‘NGS MA’ 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: 10 or 15 or 20 days with Specialisation Options and flexible timescales.

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Module 1 (of 3)

The 5 Star course starts you with the full studio based training and 2 site based projects. All the essential skills.

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

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Dom Casuals

Versions explained

Module 2 (duration 5 days)

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 £1150 • 10 Days Studio+Live inc.

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Ghost signs

History in the Making

Module 3 (Duration 5 days)

Live Project - Studio technique refinement

1-2 days on live projects and studio practice.

  • Advanced techniques

  • Ghost sign intro (Specialisation offered)

  • Gilding surfaces

  • Preparation

  • Kit care

  • Marketing

  • New trend development

  • Going pro

15 Days in Studio £1500 • 10 Days Studio+Live inc.

Specializations

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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.

Ghost Sign Specialisation

5 Days full immersion

  • Single layers

  • 3 ways of authentic distress

  • Multi layers

  • Driftwood

  • Washed out

  • Applications

5 Days gilding study £1150 • materials 3 panels inc.

 
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Learning the rules

Bending the rules… break free