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.