Master Class

TYPISM are pleased to offer a unique typography masterclass,
featuring Nicole Phillips and Aurelie Maron.
Nicole PhillipsAurelie Maron
The Master Class will be held at Griffith University (QCA) on the Gold Coast.

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Two Sessions make up a full day program

10:00 am – 5:00 pm


“Alphabet is Code” with Nicole Phillips

nicoleclassIn this hands-on masterclass with printmaker, typographer and publisher Nicole Phillips, you will explore the different ways letterfoms convey meaning.

Learning to construct and deconstruct characters using a ‘kit of parts’ drawing method, you will undertake 12 drawing exercises to warm up and develop an understanding for the concepts before creating an abstract piece of visual communication that conveys meaning both figuratively and literally.


“Chalk Typography” with Aurelie Maron

aurelieclassTraditionally thought of as difficult and time consuming, typographer, and chalk master Aurelie Maron will show you shortcuts, tips and tricks to creating your own bespoke work of chalk typography.

In this hands-on masterclass with Aurelie, you will develop a variety of approaches to custom logotypes and discover how to render the final piece with chalk. You will also learn how to incorporate traditional flourishes and scrolls to embellish the final piece and create something you will be really proud of.

Both Nicole and Aurelie spoke at the first ever Typism conference late last year, and their unique philosophies and perspectives on typography fascinated audiences. In this one-day master class, you will have the opportunity to work in a small group with one-on-one guidance from two of Australia’s leading typographers.

    • Cost: $220 (all materials supplied)
    • Maximum Participants: 40
    • Location: Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Engineering Drive, Southport, Building G31 room 1.15
    • Thursday, November 27th, 2014
    • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This is a Master Class so participants will be expected to have a foundation understanding of typographic forms.

Basic materials will be included in the cost of the workshop but feel free to bring your own pens, brushes, paper, sketchbooks and paints.

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Parking for general public is available for $8 at Parklands Gold Coast. Click here for map.

There is also public transport to the University. More info here.

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