Signwriting class

Introduction to Signwriting Course

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.


  • Tools and their care
  • Paint use
  • Basic brush skills
  • Paint control
  • Basic strokes leading to a block alphabet


  • 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 & Refreshments

£115 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees and a light lunch. Please let the Museum know in advance if you have any dietary requirements.


Mon 2 November 2020






Write, Draw, Paint & Print