Illustrate Your Own Beer Label

Illustrate Your Own Beer Label

with Mike Watt and Ben Brown

When art + beer combine!

Illustrate and design your very own unique beer label with illustrator dudes Ben Brown + Mike Watt.

In this 2.5 hr workshop, you'll have ample one-on-one time with Mike and Ben as you bring your design to life.

Oh! And because we like to make a real go of things, we'll serve some beers and snacks too. It's usually Mary's fried chicken, or some charcuterie and cheese from Continental, and a couple of tins from Young Henrys.

About Mike + Ben:
Mike’s introduction to illustration was winning the Toohey’s Extra Dry 696 beer label competition over 10 years ago, this became the label of the TED long neck for several years. He went on to work with Murray’s Brewing and has designed dozens of beer labels and tap decals since.

Ben Brown is a Sydney based illustrator, designer and artist. His work has appeared on countless CD covers, t-shirts and posters for performers like Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age and Pearl Jam, to You am I, Dune Rats and Cosmic Psychos. Ben has also provided branding, illustration and merchandise for events including the Big Day Out, Good Vibrations Festival, Homebake, The Falls Festival, Bowlarama, and the Australian Open of Surfing. He provides editorial illustration for magazine titles, including Mad magazine, Surfing World & Rolling Stone.


What you should know: 
All Cultivate Folk teachers are industry experts at the top of their game. This is your chance to learn real hand-making skills from the best in the business. We keep class sizes capped at maximum 16 students - so you're guaranteed real one-on-one guidance from the class teacher.

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What you get

  1. Tutelage from some of Australia's best beer label designers.
  2. Beers and snacks.

What to bring

  1. A good mood!

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Mike Watt

About Mike Watt

Mike Watt is an Australian illustrator based in Sydney. His mediums vary from biro to spray paint to brush and ink to digital. Mike’s introduction to illustration was winning the Toohey’s Extra Dry 696 beer label competition over 10 years ago, this became the label of the TED long neck for several years. He went on to work with Murray’s Brewing and has designed dozens of beer labels and tap decals since. Some other clients he has worked for include Adobe, Artline, Mambo, Optus, Commonwealth Bank, Bonds, and Volkswagen. While he has been a commercial illustrator for over 9 years he still creates his own art every chance he gets.
Ben Brown

About Ben Brown

Ben Brown is a Sydney based illustrator, designer and artist. He has worked for a mixed variety of clients for over twenty years. Commissions range across publishing, apparel and the music industry. His work has appeared on countless CD covers, t-shirts and posters for performers like Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age and Pearl Jam, to You am I, Dune Rats and Cosmic Psychos. Ben has also provided branding, illustration and merchandise for events including the Big Day Out, Good Vibrations Festival, Homebake, The Falls Festival, Bowlarama, and the Australian Open of Surfing. He provides editorial illustration for magazine titles, including Mad magazine, Surfing World & Rolling Stone. His illustration work also features in childrens books, advertising and on-line media. Ben has also provided graphics for a host of surf, skate and street labels including Hurley, Volcom, Mambo, Lost, and Supply. He has exhibited his personal work in several solo and group shows in Australia and over seas.

Cultivate Folk

122 Buckingham Street Surry Hills 2010

At Cultivate Folk, we’re for learning.
And we like to learn from the best.
We bring together some of Australia’s most talented and passionate artists, educators and thought leaders to teach workshops in our Surry Hills classroom.