Traditional signwriting - one day course


Duration: One day (9.30-4.30)

Price: £140

Run by: Assington Mill

Contact: Anne Holden

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About the Course

Signwriting course - Tutor: Wayne Tanswell
This is a rare opportunity to learn the basics of a skill that is rapidly coming back into fashion, having been replaced by computer cut plastic signage in the 1980s. If there is enough demand, we will also run courses for improvers.

Wayne has been employed in Africa, Spain and Holland this year.

CONTENT
The mahl stick
Brushes & how to look after them
Paint dippers & palettes
Thinning paint
Basic brush control & strokes
Italic brush strokes
Layout designs
Shading
The pounce wheel

What to Bring:
Warm and old clothes or overalls.
Strong shoes and warm socks.

Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded hidden valley in Suffolk. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you will enjoy the experience of spending time with like-minded people and learning something new and life-enriching. Around fifty-five different short courses in rural and traditional craft skills are run here each year.

We aim to provide healthy meals during our courses made from locally-sourced organic ingredients, where possible. Lunches usually consist of soup and salads. Almost all the ingredients, if they are not grown here, come from Assington Farmshop, and are organic if possible. Cakes and biscuits are also home-made. We specialise in gluten-free food and are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements if you give us notice on the booking form.

Accommodation is available at many BnBs in the area (please see the list on our website) or you could stay in Mill Cottage on site. Alternatively, Camping is also possible at Assington Mill for £5 per night, anywhere on the farm. There is a toilet and shower available in a wetroom; plus a kitchen with two hobs and urn. We are not a proper camp site; this is just a facility for people coming on the courses.

Assington Mill is half a mile from the nearest bus stop or 3 miles from Bures train station if you wish to travel by public transport.

To book please click through (link above) find your course and book online.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. The voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

A lovely organic home made lunch, plus cakes and biscuits. To book please click through (above) find your course (in date order) and book online.

For more information about accommodation and food please see above.



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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 6th March 2018

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