Running the weekend 2 day ‘Gamechanger’ course… and the 5 day Type Bliss workshops too!

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This buzzing type and signwriting course starts on the Friday evening 12th January, 7.30pm.

 This page describes the course schedule

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Serious fun on the brush!!… and a whole lot more.

Affordable high performance training for beginners and all levels. From 275.00 per weekend

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 professional. Nothing is held back – that’s why we are continually working at delivering the best lettering course in the world.




9.30am ”… who wants to be a signwriter?” Check-in and course aims intro.


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

A drawing practice to include 2 hours of typographic exploration focusing on what is commonly overlooked.

This first session changes the way you think about line and how a great drawing affects positively how you create designs right through to the successful delivery of the final commercial piece to the client. It even affects how you sell on your skills and creative services, at the right price.

So right at the beginning of this course we link the final objective to the ground-hog processes, which keeps it beautifully real and solid.

It also makes the marks themselves mean much more to you as an artist.

The strategies shared at this opening point, will completely change the way you feel about drawing, thinking and design. They will also give you an edge on your competitors as they cut away waste and clarify production roll through along with enhancing the beauty of your work.


Sat 11.15  Coffee Break

Sat 11.30am  Design and Spacing

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Our new kerning method arms you with a super reliable, logical spacing system and sound formatting and design cross-checks to your Typographic skills-base.

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


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Sat. Midday:  

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



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

SAT 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


  • SAT 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.


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

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  • 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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SUN Finishes at 5.30-6.00pm


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

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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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