About the Workshop

This live one-hour workshop is designed to give participants of all skill levels a classical starting point from a more straightforward calligraphic base. Starting by drawing the horizontal rule-lines to set proportion and to work within, letters and words are constructed within a framework, allowing you to create simple, clean and honest compositions. Participants will learn the fundamentals of letterform proportion and the use of a broad-edged pen. Learn more about Yomar's workshops and join the Facebook group.

The first 10 guests to register for the workshop received a 25" x 35" print by Yomar Augusto, from his Letter Series (below), with the opportunity to select a letter of their choosing. The print will be packaged and shipped at no cost, courtesy of Impact Visual Arts, anywhere in the U.S.

Materials needed will include

  • Different sizes of paper / watercolor / lower quality ones
  • Flat brush - small - medium size
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Rubber eraser
  • Black liquid ink
  • Color liquid ink
  • A cutting tool
  • Something to protect your table surface


This workshop was presented live September 13, 2020.

About Yomar Augusto

Yomar Augusto is a typographic artist and graphic designer based in San Diego. Raised in Rio de Janeiro, he initially trained as a graphic designer before going on to study photography at the School of Visual Arts. He established his own studio in Rio before completing a Masters in Type Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands where he lived and worked for nearly a decade. He has taught at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Bauhaus University in Germany, and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.

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