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November 2017

Presentation Techniques for Creatives

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pumphouse School of Design, 24 Greenway St
Wickham, NSW 2293 Australia
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This workshop is for anyone who wants to improve their verbal presentation skills. It’s suitable for professionals who need to make presentations in meetings or perform public speaking engagements. Topics covered include writing a creative rationale, avoiding death by Powerpoint, and public speaking tips such as dealing with nerves and microphone technique. The class includes the chance to practice your delivery in a supportive environment with feedback and discussion. Cost: $55.00 (includes refreshments) Venue: Pumphouse School of Design, 24 Greenway St, Wickham NSW Bookings: Phone Pumphouse School of Design 02 4962 4985 or email info@pumphouseschool.com.au

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Introduction to Brushpen Lettering

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Edwards, 148 Parry St
Newcastle West, NSW 2302 Australia
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This 3 hour workshop is aimed at beginners to brushpen lettering, or those who just want to gain more skills. Tutor Wayne Thompson will introduce you to some basic techniques, and we'll have some fun with different styles by adding decoration and flourishes. You’ll get the opportunity to construct a handlettered piece of your own, and take home your own brushpen for further practice. This class is aimed at beginners or anyone with a casual interest in handlettering, and is suitable for those who would like to do lettering for invitations, gift cards, weddings and events. Cost: $75.00 (includes materials) Venue: The Edwards, 148…

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iPad Pro Lettering

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pumphouse School of Design, 24 Greenway St
Wickham, NSW 2293 Australia
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This short workshop introduces you to the tools and techniques required to do lettering on an iPad Pro. Using an Apple Pencil, we will explore the features and capabilities of the ProCreate app, and it’s applications for expressive lettering. Your tutor will show you his personal techniques and methods. Participants require their own iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. All other materials supplied. For an example of iPad lettering, see this link. Cost: $55.00 (includes refreshments) Venue: Pumphouse School of Design, 24 Greenway St, Wickham NSW Bookings: Phone Pumphouse School of Design 02 4962 4985 or email info@pumphouseschool.com.au

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December 2017

Cola Pen Lettering

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pumphouse School of Design, 24 Greenway St
Wickham, NSW 2293 Australia
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What's a cola pen? It's a tool for handlettering, made out of a drink can. This craft-based workshop shows you how to make a simple ruling pen from a drink can and then use it to create expressive lettering. Your tutor will discuss some of the lettering effects possible and show a variety of examples, and demonstrate using his own cola pens. Then you will be shown step-by-step how to make your own, experimenting with different kinds of metals and nib shapes, before using it to create your own lettering. Participants should wear an apron or dark clothes, and come…

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March 2018

Principles of Typeface Design

March 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - May 17, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Pumphouse School of Design, 24 Greenway St
Wickham, NSW 2293 Australia
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Thursday nights for 8 weeks Commencing Thursday 22 March 2018 Weeks 1-4 : 22 March to 12 April  | 1-week break  |  Weeks 5-8: 26 April to 17 May 6.00pm–9.00pm Cost $880.00 including GST This eight week course is for anyone who wants to design their own typeface. We will show you the primary techniques and tools required to make a font that you can type on your own keyboard. The course will start with drawing letters, learning about the principles of proportion and legibility along the way. You will move on to digitising your letters using Adobe Illustrator, and then to constructing a working typeface using…

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