2 Day and 5 Day Course Outline

UK's dedicated monthly lettering course

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For the new beginner

The first question I am asked is usually about experience and suitability and forms my primary consideration. Having no experience can be an asset.

This course is designed for new starters and all levels of lettering enthusiasts and aims to develop authentic letter painting skills.

  • It will also focus on: signwriting brush control
  • letter structures
  • type design
  • sound design layout techniques
  • building all-round confidence for the new creative writer

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I wanted to build a course that delivered results – so it’s based on a project timeline from start to finish. Each section adding to the next.


Training is organic

You will be shown the correct methods of how to:

  • Create designs and layout patterns
  • Set up tools and projects on site
  • Create sharp lettering
  • Learn to kern letter-spacing
  • Peripheral Pro-Practices that count
  • Pricing
  • On-site set-up and clean-up
  • H&S

Attention to detail from the very first which makes a huge difference.

All levels of students – complete beginners to pros


Course Times: 3 sessions 2 days 

Friday evening Vino meet up – 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 10.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday 10.00am – 5.30pm

Course Times: 6 sessions 5 days 

Friday evening Vino meet up – 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Saturday – Wednesday 10.00am – 5.30pm


NGS, Unit 108, Regent House Business Centre,

291 Kirkdale, London SE26 4QD

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NGS Sign Crew days with clear objectives

On the weekend course we will look at the important influence of foundation letter styles, such as ‘Gothic’ sans serif and Imperial Roman lettering. We will hold the learning mantras as a continuum over the weekend and you will likely carry the thread for your rest of your career.

We will also focus on the value of maintaining professionalism in such areas as costng and even SEO management. Best of all we shall explore the emerging workings of trend leading, pro-writer set-up skills, as they happen, directly from the NGS Crew coal-face.


Booking you a place, info and fees


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


NGS Unit 108 Regent House Business Centre, 291 Kirkdale, London SE26 4QD