These workshops offer a crash course in the essentials of sign painting, with paint, brushes, lettering and laughs throughout.
The first two days (Hand Lettering) are 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 two days (Lettering Effects) 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.
Find an illustrated breakdown of each day in this article and keep in touch with updates via the dedicated Facebook event.
The workshop fee includes all equipment, and Mike’s new workshops booklet. You just need to turn up in clothing that you don’t mind getting covered in paint! There are flexible booking options depending on your previous experience and budget. Booking both workshops is suitable for beginners as by the end of the second day, you’ll be ready to move onto the lettering effects that follow.
- Both Workshops: 1-4 November ($995)
- Hand Lettering Workshop: 1-2 November ($595)
- Lettering Effects Workshop: 3-4 November ($595)
Bookings are subject to our usual terms.
Thank you to Industrial Art Sign Co. for hosting this workshop.