This workshop will guide you through the hand lettering process, keeping a strong focus on script lettering.
From concept, to composition, to producing a finished piece, we will look at how adding detail – through swashes, flourishes, shadows and highlights – can help bring a piece to life.
The majority of the workshop will be centred around creating and refining a single piece, so come armed with a single word or short phrase in mind that you would like to hand letter! As you develop and refine your piece you will be working with pens and pencils (feel free to bring along any tools you might like to experiment with), however during the workshop we will move to chalk, and at the end of the day you will have your very own hand-lettered blackboard to take home and continue practicing! All are welcome!
ABOUT KATE PULLEN
Kate Pullen is an emerging illustrator and letterer from Melbourne who can’t drink caffeine, making her choice of profession and home city seriously questionable. After studying graphic design, slowly, and without any grand plan, letters and words became her primary focus.
Often gathering inspiration from pop culture (read: watching a lot of movies), she’s driven by the hope that these illustrations may help crack a smile or two. Although the majority of pieces created will end up on a Mac, there continues to be something about the humble pen and paper that will always have her reaching for a fine liner before a mouse.
Now, two years after graduating, Kate works as a graphic designer, sits on the Victorian Council for the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA), exhibits when possible, scrolls through Instagram like a fiend, and freelances in typography, illustration, and just a pinch of writing.
Her work has been published in the 2013 Typism and Semi-Permanent books, she has guest blogged for the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards and the Sex, Drugs and Helvetica blog, and in 2014 was invited to present at the Adelaide leg of design conference Analogue/ Digital.
To be honest, it’s a lot of juggling deadlines whilst watching Ghost more times than is socially acceptable.
- You will learn to develop and refine your piece you will be working with pens and pencils.
- You will learn to create your very own hand-lettered blackboard to take home and continue practicing!
- You will learn to enhance your creativity while having fun.
- All materials to be used in class
- 2 Chalk markers and your own mini blackboard (which you can re-use and keep practising on at home)!
- A sketchbook of ideas or visual references for the hand-lettered piece you will work on in class
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.