RULES OF TYPISIM
with Zak Southgate
Lettering, Brush Script and Typography skills are currently in high demand and are a valuable tool to have in your arsenal, whether it’s for personal or professional application. Zak will guide you through the ‘Rules of Typism’, how to get started, the foundational basics and then how to effectively break them; because who likes rules anyway.
Over the three hour workshop, you will start with looking at the basics and foundational principles of creating letterforms through sample alphabets and examples, both standard and with a brush pen, before learning how to break the rules effectively and expressively. Finally, you will concept a piece, start to finish, using the techniques learned through the class.
‘Rules of Typism’ will be beneficial for anyone just starting out and wanting to learn or someone looking to improve their skills and techniques. The core idea is to get the basics down, then go crazy with them. So get ready for a great day and make sure to bring your best attitude and creative spirit!
ABOUT ZAK SOUTHGATE
Zak Southgate is a Designer, Typographer, Artist & Surfer (or there abouts), based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in Australia. After leaving school, Zak studied an Interactive & Visual Design and Advertising course at QUT in Brisbane, where in 2013, he discovered his passion for typography, lettering and illustration. Since graduating, Zak has been working for Analogue Digital Agency, exploring the design industry and the role typography and lettering has in the wider landscape.
Zak’s work is focused on brush lettering, custom logotypes and illustrative typography, which he applies not only to personal work and projects but also to commissioned jobs and artworks. Zak also explores illustration separately in his personal practice, creating imagery that focusses on gritty detail.
- Lettering, Brush Script and Typography skills are currently in high demand and are a valuable tool to have in your arsenal, whether it’s for personal or professional application.
- Basics and foundational principles of creating letterforms through sample alphabets and examples.
- Get ready for a great day and make sure to bring your best attitude and creative spirit!
- 2x Selected Brush pens
- Pencil + Ruler + Eraser
- Sample Alphabets ( Script + Regular )
- Tracing Paper
- A couple words or phrases you may want to play with
- Your best attitude & creative spirit
- Sense of Inevitable fun, discovery & adventure
- Any favourite drawing utensils or pens
- Book for keeping notes on the class (OPTN)
- Phone / Camera to document (OPTN)
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.