Hand Lettering 101: Your Guide To The Basics Of Lettering

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Welcome to Hand Lettering 101! Join instructor Shelby Abrahamsen as she covers all of the basics. There is a whole world of creativity and self-expression to be discovered through lettering!

In the beginning of this course, you’ll learn precisely what lettering is and the materials you’ll need to get started. Then, you’ll learn the proper posture and form needed when lettering, including how to sit, move your arm, and hold your pen. Once you’ve got that down, you’ll move on to letter anatomy and line weight, followed by drills to practice everything you’ve learned so far. The last lessons delve into the finer details of hand lettering, including consistency, font families, and how to space your layouts.

The end of the course features SIX lettering projects. Shelby will walk you through each piece, step-by-step, as you apply everything you’ve learned through practical applications.

By the time you’ve completed all 18 videos in this 3-hour-long course, you’ll have everything you need to gain a foothold in this incredible hobby. There are no limits to what you can create, so let your imagination run wild!

What You Will Learn:

  • What lettering is and what materials you need
  • Proper posture and form
  • The anatomy of letters
  • The importance of line weight
  • Font families and how to combine them in your projects
  • How to space your lettering layouts

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?

  • 18 Videos
  • 6 Class Projects
  • Project Feedback (Optional)
  • Self-Paced

Course Level: Beginner
Run Time: 3 hours, 6 minutes

Meet Your Instructor:

Shelby Abrahamsen

Blogger at LittleCoffeeFox.com

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Avatar Tina Wallace
Posted 2 months ago
Great class and teacher

I love everything. Everything is explained in an easy to understand way

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Avatar Jolan
Posted 7 months 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.🎄🎇

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Avatar Janet Gillis
Posted 12 months 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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