This week-long workshop is a crash course in the essentials of sign painting, with fun, lettering and laughs throughout. As well as the core tuition from Mike Meyer there are various opportunities to get involved with real projects, and to take part in local activities as a group.
The first part of the workshop is focussed on honing your Gothic (Block), Casual and Script letter forms through a hands-on process of practice, personal critique and expert guidance. It all starts with a pencil, drawing and developing an understanding of the basic letter forms. These then form the basis for building your brush skills.
With the basics under control, the next three days are given over to developing a range of techniques to add a little something extra to your painted letter forms. Mike will guide you through a variety of lettering effects, including: basic shadows; outlines; bevels; convex and concave lettering; trick lettering; masking lettering; cut and roll fades. The aim is to accelerate your ability to create more distinctive lettering for all sorts of purposes.
Mike is hosting the workshop at his unique sign shop in Mazeppa. In addition to the lettering and sign painting you’ll be invited to a variety of local activities, including film screenings, bingo night, and a trip to nearby attractions. The fee of $895 includes all equipment, accommodation, airport pickups (where required) and basic catering. We recommend arriving on Sunday and leaving on Saturday after the week-long workshop.