Learn about Letters – 15th to 19th June 2020

Virtual courses with Joby Carter

Join Joby for this series of five, one-hour live sessions from his paint shop where you will be shown how to get started drawing letters correctly.

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

Mon 15th – Fri 19th June 2020, 17:00 – 18:00 GMT + 01:00 (UK Time)


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Do you have an interest in traditional signwriting or drawing and painting letterforms?

Join Joby for a series of five virtual sessions broadcasted live.

Each of these sessions will be one hour long where he will demonstrate traditional skills and expert tips that are usually passed down through the generations.

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

Having amassed 28 years-worth of experience Joby has extensive knowledge of accurate blocks and shadows on lettering which often eludes people even some professional signwriters. These days many turn to computers and digital software or use tapes, vinyls and masking. Joby teaches you the traditional ways of working that span over 100 years.

These traditional skills and expert tips are usually passed down through the generations, and are not readily available in books but Joby is passionate about keeping the traditional skills of signwriting alive and enjoys sharing this knowledge with his students.

Joby learned his craft with Stan Wilkinson which continues 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 who was an in-house signwriter for Hovis in Basingstoke dating back to 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 midnight before 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.

Coronavirus update

Following the latest advice from the UK government and Public Health England, we are reviewing our upcoming 2020 tour dates. We’re very disappointed that we can’t bring the fun of the fair to you all but we hope to see you soon in 2020 when things settle down.

We will be monitoring the situation and we will update you weekly on our social media, or as soon as the situation changes. You can also find the latest information about our 2020 tour in our blog post which we will keep updated.

Thanks for all your patience while we work through these unpredictable times.

Joby, Georgina and the Carters Team.