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Introduction to Hand Lettering

Want to learn lettering? Come hangout with two professional lettering artists from Baltimore as they walk you through lettering and typography basics, demonstrate live lettering, and provide hands-on feedback. This 3-hour class will give you plenty of time to play with lettering forms while learning the craft. Plus, Monument City Brewing Company will provide beers to drink while you letter!

Objectives + Topics

  • Understand the difference between Lettering, Calligraphy, and Typography
  • Basic understanding of Type Terminology
  • Constructing Letterforms
  • Creating Original Compositions
  • Give you the foundations to take your skills home and practice, practice, practice


Supplies & Provisions

  • 1 Palomino Blackwing Pencil, eraser, and folder with printed guidelines for lettering exercises during class
  • Digital workbook (to be emailed after class) including a brief overview of the presentation, guidelines for a variety of lettering styles, and helpful lettering resources with a list of favorite tools.
  • Beer by Monument City Brewing Company
  • You’re welcome to bring your own snacks



All skill levels welcomed. Beginners are highly encouraged to attend.


This workshop will be held at Betamore’s City Garage campus at 101 W. Dickman Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.


If you are looking for additional information on workshop details from the instructor, please don’t hesitate to email

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    Thu, May 2nd

    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Photo of Mike Ecker
    Mike Ecker

    Mike is the lead creative at the Ecker Design Company. He attended Marymount Manhattan College to study Graphic Design and Photography. After graduation he worked as an in-house Graphic Designer in New York City before branching out and starting the Ecker Design Company in 2016.

    He has taken workshops with Aaron Draplin, Jon Contino, Ken Barber, Ryan Hamrick, Steve Wolf, and Jeremy Friend to further refine his skills in both lettering and design.

    Along with his training, Mike has taught guest lectures at local colleges. In his free time he enjoys camping, hiking, craft beer, biking, surfing, baseball, skateboarding, dogs, and guitar. He is also a huge Orioles and Ravens fan.

    Photo of Jessica Langley
    Jessica Langley

    Jessica is the founder and artist behind White Coffee Creative. Trained as a graphic designer and lettering artist, she has a keen eye for consistency, love of organization, and strong appreciation for white space. She created this business to use her skills to help her community in Baltimore and beyond.

    Jessica recently attended a workshop with Lauren Hom and has watched countless Skillshare videos on lettering to further hone her skills.

    When not working, you can find her taking a walk with her two pups, hanging at Monument City, or visiting local eateries and coffee shops.


    City Garage
    101 W. Dickman St
    Baltimore, MD 21230

    Get Directions (Free parking is available onsite.)

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