For beginners: Learning the right strokes
To be a pro-signwriter or happy hobbyist – we get you there the right way
These courses are designed for newbies and will give you the essential skills on the brush to last a lifetime. They are designed to get you on the right track and keep you there.
We will encourage you to look at what makes you tick as a creative, sharpen problem solving skills, get you started gaining projects, adding another practice to your range or just satisfying a burning curiosity about painting letters.
As an pro designer and artist it’s weird but there’s no feeling quite like signwriting.
NGS is different… because I train newbies to go pro and gain success
3 decades of making London beautiful
2 days and you’ll be painting great letters.
The most effective Signwriting training.
STRATEGY AND CONTEXT – STYLE OVER FASHION
We teach the inner workings of type and the Italian origins. We don’t teach heavily dressed styles for example, because while it looks great on Insta, it isn’t focused enough to stand the test of medium term… and by focus at NGS we simply mean architecture and shape. We develop a much closer understanding of the mechanics of the stroke in it’s proper context so that you have the most important part of the game under your belt: control.
It’s these brush and paint awareness skill-sets we teach at the outset; creative techniques and production strategies that will greatly accelerate your start-up practice.
Design thinking: 3 LEVELS OF PRO WRITING
There are 3 ways of creating pro lettering.
- Display writing
At Signsmiths you will learn when to employ each one, making you competitive and fast rolling through the work on site. Or just plain deft on the brush in the studio.
FOCUSING ON ESSENTIAL STYLES-STRATEGIES
What type works best across London, NYC and beyond for example?
We explore what is relevant for you. Core styles of all great timeless lettering that you can apply in any way you like. Our typefaces are always ahead and on trend.
- 75% of all premium lettering being procured across London is puritan cool sans-serif
- Serif letters are rolling back in fashion
- We can hand you projects as you grow and are ready
Focusing on what counts builds your identity. Core structures and correct shapes. Then add shades. That’s what we teach… by Sunday afternoon you will be flying!
… passion first.
NGS, Unit 205, Regent House Business Centre,
291 Kirkdale, London SE26 4QD
Contact Nick +44 (0) 7960113799
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A course designed specifically for the new master student!
The first question I am asked is usually about experience and suitability and forms my primary consideration.
This course is designed for new starters and all levels of lettering enthusiasts.
A NEW NGS BOOK for every student
Special thanks to Noel Weber, Dave King, Tobias Newbigin, Kevin Roberts, for continually inspiring all.