Fundamentals of Flat Brush Lettering: Block Capitals & Condensed Casuals
Sign painters use styles that can be lettered efficiently with a flat brush. The shape of the brush itself leads to particular aesthetic qualities in the lettering. Strokes of the brush, when formed effectively, give the lettering a personality of its own.
Two staples of the vernacular American genre will be covered: single stroke block and single stroke casual.
Meets: Saturday, Sunday 10:00 am. -05:00 pm.
- Soft lead pencil
- Apron or smock
- Unvarnished inexpensive wooden yardstick
- $25 materials fee to cover the costs of the 1/4” flat lettering brush, tempera paint, cardstock, and assorted disposable supplies
No prior lettering experience is required, but students should have an interest in making orthodox letterforms. In addition, drawing aptitude is a bonus.
Please note that this workshop will focus on manual exercises intended to underscore ideas fundamental to brush script lettering. Although workshop participants will not be using vector drawing software, a brief presentation on brush script digitizing strategies will be given.
Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date. Registration for this workshop will open September 5, 2018. Early bird special: the registration fee will be waved until Friday, September 14th. The final day to register is Oct. 5th., students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.
Course Code: 128698
Instructor(s): John Downer