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NEXT 5 Day Course April 10-14

Nearly Full!!

Lu: Such a fantastic course! Thank you for sharing your talent and insights! I’ve got a long way to go but was so inspired by yours and everyone’s work!

Last minute booking

OCTOBER 7th to 10th

Starting on Saturday and rolling through to Wednesday.

Gilding option offered.

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Nina in studio sharpening up and boom! Out on site the following week earning 500 quid!! Not bad work when you can get it!

Eat drink festival panel done!!!

A stunning vocational five-day workshop


Designed to suit beginners, intermediates and advanced

The first question I am asked is usually about experience and suitability.

This course is designed for new starters and all levels of lettering enthusiasts.

The course is full immersion. It aims to develop letter painting skills and a focus on sign written letter structures, type design, sound design layout techniques and building all round confidence in the new creative writer.

Course Times:  

Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm

NGS Unit 205 Regent House Business Centre, 291 Kirkdale, London SE26 4QD

If you need any additional info just call or email Nick – back to you by return. If you can’t make this date join our mailing list.

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Painted Letters with NGS
On this page - dates, course summary +prices

Introduction:  Nick Garrett


Nick runs these intensive signwriting courses to share the knowledge to more and more people passionately keeping these old skills alive. His family lettering heritage can be traced back to the nineteenth century with Baker’s (letter cutters) of Fulham long passed into history books. 

To find out more about the courses and to book your place fill in the form below or call Nick on 07960113799

5 days of trusty, quality tuition and practice

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From the first moments of the course, you will know you are in the right place to learn this craft. I focus everything I do on making those first moments set up and remain unforgettable, in the right way.

5 days covering all the essentials of classic sans serifs, Romans, and cursives.  Close up on sharp corners, painting clean letter shapes, vintage layouts, spacing solutions – with demos and hours of one to one personal training.

Video - detail of the brush technique I will teach.


The advantage of learning with NGS

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Look Learn Play – we share all the old hand skills here and a brand NEW Diploma


Watching the mentor writer at work close up automatically transfers to the student, the priceless knowledge loading his brush – it happens seamlessly amidst the process of observation and absorption. It’s quite magical how we can learn so much purely from observation.

We also learn better when our engagement with the subject is shifted between macro/micro perspectives, increasing retention dynamics: polarised learning with focused detail, including edge finishing and the bigger picture reference point, such as contextualisation, forming trend and branding – this kinetic or organic learning method helps stretch the student’s imaginative capacity and make room for stronger conceptual grasp: all under one NGS roof.


Gold Leaf lessons or Painted Letters

This course is now structured to a new Diploma Foundation Level 04 study, rolling out in February 2017.  It means you can gain real qualifications on the back of assessments and solid practice with a course designed by NGS.

Learn correctly is to learn vocationally.

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Dawn above came to one weekend mid 2016 and is now a pro writer.

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Taking care of Student needs

Looking after my students is a lifetime’s joy. Sometimes I don’t see them for months or years, but all of them stay in my mind and take a great chunk of learning from the days in the studio.

Ngs shared learning

one on one - the most dedicated process

Course fees


5 DAY MASTERSTROKES COURSE  with extra glass gilding module £675.00 


Just fwd yr deposit and yr booked on confirmation


10%  for Full-time students – Pensions.

Securing a place

Deposit of 225.00 followed by payment in full to Paypal account secures your place.

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Course Times  

Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5.00pm




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5 Day Vocational Painted Letters Courses with

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