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Summer 2023: Sign Writing on Skateboards

Venue: Bow Road Studios, London E3

Dates: This workshop ran for four days from Tuesday 15th August 2023 until Friday 18th August 2023.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

This workshop will enable you to learn how to paint a box or skate board using traditional, timeless brushwork and pinstriping techniques. Practice with a mahl stick (a stick with a soft leather or padded head used by painters) and enamel paints. You will acquire some new design, shading and lining talents and learn to master some serious brushwork skills.

This workshop will be run by the highly experienced Creative Dimension Trust tutor Adam Williamson.


~ If students would like to take their skateboard home at the end of the workshop they can pay for the cost of the board (£25) ~



This workshop will start daily at 10am and finish at approximately 4:30pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range of transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: Conservation, Signwriting, Calligraphy, Fine Art, Illustration and Animation. (to name a few)


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 15 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early.


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