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.
March 15th - Painting House Numbers. Attendees will work towards painting a house number on a prepared marine-ply panel to take home. We will cover appropriate paint types, weatherproofing, basics of layout, drawing numerals and transferring design from paper to panel and creating depth and shadow effects. A range of reference numerals and background and enamel colours will be available for you to become the envy of your neighbours or produce the perfect present.
April 26th- Focus on Lettering. Like the previous 'casual' and script courses, this will address a few other styles of lettering including block and Roman. We will explore some of the fundamentals of layout, creating balanced letterforms, varying weights and common mistakes in lettering.
DATE TBC in May- Mural Painting. A practical day covering ways in which designs can be transferred onto walls from concept sketches, working at height, materials suitable for different styles. This will be a messy day using masonry, emulsion and spraypaint and will require suitable clothing. We will be painting a wall mural at Lightspace designed by Kieran of Third Eye Signs and Bobbi Rae (@Bearcubs)
All courses are limited to ten attendees, and places are secured with full payment of £50 via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or 07772547564.