This class is for creatives who are interested in the art and craft of sign painting. It will be an introduction to the history of sign painting, the tools of the trade, and sign painter’s casual alphabet.
In this workshop we’ll learn about the history of sign painting, and the renaissance that the craft is currently enjoying. Heather will teach the materials and tools of the trade, and you’ll try your own hand at brush lettering. We will focus on sign painter’s causal alphabet, a style of lettering unique to sign painting which is the bread and butter of any sign painter. After guided practice time, each participant will paint their own sign board using sign painters paint and brushes.
Join us for this 4 hour class focused on the basics of brush lettering. Each participant will leave with a lettering quill, a screen printed practice alphabet, a basics of brush lettering zine, their painted sign, and the skills and knowledge to begin their own brush lettering practice.
Heather Hardison is an artist and designer who specializes in sign painting. She apprenticed and worked as a journeyman sign painter for 6 years at New Bohemia Signs in San Francisco. Since 2016 she’s been working on her own, painting signs around the Bay Area, from farmer’s market stands to Facebook.
Please wear clothes and shoes appropriate for painting, and BYOA (Bring your own apron!) If you are especially sensitive to paint fumes, please be aware that we will be working with oil paint, and paint thinner. The space will be ventilated, but you may want to bring a respirator for your comfort if you are sensitive.
January 12, 2019
Light beverages and snacks will be provided to keep us all hydrated and happy.
Class limited to 12 people. No refunds—first come, first serve.
We understand the tricky life of freelancers and how difficult it can be to plan ahead, things come up! Unfortunately, no refunds are available for our workshops. The classes sold are used to pay for studio instructors and materials based on class size. However, If something comes up and you can't make the class, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll issue a credit for a future class. 48 hours before the scheduled workshop, credits will no longer be issued. However, if you'd like to pass along your seat to a friend, please feel free.
*We advise Lyft to the studio as parking is difficult around the studio.
Drinks will be provided to keep all hydrated and happy. We advise taking a Lyft to the studio as parking is difficult in the neighborhood.
Class is limited to 12 people. A special hand-painted holiday card will be sent to you if purchasing for a gift, just let us know!