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  • Man Cave Distressed Sign Painting

    Man Cave Sign Making

    Make your own sign: Sport, Car, Beer, Hunting, whatever ... Grunt grunt grrrrr

Blending and layering skills...

Man Cave Sign Making

Make your own sign: Sport, Car, Beer, Hunting, whatever ... Grunt grunt grrrrr

Man Cave Distressed Sign Painting

Weekend Workshop:

  • Saturday March 11, 2017 
  • Sunday March 12, 2017 

Price: $295
Boards, brushes and paints supplied!

Working on your Man Cave? Why not finish it off with some cool signage? (insert grunt here)

Sport signs, garage signs, beer signs, hunting signs, whatever you want to make. Heck - even personalize them!

Over the course of two days you can make up to three signs for you rumpus room, bar or tree fort. Wherever you put them they are sure to impress.

Join Rick Janzen and make some uber cool art for your man cave.

In today's fast-paced world, finding something done by hand is becoming as rare as the horse-drawn carriage. With everything done by computers and cnc machines, it seems "Hand Done" no longer exist. We feel there is still a market that both needs and appreciates work done the old-fashioned way. Let us show you how...

Boards, paints and brushes will be supplied. Day 1 will cover the introduction to sign painting, the basics, and allow for both practice, and the prepping of the sign blank for second day. Day 2 will cover the painting of the project sign, followed by the distressing process. Due to the amount cool stuff you’ll learn class size will be limited to 10 students.

Day 1

  • Introduction: History of sign painting. Basic letter styles. Types of substrates.
  • Layout - hand and computer.
  • Transferring layout and pattern making.
  • What brushes and paints to use on different surfaces.
  • Basic distressing techniques.
  • Practice: Brush use / brush care.
  • Basic layout techniques.
  • Use of paints and brushes.
  • Basic strokes.
  • Simple distressing techniques.

Day 2

  • Project: Sign Painting Workshop
  • Layout sign.
  • Paint sign.
  • Distress sign.
  • Recount process.

* Feel free to bring a bag lunch but there are loads of spiffy placesnear by to get grub.


janzen sign paintingCalgary Herald Article on Rick Janzen and the sign painting process.

Note: If you want to stand out from the crowd, you have to do something that gets attention. Murals produced by my business Streamline Studios, have graced the walls of sport centres/ public spaces and private homes, bringing colour and enjoyment to the people that see them.


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