This hands on class focuses on calligraphic writing techniques. Participants will start by warming up (or receiving a quick refresh if attended Hand Lettering Basics) with a breakdown of brush lettering and the principles, that all forms of brush lettering methods shares. The majority of this class will be practicing each different technique with tips, demonstrations and guidance on how to achieve different effects from Leona. As the class goes on, letters will get larger, messier and more experimental. We will try dipping dead brush pens, dry brush techniques on different papers, broad nib markers, cola ruling pens, cut balsa wood & styrofoam, various wide and angled brushes, dragging plastic cards (loyalty, bank e.g.), ink dropping invisible water letters.
There is no prerequisite for this class. Retuning participants will have a advanced option for the first exercise.
About Leona Fietz
Leona Fietz is a Brisbane based designer and self taught typographer. After studying graphic design and working in a creative studios 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 (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 the form of digital logotypes, calligraphic brushwork, illustrative graphic originals and large scale murals. She has been published in the 2015 Typism & Typograp.her book. And featured on The Design Kids, Style Magazines, The Creators Project, Hunting for George, Ritual & Ceremony.
- A piece from each style + all marks you made on paper in the class.
- Any old plastic bank or library cards etc, business cards for one of the mark making exercises
Wear all black or clothes you don’t mind getting ink splatters on (things will get messy!)
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 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.