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A BITE-SIZED SIGNWRITING TASTING DAY

FOR BEGINNERS

 

NEW BEGINNINGS: what it’s all about

For all LEVELS - no experience needed

Learning with Nick @ NGS Signsmiths is a great move - you will definitely be going to the next level. Clear, easy-to-learn signwriting workshops, short courses and training. 

We start you off with all the foundational knowledge and skills essential to signwriting and build your application from there.

The NGS training schedule has been made super comfortable, organic (a dash vegan) and completely tailored to the individual with:

  • personalised training

  • demos and group discussions

  • lots of fun, interaction and new ideas

At last real signwriting fully explained.

 
 
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You Will Learn

 
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Foundations of Typography

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The Tools of
the Trade

Focused Relaxation and Posture
Techniques

 

Key Techniques

 
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Sketching Letters

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Layout & Tracing

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Painting Sharp Corners

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Painted ‘Stroke-play’ components

 
 
 

TASTE THESE 3 KEY Lettering Styles

 
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Trajan Roman
Serif

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London Classic ‘Johnston’
Sans Serif

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Dom Casuals
Funky Chalk styles

 
 
 

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Saturday one-day Taster @ 10:00 - 17:30

DRAWING & THE BONES of letters

The morning follows the same itinerary as the weekend course with drawing mods, but breaks straight into painting casuals before lunch. We refer to the ‘Bones’ NGS handbook as we head off into the - known!

DESIGN, SPACING, IDEATION

The afternoon also looks at kerning/spacing secrets and solutions. Then on to layout trace-down methods for sound site work and getting designs organised with good type hierarchy.

STROKE-PLAY MECHANICS

We kick off by learning how to set up the painting pallet, mix and apply perfect straights, arcs and corner strokes. By focusing on the palleting properly the student accelerates the practical ‘mechanics’ of writing.

CORNERSTONE DISCUSSIONS

Group chats feature on the 1 Day workshops as it’s a way of hearing shared experiences, new angles and embedding key cornerstones.

FRESHLY CUT CASUALS

Casual letters help develop good overall brush control and the one day course aims to dip you in the half full pot and get you rolling. Lots of demos along the way and by 3pm you will be producing great results.

TECHNIQUES, DEMOS & RECAPS

A good group summary finishes up the day with a re-cap all about posture and a dash of Zen breathing to keep you in the zone all chilled out.

The NGS ‘Bones’ book serves as a solid reference point too. Beer o’clock is also not to be ruled out.

 
 

SAVOR ASTONISHING PROGRESS

Concise yet flowing. The knowledge sharing process is now well defined and always errs toward the practical solution-based approach.

By emphasising the importance of 99% sound mechanical delivery the whole skill set relies on stable chunks of repeatable practice.

You’ll taste the proving as you go.

 
 
Drawing typography

10am - 11am

drawing type

Relax & Concentration
Looking Sharp!

Trace-down and paint

Noon will see you painting

Stoke Practice
 
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