A practical introduction to signwriting

Saturday 10 June 2017

9.30am – 5pm
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The course

A hands-on day to learn the basics of freehand brush lettering and sign writing.  Students will paint their own unique sign to take home.  The course is suitable for conservators, interior designers, artists, homeowners and those wanting a new hobby.

Morning

Tools and their care

Paint use

Basic brush skills

Paint control

Basic strokes leading to a block alphabet

Afternoon

Preparation – layout spacing design

Creating a panel of lettering to take away (personal name /house name/ number/alphabet)

The tutor

Wayne Osborne is one of the few traditional sign writers left in the world who hand paint signs. He has been trading as Osborne Signs in Midhurst, West Sussex, since 1994, providing all types of hand-written signs including hanging signs, shop fascias, company vehicles, exterior lettering, gold leaf, honours boards and many more.

For more information and a gallery of his work, visit www.osbornesigns.co.uk

Participant information

The course will be limited to 8 participants.   Participants should wear old clothes or bring apron/overalls.

Fee

£115 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees and a light lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits.  It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses.  The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.

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If any of our courses are full and you would like to be added to a waiting list please email [email protected] or call 01243811021, we are sometimes able to arrange further course dates.