Mini Apprenticeship

Meet Taylor
He completed 4 weeks 
& now he’s 
a sign painter & glass gilder


The Weekend Course

What do
Chloe Tickner
Nina Cornwall
Signwriting by Dawn 
share in common?

The 5 Day Course

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Up-skilling Courses

‘‘It’s so Satisfying, doing something Properly’’


Focused explanations, demos, useful variations and great applications.

  • Shape ‘n design- Casual letters pave the way

  • Sharpness - Serifs and Sans serifs

  • Strong Type Design - Ornates and 3Ds

Escape that computer and paint some super strong icons! Time to combine your creativity with new, hands-on skills.


Current Courses


5 day courses


Email us re our Day Lettering programs

Start times 10.00am

@Sydenham STUDIO


Integrated learning modules to suit each artist

Integrated learning modules to suit each artist


‘Completing work on site builds such confidence’

kind words

An absolutely brilliant introduction in a welcoming environment and exactly what I hoped it would be.

I was very nervous about picking up a brush and instead the time flew by and I learnt a huge amount.


It’s great that you’re teaching this properly and passing your knowledge on.

Perry Signs London

Thank you so much for all your training.

Signwriting Jack

I can't believe my luck when I get to say I am a full-time signwriter myself 3 years later. I still have so much to learn, but I wouldn't be where I am without Nick's guidance and support.

Signwriting by Dawn

What I got out of Signsmiths, was knowledge, confidence, skills, support and new pals.
I'm now working full time as a sign painter and chalkboard writer.

Didier, ‘Chalky UK’


The 5 Day NGS sign writing course rolls on neatly from the weekender and dips into advanced techniques, working Live with Nick on site and lots of goodstuff. Hit the button for all the info and PDF.

With an optional Friday evening social we kick-off the Saturday and Sunday with beautifully structured days on the brush. The perfect way to start you off the way I was. Proper and pukka.

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We can strengthen your



oh Gosh I think I’m a Sign Writer!

Join Nick in the dedicated NGS Studio for great learning sessions loaded with fun, support and inspiration. London signwriter Nick Garrett passes on wealth of knowledge through these popular sign writing courses. Our innovative, hands-on learning methods allow you to quickly gain lots of tools and focus on your own, comfortable craft path.

You can talk directly to Nick

Whatsapp/mobile +44 (0) 7960113799


Getting Started is pretty easy

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Which course appeals and what you'd like to achieve.
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