Traditional handpainted letters from Argentina – Fileteado Porteño mit Gustavo Ferrari
→ Fileteado Porteño is a traditional art from Argentina that combines scrollwork and letters. In this workshop you’ll have a hands on introduction to the world of the Fileteado letters. Starting from the drawing of the basic letterforms, you’ll learn how to make different decorations and work the 3D effect that makes the letters pop. You’ll be guided step by step from flat colour to shadows, lights and highlights.
About Fileteado Art
Fileteado is a traditional art from Argentina that was declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2015. It began as a simple decoration on the trade carts in the early 20th century. In the 1920s and 1930s as it expanded to the decoration of buses and trucks its imagery grew more complex with the use of visual symbols and the incorporation of short text, including popular and humorous sayings. Today it can be found all over the city of Buenos Aires, in shop windows, murals and signs.
At a glance
- The workshop runs for seven hours plus breaks.
- There are up to 15 participants. The workshop takes place from a minimum group size of 5 people.
- The participation costs 270 € (incl 19 % VAT).