was hooked. A graduate of Smith College, Carrie enjoys creating, reading, and volunteering with rescue dogs at Best Friends Atlanta. She lives in the Ormewood Park neighborhood of Atlanta with her husband and four crazy dogs.

Class Cancellation Policy
Sometimes our classes won’t fill their minimum and we will need to cancel. Most likely it could be the day before, and we will contact you as soon as possible. A full refund will be applied if the studio has to cancel a class.

What happens if I need to cancel?
Class fees are non-refundable. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within 48 hours before the class, you will forfeit your fee. If you alert us 48 hours or more before your scheduled class, we will be glad to give credit for a future class. This credit must be used within 60 days of the cancellation date to prevent loss of the registration fee.



Venue Website:

128 N. Avondale Rd., Avondale Estates, Georgia, 30002, United States