The Sign-Writing workshop will explore the fundamental basics of letter construction using two versions of the block casual method. Looking at contextual references and historical sign writing movements you will learn how to add style and flare to your lettering in preparation for painting your very own sign using traditional brush and Mahl stick techniques.
This workshop has been partially subsidised with the support of our funders to provide this opportunity.
Photographs will be taken during the course of the workshop and may be shared online, in print material and to promote National Festival of Making and/or Robert Walker’s work in the future. Please let us know before the session if you would not like to be included in any photography.
Saturday 4th March
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Including an hour’s lunch break 12:00 – 1:00 pm)
Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery.
If you have purchased a ticket and are no longer able to attend the workshops, please request a refund so that the ticket may be available for someone else.
byUMBERTO is the studio of Robert ‘Umberto’ Walker*- artist, artisan and educator. Passionate about typography, craft, detail and keeping heritage skills alive, Robert started out as a sign writer and mural painter. Today Robert’s focus is not just on learning from the best (and sometimes the last) in their field but believes in finding and using the tools once used by masters of their trade, to stay true to these heritage skills.
Photography Credit: Arran Cross