Hand Lettering: 4 Easy Steps to Modern Calligraphy Premium class

Peggy Dean, Hand Lettering & Illustrative Design

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7 Videos (34m)
    • Introduction

    • Tools and Materials Overview

    • Step 1: Forming Your Alphabet

    • Step 2: Connecting Letters

    • Step 3: Adding Weight to Bring Your Letters to Life

    • Step 4: Intro to Brush Pens & Optional Letting Combinations

    • Project: Create a Short Phrase


About This Class

Welcome to the hand lettering craze!

Join letterer and illlustrator Peggy Dean in an exploration of your very own hand lettering style using items you already have in your home! In this simple class, you will learn through bite-sized lessons with step-by-step instructions for how to use variants of your own handwriting to craft your own modern script. You'll discover tips and tricks for basic letter formations, connecting letters and phrases and even illustrative concepts! This class is focused more on letter structures than on design, so you'll be prepared to take on all stylistic approaches.

Practice makes progress.

The beauty behind hand lettering is in the imperfections. Learning how to master flaws and channel them into character is what makes your brand unique to you. Breaking down these elements will give you a foundation that you can confidently build your craft upon. 

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Peggy does a good job introducing hand lettering and making it easy and fun.
Great intro to the basics, thanks!
Good to know the different types of pens that can be used and how to use them. Pointers on spacing and adding flair helpful.





Peggy Dean

Hand Lettering & Illustrative Design

I'm Peggy. I'm native to the Pacific Northwest and I love all things creative. From a young age I was dipping everything I could into the arts. I've dabbled in quite an abundance of varieties, such as ballet, fire dancing, crafting, graphic design, traditional calligraphy, hand lettering, painting with acrylics and watercolors, illustrating, creative writing, jazz, you name it. If it's something involving being artistic, I've probably cycled through it a time or two (or 700). 

Today, I'm known prominently for hand lettering and my unique watercolor illustrations. I'm thrilled to be sharing them with you!