This class will guide you through the basics of typography and custom lettering approaches to apply in your own creative practice and personal projects. Exploring different letterform based crafts and expressive brush script exercises that inform lettering, followed by the principles of creating a unique hand lettered piece (concept, composition, balance, flourishes, decoration).
All letter lovers welcome! whether you’re just getting started, want to impress your friends with hand lettered mail, or keen to learn hands on techniques.
About Leona Fietz
Leona Fietz is an emerging Brisbane based illustrator, designer, self taught typographer. After studying graphic design and working in a creative studio full time (including a letterpress internship) she steered away from the traditional 9-5 job path to pursue her love for letters.
Now, three years after graduation and hours of practice honing her skills and fine tuning her eye, she has created a body of type centric personal and branding work. To attract the more illustrative based projects she loves.
Her work can be seen in group exhibitions, digital custom type and brushwork. She has been published in the 2015 Typism & Typograp.her book, TBC Mag, D-Zine and featured on The Loop, The Design Kids, The Print Bar and Jugglers.
- The basics of typography
- Custom lettering approaches
- Exploring different letterform-based crafts and expressive brush script exercises
- Brush pen
- Workbook that covers everything from the class + further references
- All exercise material from the day
- A few phrases or single words for a loved or unloved (ouch!) one, for the custom card project you’ll letter yourself.
- If you have a favourite mechanical pencil or pen, feel free to bring this along!
All letter lovers welcome!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.