Workshop Announcement: Learn Brush Lettering

Lig_MarchBrushWorkshop_2 February 22 update: Our Saturday, March 12 has sold out in 5 days. Due to popular demand, we have opened a second date: Sunday, March 13.

We are excited to announce the details for our next brush pen workshop.

Back by popular demand, the event will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 and Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 10am - 5pm at Shopify (80 Spadina Avenue, 4th floor). The workshops will run 10am - 1pm, break for lunch (not provided), and resume from 2pm - 5pm.

The day will be hosted by local 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 recently hosted a special workshop at Uppercase Magazine in Calgary, sponsored by GDC Alberta South Chapter. Check out the recaps here and here. They have pooled together their skills, knowledge and resources to put together a 6-hour tutorial on the fundamentals of brush lettering. All skill levels welcome!


The cost of this full-day workshop is $125. This price includes a workbook, handouts, and the supplies you will need for the workshop, all of which you get to take home at the end of the day. Included in your kit:

  • 5 types of brush pens
  • 2 pads of paper (tracing & layout)
  • the official Ligatures workbook and handouts
  • access to any additional tools you might need (pencils, rulers, tape, grid paper) as well as some experimental lettering tools & books from our personal collections.


Our previous workshop sold out in 2 days, so please sign up early. Space is limited.

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

Thank you to Shopify for sponsoring this event.