NGS Sign painting courses London

NGS Sign Smith Handbook 2014.4

Whether for curiosity, hobby or new career.. lettering is great fun and interesting.  I will help you get started and make steady progress.

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Life is Really Amazing when holding a brush!

It is crucial the first touch of the brush to panel is positive and for sure I will make you first step in the journey of signwriting a really confident one.

Welcome to our NGS Signsmith courses.

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Course 1:  An Intro to lettering and layout design workshops 1 day ‘NGS Signsmith’ course

Showing how to set out a sign panel and letter it professionally. But there’s much more to it… and a lot of it is really simple logical stuff which will take you to the next level wherever you are.

You will get straight into look n learn technique sessions that will describe how to flow out the difficult segments and eat the easy.  It’s fun especially when you see progress at every stage.


 

Crucially you will learn:

What not to do!  Sounds obvious but a lot of writers use frankly odds techniques that add fatigue.

Application and using the brush or quill:  The crucial X factor of mix and application for letter segments.

Breathing and flowing out the work – again it sounds logical but once you learn how to relax the whole process becomes one big joy.

More skills on the day.

  • Specking out a job – pitfalls and what really counts
  • Font structure – London fonts and general rules
  • Practice the strokes – this is it!! We’ll play with paint together
  • Hand drawing – a great excuse to get out and about for some live sign analysis and letter sketching
  • Lettering flow – the twists and turns and how to get it right easily… yep easily.
  • Best Materials: fine tuning mixtures, colour mixing and brush care

51 Linear letter formation

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Understand the Pure Form of Johnston Sans and traditional London Gothic Block.


 

LOOKING BACK!! Our First 1 DAY WORKSHOP

Saturday Feb 8 – This class was FANTASTIC!

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NEXT COURSE – email us

 

London Sign-smith start course

Start time 9.30am finish 5pm

This course will run two themes.

1:  Tradesman secrets – an intro to the Sign-smith painting skills

  • Specking out a job – pitfalls and what really counts
  • Font structure – London fonts and general rules
  • Practice the strokes – this is it!! We’ll play with paint together
  • Hand drawing – a great excuse to get out and about for some live sign analysis and letter sketching
  • Lettering flow – the twists and turns and how to get it right easily… yep easily.
  • Best Materials: fine tuning mixtures, colour mixing and brush care

Cost on app

2:  Pub Gilding Course

We will Gild NGS Johnston Classic, Copperplate Script and NGS Copperplate.

We will also add shadows and shading.

Additional 70.00

You will keep your pub gilded sign with a value of  £350.00

Fab lunch included

The studio is at 140 Sydenham Road London SE26 5JZ


Class starts at 9.30- 12.30.

Then 1.30 – 5.00pm

Nearest station Overground Sydenham.

I have brushes and materials.

We have tracing pad A3 or A4 (from Ryman’s)

And drawing pad of similar size – pencils, ruler and rubber.

We will get painting after an introduction and drawing session.

Fees from 130.00 –  1 Day Course

  • 2 Day Workshops 220.00

  • 3 Day Workshops 350.00 – With 1 day onsite experience in London


You can paypal deposit of £50.00 to nickgarrett2828@yahoo.co.uk

I will supply paint and encourage you to buy some brushes. Series 2112 No 3, 4, 5,

http://www.handover.co.uk/Brushes-Signwriting_Brushes-Series_2112_Sable_Chisel_Writer

ARTICLE  –  WAYS OF LETTERING   http://www.nickgarrettsignwriter.com/ways-of-lettering/

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