Writing on Weird Stuff: Hand-Lettering on Various Surfaces

Ashley Buzzy, calligrapher, printmaker, writer. basically, words

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7 Videos (22m)
    • Introduction

    • Wood

    • Glass

    • Stone

    • Fabric

    • Food

    • Now Go Explore!


About This Class

Have you ever found yourself skimming through inspiration images, wondering how artists get their hand-lettering from paper to crazier things like wood signs, fabric banners and more!? In this class, you’ll learn how to use custom hand-lettering to write all over your world. You will learn how to use various writing materials to make effective and clear marks on lots of different surfaces like wood, stone, glass, fabric and even food!

The best part is that nothing fancy is required! Just your hands, a few writing materials and lots of things you may already have in your home or yard. Whether you are making objects to fill your home, give as gifts or sell as a business, the process is the same.

Students who practice hand-lettering will apply their skills and lettering  styles to non-paper objects that will be used for signage, place-settings and party favors. You don’t have to be a lettering pro to have fun with this - you will be learning to apply your own, unique lettering or illustration to different objects in order to beautify your homes, gifts and parties!

62 of 64 students recommendSee All

This was fun. I paint mandala stones and I am learning hand lettering so I can do better lettering on my rocks!
I loved this class! The instructor gave a lot of inspiration for project ideas. I also like how she tranformed ordinary objects found around the house.





Ashley Buzzy

calligrapher, printmaker, writer. basically, words

Ashley Buzzy McHugh is a calligrapher, printmaker and graphic designer based out of Atlanta, Georgia - but expect to find her elsewhere quite frequently. Known to most people as simply "Buzzy," she was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Atlanta. She completed her BFA at the University of Georgia in Graphic Design, with a unique emphasis on Fabric and Textiles. After college she married Collin McHugh, a professional baseball player, and they have spent the years since visiting the famous (and not so famous) baseball cities of America. She now splits time between her home and studio in Atlanta and Collin's baseball career with the Houston Astros.

Ashley is passionate about the entire process of design: from the first spark of an idea to the intricate process of making it come to life. Her process usually includes sketching in graphite, lettering in ink, refining on the computer and printing on a century-old Chandler & Price letterpress. 

Her other interests include: learning how to love utkatasana at hot yoga, cooking local and organic foods, learning the names of all the flowers (and secretly arranging them for friends), sewing/dyeing/weaving, starting lots of different knitting projects at once (and scattering them all over the house) and racking up some serious Southwest Rapid Rewards Points.