Liberated Lettering


Sunday April 15th, 2018 • 1:00-4:00 PM • Oakland, CA

Come learn the basics of hand lettering and how to use art for both self-expression and as a political tool! Making posters, cards, and signs with expressive hand lettering is a great way to spread messages of hope, inspiration, and resistance. Well designed images can capture attention, inspire people, build trust, and spread like wildfire.

About the Workshop

Join civic artist and designer Molly McLeod's hands-on workshop to learn about the basics of hand lettering and how to share messages you care about.

No artistic "talent" or experience necessary. In fact, this workshop is specifically designed for people who are scared of putting marks on paper!


What You'll Get

We’ll go over the basics of how to use brush pens and markers, and learn a variety of lettering styles. I’ll then guide you through some brainstorming exercises to think about what words and messages are important to you.

You’ll leave with a handwritten sign you made yourself, and the skills you need to continue making art as both a self-empowerment and political tool.

The cost of the workshop covers art supplies you’ll get to keep and take home with you!


When: Sunday April 15th, 2018 • 1:00-4:00 PM

Cost: Sliding scale, $30-50. 

Kids and teens welcome, recommended
for ages 12+.

Where: Oakland, CA. Address will be sent to you after you register. Location is near the Grand Lake Theater, about a 30 minute walk or 10 minute bike/bus ride from 19th St. BART or Lake Merritt BART. The location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. 

About Molly

I've been hand lettering since middle school, and one of the only things I love more than lettering is teach other people lettering! View more of my work on Instagram.

Questions? Email

Can't make it this time around? To hear about future workshops and follow along with my political art this year, sign up for my free digital zine, M Dashes.

Check out a few examples of my lettering work below!