Brush Strokes – 26th to 29th April 2021

Virtual courses with Joby Carter

Now with our NEW recordings sent to you after the course.

Join Joby for this series of four, one-hour fifteen minute live sessions from his paint shop where you will be taught about brush strokes.

Joby will be demonstrating traditional skills and expert tips that are usually passed down through the generations.

Mon 26th  – Thurs 29th April 2021, 18:00 – 19:15 (UK time)


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Do you want to brush up on your brush strokes?

Join Joby for a series of four virtual sessions broadcasted live plus our all NEW recordings that will be sent to you for you to refer back to.

Each of these sessions will be one hour fifteen minutes long Joby will be demonstrating his brush skills and sharing expert tips which have been passed down through generations of signwriters.

Moving on from the Learn About Letters course this virtual course will cover how Joby uses the brush. During the course Joby will be giving a live demonstration with you watching his every move. He will be painting a series of pre-laid letters so you can see his brush strokes and ask those burning questions about how he does it. We highly recommend our Learn About Letters and Fancy Lettering courses for the low down on how to lay out letters properly as this course is purely brush work.

To make the most of your session you will need  a writing instrument and some paper at the ready to take notes. However if you have paint, brushes, dippers and palettes you may wish to paint along. If you don’t have these items but feel you may like to paint along they can be purchased from our shop here

During the course Joby holds an auction for you, the course attendees; providing you with the opportunity to buy some of his work whilst supporting the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice; a charity based near to the fairs winter quarters in White Waltham. The charity provides an invaluable hospice service to children in the community and their families, 100% of the auction proceeds are donated to the charity with you donating straight to them. Over the past 4 years Carters have raised over £40,000.00 for the charity and we are delighted to be able to continue to do this.

This is a unique chance to hear Joby share some of his signwriting expertise, normally reserved for students on his one-day and five-day signwriting courses.

These days, when many people are turning to digital software, or use tapes, vinyls and masking, Joby remains true to the craft which hasn’t changed over the centuries. He will teach you traditional ways of working that span well over 100 years, and is passionate about keeping the traditional skill of signwriting and brush-painted fairground art alive. And he loves sharing his knowledge with his students!

Joby learned his craft from Stan Wilkinson, continuing a signwriting lineage that spans five generations. Stan Wilkinson was apprentice to Mr Giles, who had been trained by his father, who in turn was trained by his father before him, an in-house signwriter for Hovis in Basingstoke during the Victorian era.

Virtual Session Access

Access to the virtual sessions are via Zoom, you will need to follow the link in your booking confirmation email to access the meeting.

Course sales will close when we sell out or just before the first session of the course begins.

Next steps

When you place your order you will be emailed an e-ticket, which is your course booking confirmation.


There are a limited number of places on each course. If you visit this page and there is no option to add to basket, then all upcoming dates are sold out. We will release tickets for new course dates on this page soon. You can see our other courses here.