Signwriting on Skateboards

Summer Opportunity 2023 – London Youth x The Creative Dimension Trust

This summer London Youth and The Creative Dimension Trust have teamed up to deliver a summer arts, heritage skills and employability project! 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 The Creative Dimension Trust tutor Adam Williamson.

I’m a London Youth member or a young person – how can I get involved?

Young people who are interested in this opportunity need to complete the online application form (linked via the button below). This opportunity is for…

WHO? 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. You must be able to attend every day and be aged between 14-19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

WHAT? 5 days accredited course following which, The Creative Dimension Trust has further pathways such as work experience

WHERE? Bow Road Studios (Address: Bow Road Studios, 181-183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ)

WHEN? 14th-18th August 2023 each day will be 10am-4:30pm

WITH? There are only 10 spaces available on this workshop. Young people will receive £50 to go towards travel and lunch.


In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands. We want to make sure that each young person that applies for this summer project to feel they have the best and an equal chance of expressing their interest. Please note, the application is not a grammar or spelling test, but it is an opportunity for you to share your passion. If you would like support with your application please book some time here or email Rebekah.

If you have any questions relating to the project itself and the arrangements please email Francesca from The Creative Dimension Trust.


We will provide you with the £50 per young person for your group. For example, you take 5 spaces, you will receive a grant of £250 to support your young people to attend the course.

Closing date for your application is midnight on 10th July 2023!

 If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early.

We will aim to get back to applicants about the outcome of their submission within 2 weeks of the closing date.