Basics of signwriting



In this course taking place at Mount Florida Studios, Rachel E Millar will introduce participants to drawing and painting letters by hand.

The weekend will include a demonstration of tools and a brief introduction to the history of the craft.

Students will spend time practicing brush strokes on paper, and will then choose one short word to draft and to transfer to a prepared wooden board. The majority of the weekend will be spent on choosing colours and painting a one-word sign, which will be taken home at the end of the weekend.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials, tools and safety equipment are included. We'll also provide a simple but delicious lunch each day you are with us.

You leave with a hand painted sign of your own.


Ben Wilde at Archipelago Folkschool
GalGael Trust
15 Fairley Street
G51 2SN

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
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