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Mini Apprenticeships

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Pro Skills and Portfolio development

The Mini Apprenticeship immersion courses have been developed to train new writers via the ‘live’ project world, learning from reality. It’s an amazing experience which will build your writing routine, professional sample portfolio while developing your unique style.

Total timeline: 3 Modules over 15 days covering studio practice and on-site experience. We also have the option to learn more by adding on specialisation. We offer flexible timescales.

See below for a module by module skills break-down, price guides for each module and specialisation add-ons.

Alternatively contact Nick Garrett on:

+44 (0) 7960113799

nickgarrettsigns@gmail.com

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MODULES

Module 1 (of 3)

The 5 Star course starts you off with the first 5 day segment of core skills. A full studio-based training and 2-3 site based projects follow. All the essential skills come on board in the first 5 days.

Applications being taken for the Going Advanced Hot-Pro Lettering course • An intro toward Professional Practice • Get in and learn the trade!!

Sharp Corners Modules and other extended learning reviews include:

  • Sharp Corners part 2

  • Shaded/Blended Blocks

  • Dom Casuals

  • Outlines +Inlines

  • 3D effects

  • Rule breaking

  • Chisel effects

  • How to price your projects

  • Live Site Visit

  • Extended studio practice

  • Surface Gilded letters

  • Learning Summary 1

Module 2 (of 3)

Live Projects

5 days on 2-3 live projects and studio practice.

  • Refining lettering skills

  • Intro practice for Gilding surfaces

  • Your style review

  • Site Strategy, Project management & Set-up

  • Using Photoshop - Fast, easy design mode

  • Problem solving

  • Materials and HS

  • Pricing strategy

  • Learning Summary 2

  • 3 Panels for Portfolio

10 Days in Studio £1450 • 10 Days Studio + Live work inc.

Module 3 (of 3)

Live Project - Studio technique refinement

5 days - 1-2 days on live projects plus studio practice.

  • Advanced techniques

  • Ghost sign intro (Specialisation offered)

  • Gilding surfaces

  • Preparation

  • Kit care

  • Marketing

  • New trend development

  • Going pro

15 Days in Studio £1850 • 10 Days Studio+Live inc.

SpecialiSations

ADD A SPECIALSATION TO REALLY KICK-START YOUR CAREER.

IMPROVING YOUR RANGE OF ABILITIES TO OFFER MORE POSSIBILITIES TO YOUR CLIENTS.

WIDEN THE MATERIALS YOU CAN USE FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO AND SHOWCASE YOUR TALENTS

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Glass Gilding Specialisation - 5 Days full immersion

  • Design

  • Outlining

  • Shading

  • 2 tone Florentine gilding

  • Distressed gold

  • Panel to take home

5 Days gilding study £1150 • 3 books of gold leaf inc.

 
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Ghost signs

History in the Making

Ghost Sign Specialisation - 5 Days full immersion

  • Single layers

  • 3 ways of authentic distress

  • Multi layers

  • Driftwood

  • Washed out

  • Applications

 
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