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Welcome to SIGNPAINTING FIRST STEPS!
Watch this 4 minute video for an overview of the course.
HERE IS A BASIC RUNDOWN OF THE COURSE
In Part 1 you'll learn about the essential Tools and Materials of the Signpainting trade including Paint and Brush types, Signpainting Tools and Accessories, Sign Layout Tools and Methods, Gilding Tools, and Sign Substrates.
In Part 2 you'll learn how to make a high quality MDO Sign Panel as I demonstrate each stage of the process from start to finish using various Layout Methods and Design Techniques to create "The Rabid Badger Bar Tavern" sign pictured above while sharing lots of Tips and Tricks along the way.
This course is designed to Jump Start Your Signpainting Journey by taking all the confusion out of knowing what tools and materials you need to get started and how to use them, providing you with knowledge that can often take years to acquire.
Are you wanting to pursue the craft of Traditional Signpainting but unsure about what Tools and Materials you need to get started?
Whether you're an artist looking to expand your skillset or someone interested in starting a new career as a Traditional Signwriter, SIGN PAINTING FIRST STEPS is perfect for you. In this comprehensive course you'll learn about all the essential tools and materials used in the sign painting trade, from Paint and Brush Types to Substrates and the various Tools and Accessories required to make Hand Painted Sign Magic happen.
Additionally you'll learn how to make a high quality MDO Sign when I take you through the complete process stage by stage from preparing and weatherproofing the panel to applying the finishing touches as I demonstrate multiple Layout Methods and Signwriting Techniques while sharing lots of tips and tricks along the way.
The information you'll learn in this course can often take years to acquire, so as a 35 year veteran of the industry I'm excited to be able to share my knowledge and expertise with you and fast track your Sign Painting journey.
I hope to see you inside!
- John King
BEGIN YOUR SIGNPAINTING JOURNEY WITH CONFIDENCE
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Sign Painting First Steps is designed to provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge about the essential tools and materials used by professional signpainters to produce high quality industry standard traditionally hand painted signage along with an understanding of the processes involved in creating an outdoor durable MDO sign, from substrate preparation to applying the finishing touches. Part 1 of the course contains quizzes after selected lessons to help re-enforce your learning.
PART 1. Tools & Materials: Paint Types and Ingredients, Primers and Sealers, Paint Additives, Sign Paint Brands and Vendors, Signpainting Brush Types, Brush Hair Types, Brush Oils, Painting Accessories, Gilding Tools, Layout Tools and Methods, Sign Substrates. Multiple choice quizzes after selected lectures.
PART 2. How to Make an MDO Sign Demonstration: Panel Design and Preparation, Sealing and Priming, Paint Background, Layout Creation and Transfer, Hand Lettering, Blends, Decorative Lettering Effects, Gold Leaf Surface Gilding, Outlining and Striping, Shading, Script, Brush Care.
HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?
Sign Painting First Steps consists of 44 detailed videos totaling approximately 5 hours watch time.
DO I NEED TO BUY ANY MATERIALS TO DO THIS COURSE?
No. This is a Watch-And-Learn-Course however after completing the course you will know exactly what tools and materials you require to start producing hand painted signs.
WHAT SKILLS DOES THE COURSE TEACH?
Sign Painting First Steps is not a skills training course per se but rather is focused on providing you with essential knowledge about the tools and materials used by professional signpainters along with a comprehensive demonstration of how they would be used to create an exterior grade MDO sign, however you will learn a lot relating to signwriting techniques as you watch and listen to the sign making demonstration videos in Part 2 of the course!
HOW MANY TIMES CAN I WATCH THE COURSE?
As many as you wish whenever and wherever you like. Once purchased you have lifetime access to the course as long as LetterArt Academy exists!
TOOLS & MATERIALS DISCOUNTS
Inside the course you'll find your exclusive Student Discount Codes for tools and materials that will potentially recoup your course enrollment fee and then some!
- Introduction (8:54)
- Mark Out and Cut Panel Shape (9:15)
- Panel Edge Preparation (11:28)
- Primer 1st Coat (8:43)
- Primer 2nd Coat (8:29)
- Background Color 1st Coat (11:23)
- Background Color 2nd Coat (4:58)
- Mark Out Primary Lettering (11:24)
- Primary Lettering 1st Coat (10:44)
- Painting Green Feature Panel (6:02)
- Draw & Paint Ribbon 1st Color (9:03)
- Blended Shade (10:44)
- 2nd Color Blend on Ribbon (8:33)
- Primary Lettering Second Coat (10:20)
- Orange Outlines (6:26)
- Primary Lettering Effects (7:54)
- Black Outline and Cast Shade (5:07)
- How To Clean and Oil a Lettering Brush (10:18)
- Border (9:30)
- Writing "The Rabid Badger" (9:05)
- Gilding "The Rabid Badger" (3:30)
- Writing "Warmest Beer in Town" Pt. 1 (11:37)
- Writing "Warmest Beer in Town" Pt. 2 (8:52)
- Wrap Up (6:00)