Lettering Workshops & Classes
Even if you have started to learn lettering online, participating in a physical lettering class or workshop can’t be beaten. It’s no doubt an excellent opportunity to learn. You get to see how the experts do it and get first-hand advice from the professionals. Most of the time they are targeted at beginners and equipment is supplied, so you don’t even need to worry about bringing anything! The below places all offer various workshops in Australia that range from calligraphy to lettering to type design and beyond and are listed in order of proximity to Sydney.
by Various Calligraphers in Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane
Work Shop hosts a variety of workshops not only specific to lettering, but also illustration and other arts and crafts. Look out for workshops with well known letterers like Gemma O’Brien, Luke Lucas or Georgia Hill!
Type by Hand Workshops
by Wayne Thompson in Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane
Wayne Thompson from the Australian Type Foundry regularly holds workshops all over Australia. You will be plunged into a series of drawing exercises designed to improve your understanding of type. Create your own unique handlettered piece under the direct instruction of Wayne and various talented co-hosts.
Quick and Slick Lettering Workshops
by Brett Piva in Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane
Brett Piva from Pocket Design regularly holds workshops all over Australia and teaches a handful of basic but very important Lettering, Design and Signwriting techniques that will start you off in the right direction or give you guidance on a path you’ve already begun.
Australian Society of Calligraphers
by Various Calligraphers in Sydney
The ASC host a variety of workshops throughout the year, catering for all different levels and calligraphic tastes. Most workshops try to accommodate from the beginner, to those with little experience as well as those with more experience.
by Carla Hackett and Barbara Enright in Sydney / Melbourne
Carla and Barbara regularly teach you the basic strokes needed to gain control of the brushes to create various letter widths as well as working with the paint consistency and flow, learn about brush types: round, square and pointed; and which are suited to the different lettering styles such as Casual and Script and More.
Various Lettering Workshops
by Various Artists at Pumphouse Design School in Newcastle
Pumphouse Design School is set to open doors in Newcastle in September 2015. Stay tuned for more info coming soon.
Old School New School
by Old School New School in Melbourne
OSNS offers short courses for different lettering techniques as well as type design in Melbourne.
by Maria Montes in Melbourne
Melbourne based designer Maria Montes learnt calligraphy for the first time in 1996. After a long break working as a full time Graphic Designer, she went back to study calligraphy, typography and type design in Barcelona and New York City.
Learn 6 different calligraphy styles over 6 Saturdays at Rotson Studios, in the heart of Fitzroy (Melbourne).
Brick + Mortar Creative
by Jessica Matthews in Adelaide
Graphic designer and letterer Jessica Matthews regularly hosts workshops at Brick + Mortar Creative. Choose between ‘Brush Pen Lettering’ and ‘Chalkboard Lettering’!
by Charlotte in Brisbane
Learn how to write beautifully using ink and nib, unlock your creativity and explore how to put a modern twist on the classic art form of calligraphy in your own unique style.