Traditional Sign Writing Tuition - A Skill for Life.

We provide Traditional Sign Writing Introductory Courses and Workshops for individuals, art schools and community groups. A unique opportunity to learn a skill for life. Is suitable for beginners, intermediate or advanced painters.

Signwriting Courses & Workshops Available:

One or two day introductory signwriting courses to suit all levels of ability and at any age. Signwriting courses and workshops are available for groups and on a one to one basis. Although it takes years to perfect this skill our workshops offer a compact introduction.

  • Preparation and Layout
  • What brushes to use
  • Mixing enamel paint
  • Shading and lining
  • Brushing techniques 
  • How to control the mahl stick
  • Step by step demonstrations
  • Writing backwards onto glass
  • Trade secrets, hints and tips
  • Creating your own sign 

Experienced Master Signwriting Tutor:

The signwriting courses and workshops are taken by professional master sign writer and author, Wayne Tanswell who gives guidance to all levels of ability as well as class demonstrations and exercises. He has worked as a traditional sign writer since 1980 and released his first tuition video in 1994. A second edition is now available on DVD.

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