July, 12-16, 2021 (20 hours)
10.00 a.m. – 2.15 p.m.
Letters, stencils, sketchbook, rabbits, monsters, drawing, no laptops, contour, edge, shape, thinking hand
€ 625 (one workshop). If you register for more than one workshop, the price from the second onwards is € 530.
All levels are welcome.
Who can apply
Anyone can apply. Expertise limited mostly to the latin alphabet but students who want to explore additional writing systems are very welcome.
Lots of energy, an open mind, willingness to be present and participate.
April, 15 (limited places).
Dates may be modified and courses may be canceled depending on the evolution of the pandemic.
Letters can be drawn in so many different ways. Cyrus Highsmith’s approach is based heavily on the importance of white space and sensitivity to shapes. It’s a method he applies to type design as well as image making of all kinds. For Highsmith, it’s a way of seeing the world. This workshop will be a messy, hands-on, and computer-free exploration of drawing, making, and thinking about letters.
The objective of this workshop is to create a memorable week of drawing letters and making art. It will culminate in a group exhibition of our work.
Structure and contents
Each day will be 4 hours of working together on a group exhibition of sketches, drawings and prints. We will experiment and play with different ways of drawing and thinking about letters. Techniques may include stencils, screen printing, collage, painting. Participants should be ready for new experiences, experimentation, play, and failure.
The school will supply the necessary drawing materials, though the participants are welcome to bring their own. It will be messy. No laptops necessary.
Cyrus Highsmith is a letter drawer, teacher, author, and graphic artist. He teaches type design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He wrote and illustrated the acclaimed primer Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals. In 2015, he received the Gerrit Noordzij Prize for extraordinary contributions to the fields of type design, typography, and type education. In 2017, he became Creative Director for Latin Type Development at Morisawa USA. He goes to bed very early.
Elisava students have a special discount of 25% of the price in the following programmes: ‘Creación y Renderizado de Objetos y Espacios’ and ‘Las Herramientas del Diseñador Gráfico: Crea, Retoca y Presenta con Suite Adobe’.
The students of the summer course ‘Sustainable Materials for Design’ who decide to take the ‘Master’s Degree in Design through New Materials’ will have a discount corresponding to the amount of the summer course in the master’s price.
Discounts before 15 April *
Participation in a course: 100% of the course price is paid.
Participation in two courses: 100% of the first course is paid and the second course has a 15% discount.
Participation in three or more courses: 100% of the first course is paid, the second course has a 15% discount and the third and subsequent courses have a 20% discount.
Discounts for Alumni Bold *
Participation in a course: 15% Alumni Bold discount
Participation in two courses: 15% Alumni Bold discount on the first course and 20% discount on the second course.
Participation in three or more courses: 15% Alumni Bold discount in the first course, 20% discount in the second and third courses and 25% discount in the following courses.
* All discounts will correspond to the amount of the course with the lowest value.
From April 16, only the standard 15% discount will apply for Alumni Bold.