‘Monoline’ is an extremely versatile lettering style characterised by its consistency in weight that shows no contrast between strokes. This introductory class is a great entry point to all other methods of handcrafted lettering.
In this hands-on three hour class, Casey will teach the basic strokes that combine to create a monoline alphabet and how to hold and angle the pen. She will then guide you through basic lettering principles such as letter shape, spacing and proportion, as well as what makes good lettering, consistency, rhythm and simple embellishments.
Casey will share effective techniques and her top tips and tricks to creating beautiful, expressive hand lettering (which will travel home with you in the form of a take-home resource booklet given to each participant). You’ll also walk away with an improved knowledge of Typography and brand new tactile skills to apply to anything from posters, cards, logos, artworks, personal projects and beyond.
This workshop is perfect for those who are new to Typography as well as
creatives looking to improve their typographic technique or learn a new style. This workshop has limited places to ensure everyone gets plenty of help and guidance throughout the class.
Who is Casey Schuurman?
Casey Schuurman combines her talents as a designer and illustrator into the specialisation of Typography and Lettering. She is a big believer in beginning by hand, which has led to her love of bringing ideas to life with expressive, handcrafted Typography. When Casey is not working on freelance projects - for clients such as Mecca Maxima, T2 Tea, Macquarie University, Moose Toys and Oscar Wylee - she teaches workshops, experiments with personal work and takes road trips to The Dandenongs for a sketch in the sun.
- How to use a lettering/calligraphic Monoline nib and ink to create beautiful, custom Monoline lettering.
- Increased knowledge of hand lettering and Typography principles.
- Tips and tricks on design process, materials, tools and resources from a professional Lettering artist.
- An improved knowledge of Typography as well as a new tactile skill to apply to anything from posters, cards, logos, artworks, personal projects and beyond.
- All necessary resources and materials to continue learning and improving your lettering at home after attending this class.
- Expert guidance from an experienced Lettering Artist and Workshop Instructor.
- Just yourself! All materials are provided, including: A Monoline nib, straight pen holder, guide sheet to aid practise, a comprehensive booklet of class notes, techniques, resources, and alphabet exemplars.
All skill levels welcome, including complete beginners
Vendor since 2017
Think is a combined shopfront and creative workshop venue in Thornbury founded in 2017 by Melbourne artist Maggie May (from the Middle Aisle), and musician and educator Joshua Kelly.
Think formed to nurture and support a local community of artists and creators, while simultaneously empowering people to develop creative thought through their interactions with artists’ products and workshops.
The store has a strong focus on local Australian made and ethically produced products, whilst the workshop venue connects customers directly to these makers through workshops and other creative events.
Bookings are strictly not transferable to other dates. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking, cancellations will result in forfeit of payment.
Please note there are no refunds on classes and classes cannot be switched post booking. By purchasing this class you agree to these terms and conditions. However, if you’re unable to attend please feel free to send someone else in your place.
We often take photographs during our workshops to share through our instagram @thinkthornbury or with our community. Our photographs often contain your hands while you work but may also show your face. If you do not consent to have your (or your child's) photograph taken and shared on our social media platforms and/or website please let us know before the workshop begins.
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