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Type By Hand Workshop
One day masterclass with type designer Wayne Thompson.
With an emphasis on doing rather than watching, Wayne Thompson will introduce you to the world of expressive handlettering. After starting with an examination of different styles, you will explore ways to fit words together, make creative joins between letters, learn how to do flourishing and look at examples of various handlettering styles.
You will also get the opportunity to test out various types of handlettering tools including ruling pens, broad-nib pens and brushes. You will work on your own handlettered piece and Wayne will show you through his process of sketching and refining using tracing paper. You’ll go home with new techniques, inspiration and enthusiasm for expressive lettering.
Wayne Thompson is the directer or Australian Type Foundry, and a type designer with a national profile who’s clients include Holden, the ABC, Officeworks and Animal Logic. He has run this popular Type By Hand workshop across Australia and New Zealand.
Requirements: we will supply paper and give you a Tombow brush pen to take home, but please bring along graphite pencils, a ruler, a rubber and whatever tools you would normally draw with. This workshop is designed for participants who have a professional or personal interest in typography, art or design who would like to improve their lettering skills. Beginners and professionals are welcome.
Pumphouse School of Design is located at 24 Greenway St Wickham, next door to Dark Horse Espresso cafe. There is free street parking & a bike rack. Tea, coffee & cold water provided. BYO lunch.