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 have the opportunity to try some techniques and will be provided with a board to practice on, brushes and paint for the duration of the workshop. If you would like 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!
Please note this workshop shows advanced painting techniques, and is best suited to people who have experience of signwriting already. If you want to learn and have a go at signwriting, we recommend you come on one of our 5-day courses first.
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