March 2018 workshop

NGS Start up course UK 72

We have 2 main beginners+ courses running:

  • The 3 day Long Weekend  (Friday evening 7.00 – 9.00pm meet. Sat/Sun 10am till 7pm).
  • 5 Days (6 sessions)


The course starts on the Friday evening 9th March, 7.30pm.

3 days – Starts Fri eve 7.00, 9th March

6 days – Starts Fri eve 7.00, 9th March

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March ‘Sign Slueth and Hipster Font bop’ 

… boom!! Big fun on the brush!!

This workshop gives you superb insights into not only how to make great letters but also how to set up on site and roll through a project as a new supa cool professional. Nothing is held back – that’s why we are continually working at delivering the best lettering course in the world.


START Friday evening: 7pm – 9pm Drawing school

Drawing Letters component – Your first real ‘Game-changer’ moments

A drawing practice to include 2 hours of typographic exploration focusing on some fantastic insights.

This first session changes the way you think about line and shape and how a great drawing affects positively totally successful delivery of the final commercial piece to the client. 

Check-in and course aims intro.

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10.00am ”… who wants to be a signwriter?” Let’s do it.


10.00: Design processes – Our new kerning methodology arms you with a super reliable, logical spacing system, sound formatting and design cross-checks – super cool addition to your Typographic skills-base.

11.15  Coffee Break, Sugahill cafe awaits

11.30am  Paint practice

SUITS BEGINNERS OR MASTERS… it’s a great art to get into.

Saturday. Midday:  

Start Painting Letters … yr free, brush in hand, me at yr side!


The last punchcutter from Griffo the great gala of letters on Vimeo.


Aims Understand the brush and how it plays/mixes from pallet to letter.  Clean shape formation, crisp finishing, honed technique…

LUNCH – discounted home cooked treats at the Sugarhill Cafe, Sydenham

Saturday Afternoon – painting technique, sharpening up, curves and corner secrets shared

This component has had writers coming in from all over the world wanting to create sharp crisp finishes – exactly what NGS is renowned for. There are some essential principles and great strategies that ramp up your skills even on day one and two of your lettering career. This is another game-changer session.


Feedback time … successes and challenges of the day shared

Feedback chat and coffee break 3.30pm

  • Finish 5.30pm  17.30hrs


THE SUNDAY SESSION  10.00am-6.00pm


Sunday session is all about you!

  • Designing layouts and painting
  • Mastering sharp corners
  • London Blocks
  • Romans, blocks, scripts

Beer time at end of the day!


    For all levels – all materials inc.


DAY 2:  Drilling down on how we get you painting great letters – techniques and styles you will be able learn: 

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Dawn who has gone on to build a great pro practice in 18 months.

  • Brush and Kit care  –  how to clean and preserve great brushes
  • Drawing and trace practice  –  analysing structure of blocks and Romans
  • Brush skills development sets  –  specific NGS refinement practices
  • Dom Casual USA style  –  understanding the brush sequences
  • Block/Roman  –  developing the essential skills
  • Casual Script – Boston and S American style characteristics
  • Shades  –  how to mix and blend flowing shadesA fabulous weekend planned again to keep the brush loaded and get you all rolling.

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Tobias Newbigin

Hope you have enjoyed this course insight.

We have made the most comprehensive and practical lettering workshop available to the new starter.



Learn to Design – Plan – & Paint great Letters

Building your Kit

Focused, fun, capacity building courses

Nick Garrett is a master signwriter mixing major projects and teaching. Learning in this context allows you to access industry insight, as it’s happening on the streets and design boards across London.

It’s exciting and challenging.

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NGS March workshop – Booking now

+44 (0) 7960113799






Where we are

Regent House, 291-307 Kirkdale, London SE26 4QD





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