Peggy Dean

The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration

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Hand Lettering: 4 Easy Steps to Modern Calligraphy

Okay, here's a draft. I'm hoping it's clear and concise, and also intriguing.

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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Assignment

Create a one-of-a-kind illustrative piece with a quote or phrase that you can hang proudly on your wall, give as a gift, put on a card, or even digitize. 

This project will allow you to learn to broaden your vision and map out how you want your words to compliment each other on paper.

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Video Segments:

  • Intro/Overview
  • Tools & Materials (Resources will be attached to class)
  • Step One: Letter Formation and sizing (Developing your personal handwriting brand)
  • Step Two: Connecting Letters and Spacing (Maintaining consisitency)
  • Step Three: Adding Weight to Letters (This is how your letter forms come to life in calligraphy!)
  • Step Four: Graduating to the Brush Pen, along with Exercises to mix different types of letters and structuring a phrase to be illustrative on paper.

Link to Class Outline

Link to Intro Video

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