‘NGS MA’ Mini Apprenticeships
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: 10 or 15 or 20 days with Specialisation Options and flexible timescales.
Module 1 (of 3)
The 5 Star course starts you with the full studio based 5 day course training and 2-3 site based projects.
All the essential skills are imparted in the first 5-10 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
How to price your projects
Live Site Visit
Extended studio practice
Surface Gilded letters
Learning Summary 1
(duration 5 days)
5 days on 2-3 live projects and studio practice fill our time learning by doing. It’s varied and great experience.
Each project will gradually introduce you to easy skills practice such as set up and base coats - finishing touch ins and cleaning up final artworks.
As you develop so you will be taking on more of the on the line work in your own time. It’s all made simple and clearly supported.
Refining lettering skills
Intro practice for Gilding surfaces
Your style review
Site Strategy, Project management & Set-up
Using Photoshop - Fast, easy design mode
Materials and HS
Learning Summary 2
3 Panels for Portfolio
10 Days in Studio £1150 • 10 Days Studio+Live inc.
History in the Making
(Duration 5 days)
Live Project - Studio technique refinement - Gilding intro
Another 1-2 days on live projects (maybe more) and studio practice with refinement of lettering skills maintained.
Gilding is shown as an intro and explained with intro to reverse glass gilding and our very own ‘closed door’ Victorian mirrored gold finish. For deeper study and practice please select the Gilding module.
Ghost sign intro (Specialisation offered)
New trend development
15 Days in Studio £1500 • 10 Days Studio+Live inc.
Glass Gilding Specialisation
5 Days full immersion
2 tone Florentine gilding
Panel to take home
5 Days gilding study £1150 • 3 books of gold leaf inc.
Ghost Sign Specialisation
5 Days full immersion
3 ways of authentic distress
5 Days gilding study £1150 • materials 3 panels inc.
Learning the rules
Bending the rules… break free