September 14 15 16 2018 workshop

UK's dedicated monthly lettering course


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We have a lot of interest in the September workshop. Booking out now.

Places 16: 7 5 2 left

We have 2 awesome beginners courses running in the India summer, Sept and Oct – November coming soon.

Here’s the September info with 3 Places Left!!

Saturday night party – Chris Arch DJ – Funk and house classics


3 Day workshop 14-16 September

(Friday evening 14th 7.00 – 9.00pm meet. Sat/Sun 10am till 6pm).

5 Day course 

(Friday evening 7.00 – 9.00pm meet. Sat/Weds 10am till 6pm)

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ALL COURSES BOOK OUT FAST –  5 3 places left 5 taken

This workshop teaches you not only how to make great letters but importantly how to set up on site and roll through a project on site for real. Nothing is held back – we are continually working at delivering the very best lettering course.


START Friday evening: 7pm – 9pm 

Intro and vino

‘Signpainter’ taster

The evening is a great place to meet and to get all the info on-board.

Lots of Q&As.

We look at building your kit, the best brushes, brush care and suppliers such as A.S. Handover.

Working through a new set of sharper, more flexible typographic design tools.



10.00am  ”Who wants to be a signwriter?”


10.00: Design processes – Our new spacing and kerning method arms you with a reliable spacing system – super cool addition to your Typographic skills-base.

11.15  Coffee Break, Sugahill cafe awaits

11.30am  Paint practice

Info & Prices

All courses start with a Friday evening meet and greet vino and nibble intro, and brush talk.


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.


The painting exercises develop control and allow you to understand the brush and how it works.  You will learn to paint clean shapes, crisp corners and quick production.

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.

Above Daisy Emerson, Jed, and Graham practice with the writing brushes for the first time.

Feedback chat and coffee break 3.30pm

Finish 5.30pm  17.30hrs


THE SUNDAY SESSION  10.00am-6.00pm


Sunday session is all about your personal style!

Designing layouts, transferring techniques and masterstroke finishing

Casuals and NYC Tattoo scripts

Drilling down : Mastering sharp corners revision and new techniques

Getting the right work – London Blocks

Roman Ornates, blocks, scripts

Beer time at end of the day chill


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.


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Tobias Newbigin: From NGS to new signwriting master

Hope you have enjoyed this course insight.

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

Best Nick Garrett

Learn to Paint great Letters

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Where we are

MAP LINK: Regent House, 291-307 Kirkdale, London SE26 4QD