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Introduction to Hand Lettering

This workshop will provide an introduction to hand lettering through presentations, skill building exercises, demonstrations, and hand on feedback.


General understanding of the letter based arts with skills and techniques to apply to personal projects, products, and commissioned projects.



1. Welcome to Class

2. Instructor Background Bio Page (pass out reference book)

3. Student Introduction

4. Why they’re here (the purpose of the class)


Lecture One (Learning the Rules)

1. What is Lettering

2. Typography

3. Calligraphy

4. Lettering

5. Use Cases of Lettering

6. Learning The Rules

7. Type Terminology

8. Lettering Styles

9. Volume And Proportion (Kerning)

10. Spacing

11. Contrast

12. Proportion

13. Tools of the trade

14. Drawing Methods


Lettering Project From Start to Finish

1. One Job from Each of us to show our process


Demo Work Along 2 – Nuances of Lettering

1. Full Word Step-by-Step


Demo 4 – Creating compositions using containers


All materials will be provided for students. 



All Skill levels welcomed.


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, Apr 11th

    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.


    City Garage
    101 W. Dickman St
    Baltimore, MD 21230

    Get Directions (Free parking is available onsite.)

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