Inspired by the activists and demonstrations depicted in the photographs from Doing Democracy, participants will learn how to create their own activism poster using simple materials from home. We will learn about the influence of letters and typography in historical protest posters, and with guided instruction, we’ll explore how to draw eye-catching lettering to craft the most impactful messages. Our handmade protest posters will boldly define the issues that are important to us, allowing everyone to have the skills to be an activist at any age.
All ages are welcome, projects are geared to children ages 4 to 12. Digital downloadable files for printing letterform guides will be provided, but a print out is not required to participate.
Register in advance and we will send you a suggested supply list and resource materials prior to the workshop.
Lauren Beck, of Ren & Ink LLC, is a lettering artist and illustrator based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Working both by hand and digitally, Lauren’s charming letters and imagery can be found in weddings, small businesses, or on a grand scale as a typographic mural. Most recently, Lauren has partnered with Crayola to create a 40-page coloring book full of detailed flower compositions.
With her degree in Art Education, Lauren conducts workshops at Pennsylvania studios and nonprofits, teaching anywhere from brush and script lettering to digital illustration on the iPad. You can find Lauren’s work at www.renandink.com.