Posts Tagged: typography

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

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

November Workshops

StudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0016WEBCan you believe that November is just under two weeks away? Here’s a preview of our November workshops! Spaces are limited. See links below for registration details!

Linocut with District Dogs Designs
Try your hand at relief printing by Linocut with District Dogs Designs! Oh wait… I know, you already did this in school! Well, this is your chance to take another stab at it. This workshop will introduce you to the linocut printing process including materails, designing, carving, and printing.

Two part series:
Sunday, November 1st, 2015 AND
Sunday, November 8th, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

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

StudioJeanie_DistrictDogs_0019WEBLetterpress with District Dogs Designs
Get 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.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

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

RogueFlorist
Wreath Making with Rogue Florist
Join Kerri Pfeifer of Rogue Florist for a wreath-making workshop, just in time for the holidays! You’ll be provided with a handmade wreath form made from grapevines and willow branches, and all the greenery and flowers.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
London Fields Shoppe – 692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

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

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

images 1+2 via [stu-di-o] by jeanie // image 3 via rogue florist

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.