What you’ll learn:
In this workshop graphic designer and letterer Jessica Matthews will provide insight into the brush lettering process she uses to create bespoke hand lettered pieces. A fun and creative workshop aimed at those who’ve never tried hand lettering, and those who have and may want to try something new, The Art of Brush Pen Lettering is designed to teach you the fundamentals to enable you to create beautiful pieces with the free-flowing hand lettering style.
You will learn the basics of hand lettering starting with pencil and paper, as well as specific brush pen 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 brush lettering before learning to break the rules with a more casual and freeform style.
After you’ve mastered the basics of brush pen lettering you will get the chance to create your very own hand lettered Christmas gift tags, cards and wrapping paper, with personal tutoring and guidance from Jessica.
What is supplied:
Workshop participants will receive a kit with everything they’ll need including; gift tags, paper, tracing paper, ruler, eraser, sharpener, pencils and a small assortment of brush pens. You’ll be able to take this kit home with you to continue practicing your awesome brush 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 Christmas phrases/lyrics/quotes, as well as any reference material you feel will help your idea generation (e.g. Christmas cards or artwork, books you find inspiring, etc).
This workshop is limited to eight spots, so make sure to book fast!
Please note: Any cancellations within 48 hours of the event will not be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to a friend or family member, but you must give Jessica 48 hours of notice via email.