Date(s) - 29/10/2016 All Day
“Had the best weekend learning sign painting from the masters” – @alicemazzilli (Photo: Bamboo Bicycle Club, London, June 2014 by Norman Hayes / Waste Studio)
Everything starts with laying out a basic gothic (san serif / grotesque) alphabet using straight edges and your eye. (Photo: Designschule, Munich, March 2015 by Alexander Butz)
Work on your casual (flash) alphabet. It’ll set you free! (Photo: Mark Josling’s Casual Alphabet, Trackside, London, April 2015)
Try your hand at some script. (Photo: Modo Shop, Bologna, September 2014 by Gianluca Perticoni / Eikon Studio)
“An incredibly inspiring workshop today. I’ll dream letters tonight ;)” – @EgleStrockyte (Photo: Modo Shop, Bologna, September 2014 by Gianluca Perticoni / Eikon Studio)
Working with a mahl stick. (Photo: Bar Snus, Zurich, March 2015 by Simon Schoch / www.simonschoch.com)
Practise ‘hand over hand’, and try not to laugh! (Photo: Krux, Amsterdam, September 2014)
Using a piece of glass to demonstrate the ‘pinkie down’ school of sign painting. (Photo: Trackside, London, April 2015)
All the gear, not a screen in sight! (Photo: Trackside, London, April 2015)
Working with a pounce pattern and a pounce bag. (Photo: Bamboo Bicycle Club, London, June 2014 by Norman Hayes / Waste Studio)
“Covered in paint & happier for it” – @FranPayne (Photo: Bamboo Bicycle Club, June 2014)
“It was fantastic to have such a creative bunch of people in one place from all different backgrounds” – @KarinaMonger (Photo: Mike Meyer’s Sign Shop, Mazeppa, USA, May 2015)
Join us for the
Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop; an intensive day of paint, brushes, lettering and laughs. You will hone your Gothic (Block), Casual and Script letter forms through a hands-on process of practice, personal critique and expert guidance from Sign Painters‘ very own Mike Meyer. 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.The workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to improve and refine their existing skills.
All equipment and refreshments are included, although be prepared for paint to get on you and your clothes. Bookings must be made directly via
our lovely hosts at Work-Shop. Keep up with preparations for the workshop via the dedicated Facebook event page.
Read more about Better Letters workshops, including more photos and dates, here. If you can’t make these dates then join the mailing list for news of more, email Sam on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +44 7989 409 046.