After repeated requests, we run beginners' signpainting courses at Lightspace co-working space on Authorpe road in Meanwood, Leeds. Each day-long course has a different focus and is suitable for beginners, dabblers and painters keen to share skills and progress. Sessions run from 11-4pm with all materials and tea, coffee and biscuits provided. All materials are provided with worksheets to take away and a 10% discount code for signpainting supplies from www.handover.co.uk

Upcoming courses:
  • 3rd April 2022 Focus on Lettering- Script Lettering. Script lettering for signpainters is not dissimilar to styles based on pens, pencils or other tools, but requires an understanding of some brush fundamentals as well as stroke, slant and swing to make it look natural. This class will cover some of the fundamentals of lettering with enamel and Japan paints, followed by drawing out and then painting a script alphabet and card display panels to take home.
  • April 24th 2022- Focus on  Lettering - Casual Lettering. Signpainters' casual is the first and most personal of lettering stylers a signpainter will employ. Built from single heavy strokes, it is a great way to become more confident with the fundamentals of lettering with enamels and Japan paints. . We will explore some of the fundamentals of layout, creating balanced letterforms, varying weights and common mistakes in lettering. All materials are provided as well as tea/ coffee and biscuits.
  • 22nd May 2022- Focus on Gilding. This class will look at the basics of surface gilding with copper, silver and gold leaf. Participants will learn the preparation of surfaces, marking and madking, applying gold size and leaf and burnishing applied gold in various ways. All materials provided as well as tea/ coffee and biscuits.
All courses are limited to ten attendees, and places are secured with full payment of £80 through the option in the store. Please note your course choice on payment notes and you will be contacted soon after to confirm your place. Payment is non-refundable unless course is cancelled and places are not transferrable between courses unless sufficient notice is given and your place is filled.  Any questions to info@thirdeyesigns.com or 07772547564.