Brush Lettering for Beginners: How to Get Started the Best Way for Success

Shelley Hitz, Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

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10 Videos (1h 30m)
    • Brush Lettering for Beginners

      3:08
    • Brush Pens for Beginners

      28:28
    • The Paper to Use

      11:53
    • Supplies Update

      3:54
    • Basic Strokes

      12:35
    • Brush Lettering Tips

      7:08
    • Anatomy of Each Letter

      12:38
    • Fonts to Use

      5:58
    • Letter Your Name

      1:26
    • Next Steps

      3:20

About This Class

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Would you like to learn brush lettering as a hobby that is relaxing and creates beautiful art, but you don’t know where to start?

Maybe you’re confused about all the options available for brush pens and markers that you could invest a lot of money in, but you don’t know which is the best one for a beginner.

I personally made the mistake of investing in the wrong pens in the beginning and will share with you the one option I recommend for beginners.

Maybe you’ve tried brush lettering and you’ve given up because you couldn’t get the hang of it.

When I was first learning brush lettering, I did a lot of research and practiced for hours, but still failed miserably.

I was about ready to give up when I learned the basic strokes. When I started practicing my basic strokes on a consistent basis, I had a breakthrough in my lettering and saw a huge improvement. I will share these basic strokes with you in this class.

I will also share with you the anatomy of the lowercase alphabet and how to form each letter. You will learn exactly when to lift your pen and when to make a stroke so you won’t have any guesswork about what to do.

I will also talk about joining letters and by the end of this class you will be able to letter your name and will have a great foundation to continue practicing your brush lettering.

When you enroll in this class you will be able to download my class resource list, my practice sheets and more.

Let’s get started with brush lettering the best way for success!

Not only is brush lettering relaxing, it also produces a beautiful outcome you can use for gifts, cards, artwork, and more.

Click enroll and let’s get started.

If you want to know when I release new classes, make sure to click the "follow" button on my profile here: https://www.skillshare.com/user/shelleyhitz

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The teaching method is excellent! Videos are detailed and easy to follow!
Orsolya Németh

psychiatrist, marketing manager

Really great starter class, I am so glad I found this! It's helped me get started learning brush lettering even though I am using an Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro the practice sheets and all of the tips worked the same (you can just email the free templates to yourself and open as a photo in whatever app you are using). I am looking forward to eventually using everything I've learned with the actual pens too!
Thak you for this class. I learn a lot...and now practice :))

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Shelley Hitz

Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

Ready to learn the art of lettering and watercolor, the easy way? I know what it's like to be a beginner. And I know what it's like to battle the inner critic. The fear, self-doubt, and comparison.

But, I have learned to embrace the artist in me and have re-discovered the joy of creating art.

Art can help you:

  • Relax and have fun. It's been an amazing form of self-care for me.
  • Discover the power of color. Creating art can bring you so much joy.
  • Create beautiful pieces you can display in your home or give as gifts.
  • And so much more!

I'm passionate about teaching others and love seeing each of you have the courage to embrace your creativity and choose to create art.

In my classes, I will take you step-by-step through the learning process and cheer you on in this beautiful journey of creativity and color.

To be notified when I publish new classes, make sure to click the "follow" button on my profile. Also, let me know what you want like to learn as I'm creating new classes all the time.

I'm so excited you are here and I cannot wait to see what you create :)

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I have been marketing online since 2004 and so have created several marketing classes. I have a class on Instagram marketing which you might find helpful. You can find it here: https://www.skillshare.com/user/shelleyhitzcoaching