Frequently Asked Questions

The most common questions have been answered here for you.

If your question still has not been answered, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

What is Graining and Marbling?

It is the reproduction of exotic woods and marbles using paints and glazes to replicate the finishes.

Among other uses, it can match surfaces to wooden doors or marble counter tops for example.

What is Traditional Signwriting?

Before the days of vinyl stickers and digital printing, signs were hand painted! Either freehand or with stencils, a range of oil paints and brushes are used for lettering and images alike.

Who are the courses aimed at?

The courses are aimed at anyone who wants the pleasure & experience of learning a new art and craft.

These can include commercial decorators wanting to expanding their skill palette.

Painting and Decorating Students and Tutors to increase their portfolio.

Interior Designers and Architects broadening their horizons.

Fine Artists looking for another unique art venture.

People working in the heritage sector wanting to replicate and restore listed buildings.

Those who wish to attend for CPD purposes.

Where do you hold your lessons?

They are held at the Europa Business Park in Cheadle Heath, Cheshire.

More details on the location are available on the Location page.

What qualifications do you have?

GCE Art & YCFE in Graphic Design, 1973-75

EMFEC 759 Signwriting Qualification, 1982-83

OCN Wood Graining & Marbling, 1997-2000

City & Guilds Teaching Certificate Stages 1 & 2, 2000-01

Above all else - 35 Years industrial experience!

How much do you charge for your teaching services?

Weekend courses (Introductory, 2 days) are £160 per person. 

Full Week courses (Comprehensive, 5 days) are £400 per person.

More details regarding tools, materials and availability can be found on the Courses page.

Contact: 07974661579

Europa Business Park, Bird Hall Lane, Cheadle Heath, Cheshire, SK3 0XA UK

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