In this workshop you will be introduced to all of the basic techniques of Brush Script Lettering. Students will learn a new skill in a letter style, and will also be provided with the insights to further understand handwritten letterforms and how they work.
The Workshop begins by going over materials, posture, and correct movements, exploring the pressures and flow of the brush pen.
Once these warm up exercises are over, we will move on to practice sheets to learn the basic strokes that form letters, going over how to draw and connect them.
By the time these strokes have been mastered we will progress to the entire alphabet, developing our very own style of Script!
The grand finale of the session will be to produce your own Lettering exemplar, where students will be guided to help create a piece with pizzazz, combining composition skills with tips and tricks to get those great gestural lines.
At the end of this workshop, students will leave with a newly acquired creative skill, typographic know-how, and an understanding of the mechanical movements involved in achieving impressive strokes, as well as the confidence and materials to continue the practice of Brush letters at home.
Gaston is a self taught letterer, artist, graphic and type designer.
His interest in typography commenced with his first incursions into the world of Graffiti, whilst studying graphic design. Here is where Gaston drew his inspiration from & developed an appreciation for street culture - stickers, posters, street photography, way-finding, street signage, advertisements, street art and shopfronts.
He then begun his work in graphic design studios in Montevideo, where he applied his lettering and typography skills to develop branding and graphic projects for brands and events, whilst simultaneously exhibiting his artwork in galleries.
2015 saw him move to his native Melbourne, where he begun freelancing as a sign painter, as well as continuing his handiwork as a letterer.
Gaston hosts meet-ups for the local Type and Lettering community via A Type Thing, an event ran with his colleagues at design studio General Type Co.
- What makes certain script appealing, why does it look the way it does?
- How to manipulate complex tools to achieve exactly the strokes you want.
- How to adapt your typographic knowledge into your own signature style.
- A new style of writing in your skillset and improved lettering knowhow
- The materials and cheat sheets to keep practising at home
- The confidence and ability to improve your lettering and confront new challenges without fear of failure
- All materials are supplied
This Workshop will introduce beginners to Brush Pens and Script Lettering Techniques, and will provide many in depth tips and techniques for advanced Letterers. as well.
Vendor sincce 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.