Hand-Lettering for Beginners - June 2020 Workshop

Saturday, June 27, 2020
Student maximum 8

Location: Ladyfingers Letterpress
113 E. Bijou Street,
Colorado Springs, CO


Learn the basics of Hand-Lettering by lettering artist and illustrator Arley-Rose Torsone and use your new skills to artfully translate the murmurings of your heart into a beautifully hand-lettered masterpiece! Students will learn the basics of typography and lettering serif and script letterforms through the practice of drawing with Pigma Microns (which will be supplied) and other tools that the Ladyfingers use in their own professional practice.

The cost of the workshop will include Pen Packs, materials and other stationery goodies from Ladyfingers Letterpress.

Registration is non-refundable or exchangeable.  Additional supplies available for purchase at Ladyfingers Letterpress.  All students will receive a 15% discount on all in-store purchases on the day of the workshop. 


Illustration and lettering has been a lifelong passion for Ms. Torsone, a BFA graduate of Parsons School for Design and co-owner of Ladyfingers Letterpress. Her obsession with lettering began when she realized she was spending 96% of her life scrolling through endless lists of fonts on her computer when the answer was right in front of her in the form of paper and a pen. Constantly frustrated with her digital compositions lacking the personality that matched the tone of her work, she opted for the hand-lettering life and never looked back. She is responsible for all the design and lettering that comes out of the Haus of Ladyfingers, so if anything offends you, you can most likely blame her.

Demand for her workshops has brought her all over the place, including Iceland, Miami and Los Angeles—plus a variety of other places that can accommodate a bunch of seated lettering enthusiasts and a large drawing board. Now held in the comfort of her studio at Ladyfingers Letterpress in Colorado Springs, her hand-lettering classes attract folks from all over the country from all different skill levels and artistic backgrounds. She's made stuff for famous people and her work has been seen in famous publications, but her crowning achievement is her Poop Font that is on display in the bathroom at Ladyfingers.

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