Hand-Painted Lettering for Traditional Glass Signs

A course by Alina Kiliwa , Designer and Lettering Artist

Designer and Lettering Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined December 2014

Learn to paint colorful and captivating signs on glass by exploring hand-lettering and brush stroke techniques

  • 100% positive reviews (17)
  • 846 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to paint colorful and captivating signs on glass by exploring hand-lettering and brush stroke techniques

A course by Alina Kiliwa

Ever wanted to paint eye-catching lettering on glass? Discover the secrets to sign painting with Alina Kiliwa, the internationally acclaimed designer and lettering artist who has collaborated with brands like Nike, Puma, and Adidas, to name but a few.

In this course, explore the materials, the difference between calligraphy, lettering, and typography, and the technique to unleash your creativity and bring any message to life on glass.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 19 downloads

Signage and popular graphics
1 minute, 59 seconds
Materials
7 minutes, 18 seconds
Vertical and horizontal strokes
11 minutes, 58 seconds
Diagonal strokes
4 minutes, 38 seconds
Curved strokes
5 minutes, 13 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (17)
  • 846 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 1m)
  • 19 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a tabloid-sized hand-painted sign on glass.

Who is this online course for?

Anyone interested in learning the art of sign painting by hand.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is needed to take this course, just the desire to learn. However, previous experience in calligraphy, lettering, and sign creation, will come in handy.

As for materials, you need brushes of varying sizes, enamel paint, and a piece of glass.


Reviews

846 Students
17 Reviews
100% Positive ratings
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Alina Kiliwa

A course by Alina Kiliwa

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Designer and Lettering Artist

Alina Kiliwa is a sign painter, calligrapher, muralist, and lettering artist from Mexico City. Her love for lettering began when she was a child, looking up at all the signs in the city. She studied design and started taking calligraphy courses, teaching herself the craft of lettering until she dedicated her work to it 100%.

Throughout her career she has collaborated with big-name brands such as Nike, Puma, and Adidas, among others. Her passion, style, and projects have earned her a community of more than 19K followers around the world.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    What are labels? Difference between calligraphy, lettering and typography

    • What are signs, calligraphy, lettering and typography?
    • Signage and popular graphics
    • Materials
  • U3

    To let go of the hand

    • Vertical and horizontal strokes
    • Diagonal strokes
    • Curved strokes
    • Compound strokes
    • Numbers and punctuation marks
    • Preparation of the poster
  • U4

    Elaboration of sign on glass

    • Conceptualization and sketching of the phrase
    • Practice on glass
    • Start painting
    • Last details
  • FP

    Final project

    • Hand-Painted Lettering for Traditional Glass Signs

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Hand-Painted Lettering for Traditional Glass Signs. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Alina Kiliwa

Hand-Painted Lettering for Traditional Glass Signs

A course by Alina Kiliwa
Designer and Lettering Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined December 2014
  • 100% positive reviews (17)
  • 846 students