Sign Academy's 2-day Signwriting training course offers a comprehensive introduction to the art and craft of signwriting, providing participants with a solid foundation to begin their journey in the field. Led by experienced instructors, this course covers fundamental signwriting techniques, including brushwork, lettering styles, and design principles.


Through a combination of theory and hands-on practice, participants gain essential skills in creating eye-catching and effective signage. Whether you're a novice looking to explore a new passion or a professional seeking to enhance your capabilities, Sign Academy's training equips you with the knowledge and confidence to excel in the art of signwriting.

Sign Academy South Africa, offers the most comprehensive 2 day Basic Signwriting Course ever. How satisfying to have the know-how to be able to signwrite boats, Wall Signs, Wood Signs,Window signs and more!


This awesome course will cover all the basics of traditional signwriting, from preparation, layout and design, to shading, lining and brushwork, and you will have your own painted sign (and new-found skills) to take home with you at the end of the week for all to admire.

Course outline for Sign Academy South Africa's 2-day Signwriting training course:


Introduction to Signwriting

Overview of the history and significance of signwriting.

Discussion on the role of signwriting in modern visual communication.

Signwriting Tools and Materials

Introduction to essential tools such as brushes, paints, and surfaces.

Explanation of different types of paint and their suitability for various applications.

Lettering Fundamentals

Study of basic lettering styles and their construction principles.

Hands-on exercises to practice brush control and letter formation.

Design Principles for Signage

Understanding design fundamentals such as layout, typography, and composition.

Application of design principles to create visually appealing and effective signage.

Advanced Lettering Techniques

Exploration of advanced lettering styles and decorative elements.

Techniques for adding depth, dimension, and embellishments to letterforms.

Color Theory and Application

Overview of color theory and its significance in signwriting.

Practical exercises to experiment with color combinations and application techniques.

Signwriting Projects

Hands-on projects to apply learned techniques and create custom signage.

Guidance and feedback from instructors to refine skills and troubleshoot challenges.

Business and Marketing Basics

Introduction to basic business concepts such as pricing, marketing, and customer relations.

Discussion on opportunities for signwriters in the industry and strategies for building a successful signwriting business.

Q&A and Course Review

Opportunity for participants to ask questions and seek clarification on course topics.

Recap of key learnings and actionable takeaways from the training.


Throughout the course, participants will engage in a mix of theory-based learning and practical hands-on activities to develop their signwriting skills. By the end of the 2-day training, attendees will have acquired the foundational knowledge and practical experience needed to create professional-quality signage confidently.

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  • We provide all materials & tools for training purposes

  • Free Basic Tool Kit

  • Free T-Shirt

  • Certificates are issued on the day of completion providing you with immediate Industry Credibility

  • Training manuals E-mailed in digital format

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