Today I was very fortunate to go on a one day course of sign writing. This was a great Christmas gift from my sister and boyfriend, and probably the best gift I will ever receive!
The class can be a two or one day event and is run by a great guy called Nick (you can find all the information here http://www.nickgarrettsignwriter.com)
We started off by understanding about sign writing, things to consider when spec’ing up a job, also things to battle with – the British weather!
We then jumped straight into tracing various letters and also practiced a few free hand letters, I went for Gill sans 3. By the fifth repetition I think I nailed it.
We chalked up our letters onto the wall and then began painting, it was really fun, but intense, I think I concentrated so hard I gave myself a headache! That or it was the fumes of the enamel / white spirit!
Now I have had this taster session I really would love to do another class in a few months time after I have had time to practice more and develop my technique.
If you have any interest in type, letters, painting in general I can’t recommend this course enough!