SU 2016 – Typography 101

Venue: 1131 Mission Street

Typography 101

This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of hand lettering and font design through the use of different mark-making mediums. Throughout the course, students will practice various techniques to understand, transform, manipulate, and experiment with the art of DIY typography. Basic supplies are included in the course fee, however there will be an additional material list provided upon registration.

Instructor: Erik Beltran, MFA
Dates: 4 class meetings / Mondays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Tuition: $155

Special Rates!

Register with a friend and get 10% off the class fee.
Register with 5 friends and one person can take the class FREE OF CHARGE!
Registrations must be made at the same time by the same person for the discount to apply. For inquiries and to take advantage of special rates, email:

And if you don’t see what you want here, we would love to hear your suggestions for future classes.
Please email Lindsay Howland at with your ideas!


In response to the current COVID-19 situation, we require that all persons continue to wear masks at all times when in the Root Division space. For the safety of our students, artists, and extended community, we also require all students to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or same-day negative test results) for entry to classes held indoors at Root Division.

You may bring a physical copy of your vaccination card or via digital download through the State of California Digital Vaccine Record Portal here. (You may also provide a negative test result taken before each class session. Please contact us with any questions about the types of test results accepted.)

We ask this as a show of community care and a move towards continued safety while gathering in-person.

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