For my birthday weekend I decided to attend a workshop by Abbey Sy. Luckily the stars have aligned allowing me to be 1 of only 12 slots Fully Booked opened for their Alabang session.
Abbey's classes get full fast!I was even wait listed and perhaps God was being extra generous he freed up a spot for me.
Class started a little past two and I was a bit intimidated by my classmates. They all looked so artsy that I wondered if I'd be the most kulelat (suckiest) of them all.
The reg fee covered snacks and worshop materials. Aside from learning from the teacher another thing that draws me to these kinds of workshops are all the freebies they give to attendees.
This was no exception. Check out what I got!
So much stuff!! The 2 things that totally made my hoarding self shout for joy were the micron pens and the dot pad. The pens alone are so hard to find and always go out of stock. The dot pad is by Clairfontane and isn't exactly cheap! So to get these and more just really made my day!
Class started by going through Abbey's workshop booklet that outlines different terminologies, details of font kinds and even tips on hot to make your works of art POP!
Our first try was a drill about writing one word in different font styles: serif, sans serif, script and decorative. Time allowed me to do 2 words: forever & adventure. Relatively easy I finished after a few minutes.
Meanwhile Abbey lends us her literature wealth by passing around different books we could get inspiration from for our final product.
My first try at it wasn't stellar but I began to get a hang of what it means to letter. The process,as Abbey, mentioned isnt just visually artistic it is also scientific. You have to hierarchically categorize the words in a phrase by giving importance to those you want to initially highlight.
For the class' final activity I picked the quote: you are my dream come true.
I didnt know how i wanted to lay this out but drew inspiration from the books Abbey had. In the end, the final product looked like this.
Not bad for a virgin attempt right??
Armed with this new knowledge (and awesome tools) i am looking forward to practicing this newfound skill.
Who is sab_adventures?
I have always wanted to write. This will now be a creative outlet-- home to all my arts and crafts. So feel free to browse around my everyday adventures.