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Austin, TX, 78721
United States

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09.14.19 — Modern Brush Lettering Workshop


09.14.19 — Modern Brush Lettering Workshop


Workshop taught by: Shelly Kim with Letters By Shells

Date: Saturday, September 14th

Time: 11am-2pm

Experience Level: Open Level

The overall purpose of this beginner friendly workshop is to help you get started with your lettering journey by reviewing all the lettering drills and techniques step-by-step!

During this 3-hour workshop, you will not only learn the basics and drills of modern brush lettering, but the following topics will also be covered:

- Ways to hold your brush pen

- The tools to help you get started

- Differing pressure levels with brush pens

- Differences between brush pens (small vs large brush pens)

- Common practice drills and drawing each letter with intention

- The faux calligraphy process

- Connecting letters

- Guidance on achieving bouncy lettering

- Guidance on achieving different styles

As a class, we will be able to practice a few uppercase and lowercase letters by breaking down the connections of each letter in a word. We will also be writing a few words such as "hello," "love," and "joy." 

This workshop is all about discovering your creative side and having fun while learning the beauty of Modern Brush Lettering! This workshop requires no prior experience in calligraphy or lettering. Let's all just use this time to relax, learn, and letter with good company!

What you'll get (and keep): 

  • 3 hours of personalized workshop instruction

  • Brush pen set

  • 50+ Page Workbook (includes- Alphabet Sheet Guide, Outline of the basics, practice sheets for both uppercase & lowercase letters, different styles/compositions, tips and techniques)

  • Lettering paper

  • Personalized name card + positive quote print

  • Email recap of all the tools along with a lifetime access to digital downloads (practice sheets + workbook), and instructional videos for more guidance

  • Sips & treats

  • 10% off The Paper + Craft Pantry retail

All workshop sales are final- no refunds or exchanges. Only one seat will be saved per paid ticket. Ticket sales will end 24 hours prior to workshop. 

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Once you have successfully purchased the workshop, you should receive a confirmation for your seat. If you do not receive a confirmation, that means that we do not have record of you for this workshop. 

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Shelly Kim, the creator behind Letters By Shells, is a self-taught modern brush calligrapher based in Los Angeles, CA. She loves hosting in-person workshops to share everything she knows about getting started. She discovered the act of creating art as a creative outlet from her desire to release stress from her full-time insurance job back in 2015. Shelly's work and mission is to spread love and positivity through her artwork and hopes to inspire others to create daily. 

Fun fact: Shelly is a total plant lover and loves simplicity & her first book is coming out this year in August 2019. Catch Shelly at her first book tour stop: The Paper + Craft Pantry in Austin, TX. 

Workshop Experience Level:

Open Level

This workshop is ideal for you if you are interested in this class’s content. Perfect for true beginners and veteran creatives alike!