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JOBY CARTER'S SIGNWRITING COURSES


The students at one of Joby's signwriting courses showing off their work.

One of the features which makes Carters Steam Fair unique is the decoration of its engines, rides and transport with consistently superb signwriting, lining and traditional fairground decoration. A large amount of this is the work of Joby Carter and his team.

Joby, who learned his signwriting skills from master craftsman Stan Wilkinson, is concerned that many modern practitioners tend to adopt methods which produce quicker results but are less visually appealing. To counter this trend he is keen to encourage the traditional craft and standards of signwriting to keep this important skill alive.

Joby Carter's 5-day intensive courses cover the basics of fairground art, signwriting, lining, blending, perspective, scrollwork, colour relativity and much more.

Signwriting Courses:

13-17 November 2017 SOLD OUT
Letterheads Meet - 18-19 November 2017 SOLD OUT
15-19 January 2018 SOLD OUT
29 January - 2 FEBRUARY 2018 SOLD OUT.
Fancy Lettering & Fairground Art Workshop – 27 & 28 January Booking now…
5-9 March 2018 Booking now…

5-DAY INTENSIVE SIGNWRITING COURSES

These fantastic courses cover all the basics of traditional signwriting, from layout and design, to shading, lining and brushwork, and you have your own painted sign (and new-found skills) to take home with you at the end of the week.

The courses are held in Joby's paintshop at the Carters Steam Fair Yard, in White Waltham near Maidenhead. Click here to see a map, and here for the postal address.

All materials are provided for the duration of the course, except for gold leaf which is available at cost price if you would like to add it to your design. You have the opportunity to buy your own equipment at the end of the week.

This course runs from 9am till 5pm every day. Lunch and hot drinks are provided.

Please wear old clothes that you don't care about - you will get painty!

We regret that we can't provide accommodation at the Yard for you, but highly recommend the B&B at Innings Lane, White Waltham - tel. 01628 826789. There is also a Holiday Inn at Shoppenhangers Road. Unfortunately we cannot provide space for caravans or mobile homes in the Yard; it's a busy working fairground yard and we are moving vehicles around a lot. We recommend visiting the Caravan Club to find local campsites.

The courses cost £475 + VAT

Please note these courses are very popular - to ensure your place on a course you need to book and pay the full fee. The courses hold a maximum of 15 people, and we work on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for our Refunds Policy

5-DAY INTENSIVE SIGNWRITING COURSES FOR AUTUMN/WINTER 2018!

These fantastic courses cover all the basics of traditional signwriting, from layout and design, to shading, lining and brushwork, and you have your own painted sign (and new-found skills) to take home with you at the end of the week.

The courses are held in Joby's paintshop at the Carters Steam Fair Yard, in White Waltham near Maidenhead. Click here to see a map, and here for the postal address.

All materials are provided for the duration of the course, except for gold leaf which is available at cost price if you would like to add it to your design. You have the opportunity to buy your own equipment at the end of the week.

This course runs from 9am till 5pm every day. Lunch and hot drinks are provided.

Please wear old clothes that you don't care about - you will get painty!

We regret that we can't provide accommodation at the Yard for you, but highly recommend the B&B at Innings Lane, White Waltham - tel. 01628 826789. There is also a Holiday Inn at Shoppenhangers Road. Unfortunately we cannot provide space for caravans or mobile homes in the Yard; it's a busy working fairground yard and we are moving vehicles around a lot. We recommend visiting the Caravan Club to find local campsites.

The courses cost £475 + VAT

 

12-16 NOVEMBER 2018
This course will run from 9am to 5.30pm daily, and 9am-3pm on Friday 16 November.


This is in the week running up to the fantastic international Letterheads event, which will be running over the weekend of the 17 & 18th November. Letterheads is open to signpainters from all over the world to get together, share stories and techniques, and to paint. Check back here soon to book a place on the Letterheads weekend.

19-23 NOVEMBER 2018
This course will run from 10am-5pm on Monday, and 9am till 5pm for the other days.

10-14 DECEMBER 2018
This course will run from 9am-5pm daily.

Please note these courses are very popular - to ensure your place on a course you need to book and pay the full fee. The courses hold a maximum of 15 people, and we work on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for our Refunds Policy


FANCY LETTERING & FAIRGROUND ART WORKSHOP

This action-packed weekend offers a rare opportunity to learn about the secretive craft of fairground painting, including fancy lettering. There will be demonstrations of techniques and styles, and an opportunity to get hands-on and practice your fairground flourishes.

The workshop will cover Block Lettering • The 3D effect • Understanding shadows • Gold leaf & gilding • Flamboyant painting • Blending • Lining • Scrolls • Marbling • Colour combinations and more.

You will be provided with a board to practice on, brushes and paint for the duration of the workshop. If you would like to paint a board to take home with you, coachpainted boards will be available to buy. There will also be the opportunity to buy your own equipment at the end of the workshop to take home and practice. You are welcome to bring something with you to paint, as long as it will feasibly fit in the workshop and doesn't need a fork lift to move it!

If you have a particular piece of fancy lettering or decoration that you would like to replicate during the workshop, please send it to us here in advance so Joby can have a look at what you want to achieve.

The courses are held in Joby's paintshop at the Carters Steam Fair Yard, in White Waltham near Maidenhead. Click here to see a map, and here for the postal address.

This workshop runs from 9am till 5pm both days. Lunch and hot drinks are provided.

Please wear old clothes that you don't care about - you will get painty!

We regret that we can't provide accommodation at the Yard for you, but we can recommend the B&B at Innings Lane, White Waltham - tel. 01628 826789. There is also a Holiday Inn at Shoppenhangers Road. Unfortunately we cannot provide space for caravans or mobile homes in the Yard; it's a busy working fairground yard and we are moving vehicles around a lot. We recommend visiting the Caravan Club to find local campsites.

The workshop costs £190 + VAT

Please note these courses are very popular - to ensure your place on a course you need to book and pay the full fee. The workshop holds a maximum of 15 people, and we work on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for our Refunds Policy


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