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 assist you in learning custom lettering skills and styles to apply to your own creative practice and personal projects.
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, an improved knowledge of typography and further honed hand lettering skills. 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
Casey Schuurman is a Melbourne based Designer that specialises in Custom Typography and Lettering. She holds a qualification in Communication Design from RMIT University and has completed the intensive Typography course at Abbotsford's Old School New School. Casey prides herself on beginning all projects by hand and has a love for all things poetic, ironic and involving wordplay. She is currently freelancing as a Lettering artist, joyfully creating expressive, handcrafted Typography every day. You can see her work and say hello at caseyschuurman.com or on Instagram @caseyschuurman.
- Learn the need-to-know fundamentals of handcrafted typography and brush script lettering
- Learn the 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
- Learn the principles of creating a unique hand lettered piece (concept, layout, rhythm, proportion and embellishment) plus how to flourish, ‘bounce’ your letters and work with different baselines
- Brush Lettering notes + guides
- A 6 pack of Tombow Dual Brush Pens to keep
- Paper and card stock to work on
- Afternoon tea provided
- A favourite phrase or word to create a lettering artwork out of (best to keep below 3-4 words)
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, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
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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 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.
- 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
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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 email and entitled to a full refund or credit.