We are making plans to bring Mike Meyer’s two-day lettering and sign painting workshop to Latin America for the first time. Below are some more details, and please use the ‘INTEREST’ button on this page to register your interest in attending this event in the following locations.
- Buenos Aires, 1–2 August, USD 395
- São Paulo, 8–9 August, price to be confirmed
- Lima, 15–16 August, price to be confirmed.
- Mexico City, 22–23 August, price to be confirmed.
The workshop runs across two days (10am–5pm each day) and offers an introduction to setting out and painting lettering for signs. It is suitable for complete beginners, or those with some previous experience.
The first day is focussed on the Block alphabet, first drawing, and then painting. Brush technique will be introduced and the emphasis is on gaining control for straight lines, sharp corners and smooth curves. For those moving ahead quickly there is time at the end of the day to apply the techniques to the Thick ‘n’ Thin alphabet.
The second day moves on to two different alphabets, Casual and Script. These are much looser than the Block, with different setting out and brush techniques introduced for creating them.
The workshop is hands-on throughout, with Mike providing personal critique and expert guidance. In addition to a useful reference sheet for each alphabet, Mike will give input into paint, brushes and other specialist equipment used to paint letters.
We will be working with acrylic paints for these workshops, but guidance will be given for using enamels for those that are interested.