Brush Lettering Workshop – London

I’m a few weeks late, but I really wanted to tell you all about the fantastic Brush Lettering workshop I did with Carla Hackett and Barbara Enright, the masters behind the Learn Brush Lettering online classes. (click on their names to see their websites and beautiful typographic eye candy!)

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Our pack of goodies for the workshop – including a folder hand-lettered by Barbara!

I feel really lucky to be able to actually learn from them in person. Don’t get me wrong I love a good online class, and have been known to binge on Skillshare classes! But inevitably online you miss that one-to-one instruction that you can only get in person, and I find it much more interesting to be able to see them mix paint and create brushstrokes in person, free from the cropping of a camera.

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My apologies to all vegans/vegetarians out there for my cruel little ditty!

We were each given our own lettering brush to use for the weekend (and take home!). With this one tool we learned how to create chiseled, rounded and flowing scripts, just by mastering the manipulation and the different ways of loading the brush to gain each effect. Barbara and Carla were very encouraging and supportive of us newbies, and I certainly felt I came away with a marketable skill that, with practice, I can refine, personalise and use in my future designs.

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I’m so looking forward to doing more and making wonderful things using brush lettering – it’s strangely theraputic drawing up guidelines and just giving over an afternoon to a brush and some black paint. Give it a go!! 🙂

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