Learn To Signwrite with London’s NGS
Beginning what you will Love
The Consummate Painted Letters course by NGS
Sign writing today is proud boundless tradition thriving in the future tense. There are few creative arts practices that allow such wholesome reward and such enormous sense of achievement over the short to medium term. It is a renewed, utterly modern, brand based traditional practice, no longer limited by the closed shop, 5 year, die hard apprenticeships of the past.
This course is delivered by myself, Nick Garrett and my fantastic crew NGS. We are dedicated to creating great signs and great signwriters.
This course is jam packed, fun and astonishing… and yes for many it is the beginning of the next life.
It is also a place where a mix of talented artists, enthusiasts and beginners get intensely involved in this intricate creative process together and share the meet-up in a unique way each time. I relish each weekend.
A delight to hear people decry the keyboard at 9.45am coffee break and by lunchtime are poleaxed and recharged by what they can do with just a pot of paint and a fantastic brush. It’s a privilege, fabulous discovery and atmosphere to be a guiding part of.
Be brave and dip the pot!
It is an incredibly satisfying, human act, to create letters as semiotics which are after all, magical by character, definition, capacity and essence. As my 9 year old daughter Laura described it perfectly the other day ‘’With letters you are free!!’’
From the forthcoming book The Art of Urban Signwriting, Nick Garrett
By Eye – By hand – By Heart #alwaysbyhand
Bespoke, Professional Lettering
NGS are a major signpainting studio in London promoting the truly vocational practice of lettering. Nick Garrett is an independent master sign writer with a dedicated training environment for beginners and experienced artists.
Hard work, study and ingenuity continues to develop this successful course. Success is based on our newbies creating great signs out there in the world.
This course is designed to take learners at every stage of their creative path. Students include an interesting mix of:
- Those starting out
- New experienced
- Artists and designers
- Lettering enthusiasts and Tattoo masters
Crafting Beautiful Letter Shapes & Strokeplay
Whilst Geometry is important
By Eye is essential
A constant process… #youneverstoplearning
Heaps of writers follow and emulate what we do at NGS… design is highly competitive and full of challenges. We are all constantly expanding the art.
This is genuine course because it builds on my modern sign practice by applying the lessons learnt at the coalface of writing across London today, and constant analysis of working, professional practice.
- continually evolving
- leading edge
- ahead of trend
- in-house, NGS projects of the day
Every corner of the new traditional practice has been refined and optimised for ease of learning.
This course is all about the lettering. We have a laugh and fun on the day but it’s essentially about teaching you the real deal skills that matter.
Hardback workbook to be released in spring 2016
For full course details info here
If I hadn’t done this course I would have been in a real mess on my first job… the little details that really count in getting organised… and the big ones!