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workshops :: Sign Painting + Ring Making

SignPaintingWorkshopWe have some amazing workshops coming up at London Fields Shoppe including Sign Painting with Big Top Sign Arts this Thursday evening. John discusses brush lettering in general and specifically, the BullNose letter style (the most basic of hand painted styles). Practice the 6 basic strokes and then move into letters and finish up with the creation of a few pieces to take home. This is the last class we have scheduled until summer / fall. Only a few spots left!

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
London Fields Shoppe
692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
$115.00 plus tax

Click here for a full course description and to register online.

Ring Making WorkshopJoin Becki in a 3 hour silver ring wax carving workshop taking you from an intro to the tools, ring design, sizing, wax carving, and polishing (rings are cast in sterling silver to make the finished product). No previous jewellery / carving / drawing experience necessary + all supplies included. Two spots left!

Sunday, April 10th, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
London Fields Shoppe
692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
$150.00 plus tax

Click here for a full course description and to register online.

Workshop :: Sign Painting

LFS-SignPainting2Sign Painter, John Lennig from Big Top Sign Arts returns for another round of workshops at London Fields Shoppe this March and April.

In his class, John discusses brush lettering in general and specifically the BullNose letter style, one of the most basic of hand painted styles. Consisting of 6 basic strokes, John will teach you how to create both upper and lower case letters as well as proper brush handling, brushcare, and the types of paints used. The first half of the hands-on workshop will cover the above, along with getting your brushes into the paint and practicing the 6 basic strokes. While the second half will move into letters and finish up with the creation of a few pieces to take home. “The Swoop” will also be discussed, demonstrated, and if time allows, be put to use in the finished pieces.

Materials included:
A 1-2 word piece using both upper and lower case in the BullNose lettering style
A Series 169 #8 Mack brush
A small container of paint

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Workshop dates:
Sunday, March 6th, 2016
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Thursday, April 7th, 2016
5:30pm to 9:00pm

London Fields Shoppe
692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost: $115.00 plus tax // REGISTER online here or at London Fields Shoppe between 11-4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Level two workshop details coming soon!

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Workshops are a final sale and are non-refundable. Class dates / times are non-transferable.

Sign Painting with Big Top Sign Arts

LFS-JohnLennigJohn Lennig from Big Top Sign Arts returns to London Fields Shoppe this Saturday for another session of his beginner brush lettering for sign painting workshop. This is his last offering until the new year, so if you have been waiting to take part, now is the time! Bring a friend or gift a session as an early holiday present!

The workshop will cover brush lettering in general and specifically the BullNose letter style, one of the most basic of hand painted styles. Consisting of 6 basic strokes, John will teach you how to create both upper and lower case letters as well as proper brush handling, brushcare, and the types of paints used. The first half of the hands-on workshop will cover the above, along with getting your brushes into the paint and practicing the 6 basic strokes. While the second half will move into letters and finish up with the creation of a few pieces to take home. “The Swoop” will also be discussed, demonstrated, and if time allows, be put to use in the finished pieces.

All materials and light refreshments included.

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Beginner Brush Lettering for Sign Painting
Saturday, December 5th, 2015
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Click here for a full course description and to register online.

images by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

London Fields Shoppe :: Workshops!

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We’re starting to roll out our Fall / Winter workshop schedule! I’ll be sharing more details about each course on the blog in the coming weeks. Many of these sessions sold out super quick during our last offering, so I recommend that you grab a seat now to avoid any disappointment. We’re still working on a few new weeknight events as well, so stay tuned!

Click here for a full list of workshops including registration details!

workshops + images (clockwise): calligraphy | image by blush sky photography, brush lettering | image by [stu-di-o] by jeanie, art of food and prop styling | image by the Artful Desperado, letterpress, wreath making | image by Rogue Florist.

 

got craft? :: this weekend!

AD4Got Craft? is taking place this weekend and we rounded up the top 5 things to do at the show!

  1. Be one of the first 50 people through the doors each day to receive a FREE* swag bag with goodies from our vendors and sponsors! Visit our blog post for a sneak peek of some of the swag items we have collected!
  2. Participate in one of our new DIY workshops such as Brush Lettering Level 2 with Big Top Sign Arts, Block Printing on Textiles with the Craft Lab. Pre-registration is required, please click on the name of each workshop for a full course description, cost, and registration. Spool of Thread sewing lounge will also be back with another FREE hand sewing project for you to make and take home. Known for their simple and quick crafts, this is perfect for both kid and adults!
  3. Treat yourself to some of Vancouver’s best food carts including Guanaco Salvadoran Cuisine, Melt City Grilled Cheese, Varinicey Pakoras, and Soho Road Naan Kebab.
  4. Support small business and shop from over 75 handmade vendors in a wide assortment of categories including paper goods, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, baked goods, and more! There will be over 37% new vendors at the upcoming spring event including East Van Light, Owl & Windsor, East Van Jam, The Lemon Square, Graveley & Sons, and the Vancouver Candle Company, to name a few.
  5. We opened up a brick and mortar shop last February and we are super excited to be bringing a sample of goods to the next event! Visit the London Fields Shoppe table for a selection of bath and body products, stationery and paper goods, jewelry, and the newest issues of Frankie magazine!

*Swag bags are available to paid attendees only

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SEE YOU THERE!

vendor images above clockwise: Designs by Val, Cabin + Cub, The Beautiful Project, East Van Light