Swinton's Art Supplies
7160 Fisher St SE
Calgary, AB, Canada

Join us June 28 - 29 weekend for a two day workshop with Calgary master signwriter Rick Janzen of Streamline Studios.

Classes are from 9:30 to 4:30. Hour break for lunch. Subject to change.

Streamline Studios

Rick Janzen

Rick has decades of experience in film and TV, heritage resuscitation and commercial sign painting. His film work spans from classics like Return to Gunsmoke and Brokeback Mountain to more modern films like Inception and Hell on Wheels.

Rick's work can be seen all over Calgary as long as you're looking up!

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This two-day workshop is a basic introduction to signwriting. Participants will moving through the basic technical skills required before gaining practical experience of a variety of letterforms in the signwriters toolbox. These will include gothic and script styles with attention given to the importance of layout and letter construction.

The workshop is highly interactive with most of the time spent working with paint and brush to play with and create letters, and then words. Throughout the day there is plenty of personal input from the signwriter to ensure that you receive the feedback and input that you need to make progress. This allows you to move at your own pace and to gain some of the critical skills to continue to practice in your own time.

This workshop is led by Calgary master signwriter Rick Janzen of Streamline Studios, experienced signwriter and teacher of signwriting.

The cost of the workshop includes:

This workshop is organised by Better Letters. Check the website for details of other workshops and evening signwriter seminars.


The workshop will involve physical effort and working with solvents. The facilitators will provide health and safety advice as required to ensure you have a safe and fun signwriting experience. By booking you accept ultimate responsibility for your own personal safety and that you will raise any concerns for yours and others' well being immediately with the facilitating team. You will be asked to sign a declaration to this effect on arrival at the workshop and Ghostsigns will not accept any claims following this declaration from you.