A Summer Camp for Type Lovers

Most of us need to make the time to go out on walks, swim, collect little bits of things, take photos, get drunk (or not), talk to friends, etc. So, you have to wonder, who wouldn’t want to spend 5 nights on an island while talking about and working with type? BC in the summertime is heaven on earth — a place where most people would be happy to kick back and relax for a week, but if you’re into typography you can relax your body and exercise your brain at the same time. Differing and convergent approaches to type will be presented in a relaxed but structured program over five days. Participants will be reintroduced to some type basics as well as learn through observation and applications of how to think of type in new ways. Through a series of lectures and workshops, you will be as immersed in type as you are in nature. The group is limited to a maximum of 15 participants, so it will be close-knit and hands-on. Be prepared to get your hands dirty in some form or another and to come away with an experience to fuel your future projects.

This is appropriate for anyone interested in typography & design, although you should be conversant enough to talk about type in basic technical terms. Our ‘back to basics’ pre-session isn’t that basic. Optional sessions will include visiting the rules of typography, but most of our time will be spent in a more inquisitive approach.

This camp will be held at the Bodega Ridge Resort on Galiano Island. The cabins will hold up to 5 students. All cabins feature a kitchen, living room, two decks, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. All food will be catered by local chefs, with special attention towards local and organic sources.

Instructors include Tiffany Wardle, Dr Shelley Gruendler, and Dyana Weissman.

CAN $1280:
World class instruction; transportation while on the island; room & board; catered meals; general art supplies and the experience of a lifetime.

$350 deposit (non-refundable) is due 15 June, 2008
$930 remaining balance (refundable only if your place can be filled) is due 24 July, 2008.

For more information, go to http://typecamp.org/galiano.html

Posted on: June 2, 2008

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