Posts Tagged: hand lettering

Write_On YVR

WriteOnYVR-LFSWe’re hosting Vancouver’s own Letter Writing Social with The Anthropology of Giving in celebration of the #write_on challenge for National Letter Writing Month this April and you’re invited!

Save the date:
Sunday, April 9th
10:00am to 12:00pm
London Fields Shoppe, 692 East Hastings Street in Vancouver (BC)

Cost: $25.00 – read the full description + register online here

Write_On is a mission driven campaign started by Egg Press and Hello!Lucky to promote creativity, expression, and connection through hand written correspondence. Each ticket includes an explosion of stationery goodies plus we’ll have vintage typewriters for you to use, washi tape and stamping stations, light refreshments, and more! Space is limited.

Be a part of the Snail Mail Revolution!

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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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New Workshop with Maurelle Calligraphy

MaurelleCalligraphyWorkshopWe’re pleased to announce that Maurelle Calligraphy will be hosting a beginner calligraphy workshop at London Fields Shoppe on July 18th. 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. Light refreshments will be served.

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Calligraphy Workshop
Saturday, July 18th, 2015
Sold Out – contact us to be added to the wait list or for new dates
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost: $135.00 plus tax. Space is limited to 10 students.

REGISTER online here or in person at London Fields Shoppe located at 692 East Hastings (at Heatley Street) in Vancouver (open 11-5pm Wednesday to Sunday).

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Maurelle is a modern calligrapher, who fell in love with the old world charm of writing letters at the age of 15. Inspired by the beautiful nature in British Columbia, old French letters, and vintage calligraphy books, she collaborates with exceptional wedding vendors and has had her work featured in a number of noteworthy and remarkable magazines and blogs (Adore Magazine, Belle Lumiere Magazine, Real Weddings, The Luxe Pearl, Wedluxe and Style Me Pretty Canada). Her clients have also included Dior and I, Nordstrom Canada and L’Oreal Paris just to name a few. Her most recent project was with the ABC series “Once Upon A Time” Season 4, where one of her calligraphy styles was showcased as the handwriting of one of the main characters.

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NEW :: Brush Lettering Workshop Level 2 at Got Craft?

Studiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0004WEBStudiojeanie_2015LondonFieldsShoppeCOR_0009WEB1236124_10152830527308011_4130611553228634865_nBuilding on the beginner brush lettering workshop where students learned how to use the brush to create the basic strokes that make up letters, John Lennig of Big Top Sign Arts returns with a level two session for those looking to build on their skills. Using the techniques covered in level one, John teaches you how to take the same brush to create the block letter, which is similar to the Bullnose, but has square corners on the stroke endings. This workshop will cover script, both slanting and upright, composition and layout, negative space, and the vital concept of B & L – big and little // bold & light (based on the book – Mastering Layout on the Art of Eye Appeal by Mike Stevens).

John will also discuss topics such as “Don’t go making up your own letter styles until you understand the fundamentals of letter construction”, materials, and if you have any specific questions, he encourages you to bring a list! For those that attended one of John’s previous workshops, please bring your #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush to class (a new one will be issued if you can’t find it).

You’ll take home:
Your take home project
A #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush
A small container of paint

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This workshop takes place at:
Got Craft?
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver (at Victoria Drive)

REGISTER online >> here << or in person at London Fields Shoppe located at 692 East Hastings (at Heatley Street) in Vancouver (open 11-5pm Wednesday to Sunday).

Space is limited to 10 students.

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

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