Mighty Monoline – Introduction to Monoline Lettering


Thursday 27 July


7.00pm - 10.00pm


$150.00 - General

Monoline lettering is an extremely versatile lettering style and a great introduction to all other methods of handcrafted lettering. Consistent in weight, monoline shows no contrast between strokes. It is very reminiscent of the 1950’s era when it was dominant  — expressive, chic and classy. This introductory class is a great entry point for anyone considering delving into the world of Hand Lettering.

About the Class

This workshop will guide you through basic lettering principles such as letter shape, spacing and proportion. You will learn the set of basic strokes that combine to create a monoline alphabet, as well as how to hold and angle the pen. We will then focus on what makes good lettering, consistency, rhythm and simple embellishment. You’ll walk away with an improved knowledge of Typography and brand new tactile skills to apply to anything from posters, cards, logos, artworks, personal projects and beyond.  This 3-hour class is perfect for those who are new to Typography and also creatives looking to improve their Typographic skill and awareness. It’s a fast-paced digital world we’re living in, switching off for the morning to learn something new by hand might be just the thing you need! This class cannot teach you everything, but it will get you started so that you can continue to build your knowledge and technique.

If you take your lettering seriously and are keen to learn brush lettering, script lettering or sign painting — this class is a solid foundation. It teaches fundamental letter shapes and rhythm which translate directly to other styles. So that when it comes to learning how to control a brush, you are one step ahead with knowledge of correct letterforms.  Here at OSNS, we are serious about your learning! That is why we follow through by offering free membership into our close-knit ‘Type and Lettering Support Group’ for all workshop attendees. Meetups are held once a month with the aim of building your lettering skills amidst a vibrant bunch of like minded type-lovers. It’s a casual, fun, friend making, skill building environment that gives you the opportunity to seek guidance and further your ability and improvement far past a three-hour workshop. A great resource for those that want to take their newfound skills to bigger and better places!


About the Teacher

Casey Schuurman is a Designer, Lettering Artist, and OSNS Type Program Graduate. She has a love for all things poetic, ironic and involving wordplay – especially when brought to life with expressive hand done Typography. To her, Type is the perfect intersection between illustration and design, allowing anyone to work seamlessly between working by hand and the screen.

In 2016 Casey completed the intensive Type Program here at Old School New School to further hone her typographic skills and knowledge. She has since set herself up to go full time pursuing her love of letters and is currently creating a range of typographic products for her upcoming online store. You can see her work and say hello at or on Instagram @caseyschuurman.

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