Brush Lettering - A Crash Course In Composition

What to Bring

  • A favourite phrase or word to create a lettering artwork out of.

Brush Lettering - A Crash Course In Composition

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • Upgrade your lettering skills and use of composition to apply to your own creative practice and personal projects.
  • Learn the principles of creating a unique hand lettered piece (concept, composition, rhythm, balance and embellishment)
  • Improve your knowledge of typography and fine-tune your hand lettering skills

What You Get

  • Brush Lettering notes + guides to take home
  • 1 x Black Tombow Pen (to keep)
  • Pencils,erasers, rulers, paper and assorted coloured brush pens to use in class
  • A4 Card in a range of colours for your final composition

Description

Casey Schuurman is a big believer in beginning by hand. Her go-to design partner-in-crime is hand done lettering — it’s charming, expressive and instantly customises with 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 assist in upgrading your lettering skills and use of composition to apply to your own creative practice and personal projects.

After refreshing on the basics, we will focus on the principles of creating a unique hand lettered piece (concept, composition, rhythm, balance and embellishment). The focus will then shift to learning how to work with different baselines, stroke widths, x-heights and bounce. For the finale, Casey will provide feedback on your work to help to complete your own custom brush lettered composition.

You’ll walk away with a custom brush lettering piece to continue working on at home, an improved knowledge of typography and fine-tuned hand lettering skills. These can be applied to anything from branding, signage, posters, custom stationery, personal projects and beyond. Think big!

This workshop is for those who have had a taste of brush lettering and want to level up their skills and work with composition. Prior experience welcome, but not necessary.

ABOUT CASEY SCHUURMAN

Casey Schuurman is a Designer and emerging Typographer/Lettering Artist. She has a love for all things poetic, ironic and involving wordplay, especially when brought to life with expressive hand done Typography. To her, Type is the perfect intersection between illustration and design, allowing anyone to work seamlessly between their hands and the screen.

In 2016 Casey studied at nearby Old School New School for Design and Typography to further hone her typographic skills and knowledge. She has since set herself up to go full time pursuing her love for letters and is currently creating a range of typographic products for her upcoming online store. You can see her work and say hello at caseyschuurman.com or on Instagram @caseyschuurman.

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