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Block Lettering & Sign Writing with Rob Walker

December 11th 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

QEST Winch Design Scholar Rob Walker (Signs by Umberto) is hosting a workshop from Umberto HQ where you can learn the basics of lettering construction, using signwriting methods.

No experience necessary to attend this workshop. It will give you the skills to

  1. Draw lettering using a block lettering technique
  2. Use two different approaches to the same outcome
  3. Paint the lettering you have drawn
  4. Paint the lettering using traditional sign writing brushes and mahl stick
  5. Discuss alternative versions of lettering and practice an extensive array of lettering styles.
  6. Do all of the above in the workshop of Signs by Umberto, a member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen and a QEST Scholar
  7. Access the studio library of type ephemera
  8. Practice techniques that you might be struggling with either for your business, personal interest or university work.


This is a very welcoming workshop with no prior experience needed. Rob will talk through all of the techniques in a calm and open manner, supporting all individuals who attend.

Rob (Umberto) Walker has 25 years experience in the creative sector along with over ten years experience of running workshops in the education sector at FE and HE level.

Rob has run workshops for The Good Life Society, The University of Huddersfield, Calder Arts to name a few.

This event would be best suited to 16+ age group.

Please bring your own lunch, however hot drinks are provided.

This workshop is on the fourth floor of a mill with no lift or sadly any disability access.


December 11th 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Signs by Umberto
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Signs by Umberto
1 Manchester Road, Mossley OL5 9RR United Kingdom + Google Map

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