Sign Painting Workshop with Jakob Engberg
1In this workshop, you will get an introduction to basic hand lettering, brush lettering and sign painting. You will learn how to create letters from scratch, how to write with a brush and to design your own personal layout to paint.
The class will start with a presentation on sign painting and hand lettering, and the tools we will be working with. With a pencil and a ruler, we start with basic block lettering and the option of adding various effects, such as shading, serifs and curves to the letterforms.
I will give you an introduction to the brush and the mahl stick, and we will start practising the basic strokes. These basic strokes are fundamental in order to paint your lettering and will give you an understanding of how the brush and the paint work.
Later we start painting casual and script lettering. This will give you an insight on how the brush shapes the letters in a single stroke. You can then combine the different styles to create a dynamic layout.
After practising lettering with both the pencil and the brush, you can create a layout to paint or focus on making a full alphabet of your choice. I will demonstrate how to use the pouncing technique to transfer your sketches onto other surfaces.
We will talk about the different tools for sign painting, gold leaf, brush maintenance and enamel paint. I will recommend literature on lettering and sign painting and help you find inspiration of your interest. Also, you will get a few secret tips and tricks of the trade!
2 At a glance
- The workshop runs for six hours.
- The workshop is suitable for both beginners and for those who want to improve their skills.
- All the tools and materials are included, but wear clothes for painting!
- There are up to 15 participants. The workshop takes place from a minimum group size of 5 people.
- The participation costs 250 €.