NGS Letterheads Courses

Painting Great Letters

London writers getting you on the right hand from the start

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Keeping the Craft Alive.

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Making London more beautiful has been an amazing journey for me… it is about to begin for you.

You can’t have success without Passion

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Passing on the brush – 2 Days of Training & Inspiration

I’m Nick Garrett, a traditional London signwriter, author, designer and typographer pretty much single handedly on a mission to share everything I know. Why so?

By sharing with you, this craft will thrive.

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The start-up student inspires 

The course I teach is a 360 planned, step by step and takes you from the beginner stage to actually crafting letters in 2 days.

Pretty simple really – have some fun on the brush and work hard.

Once you all get started getting you to stop for lunch is an art in itself!




Book a place and learn to paint letters


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Let’s get you painting

Firstly you must know that it doesn’t matter if you have never done this before… and absolute beginner is absolutely fine, as I have all the brushes and equipment here in the studio. So all you need to to is arrive and I’ll get you started with a notebook in hand.

These pages: Because this is so important to me the pages are a fair scroll – apologies but there is so much to share and on the day it fits a concise pathway. 2 years delivering great courses and keeping the clarity and focus of being a successful New Sign-artist.

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It’s a steep and fascinating learning curve… the first bit I’ll be sharing right alongside you!

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Lots of resources… a stack of learning material! Designed to get you on site.

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The techniques shared will make you a proper signwriter from go.

I have put together this comprehensive starter Signwriting course that actually suits all levels from beginner to returning pro. It’s so logical it’s scary!

 4 Keystrokes:  The concise NGS strokeplay that makes it all work.

 3 Faced:  Typefaces you must learn because they are the chosen, turnkey design industry styles.

 4 Ways of Sharp Corners:  An assured way of making it perfect every time.

 4 Ways of Spacing:  Again a solid breakdown of how to sort kerning in the bag.

You will receive a certificate of completion

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”Occasionally you take part in something that alters the course of your life. I’m not talking total transformation, more like crossing over a road to be in the sunshine. The change happens quickly, you observe it taking effect. Your eyes and heart open, you see things with clarity and meaning, the new experiences create a new, more beautiful, reality and suddenly the path ahead looks different.   

It happened to me this weekend when I learnt to hand paint letters. 

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Keeping this craft alive.

Special thanks to Noel Weber, Dave Smith, Perry, Chloe Garrett’s great camera and brush skills, Jack Hollands, Tobias Newbigin and Hannah Matthews for continually inspiring their mentor/brother.


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