Learn Brush Lettering is a very inspiring course brought to you by two incredibly talented artists, Carla Hackett and Barbara Enright. The two ladies have a lot of lettering experience between them. Carla has worked on a number of client projects creating work for Tiffany & Co. and Campaign Monitor to name just a couple, she also makes up one quarter of the hand lettering group ‘The Letterettes’. Barbara has worked on show card and ticket writing since the 1960’s and had a successful sign business for quite some time.
I recently interviewed sign painter Ged Palmer who creates a lot of lettering with brushes and his work really got my curiosity going. I’ve experimented a fair bit with brush pens, but there is a big learning curve between using brush pens and brushes. I wanted to know more about lettering with a brush, and I wanted to learn how to do it from one place, without hunting all over the internet to try and find the right tutorials. When Learn Brush Lettering came to my attention it ticked every box! As you read on you’ll see there is so much to gain from the online Learn Brush Lettering course, you’ll also find details about a fantastic giveaway. If you want to get started with brush lettering I think you’re going to love this course just as much as I do!
How You’ll Learn
The online Learn Brush Lettering course is both thorough and concise. The course content is presented using videos so you can see clearly and is in manageable sections so that you don’t end up feeling overwhelmed. The course content is designed to be spaced out over twelve days, but is completely self paced so you could spread it out over twelve weeks if you wanted to, or even twelve months, there is no time frame as you get continual access! The content is also simply presented making progressing through the lessons a pleasure. All of the content is easy to find and there’s also an in-built ‘Brush Milage’ tracker, so you can keep track of your progress throughout the course.
What You’ll Learn
· What tools you’ll need, and how to hold and care for your lettering brush
· The foundational brush strokes needed to gain control of the brush
· Casual styles and how to add your own personality
· Beautiful script styles and finding your signature look
· Building your repertoire of flourishes for ascenders, descenders and capital letters
· Putting it all together to write your own words and quotes
· Skills for you to practice and achieve your lettering goals
What I really love about this course is the fact that you get sent a professional sable brush to your home, which is specifically designed for brush lettering / sign painting. It’s the same brush that’s used throughout the instructional videos in the course, so you know you’ll have the right tool!
As you work your way through the lessons there is always a little Q&A pop up in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. You just click / tap it and can ask any questions you might have or leave a comment. It never gets in the way of the lesson content and it means you never have to leave a lesson to ask a question! A few lettering courses I’ve seen online just sell you the content and leave you to get on with things without support or conversation, this course does not do that, I felt personally welcomed.
The course also includes 35 downloadable PDF’s which help to reinforce what you’ve learnt in the course videos and aid your practice. These are easy to access from each lesson, and can be re-downloaded any time you want.
On top of all the lessons, the sable brush sent out, the flow of asking questions and the downloadable PDF’s, there is also a private Facebook group which you can join to get personalised feedback from both Barbara and Carla.
There’s so much value in this course I almost forgot to mention if you’re left handed this course does not exclude you, as both Barbara and Carla are left handed. Techniques get demonstrated from both a right and left hand perspective, so both lefties and righties are welcome!
Two Free Lessons
You might think that two FREE lessons from the Learn Brush Lettering course make up the giveaway which I briefly mentioned earlier on, however you’d be mistaken. There is in fact an option to sign up and access two FREE lessons, and the sign up is so quick and simple. I barely noticed I was signing up it was that straight forward! The free lessons are very informative and I learnt a lot from watching the videos. I highly recommend signing up for the free lessons as you’ll get a great insight into how good the Learn Brush Lettering experience is.
Carla is so lovely and has partnered up with me to bring you a really fantastic giveaway that’s exclusive to Lettering Tutorial. Are you ready for it …. you can win a FREE spot on the full Learn Brush Lettering course worth $299 … seriously how amazing is that!?
The rules and guidelines are simple. There’s just one spot to be won and the winner can be located anywhere world wide. To enter all you need to do is hand letter your name and then email a picture of it to me, you can use any style of lettering for example brush or calligraphy. Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can only enter once.
The final date to enter by is Friday 8th July 2016, a winner will be selected at random the following week, so keep a close eye on your email inbox!
If you can’t wait until mid July to see if you’re the winner and you just want to get in on some awesome brush action now, you can sign up for the full course priced at $299. With all that this course comes with it’s worth every dollar of the price. Just sign up for the free lessons then follow the steps to unlock the full course.
Have you tried lettering with a brush before, if so how did it go? Do you have any brush lettering tips to share? Feel free to talk about your experiences in the comments below.