Virtual Online Courses with Joby Carter

To take part in our virtual courses you will need access to Zoom on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Joby teaches the courses in a series of one-hour sessions. When you join the broadcast your camera and audio will be switched off, but you will be able to see Joby talking through the lesson and close ups of what he is painting.

You can buy materials to get you started including palettes, brushes, paints and pre-prepared signwriting boards here

Our courses cost £30 for a series of 5 one-hour sessions. All course students have the option to join our exclusive Facebook community of signwriters where you can share ideas with former and current students. The courses vary each month so book early to reserve your space.

Carters Signwriting Club

Join Joby for one hour 15 minutes each week to refine and develop your new-found lettering and brushwork skills. This course is an ideal follow on to our Learn About Letters, Fancy Lettering, Brush Strokes and other courses. 

From the comfort of your own home, you will draw up, lay out and paint a sign along with Joby and the rest of the group.

The idea is to paint along with Joby leaving you with your own beautiful hand-painted sign at the end, but if you’re not a natural painter and would like to come along for the fun of it, you can just draw the design out on paper and colour it in.

Worksheets will be provided and the materials for painting your own sign are available from our website.

There are limited spaces on the course and we work on a first come first served basis. See you in July!

Now booking for Monday 6 July -Monday 27 July 8-9.15pm

Learn About Letters

In this series of five, one-hour live sessions you will be shown how to get started drawing letters correctly.

This is a unique chance to hear Joby share some of his signwriting expertise which is normally reserved for students on his one-day and five-day signwriting courses.

Having amassed 28 years-worth of experience Joby has extensive knowledge of accurate blocks and shadows on lettering which often eludes people, even some professional signwriters.

These days many turn to computers and digital software or use tapes, vinyls and masking. On this course, Joby teaches you the traditional ways of working that span over 100 years.

Now booking 13-17 July 2020

Fancy Letters

In this series of five, one-hour live sessions you will be shown how to develop your signwriting techniques further by using advanced lettering techniques.

This course is intended for those with a basic knowledge of lettering, but is open to anyone who would like to get to grips with beautiful traditional techniques.

This virtual course will cover block lettering, the 3D effect, understanding shadows. blending, bevelled lettering, colour combinations and so much more.

Now booking 20-24 July 2020


Brush Strokes

In this series of five, one-hour live sessions you will be shown how a professional signwriter uses the brush so you can refine and perfect your technique.

During the course Joby will be giving a live demonstration with you watching his every move. He will be painting a series of pre-laid letters so you can see his brush strokes and ask those burning questions about how he does it.

This course is an ideal follow on from our Learn About Letters and Fancy Lettering courses which will show you how to lay out letters properly. 

Now booking 27-31 July

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