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Introduction to Fileteado Porteño.
24 & 26 June 10:00 - 13:00 hrs 


“Introduction to Fileteado Porteño”

June 24 & 26 – 10:00 -13:00 hrs.



We are thrilled to bring you a 2-day workshop with master fileteador Gustavo Ferrari from Argentina who made and  designed our studio's sign . The short course is designed to give you insights into practical aspects of this traditional art from Buenos Aires, suitable to anyone interested in arts with or without previous experience.


This masterclass is an introduction to Fileteado Porteño and will consist of 2 classes: the first will be dedicated to the history of Fileteado and drawing techniques of its classical elements: flowers, ribbons and acanthus leaves. On the second classes we will paint a complete sign with acrylics using these elements, we will learn how to handle special Fileteado brushes and go through structural step by step approach of a work from a pounced pattern to the flat colours, then shadows, lights and highlights to gain first-hand experience of the complete technique of Fileteado.


About Fileteado Art

Fileteado is a traditional art from Argentina. It began as a simple decoration on the trade carts in the early 20th century. In the 1920s and 1930s as it expanded to the decoration of buses and trucks its imagery grew more complex with the use of visual symbols and the incorporation of short text, including popular and humorous sayings. Today it can be found all over the city of Buenos Aires, in shop windows, murals and signs. The vernacular style of Fileteado led to it being declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2015.

 About Gustavo Ferrari

Gustavo Ferrari is a signpainter, visual artist and a historian based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been working since 2001 and specializing in Fileteado, a traditional popular art style from Buenos Aires. His artworks can be found all over the city, painted signboards, shop windows of the traditional restaurants, Remarkable Bars, barber and tattoo shops. In the last decade he has started showcasing the Fileteado style around the world. He has since done this at Letterheads meets, tango festivals and various design events in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Instagram: @ferrarifileteados


Course duration 2 mornings:

24 and 26 June 2024

10 :00  - 13:00 hrs


Hackney Fine Arts

Main Building Studio at Hackney City Farm. 1a Goldsmith's Row. London E2 8QA


£100 for both classes

All materials included plus coffee and organic teas!

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