Posts Tagged: class

Workshop :: Calligraphy

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We’re welcoming Maurelle from Maurelle Calligraphy back to London Fields Shoppe for another beginner workshop. For those that joined us last year, stay tuned for more details about our upcoming advanced class on Saturday, April 16th.

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Focusing on modern calligraphy, Maurelle will cover the fundamentals including the basics of traditional copperplate style script where you use a sharp pointed nib rather than the flat nib used in most calligraphic writing. You will also learn how to write the complete alphabet and to find your own style, the proper use of calligraphy tools and equipment, and tips and tricks on how to hone your skills. This is a perfect workshop for those with little, or no, experience in using a pointed pen.

The 3 hour workshop includes 1 pen holder, 2 nibs, a calligraphy worksheet, a jar of ink, and a handmade wood pen holder.

Workshop date:
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
10:00am to 1:00pm

London Fields Shoppe
692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost: $150.00 plus tax // REGISTER online here or at London Fields Shoppe between 11-4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Level 2 workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 16th – Details coming soon!

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

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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.

got craft? :: Workshops!

Spool of Thread Got Craft 2015Got Craft? will be hosting three FREE hands-on workshops this December led by Spool of Thread sewing lounge, District Dogs Designs, and The Rice Babies!

Here’s the schedule for both Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th at the Pipe Shop Building in North Vancouver:

10:00am to 5:00pm - Visit the Spool of Thread‘s DIY table throughout the event and learn to make their signature pinwheel brooch.

11:00am to 1:00pm – Join District Dogs Designs and learn a little about the revival of letterpress. Get inky and print your own ephemera on vintage tabletop presses.

2:00pm to 4:00pm – Make a mini candy cane piñata with The Rice Babies (pay what you can).

All workshops are drop-in (first come first serve) and free of charge unless noted. Advance registration is not required.

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Got Craft? Holiday Edition
Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December 13th, 2015
10-5pm
The Pipe Shop Building (next to Lonsdale Quay Market)
115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

To purchase tickets in advance and save 40%, click here!

new workshop :: PIÑATA MAKING

Taco_grandeA party’s not a party without a piñata! Come and learn how to make your own piñata with Kellie, a mother of 4 boys and also a contributor to Babiekins Magazine and Peaks & Harbours blog. You will learn how to make your own piñata to take home to fill with your choice of sweets and treats!

All materials are included. Students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of shapes including a taco, letter, cake slice or go it alone and get creative. Light refreshments will be served. This class is suitable for teens and adults.

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Sunday, October 18th, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00pm
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost: $50.00 plus tax – Register online here or in-store.

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

The Art of Food and Prop Styling with the Artful Desperado

LFSFoodPropStylingThe Artful Desperado returns to London Fields Shoppe this September with a new workshop, The Art of Food and Prop Styling! This was one of our most popular workshops last spring and we sold out so quickly that the second date filled before we could properly announce it! We listened to your feedback from the first class and slightly tweaked the course content to focus on styling, rather than photography. We extended the length of the session and decreased the number of students, so space is * very * limited.

Two dates available:
Saturday, September 12th or Saturday, September 19th, 2015
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver (BC)

Cost: $250.00 plus tax | max. 8 students

To see the full course content including registration, click here.

image via The Artful Desperado

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