What you will learn

When designing this course, I focused on creating a clear, step-by-step journey that's perfect for beginners or those wishing to improve their signwriting skills.

I know how overwhelming it can feel when you’re just starting out, that's why I have created each lesson in "Mastering the Art of Brush Skills" to build on the last, starting with the very basics of how to hold a brush, charging the brush with paint to exploring the subtle nuances of each stroke that will differentiate between a good stroke and a great stroke.

By the end of this course, you’ll not only have a thorough understanding of the different brushstrokes required to create the perfect letter, you will have gained an insight into what tools and equipment you will need to start signwriting with confidence.

What's more, I've packed this course with visual aids and hands-on exercise sheets, ensuring that the learning process is as engaging and practical as possible.

I'm here to guide you every step of the way, and I promise you'll feel well-supported in your sign lettering journey.

Liane Barker - Traditional Signwriter & Gold Leaf Specialist


Brush Stroke Practice

Learn the essential brush strokes

required to create the perfect block letter

and with regular practice will help you

signwrite with confidence

The Perfect Block Letter

Putting into practice what you have learned

about brush control and the various strokes

necessary, you will soon be signwriting

the perfect block lettering.

Mixing it Up

Once you have mastered the

essential brush strokes and the techniques

required to signwrite a letter,

you will be well on your way to signwriting

all kinds of lettering styles.

Your instructor

Hi, my name is Liane Barker.

I am a second generation, Trade Qualified Signwriter with over 40 years experience in Traditional Signwriting and Gold Leaf.

I am passionate about passing on my knowledge, time, and skill to lettering artists across the globe who are looking to learn this incredible craft. 

In this course, "Mastering the Art of Brush Skills" I take you through each of the necessary brush strokes required to create the perfect sign letter.

I offer detailed, step by step instruction which will assist you in gaining a full understanding of how to use a signwriting brush, the tools and equipment you will need to start practicing as well as how to care for your brushes.

Armed with this knowledge, and with regular practice, you will have the skill and understanding of what it takes to create a perfect hand painted sign letter.

It is my hope that after you complete this course, you fall in love with this age old craft and want to continue learning the other courses that make up my 'Mastering the Art of Signwriting" Series - the five other courses in the series to be released over the next 12 months.