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Beginner manuscript

Love all the pretty lettering pieces you see in home decor items? Want to learn how to make your own pieces to decorate your home, give as a gift or decorate your mail?

Also known as “modern calligraphy,” hand lettering or brush lettering is a popular form of writing seen in DIY projects on Pinterest and Instagram. It has a more whimsical and loose feel than standard fountain pen calligraphy and is commonly used for wedding invitations, thank you cards, cutlery, etc.

Join us for a workshop to learn the basics of hand lettering and more. We will move from handling the pens to the basic alphabet of the brush lettering script. The class will also cover letter connections and basic flourishes. In addition, you will learn some tricks of the trade to practice smarter, not harder!

Supplies: All supplies are included. Each participant will receive three pens, a printed packet and tracing paper to continue practicing at home.

Please note: masks are encouraged.

About the instructor:

Lesley Miller is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, and has gradually moved west over the past fifteen years. She spent many years teaching elementary and middle school science in Knoxville. When her son was one, she left the classroom to stay home with him and finally found her way to handwritten lettering, after spending a lot of time admiring him on Instagram! As a crafty kid and adult scrapbooker, hand lettering gave her a new way to express her creativity and love of letters! Lesley is thrilled to be an editor and contributing artist for Penultimate Magazine. She has been doing lettering for about two years and has been teaching lettering for almost a year. Lesley promises you will walk out of the classroom with the tools you need to start your own lettering journey!


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