Melbourne
Inner
Art
Painting

Sign Painting Workshop

How to make hand painted signs



7 hours Class size 12 to 40 label $150


In-person classes are permitted in Victoria, under the state government's guidelines

Your host, Work-Shop is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

Get a rush with the brush! In this full-day Sign-painting workshop you’ll experience an action-packed day with one of the most interesting artists on the scene, Gaston The Painter. Gain a comprehensive insight into the craft, learning the knowledge and skills essential to the art form. Not to mention a bunch of design and lettering tips along the way! 

After a quick introduction covering the aims and challenges of sign-painting, Gaston will get straight into the nitty-gritty. Covering transfer techniques, paint mixing and colour palette, brush care, manipulation and strokes, as well as an introduction to casual, block and script styles you’ll have all the essentials down pat. You’ll then move on to creating your own custom design, planning the layout, sketching, and transferring, before putting all the skills you’ve learned into action, painting your one of a kind creation!  

Perfect for beginners or those wanting to brush up (pun intended) on their skills, you’ll leave this workshop with the confidence and know-how to continue practicing at home or at work. All materials are provided and we’ll top off the day with a couple of beers while we debrief!

Please note: This class requires at least five 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

• The confidence and know-how to continue practicing at home and apply your new skills at work!

• An ‘Introduction to Signpainting’ handbook by Gaston the Painter, including signpainter alphabets!

• Your own hand-painted posters!

• Work sheets

• All materials provided. Sign-painting brusher, merch and booklets will be available for purchase to take home

What to bring

• A love of lettering

• Clothes you don’t mind getting a little grubby. Paint can be messy!

Location

Work-Shop Melbourne - 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy VIC

Your teacher
Gaston The Painter

Gaston The Painter

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Gaston Castagnet is a signwriter, chalkboard artist and one-third of A General Type Co. The Melbourne-based trio has approached the craft through three diverse pathways, each bringing a unique skillset and focus to their work. Offering finished artwork as well as live performance lettering, murals, and brush lettering workshops, their clients include Bonds Clothing, Vintage Cellars, CATC Design School, and Broadsheet Media.




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.

Verified reviews

Peter Bot • Mar 2020


Great class, highly recommend. Gaston is a great teacher. Very inspiring. Learnt a lot of new skills also

Matt Cook • Mar 2020


Gaston and Emiel were extremely helpful during the workshop. I feel I’ve left with a fantastic foundation of knowledge to get me started my sign painting journey. Thanks again and I’ll be there for the next one.

Rhys Gilbert • Mar 2020


Had a great Day with Gaston and Emil lots of enthusiasm and knowledge passed on. Arrived with a honest amount of pre course skill left with lots more. would love to attend some more advanced classes in the future if these guys choose to run any.

Valentina Tansley • Mar 2020


Loved this class, a great introduction to sign painting. Lots of useful tips to get started.

Wayne Athorn • Mar 2020


Very informative day well set up teaching area, plenty of supplies. Gaston was very clear and helpful. The staff were great. Nothing was to much trouble. Overall a gret day, very good value for money. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn signpainting.
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