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London signwriter Nick Garrett passes on over 30 years of painted type knowledge through these popular workshops.

Teaching since 2013 with great signwriting workshops, extended courses and focused one-to-one training. Loads of support and gemstones.

“I was thinking… when I learn proper sign writing I will have to learn in London! Now I am here and my big big dream is coming true!  Cutform 2018

Dreams know no boundaries.


A FAB Design-bASED

Signwriting Course

A unique learning opportunity

People say they really feel the fun and passion in what we do paving the way.

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An absolutely brilliant introduction in a welcoming environment and exactly what I hoped it would be. As someone not from a classically artistic background, I was very nervous about picking up a brush and instead the day flew away and I learnt a huge amount. 


Thanks for teaching me so much over the year we worked together. It gave me a solid grounding in so many skills…


I took Nick's weekend course in May 2017 and I came away with a set of skills that were some of the foundations to the career I have since built. Nick is a great teacher, enthusiastic and patient, full of interesting anecdotes and clearly incredibly talented at what he does. I would highly recommend being taught by him, either for a fun experience to dip your toe in the world of sign writing or for gaining skills to start a new direction. 

Rachel Joy Lettering

Thank you for your great workshop! Your teaching is amazing. I have learned a lot and you opened up my mind again.

Cut Form

I first joined Nick 3 years ago for a weekend course into the basics of sign writing, and I didn't really expect to fall in love with hand-painted letters as much as I did

Nick's pure passion for what he does was so refreshing and infectious, and it is incredible to watch him at work. He gives you the fundamental brush strokes, confidence and traditional practice techniques to go out and fly, and now 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, even years after the course. Thank you Nick!

Signwriting by Dawn


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AN Amazing art
A big Fresh start


Whether you’re looking to start out as a professional sign writer or heading here to have some fun with paint; we start at the very beginning and build you up with sound, reliable brush mechanics. So expect to earn well from what you learn well and take away lots of smiley practice besides!

start your sign Design practice & glossy pro Portfolio

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LEARN The 3 Essential Hand Painted skills

Shape | Sharpness | sexy Type design

Focused explanations, useful variations and great applications

Escape the computer and paint some icons! Combine your creativity with new, high-demand, hands-on skills. It will re-ignite your passion for design and change your everyday practice forever. These 3 types of type hold your success key.

We will show you how to paint 3 key typefaces: London Johnston, Shoreditch Dom Casuals and London Romans. All amazing, timeless letter-forms that power-up your Instapose! I’ll show you how.


Thinking about where this course can take you? Signsmiths Hall of Fame link shows you just a few of our amazing artists who have shared the studio and gone on to incredible career success.


OM! Discover A BIT OF Hidden Zen IN signwriting

And other random acts of signfullness!

Signwriting starts with a fair bit of mindfulness. Learn a simple breath meditation trick to help create a steady hand. We share a great relaxation technique on Day 1.

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boom! the incredible foundations of type, shared

Trajan Roman was cut 2000 years ago and yet today it’s the worlds greatest and widely used lettering. Way before Fonts and Gutenberg press, Roman craftsmen were painting these beautiful letters with the flat brush, then carving them out of stone.

Learning how the alphabet was constructed from a signwriter’s point of view will allow you to truly understand the anatomy of most letter-forms and spacing from this amazing letter.


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Yep you can paint great letters!

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