Learn key signwriters' skills derived from learning to paint
Roman lettering, which can be applied to a wide range of
disciplines and lettering styles. Using the traditional tools of
the trade, gain a grasp of layout, letter spacing and brush
We will look at Roman letterforms, with a brief overview of their origins, diversity of use and derivatives. The objectives are to be able to form characters and whole words, using the traditional tools of the trade, understanding letter-spacing and layout.
By the end of the course you should have a good basic knowledge of brush techniques, a grasp of layout and a heightened awareness of signage in the built environment.
Timetable for courses more than one day in length
(The tutor may make slight variations)
Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
Robin trained in letterpress at the Somerset College of Art, and learnt signwriting from various practitioners. He has given talks and and workshops in Scotland, and belongs to the Heritage Craft Association, Letterheads, and the Baskerville Society.