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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

OR

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

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

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