What you will do
2.5 hour workshop
Join lettering artist Eleanor Herring for a fun and relaxed introduction to the art of watercolour brush lettering, at The Collective, Old Oak.
Whether you’re an avid stationary and typography fan, or simply want to try your hand at something new and creative, this workshop will take you through the basics of using a fine brush and watercolour paints in a range of colours.
In this brush lettering class Eleanor will start by introducing you to your tools which you can take away after class, including guide sheets, letter guides, paintbrush and the vibrant watercolour palette. You will also be provided with practise and watercolour paper for your final piece.
The class will then dive straight into practicing basic brush exercises making shapes and strokes to get you familiar with brush control, practicing making shapes, and contrasting stroke thickness. Moving on to lower and uppercase letter forms the class will then learn how to create paint effects with watercolour and how to develop your own unique style. This will be followed with a run through on combining and laying out words to form beautiful phrases for your final piece, with plenty of time to practice and one-to-one help..
By the end of the class you will have started to create joined-up words in your own style, with plenty of time to practice and one-to-one help.
Each ticket also includes a selection of delicious burgers and sides along with two drinks of beer, wine or soft drink alternatives.
This class is designed for complete beginners. No experience with calligraphy, brush lettering or watercolour is necessary.
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You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Creating Eleanor
Originally trained in precious metal design and painting, Eleanor has worked and studied as an artist and designer in the UK and South Korea for over a decade. Now based across her studios in South East London and Yorkshire, she works as a lettering artist, illustrator and creative workshop teacher.
With a passion for beautifully imperfect forms, painted surfaces and stylistic stationary for all occasions, she is always busy with a range of commissions for private and commercial clients designing invitations to personalising corporate gifts.
Whether you are looking to learn a new creative skill for your own project, students are encouraged to express their individual artistic flare in a fun and light-hearted environment while sipping on a few cocktails.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.