macys class

Calligraphy by CT & Macy's

I mentioned prior that I had partnered with Macy's recently to teach a mirrored lettering class for their annual Flower Show, Once Upon a Springtime. I've FINALLY been able to share a synopsis of this day along with the professional pictures. Such a great experience and I'm so grateful for all that attended.

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The class was held on the 7th floor inside the Frango Café. Nice and spacious and I was even given a body mic. There was a full class thanks to people waiting outside so no shows places were taken immediately.

This was my first time TEACHING students of varying levels how to actually handle paint pens and write onto mirrored surfaces. I used my Mirror Lettering Guide as a basis for my handouts. The idea is to get comfortable with straight edge tools, centering layouts and becoming adept with a paint pen. It was a thrilling experience, I will likely teach a class of my own soon.

Each student got a pencil, a Bistro chalk marker, a DecoColor paint pen, a "how to" guide and an 8" x 8" mirror. They were surprised that they were able to walk with all of these supplies, but my goal/desire is that they will be able to successfully letter mirrors later either for fun or profit. In other words, I want you guys to keep practicing! Thanks again to Macy's for inviting me, I had a great time!

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Photo credit: Jesus Santos Photography | @eflash35