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Learn to Signwrite:


Join me for a 6 week term course where you will be introduced to the fundamentals of signwriting and layout with professional hands-on tuition. You will learn the skills and the knowledge to be able to construct lettering using a brush and through a range of set projects have a greater understanding of hand painted signage.

This course is a beginner level course, open to all level and best suited for absolute beginners.


I am a fully qualified professional signwriter and graphic designer with over 30 years experience in the sign and design industry.


Learn the basic techniques of layout and brush control to begin your journey to creating your own unique signs.


Liane Barker,  Signwriter & Graphic Designer


Who can do the course?

This is a fun and interactive course to learn the fundamentals of hand lettering, open to all levels. Gain skills you will have for life. You will learn that your eye is the best judge and tool you will ever possess.

  • Best Suited for Beginners

  • Open to All Levels


What’s included: 


Paper, pencils, brushes, mahl sticks, paint and pre-prepared project materials, workbook and tuition from a qualified signwriter of thirty-five years.

You will receive your own #6 chisel sign lettering brush to keep for home practice and future projects.


What you will need to bring: 

A sense of humour, an old apron or old clothes (as we will be using paint) as well as comfortable shoes. All other materials included in course cost.


Class Times: 


Tuesday Nights

6pm - 8pm


Please arrive at least 15 mins prior to class to settle into your workspace.

Join me for six weeks of hands-on experience where you will meet new friends and leave with a new found skill.

Next Course: Email me for dates

What will I learn?

  • An introduction to hand painted signs and hand lettering styles

  • Introduction to basic layout principals and marking out

  • Learn how to construct lettering using pencil on large sheets of paper following the principals and rules of design.

  • Hands on practice of basic brush strokes using a signwriting brush.

  • Plenty of hands on fun as you learn to create each stroke using a brush and mahl stick (a supportive stick to rest  your hand whilst lettering)

  • Create a range of skills through various set projects and tasks.


Total Cost:  $798 per person (includes all materials)


FULL payment required at time of booking.

Payment plans and student discounts available upon request.

Email for details.

Note: Refunds are not available for term classes/courses if you are unable to attend, written advice and reason required) your enrolment can be transferred to the next available workshop or course.


Liane Barker

Trade Qualified Signwriter, Graphic Designer, Visual Artist, Prop & Costume Maker