LEARN FROM DOING
THE RIGHT WAY
An amazing 5 DAYs
‘FiVE bIG Steps’
NGS lettering COURSE
Experience your Next level
I apply a huge amount of dedication to course development… it shows and stays ahead of trend in modern writing techniques
The new ‘MaPp’ Programme
at Uni needing work Experience?
Join our Mini Apprenticeship MAPP programme
THIS COURSE IS PROVEN
‘Next-Level’ or all levels: Real sign-writing fully explained in this course designed to set you up as a newbie pro writer. Just look at the artists we’ve taught and helped launch.
Here’s something that blew me away in January 2019:
There is a strong argument for the 5 days that was coined by Faye last week when she really nailed it in the very last day. I mean she really jumped the gap and started producing sharp, beautiful letters. She said if she’d done just the weekender she’d have given up.
That day 5 has given her a new career edge.
Give yourself what you deserve - Depth
The 5 Day difference in the last 2 hours of the Sunday session we start to take the 5 Day crew to the next level.
Outlining and shading. taking you to the next level.
The first 2 days are the 2 day Weekend study programme. All tools and materials are top quality.
Teaching system is now well defined (nay proven!) and geared to your needs and interests.
Gold Leaf Techniques:
Learn how to reverse glass gild. We’ll supply a glass panel and teach you to clean it (really clean!) and apply your chosen design, in reverse and in mirror gold.
This is a tremendously valuable technique and you walk away with a beautiful memento from the course.
Super important - watching is learning
‘I learned some stuff from Youtube by watching and painting what I thought I had seen. That’s just so not the same as watching Nick - it’s mesmerizing and he shows you EXACTLY how it gets done…’’
Taylor, USA Mini Apprenticeship 2019
NGS COURSE Support - 86 page BOOK… & Mojo
As a 5 star student, you’ll get a copy of the ‘Bones of Painted Letters’ by Nick Garrett which maps out the whole workshop, stroke by stroke! It’s a fantastic gem of a book.
86 Pages of pure technique
history and superb alphabets.
Intro by Noel Weber and last word by David Adrian Smith.
Some of the things you’ll Learn
On the Brush
Ouch!! Sharp Corners
Smooth Brush Technique
X Rate your Bold Drop Shadows and Shades
We’ll get you lusting for the brush and getting that Oneshot enamel running hot with:
London Blocks, Johnston/Gill/Gotham, Trajan Roman, Bodini/Didot Casuals & Freehand Paper sign Scripts
YEP GLASS GILDing is an Option!!
Add-in Reverse Glass Mirror Gilding
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5 Day itinerary
VINO & CHAT
19:00 - 20:30
I’m setting up on the Friday evening and for those who can make it, it’s a nice chance to relax and ice break. Introduction & vino: sharing the start.
10:00 - 17:30
Induction and Fees. Get stuck in with the basics of lettering; sketching, tracing techniques and preparing materials.
Next we pick up the brush and get painting!
10:00 - 17:30
Day 2 and you can gather ideas and start really powering ahead with your lettering. It's amazing how we learn on a nights sleep!
I LOVE MONDAYS
10:00 - 17:30
The morning takes us to Dalston to meet Charlotte and the crew at A. S. Handovers took grab some gear and drool over all the amazing stuff in the signwriter’s shop of shops. Then it’s back to the studio to take on shading and outlining techniques.
Gilders will spend one evening session making a sexy glass panel design.
Live on site may also be happening on Monday!!
As suitable fresh start type NGS projects roll in.
LIVE ON SITE
10:00 - 17:30
LIVE We’re out on site shadowing sign master Nick as he walks through a typical project for real. This really shows you the application of all the strategies for real. You’ll also be going live and assisting the production process.
NOTE: Live projects are subject to change - depending on the project and client. Another learning opportunity.
Gilders Second gild the panel and burnish.
Distressed Lettering Effects Heads-up and trick box.
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday morning and you have the whole day to work on blending and surface gilding techniques and recap on fine tuning you. We may still have a site project to drop in on and by this time your on-site set-up and start will be second nature.
Day 5 is all about you - you feeling more freedom than ever and pulling new ideas out of the bag. We then do finish strong, celebrate and consume beer.
Gilders Finish off the panel back up and clean.
Wrap and pack.
First objective of this programme is to get your letters super sharp.
Secondly to get your on-site set-up and roll-out skills second nature, so you will impress and gain confidence.
Thirdly to instill all the essential parts of this amazing profession. Central to this sound core is to get your preparation and problem-solving skills into full swing. Dynamic project planning and problem-solving skills are absolutes out there.
Design Thinking: This week moves you into a professional high performance mindset. It will set you on course doing things the right way.
OMG And for a few laughs I will show you also what happens when you do a few key things the wrong way!!
Next step could be the NGS Mini Apprenticeship ADD-ON and/or NGS NCC DIPLOMA ACCREDITATION. The advantage of rolling into further studies is to embed learning material whilst having something valid to add onto a glowing CV.