#SIGNS is a boat sign-making workshop led by artist Louise Ashcroft and professional signwriter Hannah Matthews of signwritingbyhannah.com. The workshop draws upon Louise’s Stratford Works residency research into the slogans featured on mass market fashion garments at East London’s Westfield shopping mall and how they compare with the names painted on narrow boats nearby in Hackney Wick.
In this workshop you will learn traditional narrow boat sign-writing techniques through the process of painting fashion inspired slogans onto boards using traditional sign painting styles. How do the desires and values of the boaters and shoppers differ, or are they more similar than they seem? You can take your sign home and will have the skills to make your own signs in the future.
11am - 2.30pm Saturday 8th April 2017. Location: Arebyte 117, 117 Wallis Rd. London E9 5LN (2mins from Hackney Wick overground, 15mins from Stratford underground).
Cost: £20, or £18 if you live on a boat. The price includes all materials needed for the workshop and light refreshments.