This four-day workshop with the globe-trotting Sign Painter Mike Meyer is a crash course in the essentials of sign painting, with fun, lettering, and laughs throughout. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with previous experience, with Mike providing one-on-one instruction throughout.
The first part of the workshop is focussed on setting out and painting Gothic (Block), Casual, and Script letter forms through a hands-on process of practice, personal critique, and expert guidance. It all starts with a pencil, drawing and developing an understanding of the basic letter forms. These letters then form the basis for building your brush skills, with input on paint, brushes, and other specialist equipment used to paint letters.
With the basics under control, the final two days allow you to develop a range of techniques to add a little something extra to your painted letters. Mike will guide you through a variety of lettering effects, including: basic shadow, outlines, bevels, convex and concave lettering, masks, and cut and roll fades. The goal is to accelerate your ability to create more distinctive lettering for all sorts of purposes.
The workshop fee of $795 includes all equipment, and a copy of Mike’s workshops booklet. Make sure you wear clothing that you don’t mind getting covered in paint!