Introduction to Modern Brush Lettering

Introduction to Modern Brush Lettering


Have you been intrigued by the influx of beautiful hand lettering seen at special events, on restaurant chalkboards, or online?  Curious to give it a try but think that you can’t because your regular handwriting is lacking? Then this class is for you. You do NOT have to have perfect handwriting in order to learn modern brush lettering. Brush lettering is more about drawing letters rather than writing them. In this 2.5 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of brush lettering including:

  • How to do faux calligraphy with any type of writing tool

  • How to hold a brush pen in order to get contrasting thick/thin lines

  • Differences between brush pens

  • Practice drills

  • Letter formation

  • How to connect letters into words and phrases

  • Explore envelope art

You will receive brush pens, practice journal and a personalized canvas pouch from craft.ed to take home from the event to continue to your brush stroke techniques.

For ages 16+

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About the Instructor

Jennifer is a reading specialist by day and a hand lettering aficionado by night.  She was given a calligraphy pen by her grandfather when she was eleven years old and continued to dabble in lettering for the next fifteen years.  In 2015, Jennifer took to Etsy to find someone to do custom gift tags in the new, modern calligraphy style. It dawned on her that this was something that she would enjoy doing again herself. Jennifer was immediately drawn to the soothing, meditative quality of modern calligraphy.  Hundreds of pens and hours later, Jennifer has done custom lettering for a variety of celebratory events. Conducting lettering workshops allows her to merge her professional background in education with her delight in sharing hand lettering with others.

Jennifer has taken workshops with local calligrapher Liz Roessler and international artist, Molly Suber Thorpe, author of Modern Calligraphy and founder/core contributor of the online calligraphy repository