Casey Schuurman is a big believer in beginning by hand. Her go-to design partner-in-crime is custom lettering — it’s charming, expressive and adds instant handcrafted flair. Brush Script Lettering is a versatile tool to have in your repertoire — different treatments create countless styles and endless applications! This workshop will get you grasping the basic strokes used for developing beautifully balanced letterforms before diving into making some fun and festive hand-lettered gift wrap and greeting cards!
In the first half of this 4-hour masterclass, you will be guided through the need-to-know fundamentals of handcrafted typography and brush script lettering. We will focus on perfecting the basics, using a set of basic strokes that combine to create a hand lettered alphabet. As well as how to angle the Tombow brush pen, consistency and brush tips + tricks.
The second half of the class is dedicated to upgrading your lettering skills and use of composition. We will focus on the principles of creating a unique hand-lettered piece (concept, layout, rhythm, proportion and embellishment). You will also learn how to flourish, ‘bounce’ your letters and work with different baselines. For the finale, Casey will provide feedback on your work to help to complete your own custom brush lettered artwork.
You’ll walk away with a completed custom brush lettering piece, the know-how to continue practising at home, improved knowledge of typography, plus a swag of hand-lettered Christmas goodies. These can be applied to anything from branding, signage, posters, custom stationery, personal projects and beyond. Think big!
All lettering lovers welcome! This workshop starts from the very basics so that you can achieve a good understanding of technique to improve on at home. No prior experience necessary
About Casey Schuurman
Casey Schuurman is an emerging Typographer and Lettering artist and recent graduate of Melbourne's Old School New School for Design and Typography Program in Type Design and Hand Lettering. She has a love for all things poetic, ironic and involving wordplay, especially when brought to life with hand done, expressive Typography. To her, Type is the perfect intersection between illustration and design, allowing anyone to work seamlessly between their hands and the screen. OSNS became Casey’s second home this year, a space where she could further hone her handcrafted skills and meet likeminded creatives who share this somewhat geeky passion.
You can check out Casey's work at: www.caseyschuurman.com
- Learn the fundamentals of creating Brush Script, a technique developed in the American advertising industry during the 20th century.
- Learn how to use this sophisticated and expressive style to personalise the style for your own typographic projects.
- Make some fun and festive hand-lettered greeting cards!
- All materials to be used in class including: Guide sheets, Blank greeting cards and gift wrap, and Tombow Brush Pen (which you get to keep)
- Just yourself, and your festive spirit!
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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.
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1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
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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.
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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.