UK's leading Signwriting Workshop


WELCOME TO NGS! WE ARE EXPANDING into our new training studios!  

Paint Party time September 14-16 workshops 2018


Get Learning – Get Earning

The NGS London Signwriting workshops
ingite a new creative passion and ambition in the artist – and we also launch our new XL studio space in Sydenham!… waste no more time thinking about this, have some fun, let’s learn the essential skills and paint some great letters!

Best Nick Garrett NGS

Learn proper hand-craft skills

Drawing-up good Type. Switch the PC off.

Typographic design benefits greatly from revisiting real analogue drawing skills. Hand-drawn letters have all the beauty needed for the final design. I’ll show you the original architecture of letters. Typographic formulas and easy spacing laws that will improve your typographic/font design sets and  stay with you forever.

The work circuit: Shaping up as a New-pro writer!

One of the big challenges is knowing how to price work and build a creative practice. I’ll steer you on that one too.

Signwriting is holistic and dynamic: like taking your studio out on the street and on top of a ladder. 

I show breathing, posture and relaxation techniques that I’ve employed in recent years, from teaching Tai Chi and meditation over the past 3 decades. Very important skills to have when you need them most.

Gemstone skills explained.  Learn proper posture and body-to-brush control in order to maximise output and avoid fatigue and even longer term burn-out risk. If you pick up the right skills from day 1, your career can run smoothly. 

This course is an essential, short to long -term investment.

Painting: control & clean finishing

A good look at kit building and straight into brush skills. I’ve designed a cool set of brush practices that accelerate finishing skills… you’ll be amazed at how sharp your letters will become!

Your Freestyle days

By the end of day 1 you’ll be marking up designs and painting under your own steam… Day 2 Sunday will be a fantastic burst of production! You’ll love this workshop.

Layout & production

Photoshop layout tricks are so important when preparing a project on time. Lets share some core fast-track layout skills.

Free 86 page, signed studio manual ‘Bones of Painted Letters’ NGS

The NGS dedicated studio manual shadows the workshop training days and acts as a great back-up ref manual, with plenty of notebook pages in the back for your coursework, learning journal entries.


Summer 2018 is looking very busy setting up the new space in Sydenham, so check our September roster on the main menu and don’t miss out… get the brush in ya hand and have some analogue fun!!

Above: a few days into training and Chloe goes for real in Camden town… confidence and determination: that’s what we give our students from day 1.

We take great lettering ideas and help you transform them into your professional practice. Just add our strong brush skills, an amazing typographic toolbox and a loads of start up skills – every new student is a winner.

Above: Nina Cornwall will show you some amazing refinements to Typraphic styling… catch her in the studio at NGS

I built the curriculum to deliver a realistic, powerful Pro-builder signwriting course. It’s all about focus and finishing. It’s not short of a stack of laughs but yep my ambition is to feed yours.

FEES on application – Giving it right back  Our fees are made affordable. Discounts for low income, start-ups and students. Just talk to me today.

Book Now

Mail us. We’ll fwd you the fees and info by rtn


Let us know what you’d like to learn and choose a course to suit.

We’ll forwad you all the heads-up & fees by return.
All courses start with a Friday evening meet and greet vino and nibble intro, and brush talk.