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Brush and Ink Lettering
Sun. 28 May 2017, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm ACST
What you’ll learn:
In this workshop graphic designer and letterer Jessica Matthews will provide insight into the ink lettering process she uses to create bespoke hand lettered pieces. A fun and creative workshop aimed at those who’ve experimented with hand lettering and want to push their skills further, Brush & Ink Lettering is designed to reinforce the fundamentals of hand lettering, while teaching you new skills to enable you to create beautiful pieces with the free-flowing ink lettering style.
You will learn the basics of hand lettering starting with pencil and paper, as well as specific ink lettering techniques as you progress through a series of exercises. The key principles of lettering will be covered; such as proportion, rhythm, balance, creating ligatures, flourishes and decorative elements, alternate letterforms, and how to fit words and phrases together to create beautiful compositions. We’ll begin learning the structured script style of ink lettering before learning to break the rules with a more casual and freeform style.
After you’ve mastered the basics of ink lettering you will get the chance to create your very own hand lettered piece featuring a chosen quote, phrase or lyric, with personal tutoring and guidance from Jessica.
What is supplied:
Workshop participants will receive a kit with everything they’ll need including; paper, tracing paper, ruler, eraser, sharpener, pencils, and a small assortment of brushes. You’ll be able to take this kit home with you to continue practicing your awesome lettering work and post your creations all over instagram.
What to bring:
If you have a preferred pencil/pen/notebook, please feel free to bring it along. Also please bring along a few options of single word or short quotes, phrases or lyrics, as well as any reference material you feel will help your idea generation (e.g. music for the lyrics, album artwork, books you find inspiring, etc).
Please be aware: As we'll be working with black ink participants are advised not to wear their best clothes, and to bring a smock or rag to use during the workshop.
Workshop practitioner profile
Jessica is a passionate and innovative award-winning graphic designer and hand letterer from South Australia. With an exceptionally positive and enthusiastic approach to design, and her dedicated and passion to her craft ensures she is constantly pushing design boundaries with her work. Jessica has a special spot in her heart for coffee, typography and anything travel-related. Unable to sit still for long, Jessica dapples in all things design-related including; blogging about design, creating her own...
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Brick+Mortar is on George St, just off The Parade in Norwood, behind the Town Hall. There is plenty of on-street 2 hour free parking (but plenty of parking inspectors so beware!), and the open air paid carpark above Foodland (access off Webbe St) has all day parking for only $6. Bus routes run up The Parade regularly and the closest bus stop is just before the Town Hall.
Can I take coffee into my workshop?
Of course! We have a full cafe on the ground floor, so just make sure you arrive in time to order your coffee and you can take it in with you. We don't encourage food in workshops unless catering is included in the ticketing, but you're welcome to have a bite to eat in our cafe before or after your class, we're open 8am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 10-4 Sunday.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For any questions about the class content please contact Jess Matthews (email@example.com), for questions about the venue please call 0452 140 849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable, but if you're unable to make it please let us know in case we have a waitlist, or you can always give your ticket to a friend!
What other kind of workshops do you offer?
We offer everything from creative to professional development to bespoke private workshops and events. Check our website www.brickandmortarcreative.com.au to see what's on and contact us at email@example.com if you'd like to book a custom workshop or event.