Hand Lettering 101: Practice

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Total Run Time:
1 hour, 31 minutes

Total Videos:
9 videos

Course Description:

Immerse yourself in the visual art of hand lettering with guidance from Shelby Abrahamsen, who simplifies the journey for beginners. This course provides a robust introduction to the elegant world of calligraphy and brush lettering, emphasizing minimal supplies and the right approach. Learn the anatomy of letters and line weight theory for a solid foundation. Gain consistency tips and explore a variety of font families. Master spacing techniques and lay out words with balance and beauty, all culminating in two detailed projects to showcase your newfound skills.

What You Will Learn:

  • Basic understanding of hand lettering as a visual art, including styles and necessary supplies
  • How to achieve consistent x-heights, flourishes, and overall letter uniformity
  • The distinct characteristics of serif, sans serif, and script fonts with practice through guided worksheets
  • Techniques to space words and create balanced layouts using center points and guidelines
  • The creation of two comprehensive hand lettering projects, incorporating advanced design elements

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Paper (grid paper recommended for beginners)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Ruler or straight-edge
  • Workbook (included)
  • Drawing pens (optional)
  • Markers (optional)
  • Brush pen (optional)
  • iPad (optional)

Explore Class Projects:

In this course, you’ll learn to create these amazing class projects, but more importantly, you’ll learn how to create your own pieces in the future.

What’s In The Course?

  • 9 Videos
  • 2 Class Projects
  • Project Feedback (Optional)
  • Self-Paced

Course Level: Beginner
Run Time: 1 hour, 31 minutes

Meet Your Instructor:

Shelby Abrahamsen

Blogger at LittleCoffeeFox.com

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Avatar Janet Gillis
Posted 4 weeks ago
Important Skill to Know

For me - the hardest course I've completed. Handwriting and lettering is very difficult for me to do. Somewhere along the way, my hand lettering skills jump off the track and crash landed. Shelby is such a patient instructor and she provides some lively exercises and downloadable material for you to practice and learn from. I've made some progress!

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Avatar Jolan
Posted 4 weeks ago
Easy way to learn lettering

I loved the course, though it took me a long time to complete it. I had watched a one off video session with Shelby in 2021, and it’s been since then I tried to complete this course. DONE now, and I recommend to anyone wanting to learn lettering. I use this for scrapbooking journaling or even cards. Wonderful course, thanks a bunch Shelby.πŸŽ„πŸŽ‡

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