Get the in-person attention and experience you are looking for to bring your lettering practice to the next level.
Why is it important that you write quickly, legibly, and confidently for and in front of your clients? You know the answer.
We spend a lot of time writing in real time during meetings. Ask yourself... is your writing: Legible? Stylistic? Do you feel confident when writing live in front of others?
It’s likely you are relying on your handwriting for rapid capture. Yet there is so much more to it including hierarchy, emphasis, and composition.
Who this lettering workshop is designed for:
What we will cover in this two-day workshop:
This is not a traditional “hand lettering” class you might be thinking of, it’s about increasing the speed of read for your clients.
When we letter together we learn the foundational letterforms and how we can vary them up to make them our own and differentiate ourselves.
In Level Up Your Lettering, I meet you where you are and help you level up your game by building confidence and exploring ways to find your unique style through a series of exercises and exploring a variety of mark-making tools.
Prior to the workshop, I ask participants to fill out a simple lettering self-assessment. I also encourage students to watch the free video series and check out other resources in the Level Up Your Lettering Preparation portal at www.letslettertogether.com so that we have a common foundation from which to level up and are speaking the same jargon.
The lessons in the free online course are designed to:
In the Level Up Your Lettering in-person workshops, day one is about tools and letterforms. Day two is about the practical application of lettering in your work as a visual practitioner. Day three (optional) is a lettering tour that helps you see letters in your surrounding environment and how to break them down into usable forms in your work.
Additional benefits of attending the workshop:
See upcoming workshop dates below. Space is limited so please register soon.
Want to co-organize a workshop in your region?
Please email me to receive a workshop planning checklist. I'm currently interested in teaching in Spain, Australia, South America, New York, and where ever you are!
Please check back! More dates and locations will be added to this page.
Can't get to an in-person workshop? Level Up Your Lettering VIRTUAL is offered twice a year. The next 3-month cohort starts Fall 2019. Click here for more information and to be put on a notification list.
You know the importance of writing quickly, legibly, and confidently for and in front of your clients. Many visual practitioners rely on their handwriting for rapid capture. Yet there is so much more to it including hierarchy, emphasis, and composition. We will explore the tools and the lettering styles that our markers naturally make and help you push them beyond what they were designed for. You will walk away more confident and with a new lettering style you didn’t know you had in you.
Please join me October 17 & 18 for the 2-day pre-con workshop and October 19 for the conference.Learn more here
I'm excited to announce that in addition to the line up of professional offerings at the Grove, I will be offering a customized version of Level Up Your Lettering. I hope you will join me in San Francisco so that we may letter together!
While the workshop date for 2019 has passed, please stay tuned for a 2020 offering.
While in Copenhagen for EuViz, I offered a walking lettering tour in heart centre. Now with each city I visit, I seek out lettering styles and invite you to join me. Bring your sketchbook, pencil/pens, and a camera. We'll have an adventure while lettering together throughout the city.
Free for workshop participants.
Friends, colleagues and/or family are invited to join at a $50 USD drop-in fee. We will scout out a place for lunch and snacks but purchasing will be your responsibility.
Click the image below to download an excerpt from my travel sketchbook and be notified for the next Lettering Tour!
After spending the first part of 2019 traveling to Europe and the east and west coasts of the US to teach, I'm taking a break and working from home for the summer. Here are a few local offerings for those interested. And if you want to visit Southwest Colorado for a lettering retreat/get away we can co-design a 1-5 day event just for you!
"There hasn’t been a class that improved the quality of my work as much as your lettering class. So I’m very grateful to you. It even betters my drawing skills because I learn how to master the markers."
"Heather's Level Up Your Lettering workshop is the best blend of content, theory, and practical learning I've had in a very long time. I feel equipped to go back to my workplace and immediately apply many of my newly acquired skills.
Thank you, Heather!
And I highly recommend her new Lettering Journey book even if you, like me, need to pay with Canadian dollars which translate to a 35% extra cost. It's worth every penny!"
"Thank you for our fantastic [customized] lettering workshop. It transformed how I letter and I think of my lessons learned every time I step up to the wall."
"This summer I was lucky enough to do a two-day lettering course with the brilliant Heather Leavitt Martinez. It was a really powerful two days for me. I learnt a lot more than just lettering—she's a great teacher (and very funny)—and I think my work went up a level, or maybe even two, as a result. And not just the lettering part, something about the way she teaches made me more conscious about all of my work."