Category Archives: Workshops

Workshop class and instructors (L-R): Sr. Designer Richard Kobayashi, Program Director of the Visual Arts at UCLA Extension, Photographer David Williams, Founder John Clark, and students Sasha, Heather, Bonnie, David, Grace, Paola, Paul, Clara, Adam, and Julia.

UCLAx Hand Made Type Workshop at Looking

On January 25th and February 1st, 2014, at the Looking Studio in El Segundo, the UCLAx DCA program held a two-day workshop on Hand Made Type led by instructor and principal John Clark. The workshop, which was sold out, was held over two sunny Saturdays with the first day dedicated to type inspiration and design, and the second day dedicated to the execution of a custom hand made type poster.

The second day of the workshop ended with a nice reception featuring tasty cheeses and refereshments as well as a few guest visitors including Dan Romero, Isabella and Arnold Schwartzman, Don Miller, Marianne Thompson as well as a few members of Looking. During the reception, each student presented their concept and final poster design. As you can see in the gallery below, each poster design was very unique using a wide combination of materials and techniques to achieve a

Thank you to all of the students for your hard work.

 

Next workshop: UCLAx License Plate Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCLA Ext. Hand Made Type Workshop: Official Poster

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In connection with the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and UCLA Extension, we conduct student workshops in which students create a poster from hand made type. One of our roles in this initiative, in an addition to hosting the workshops, is continuing to promote the subject.

Enroll here.
Saturday, 9am-5pm
January 25 – February 1, 2014

This new poster to be used in connection with UCLA Extension was created with simple string. Assembled by our student intern Ali Keenan, the image came to life in the studio of master photographer Donald Miller, donmillerphoto.com.

Behind the scenes image gallery here.

UCLA Ext. Hand Made Type Workshop Poster, Don Miller

UCLA Ext. Hand Made Type, Poster 2013

In connection with the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and UCLA Extension, we conduct student workshops in which students create a poster from hand made type. One of our roles in this initiative, in a addition to hosting the workshops, is continuing to promote the subject.

This new poster to be used in connection with UCLA Extension was created with simple string. Assembled by our student intern Ali Keenan, the image came to life in the studio of master photographer Donald Miller, donmillerphoto.com.

UCLA Extension – Handmade Typographic Poster Workshop at Looking – April 28 & 29


In this weekend workshop at a Los Angeles professional design studio, students develop an original typographic poster without the use of computers and experience the creative process as a whole, including concept, physical creation, photography, and presentation of the final, portfolio-worthy color poster. Through immersion into a real-life situation (presenting a concept to a client on a deadline), students focus on clearly conveying concepts through visual design and verbal presentations.

Enrollment limited to 10; advance enrollment required. 

El Segundo: Looking
Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm,
April 28 – 29

2 meetings total

 

Source of text and enrollment link: UCLA Extension: Design Topics

Workshop No. 3: Coin Design

Workshop Poster 2012

This workshop involved the the development of an original coin design. While a type workshop at its core, the component of bas relief design was equally important. Further, as a workshop, student were required to go beyond the development of a concept and final design, and to sculpt a positive design at approx. eight times actual size, cast a flexible silicon negative mold, and, as a final step, cast a urethane positive, dimensional coin. Conducted over the course of two successive weekends in our studio and in-house workshop, the students exhibited a remarkable ability to make decisions in a timely manner, and to quickly learn means of fabrication.
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