LEARN ALL THINGS LETTERING & ART.

If you can’t make the allocated date of the Webinar, don’t stress as it will be recorded and added here for you to view in your own time.

Our first Academy Webinar was on the 15th of January where students got to e-meet some of the other students as well as your teacher Alena.

In this Webinar a few questions were answered which were requested by the students such as:
• difference between paper?
• paper position when lettering?
• should we use small pens before big pens or vice versa?

In this Webinar we spoke about the ‘bouncy’ lettering. As a group we lettered some names in the bouncy style as well as practiced “Happy Easter” in a few different way.

Join Niki Lawrence (ZenTangle Artist) in a relaxing and meditative ZenTangle Workshop.

She will take you through a step-by-step process of how to embed the ZenTangle Tangles into a letter of your choice.

What you will need:
• Piece of paper
• Pencil & Eraser
• Black felt tip marker

Due to not being well, the April tutorial was cancelled and instead turned into a mini tutorial just in time for Mother’s Day.

You will need:
• Piece of paper
• Pencil & Eraser
• Brush Marker
• Window or Light pad

Follow the video step by step.

1. Draw a rough grid made up of shapes. These shapes can be anything you want them to be, and they don’t have to be straight either.
2. Sketch out your words into those shapes.
3. Once you are happy with the layout, go over the words with your brush marker.
4. Have a look at the drawing and see if you can fill in more space by maybe extending the strokes or adding more flourishes.
5. Put a new piece of paper over the top and use either the window or a light pad to draw over your sketch with your brush marker to complete your lettering artwork.

If you get stuck, please let me know and I am more than happy to help you out 🙂

In this tutorial, I (Alena) shows how to letter June, July & August using both brush lettering & print lettering. I show how to add flourishes to those words as well as how to work out where to position print lettering “hello” or “hey”. Pause the video as much as you need to and once you have done each of those compositions, upload a photo of your work into the Creative Club. Look forward to seeing your creations!

Join a very talented watercolour artist Parika Mahajan in this relaxing watercolour workshop.

She will teach you the basics of watercolour and then guide you step by step on how to create your very own flower wreath.

Materials you will need:

• Watercolor paper (200/300 gsm)
• One watercolor brush (size 6 or similar)
• Watercolor inks or Watercolors in pans/ discs/tubes (red, yellow and blue at the least)
• Two jars of clean water
• Paper towel/ cloth for wiping off excess water/paint

Once you have completed your artwork, share it with the rest of the students in the Creative Club.

This webinar was run by a special guest artist: Nikita Prokhotov.
Nikita is an ambigram typographer and this webinar he teaches you all about Ambigram. 

An ambigram is a word or phrase that can be be read if flipped upside down. There is a PDF included for you to download. You can download it from the “Resources” section in your dashboard.

See some of Nikita’s work on his Instagram Profile: https://www.instagram.com/typebynikita/

This webinar was run by a special guest artist: Grace Choi.
Grace is a Sydney based illustrator.

In this webinar she will teach you how to create your very own floral illustrations using black ink. You will be amazed at how easy it is to create floral creations with her guidance.

See some of Graces’s work on her Instagram Profile: 
www.instagram.com/alittlebitebygrace/

Note from Artist/Teacher:

Hi there! My name is Valentina, but my friends call me Pitu. I am an artist, writer and yoga teacher. I started painting and writing since I can remember. I started @pitustudio 3 years ago where I started holding my mindful workshops, supporting creatives in their journeys. I am qualified to teach vinyasa and yin and I love sharing this path with others.

In this workshop we will learn to flow with the amazing medium of watercolour, as well as working with techniques to tap into our creative soul.

I can’t wait to meet you all 🤍✨

See some of Valentina’s work on her Instagram Profile: 

https://www.instagram.com/pitustudio/

If you are not already following Delphie, this will be your homework for today 😉 Because she is THE Queen of creativity and creative play!
 
For December (CHRISTMAS SPECIAL), we will use the techniques Delphie will teach us, to create super creative/playful Christmas Cards, or even Christmas wrapping!!
 
The tools that you would need:
• Paper OR you can get a roll of craft wrapping paper from Kmart! OR blank greeting cards!
• Waterproof drawing ink or watered down acrylic paint or similar (nothing expensive)
• Old brushes, found objects, cardboard etc.
Delphie’s YouTube video to make some tools:
• Some paper towel and water
• Protective cover for table and clothes
• Scissors and glue and cardboard if they want to make gift tags and a hole punch and string!
• Also maybe an alternate colour ink or paint or crayons.
 
See more of Delphie’s work on her Instagram Profile:
https://www.instagram.com/delphiejoy/