Amsterdam: Blackboard Art & Lettering Workshop

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Date(s) - 17/06/2017 - 18/06/2017
10:00 - 17:00

Amsterdam Sign Painters


This two-day introductory workshop will equip you with all the skills you need to start creating blackboards that look great and, more importantly, sell clients’ goods. Led by Australia’s Cheryl McLean, you’ll be guided through the entire process from preparing a board to making it do its job, with input on both the practical and business side of your work. You’ll be working with a range of materials, including paint pens, pastels and chalk, to create effective layouts in a variety of lettering styles.

The workshop is suitable for all levels and will be hands-on throughout, with all equipment provided. You’ll be able to take your work away with you, including a couple of finished blackboards, so bring along any projects you’re working on, whether commercial or self-initiated.

The workshop fee is €390 which includes all equipment, lunch and VAT at 21%. Bookings can be made directly via the Amsterdam Sign Painters website.

“Cheryl is a fantastic teacher and incredibly generous with her artistic and business knowledge. Not only did I learn the fundamentals of blackboard writing in a few short hours, she really did change my approach to design and – as promised – managed to improve my handwriting in under five minutes! Looking forward to the next visit.” – Kerem

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