Learn to Signwrite - 6 week Beginner Class

2 hour Signwriting Course - each Tuesday Night

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Learn the basic techniques of layout and brush control to begin your journey to creating your own unique signs.

Join me for a 6-week term course where you will be introduced to the fundamentals of signwriting and layout with professional hands-on tuition. You will learn basic brush and marking out skills required to construct simple block and casual lettering using both pencil and signwriting brush. 

Over the 6 weeks you will create a couple of set projects both in class and at home to gain a greater understanding of the principles and techniques of traditional hand painted lettering.

This is a fun and interactive course giving you the fundamentals of hand lettering and is open to all levels from Beginner to those wanting to update their skills. 

  • Best Suited for Beginners or signwriters who have not used a brush for awhile
  • Open to All Levels

 I am a fully qualified professional signwriter and graphic designer with over 30 years’ experience in the sign and design industry.

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What you will learn
  • An introduction to hand painted signs and hand lettering styles
  • Introduction to basic layout principals and marking out
  • Learn how to construct two lettering styles using pencil on large sheets of paper following the principals and rules of design.
What you will get
  • Paper, pencils, brushes, mahl sticks, paint and pre-prepared project materials, work sheets, workbook are all provided during class time.
  • Tuition from a trade qualified signwriter of thirty-five years.
  • You will receive your own sign lettering brush to keep for home practice and future projects.
Parking Info

Street Parking

What to bring
  • A sense of humour, old apron (as we will be using paint) Note book and pen
What to wear

Wear old clothes and comfortable shoes

Appropriate for

Best Suited for Beginners or Signwriters who want to update their hand lettering skills


The Brush & Pen Design Studio

Vendor since 2019

In 1980, at the age of 20, Liane became one of only a few female sign writing apprentices winning the highest honour of Top Apprentice for Queensland.

Working in her Father’s business, Barker Signs, as an apprentice and later as partner, Liane learnt the foundational skills of signwriting as well as a business acumen that has offered her a lifelong career in Signage and Design.

With a career spanning 30 years in the sign and design industry, Liane has embraced both traditional and digital technologies in her work which has been received over the years with great satisfaction from her clients.

Liane recently returned to her traditional skillset of creating hand painted signage for clients wanting a unique point of difference to showcase their brand and was proud to be involved in the signwriting of the recently refurbished iconic Burleigh Pavilion situated on the rocks at Burleigh Heads Beach.

Liane’s sign work has been showcased internationally in Chicago (2017) and London (2018) where she was the only Australian Signwriter to be featured in both shows. She was fortunate to connect and work with other innovative and creative traditional signwriters on a trip around the world in 2018. It was during these travels she witnessed a resurgence of traditional hand painted signage in UK, Ireland, Europe and USA and people wanting to learn the craft.

Liane started The Brush & Pen Design Studio in January 2017 offering customised traditional signwriting and gold leaf signage as well as signwriting/lettering workshops from her home-based studio in Gordon Park.

In 2019 The Brush & Pen Design Studio is proud to offer students the choice of 6-week night classes over a 6-week term and weekend one day and two-day workshops.


“Liane is a brilliant teacher and awesome mentor. 

My skills and knowledge have improved exponentially in the time 

I’ve been learning from her. She teaches you the foundations 

so you can build all other skills from there.”

Rosalie H, QLD

“Fantastic hands on workshop!

Finished the workshop with a beautiful sign to take home. 

Highly recommended this workshop with great teacher 

who has loads of industry experience!”

Anna Y, QLD

“Great patience and guidance went from zero experience

to doing first panel no worries, loved it.”

Rastra L, QLD

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Note: Refunds are not available for term classes/or courses, if you are unable to attend, (written advice and reason required) your enrolment can be transferred to another term or course.

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Terms & Conditions

Intellectual Property Rights 

Unless otherwise indicated, all copyright and other intellectual property rights in all information, text, graphics, images, logos, trade marks and other resource materials provided during these courses/workshops remain the property of The Brush & Pen Design Studio.

You are prohibited from reproducing in full or extracts of all course content provided by The Brush & Pen Design Studio by way of printing, downloading to a hard disk or for the purposes of distribution to other individuals. No reproduction of any part of our courses/workshops may be sold or distributed for commercial gain nor shall it be modified or incorporated in any other work, publication or website.

The Brush & Pen Design Studio reserves all its rights to enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

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