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Visual Communicating: Basics of Sign Painting |  Kate Stroud

Saturday 13 + Sunday 14 May 2023
Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm (includes short lunch break)
Where: Ignite Studios 60 Crane Street, Ballina
Ages: 16+
Cost: $250 (tools and materials included)

Join Northern Rivers local Kate Stroud of Stroud de Signs – a one-woman creative studio based in Lismore, specialising in typography, sign painting and large-scale murals, in this weekend brush lettering and sign painting workshop. Across two days Kate will introduce the tools of the trade, and take participants step by step through the process of planning, designing, and creating their own hand-painted sign on marine plywood. The workshop will cover brush techniques and care, learning to paint block style lettering, planning and drafting your sign, colour discovery, layout, design transfer, and painting skills and techniques.

Kate Stroud is a visual communicator, artist, signwriter and large-scale muralist, whose joyful, provocative, and sometimes rebellious works are synonymous with the outspoken and creative spirit of the Northern Rivers region. Her vibrant murals and signs adorn laneways, footpaths, walls, arcades, shopfronts, and the interiors of local businesses from Lismore to Perth, and chances are she has designed the logo of that local businesses you love. A fierce advocate for community-led development and a vibrant creative economy, Kate’s work is a constant celebration of identity and survival.

Participants will need to bring robust clothing that can get messy, or an apron if preferred. Closed toed shoes are recommended. All other tools and materials provided.

Attendance to both days is required, and places are limited. Advance bookings are essential via the ticketing link below, or by phoning the Gallery on 02 6681 0530.



In case of cancellation, NRCG will only provide a refund if we can successfully offer your place to a participant on our waiting list. In this case, the workshop cost, less a booking fee of 5%, will be provided, once the replacement student has paid in full. This is at the full discretion of the NRCG team.

In the case of class cancellation by NRCG, a full refund will be provided to all participants.


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Image: Kate Stroud at Work, Photographer Tom Mwanza, 2022 

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