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One on One Private Lessons

Sign up for professional exclusive One on One ONLINE SIGNWRITING, DESIGN & LAYOUT FOR SIGNS and/or GOLD LEAF GILDING tuition via ZOOM with Liane Barker who has over 40 years signwriting, gilding and design experience.

 

Sessions are offered ONLINE via ZOOM and are 1.5 - 2 hours each session and are exclusively ONE ON ONE. These sessions can be purchased either individually or packaged to save money and suit your requirements. Contact me for more info.

INTRO TO SIGN LETTERING
ONE ON ONE TUITION

Join me for this EXCLUSIVE ONE ON ONE - ONLINE SIGNWRITING course via ZOOM. This course has 6 sessions and will run 1.5 HOURS per session.  You can choose to do one session or multiple and we can book these times in to suit your busy schedule. We will be looking at the basics of letter construction and brush skills with an opportunity to ask questions in real time as we go.  The 6 individual sessions are as follows:  1. Understanding letter proportion through marking out basic block lettering,  2. Learn correct brush skills and techniques as well as exercises to improve your signwriting, 3. Marking out basic block letter style and understanding correct letter spacing to form a word, 4. Construction and signwriting of above word, 5. Basic Colour theory and understanding how colour can enhance a sign, 6. Shading techniques for letter embellishment.  As well as the above there will be discussions on how to set up your tool kit and the correct use of materials and equipment. ​NOTE: You will need to purchase materials to work along with me prior to commencement of session one. ​All 6 sessions (10% discount when purchased all at once) $648 USD            Individual sessions $120 USD per session payable 48 hours prior to each session. See below for cancellation policy.

All 6 sessions (10% discount when purchased all at once) $1320 AUD (approx $875 USD) for private one on one tuition.          

Individual sessions $250 AUD (approx $165 USD) per session for private one on one.

payable 48 hours prior to each session.

 

See below for cancellation policy.

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DESIGN & LAYOUT FOR SIGNS
ONE ON ONE SESSION
(2 hour session)

Join me for this short 2 HOUR interactive online course delivered via ZOOM where we will cover the basic principles of Design and Layout for signage. This is an exclusive ONE ON ONE session providing you with an opportunity to ask questions in real time as we work through a set sign project for you to re-design.  Practical worksheet will be provided for home practice. NOTE:  This course is ONE ON ONE The session runs for 2 hours ONLINE via zoom. Session will be recorded. ​1. Understanding what makes a good layout and the overview of the 4 basic principles of layout and their function. 2. How to create a visually appealing and effective layout and the importance of 'less is more' for conveying the right message on a sign. 3. Understanding the Hierarchy of information to guide the viewer through layout. 4. Grouping copy and the use of subformats to assist information being conveyed is understood and read easily. 5. We look at FORMAL and INFORMAL layouts through examples and hand drawn thumbnails 6. Understanding the correct use of typestyles and colour for effective layout. Liane will demonstrate the various rules of design and layout for marking out lettering for signwriting and advertising purposes. You will be provided with a live hand drawn demonstration showing you how I approach a sign project starting from a simple thumb nail sketch to a more formal layout.  You will have the opportunity to re-create the design during and after the session as well as receive constructive feedback to help you improve.

Total $250 AUD (approx $160 USD) for private ONE on ONE tuition via zoom.

 

Course fee payable 48 hours prior to session.

 

See below for cancellation policy.

BASIC GOLD LEAF TECHNIQUES

Water Gilding on Glass and Oil Gilding on Surfaces.

These are 10 individual and exclusive ONE ON ONE sessions are delivered online via ZOOM and will cover the basic principles of Water Gilding on Glass and Oil Gilding on Surfaces.  NOTE: These sessions are delivered in real time and are hands-on sessions with the opportunity to ask questions in real time. Each session will be 1 hour per session via zoom. Sessions will be recorded. 1. ​We will look at the various materials and equipment needed for both water gilding and oil gilding including advice on their use. 2. Correct cleaning procedure of glass for water gilding and the materials used. 3. Creating a simple letter in reverse on prepared glass, starting with adding black outlines and matt centre technique ready for gilding. 4. How to make gelatine size ready for water gilding on glass and materials/equipment used 5. How to lay 23ct gold leaf on glass using water gilding technique - including materials and equipment used. 6. How to back up a water gilded letter to protect gold leaf as well as protecting edge of lettering on glass. 7. How to oil gild variegated copper leaf to the above water gilded letter on glass to give a different effect to letter. 8. How to prepare a painted surface ready for oil gilding including materials used 9. Laying down oil size ready for surface gilding on glass with 23ct gold leaf 10. How to Engine turn oil gilded gold leaf on a surface and glass prior to clearing for protection. Each session you will be provided with a live demonstration by Liane showing how she approaches each element of gilding and the opportunity to ask questions in real time.   NOTE: This is hands-on where you will work along with Liane each session in real time to assist you with future basic gilding projects of your own. NOTE: It is essential that you know how to use a signwriting brush before taking this course - should you wish to learn brush skills please check out my Signwriting one on one course or my new ONLINE "Mastering the Art of Signwriting" course under COURSES on the website. ​

10 sessions (10% discount when purchased all at once) Total $2250.00 AUD (approx $1490 USD) for private one on one tuition.

 

Individual sessions $250 AUD (approx $165 USD) per session for private one on one tuition.

payable 48 hours prior to each session.

 

See below for cancellation policy.

        

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