This page tells you all about the 3 month Online Training course.


Big news NGS design based online learning

How it works

Welcome to this growing community of writers whom I seek to support not just in writing skills but materials and tools development – Let me know what you looking for, a bit about yr experience and I’ll get you started on the first pack of kit building and suppliers list, with how to start out on the right foot with the correct brush stroke practice.

Suitable for wayfarers and moderately experienced letterers.

Nick Garrett

4-8 affordable session blocks with downloads and materials links.  These are paid monthly by Paypal or card.

Just fill in the form below.


We have a series of worksheets to get you started on correct practice .


A complete list of what you need and where to get it is included in yr first day online.

On messenger

We coach right there with you.

CASE:  Progress over 2 weeks

Here are the weekly sheets of an online student.

Day 1

Week 0 start-up

Silver's first practice block letterZero training with it all to learn – what a great place to be.

Day 5

Some good looking practice sheets now showing steady pace and control.

Silver's first day with mahl  Week 1

Day 7

Block lettering showing a complete sense of clarity and form.

Week 2

Day 14/16

Learn Pro Gilding skills NGS Italy 2 Silver Persinger learning he gilding skills

Day 18

Outlining and gilding on glass.

Here to get you started.

Skype training sessions are a tremendous way to advance your ability.  Log in to my Skype

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Design First


Logical and progressive learning material for existing and newcoming Sign Painters.


  • Intro sheets
  • Suppliers lists
  • NGS Hand book extracts
  • Work progress
  • Tasks and targets
  • Option of onsite work experience

The entry course will give you a range of material selection options, kit building and first practice experience.

  • Pallet or pot technique
  • Mahl stick
  • Flowing and striking lines and curves

£40.00 for the first entry sessions x4-8

For a combination of what suits you best:

Skype based 


Worksheet based learning

Hannah learning on the job NGS cropped-nick-on-the-fascia-72.jpg Signsmiths weekender NGS London signwriting crew

Design is so important for client great ideal