Blackboard Lettering Workshop

How to write on a blackboard



3 hours 1 to 40 label $50


Another edition of A Type Thing - a quarterly lettering meetup - is coming our way, and this time the focus is on blackboards!

A Type Thing’s very own Gaston the Painter will be conducting this chalk party, in a night of learning, fun challenges, and meet and greets with local type players.

In this three-hour letter-blitz, Gaston will be imparting all his knowledge on blackboards – and how to tackle them efficiently. Letter styles, materials, layouts, and all sorts of other tips and tricks will be shared as Gaston goes over examples of his work, before challenging us to design and chalk up our own Blackboard! Whether you’re looking to brush up your lettering skills or you already do some chalkwork of your own, Gaston’s workshop caters for both beginners and more seasoned writers.

Gaston the Painter is a Melbourne-based Signwriter and Lettering Artist. He has been designing letterforms for over eight years, transitioning from the world of graffiti into graphic design and then traditional signwriting.

After cutting his teeth by skating around town chalking up blackboards, Gaston ventured into designing logos, typefaces, products, hosting type events, and now travelling the globe teaching his Lettering and Sign painting workshops.

Come drink a beer or two and get messy with some chalk and talk letters with us!

 

A Type Thing

‘A Type Thing’ is a new quarterly lettering meet-up presented by Melbourne based lettering collective, General Type Co, in collaboration with Work-Shop. The aim of these meet-ups is to bring type enthusiasts from all backgrounds together to exchange ideas, knowledge and share their love of letters. Each themed session will be hosted by a guest artist, who will give a short presentation on their progression as a lettering artist, sharing tips, tricks, and tools of the trade, and presenting an activity/ challenge for guests to participate in.

With an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’ and hands-on experimentation, a range of art materials will be provided for each session. If you have any favourite materials that you’re working with, we encourage you to bring those along to experiment with and share with others. 

Whether you’re a practising lettering artist, graphic designer, or simply have a ‘thing’ for letters, we encourage you to come along for a fun night of lettering and learning with like-minded people. 

Please note: This class requires at least eight students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get

• You’ll learn a range of new Lettering styles, for title headings and for smaller body text!

• Gain insights into how to layout a sign for clarity and legibility

• A critique on your work at the end of the class

• Sharing a great night with local typographers, letterers, calligraphers, and signies!

• Plenty beers (Thanks to our sponsors!)

What to bring

• Clothes that can get dusty

• Good vibes!

Location

Work-Shop Melbourne - 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy VIC

Your teacher
A Type Thing

A Type Thing

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A Type Thing is a bi-monthly lettering meet-up run by Melbourne collective, General Type Co in collaboration with Work-Shop.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

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• Nov 2019


Gaston the painter was a very good teacher, giving us lots of tuition and tips. He was very informative and spoke in a way that was easy to understand which therefore made the class easy to learn from. At the end of the “hands on” lesson, Gaston critiqued our work in a positive and helpful way.
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