Simply put, the Blackboard Art team are great. Cheryl has a high attention to detail and it always shows in her effortless work.The added element of the team being able to source and blackboard paint the boards as well is such a bonus. Will definitely be going to Cheryl and The Blackboard Art team for my next large scale event.”
Anthony, Sydney, Trippas White Group

“I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful work you did for us.  Everyone is VERY impressed!  I am in the process of opening another small location in Sydney ..and we would really value you visiting us again.”

Davina, Patch & Purr. Sydney


Information and Locations

Blackboard Art organises practical, fun and creative hand-lettering workshops.

I love to share my passion about Black Board Art, and pass on the knowledge and skills i’ve learnt over many years in the industry. All workshops are aimed to keep hand lettering skills alive and to help businesses grow.

My workshops occur all over the globe on a regular basis – so have a look for workshops programmed for this year. You’ll find the details, buy tickets and find out more information at the link below.


” I’ve always wondered how these signs get painted.
It turns out it’s just talented freehand. “ user halps32

Cheryl McLean | My Story


Award Winning Blackboard Artist

As a small child I remember standing beside my Grandfather’s writing desk watching him create beautiful copperplate lettering with pen and ink. Watching the flow of the ink from that nib, and the patterns and letters he created was mesmerising…. and so, from the time I learnt to read and write, I have had a love of beautiful lettering.

After doing a formal signwriting course for 2 years back in the 90’s, I started my own business – mostly doing hand-painted signage on shop windows. I was never more happy than with a brush in hand and clothes covered in paint !!

One day, someone asked me to do two large illustrated blackboards. I had no idea where to start, but I said yes anyway. Panic mode set in, and after much research, experimentation and picking the brains of signwriter friends, I tackled my first blackboard. I must have done something right, because more and more requests started coming in for hand written blackboards. Eventually, I found myself specialising in what turned out to be a niche market … and “Blackboard Art” was born !! Every job became a work of art with bright illustrations and colourful lettering. Digital printing on vinyl just can’t compete with a professionally hand drawn blackboard. The requests for blackboards has never diminished – because they stand out and bring an increase in sales.

I love my job and love how I am able to help businesses grow.

Check out some of my work below or go to the Artwork Tab

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