Introduction to lettering


Dates: Weekend - 21st and 22nd of September from 15:00 to 19:00

What will you achieve? This workshop will teach you the process of creating lettering artworks , from the sketch to the final piece.

For who is the workshop? For people that have interest in learning lettering techniques. It is not required any previous experience and you don’t need to work in the illustration/design field, you will learn from the basics and build up!

Costs: €130 per person. This price includes:

  • Starter kit with required materials to take home, (a sketchbook, two brush pens, pencil, eraser, two pigment liners Staedler)

  • High quality paper and other materials to use during the course,

  • Worksheets specially designed for the course

  • Step by step guidance on Paper & Brush techniques,

  • Personalized feedback,

  • Drink and snacks.

Teacher: Talita Marques 

Spots available: 9 max. Course is in English. 


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During this course you will learn many different forms of lettering, in a relaxed and fun way.

The first day, we will start with an introduction , showing the difference between lettering, calligraphy and typography and introducing some letters types. After that, we will learn the Brush Lettering technique, where the teacher Talita will share some materials she already tried and how to use the pen correctly. The students will receive a worksheet specially created for the workshop and will have time to put everything they learned into practice, with Talita’s guidance.

During the second day, we will learn about Faux Calligraphy and also Bounce Lettering. After that, we will start learning how to create a harmonic and creative Lettering, which Talita will teach you with a step-by-step she prepared to help you during the process of creating your own piece!

In the end, you will combine all the knowledge to create a hand lettering project! 

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The teacher

Talita is a graphic designer and letterer from Brazil. In 2014 she began doing both personal design projects & commissioned work for clients. She has truly made her dreams into reality with clients such as Forever 21, Ipanema, Afghan & Sandy.

She loves teaching and did so in Brazil many times, now she has joined us to start her teaching career in Amsterdam too!

The studio

The course will take place in Studio 40-D, where Paper Brush Studio is located (at Amsteldijk 40-D). A perfect central location in Amsterdam, easy to reach by public transport.