We offer a range of typography-focussed workshops in Toronto for different skill levels and interests.
Our most popular workshop, the Ligatures team meets 3-4 times per year to share their passion for traditional brush lettering. Over the course of the full-day workshop, we share the fundamentals of stroke building, letterform construction, layout composition, and tips on taking your work from the page to the screen. All tools are provided, including our official Ligatures lettering booklet, our favourite pens, and access to personal tools & resources. Don’t miss – these workshops always sell out!
This 4-hour workshop will help budding letterers learn how to convert their lettering and calligraphy work into versatile vector files, perfect for all print and web uses. We review the digital toolkit (including the beloved pen tool), an overview of building beziers point-by-point, and tips on making the most of Illustrator’s auto-trace, with plenty of demos and exercises. We allow plenty of one-on-one time with the instructors to ask questions and perfect your work.
Join us to learn basics of lino printing. During the course of an afternoon, you will learn the basics on transferring your design to lino, carving techniques, and the best ways to ink and press your work. Advanced printmakers may also have the opportunity to print their pieces on the Vandercook printing press (subject to availability). You will leave the workshop with your own limited edition set of prints / cards, and the tools to continue your printing adventures.
Join us for an afternoon of cardboard marquee letter making! Perfect for weddings, offices, and home, these charming letters are a breeze with the help of the Ligatures team. All supplies are included so you can continue your creations at home.
We also offer private, bespoke workshops at a variety of skill level and durations for:
colleges & universities
primary & secondary schools
Please contact us for more information.