About this workshop
Paint your own property sign with signwriter Greg Chandler.
This 3-day workshop is an introduction to the theory and practice of traditional signwriting. The theory includes letter construction, design principles, colour theory and the safe use of paints and solvents. The practice includes brush and mahlstick control, drawing patterns, transfer of patterns to substrate, paint thinning and mixing, signwriting, equipment cleaning and maintenance.
At the end of the workshop, you will take away a property name sign of their own design (approx. retail value $330-440).
Required skill level
No previous experience required
What do I need to bring?
Pencils, notebook, camera (optional), packaging for transport of finished sign panel, small tins to use as paint pots.
Painting clothes, enclosed footwear, gloves if required, long hair to be tied back.
Maximum class size
Max 10 participants
What is Included
Includes two brushes, materials to assemble one mahlstick, a wooden sign panel smaller than 450x600mm. A booklet in .pdf version covering main points, resources and how to continue.
You will learn
You will gain an understanding of the materials and techniques used in traditional signwriting.
Morning tea/lunch info
Morning tea included
About the instructor