A BITE-SIZED SIGNWRITING TASTING DAY
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:
demos and group discussions
lots of fun, interaction and new ideas
At last real signwriting fully explained.
You Will Learn
Foundations of Typography
The Tools of
Focused Relaxation and Posture
Layout & Tracing
Painting Sharp Corners
Painted ‘Stroke-play’ components
TASTE THESE 3 KEY Lettering Styles
London Classic ‘Johnston’
Funky Chalk styles
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.
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.
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.
10am - 11am
Trace-down and paint
Noon will see you painting