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Colorful lettering

With Jurgen Vercaemst

Starting date : 20 July 2024

Fees : HK$ 1,170 or US$ 150

Workshop Description

My experience with colour is solely based on my own experiments. I love colorful lettering like that of Paul Klee, which inspired me to delve deeper into colour myself.


Of course I will start off with the basics of monoline lettering; pressure/release, rhythms, built-up with mechanical pencil, fineliner, Speedball, pointed nib, fountain pen, color-pencil and so on. Then I will move forward with different layouts in colour. There will be a focus on built-up lettering with colour, as well as filling up negative spaces.


Another challenge will be to work big, which triggers a different set of rules and thoughts when drawing letters, as we are forced to look at more detail. We will even explore typography to some extent, and that will improve our understanding of ‘normal’ sized lettering. I must refer to Elmo van Slingerland, with whom I had the honour to team teach at Cheerio in 2019. He changed my general look at letter drawing. 

Workshop Schedule

Lesson 1

Saturday, 20 July, 2024

21:30 pm - 23:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 2

Sunday, 28 July, 2024

21:30 pm - 23:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 3

Saturday, 3 August, 2024

21:30 pm - 23:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Lesson 4

Saturday, 10 August, 2024

21:30 pm - 23:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time)

Note to Students

  • This is a live online workshop via Zoom (please make sure you have a Zoom account to access the workshop)

  • All live lessons will be recorded and available for 90 days following the final lesson.

  • All recordings expires on Saturday, 9 November, 2024 at 12:00 pm Hong Kong Standard Time.

  • Student can submit homework to the discussion board for Jurgen to critique.

  • Workshop handouts (if any), zoom links and recordings are available on the workshop page one week (or as soon as practicable) before the first lesson.

  • All workshop dates and times are according to the Hong Kong Standard Time.

Recommended Workshop Supplies

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Refund Policy

  • All sales are final and fees paid for the online workshop are non-refundable.

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