Brush pen workshop

ligatures_July_revised We have finalized the details for our first brush pen workshop.

The event will be held Sunday, July 13 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Coach House Press (80 bpNichol Ln, U of T campus).

The day will be hosted by letterers (and Ligatures co-founders) Kyle Gallant & Christopher Rouleau. Kyle is a multi-faceted designer, skilled in calligraphy, expressive lettering, and even graffiti. He is a self-described "compulsive doodler" and passionate about all things type. Christopher is a freelance graphic designer & letterer, with a love for alphabets, antique lettering guides and old hand-lettered signs. He is comfortable working in a variety of media, including pen, chalk, acrylic, ink... the list goes on. Christopher also co-instructed a Ligatures lino printing workshop in the spring.

Check out more of their recent work on Instagram:

Kyle & Christopher have pooled together their skills, knowledge and resources to put together a 3-hour tutorial on the fundamentals of brush lettering. All skill levels welcome!


We will be offering a supplies package at the cost of $50. This kit will have everything you need for the workshop, all of which you get to take home at the end of the day. Included in your kit: -3 different types of brush pens (one special order) -1 roll of tracing paper -access to plenty of layout paper -a variety of lettering guides & samples -a handmade booklet of lettering techniques -access to any additional tools you might need (pencils, rulers, tape, grid paper, utility knives, ink & brushes, as well as some experimental lettering tools from our personal collections).


This event will sell out, so sign up early! And if you've already expressed interest but cannot attend, please notify us so we can open up the spots for people on the wait list.

Please RSVP here no later than Wednesday, July 9. An email will follow with payment instructions.

We look forward to bringing your talents together, sharing knowledge with one another, and creating some new brush pen work work!

03 July 2014: This event is sold out. Please contact us to get on the wait list, or watch for future workshops in the fall.