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Letterpress Workshop with District Dogs Design

StudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0011WEBStudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0023WEBStudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0028WEBGet yourself acquainted with the art of letterpress printing! This workshop will introduce you to a pair of tabletop letterpress’ and give you the opportunity to print your very own set of uniquely designed coasters! We’ll go over the basics of press operation and maintenance, traditional and modern practices and techniques, commonly used materials, and much, much more. As this is a 3 hour workshop, all participants will use the same preset design and colours.

You’ll take home:
– One dozen letterpress printed coasters – perfect for gift giving or keeping for yourself!
– Handout with letterpress resources
– Gift packaging for your newly printed coasters to ensure their safe travel home.

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Two dates available:
Sunday, September 13th OR Saturday, November 7th, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver (BC)

Cost: $115.00 plus tax | max 12 students

To register online, click here or visit London Fields Shoppe in-person.

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District Dogs Designs is a small letterpress studio located in North Vancouver, BC that create hand drawn images and hand carve them into linoleum blocks which are printed on hand-cut paper using a century old, extraordinarily heavy (2300lbs!) Chandler & Price platen press.

What is letterpress? Letterpress is AWESOME! Jarin and Catherine use grand industrial age equipment, capable of reproducing fine images with a striking impression. The characteristics of letterpress are unmatched in digital printing. It shows depth, plays with light, and has wondrous tactile qualities.

images by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

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

The Sunday Best Series | Social Yoga

YogaWhy does Saturday night get all the fun?

Social Yoga is bringing their Sunday best to London Fields Shoppe starting at the end of this month! Social Yoga is not your everyday yoga class. Literally. They run weekly small-group classes using yoga as a tool for connection. Classes are held in unconventional places (like us!) where you get to know the people you’re with and you get to call the shots. No fancy frills or add ons, just a straight and original Social Yoga flow class followed by their signature post-yogs activities. Come discover what it looks like to be your best self amongst good company. Sunday best attire not required. We’ll get you stretching your mind and your body, as well as your social circle.

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Sundays, May 24 | 31 and June 14 | 21
9:30am to 11:30am
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings at Heatley Street, Vancouver
Spaces are limited to 8 students. Pre-registration required.

For more information and to register, click here.

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About Social Yoga… As a Type-A ‘first time yoga class hater’ who had a serious case of the “can’t sit stills”, Anita is now on a mission to bring this ancient practice down to (modern day) earth. Anita has her B’Sc and has studied multiple types of movement ranging from Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) to Pilates, and of course, Yoga. She has participated in yoga trainings in Vancouver, BC and in Melbourne, AUS with Amy Ippoliti.

By weaving her experience as a teacher, facilitator, and real life experience of the power of yoga and meditation, Anita keeps Social Yoga classes intentional, in a light-hearted way.

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new date added :: beginner brush lettering

brushlettering-Apr18Our first workshop sold out, so we added a new date. John Lennig from Big Top Sign Arts will be teaching a second workshop on Saturday, April 18th from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Details below…

Course description:
Did you attend the screening of the Sign Painter movie at the Rio Theatre? Sign Painter, John Lennig from Big Top Sign Arts, will be hosting a workshop discussing 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.

You’ll take home:
A 1-2 word piece using both upper and lower case in the BullNose lettering style
A #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush
A small container of paint

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Beginner Brush Lettering Workshop
Saturday, April 18th, 2015  ** SOLD OUT – thank you!
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
London Fields Shoppe, 692 East Hastings in Vancouver (at Heatley Street)

Space is limited to 10 students.

image via [stu-di-o] by jeanie // see John’s bio here

london fields shoppe :: brush lettering workshop

Studiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0012WEB10304971_10152830526788011_668516811190609380_nStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0005WEB10462407_10152830526688011_1047665841227428487_nWe’ll be kicking off our do-it-yourself workshop series in April with a beginner brush lettering workshop by sign painter, John Lennig of BIG TOP Sign Arts. These sessions were super popular at Got Craft? and we’re excited to be hosting him at the shop. We aim to bring together a community that fosters handmade and a D.I.Y. culture and look forward to featuring hands-on workshops throughout the year. Looking to learn a new skill? We’ll be announcing more workshops soon!

Course description:
Did you attend the screening of the Sign Painter movie at the Rio Theatre? Sign Painter, John Lennig from BIG TOP SIGN ARTS, will be hosting a workshop discussing 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.

You’ll take home:
A 1-2 word piece using both upper and lower case in the BullNose lettering style
A #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush
A small container of paint

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Beginner Brush Lettering Workshop
Saturday, April 11th, 2015 ** SOLD OUT
NEW DATE ADDED: Saturday, April 18th, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
London Fields Shoppe, 692 East Hastings in Vancouver (at Heatley Street)

Space is limited to 10 students.

For those that have already taken a workshop with John, we’re working on a level two course that will take place at Got Craft? on Saturday, May 2nd. More details to follow!

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In 1965, John moved to Vancouver from California and over the next 17 years, he would find himself working in 7 different sign shops before opening up his own business in 1982. With the popularity of computers in the late 1980′s and 1990′s, John realized that he was doing less and less hand lettering and decided to sell his shop in the year 2000 and go back to strictly doing what he loves. BIG TOP SIGN ARTS was born specializing in hand lettering, gold leaf, and later on, pinstriping. Last September, he celebrated 50 years as a sign painter and looks forward to sharing his skills!

images via [stu-di-o] by jeanie

london fields shoppe :: shop windows

Studiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0004WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0016WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0007WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0038WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0046WEBWe knew that we wanted our shop windows to be hand painted after we watched John in his studio a few years ago in preparation for the Sign Painter movie premiere in Vancouver. Jeannette from The Beautiful Project created our logo design and we invited our friend Jeanie to come down and capture a few shots of John painting our windows. John had forgot to print a copy of the design we wanted for our door, so he laid out a fresh piece of paper on the table… he set up the computer screen next to him with the image that we wanted and he proceeded to draw it free hand. He then used that piece of paper to help him paint the signage on our door. This is when I had a true, “Oh, wow!” moment.

You can see more photos on our facebook album here.

photos by: [stu-di-o] by jeanie