Faux Calligraphy: How to Get Started With Hand Lettering or Modern Calligraphy the Easy Way

Shelley Hitz, Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

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7 Videos (40m)
    • Intro video

      2:33
    • Supplies Overview

      6:12
    • The Basics of Modern Calligraphy

      10:37
    • The Alphabet

      8:58
    • Lettering a Phrase

      9:14
    • Bonus Video

      0:30
    • Next Steps

      2:20
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About This Class

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Would you like to learn hand lettering, also known as modern calligraphy or brush lettering, the easy way?

Let's admit it.

It's not quite as easy as some artists on Instagram make it look. But, it is so fun. It is a hobby that can be turned into handmade gifts and bring you so much joy. But it can also create frustration as well.

When I was learning to hand letter, no matter what I did, even with the best of pens, my lettering was not turning out right. I was getting frustrated.

That's when I found faux calligraphy.

Faux calligraphy is truly the easy way to get started with hand lettering. It's super simple to get started with right away. In this class, I will walk you step-by-step through the process of getting started.

It's a great way to add words to coloring pages, fun art pieces, hand-lettered cards, bookmarks and so much more.

When you enroll, you will get my lettering practice sheets that I have created for you. I have demonstrated every letter in the alphabet in faux calligraphy so you can literally finish lettering a phrase today.

Click enroll and let's get started!

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wonderful class to start with calligraphy!
Got to learn ways of doing Faux Lettering. Even it was quite informative about the various materials that can be used.
I was so stressed about writing calligraphy. All of my projects look like a 5 year old wrote them. I ran across this class and for the 1st time I like what I wrote. Thank you so much.

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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...

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