Signwriting with Ross Hastie


Sat 14 January

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Sat 14 January
10am – 4pm

Join local revivalist legend Ross Hastie for a one day Introduction to the traditional art of sign-writing and hand lettering. Begin your day with an overview of the tools materials, and learn to draw out standard block, casual and script letters, supported with a discussion on spacing and basic design principles. After a break for lunch (when you can take a wander down the High Street and see how many Hastie signs you can spot on the way!) we will spend an hour practicing painting the letterforms we have drawn, then move on to a simple project panel that everyone will paint and take home afterwards. Sign-writing is a fascinating heritage craft that has seen a massive revival in recent years. Professional sign-writers undergo a 5-6 year apprenticeship to master this artful trade, and this course will give you a small taster of what is involved. It will give you an awareness of the equipment and skills required, a taste of whats involved and your own stunning sign to take home and display proudly at the end of the day. Most importantly this course will give you the information and contacts required to facilitate a productive practice regime in your own time should you want to pursue it further.


  • All materials are included in the course cost
  • Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils
  • All of our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking
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