Beautiful signwriters, built to last.

A Fantastic week had by all!!!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.




…people just have fun learning the right way!

Make the rules… break the rules!! New modern painted Typography week…Student Area5 day Course Inside’ – email Nick for the password  –  Contact Us

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.





Custom brushes for a custom course


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


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 to make 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

Would like to book a place

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.

nick garrett NGS Signsmiths Signwriting Courses London

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

Our Hall of Fame Page



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.

It’s hard work! I push them all at some point, to break through, get brave, take it on.

It’s know when to and when to take them aside and reassure them that they will get the next hill behind them.

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


Please pencil me in…


10%  for Full-time students – Pensions.

Securing a place

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

BOOKING by PayPal 

Paypal acc address is

*Double check it is a GBP Pounds Sterling payment thanks.

Course Times  

Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5.00pm




You can also contact me at

NGS by hand always