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    Step 1 Basic Calligraphy Course – Now Online

      I just completed the editing and filming of the online version of our Step 1: Basic Hand Lettering Class – Preparation for Calligraphy, Brush Lettering, and Art Lettering. We will launch this class in December to a limited amount of people as our Pilot Group.  We will only be releasing this class 4 times a year.  If you would like to be first on the list to get the invitaton you can sign up below!

  • Intensive (Step 1 and Step 2) Traditional Calligraphy Workshop

    This includes our Step 1:  Basic Foundation for Lettering Class followed by Spencerian Traditional Step 2 calligraphy.  **All materials and supplies provided.  You will get 1 pen holder, 2 nibs, practice worksheets, the Spencerian workbook series (2 books) as well as hands-on instruction in our studio. Join us for a fun afternoon learning the fundamentals of traditional calligraphy writing.  We will go through a variety of pen options and papers.  We will start with Step 1: which is a basic penmanship primer to get you ready for traditional Spencerian.  If you have taken Step 1, this will be a great refresher for part 2 of the class. I will go…

  • Porch Signs OR Over-Bed Signs Board Painting Workshop

    Come to the studio to make a 12″ x 4 foot Wood Sign that is personalized with any font or theme of your choosing.  We will go through the process step by step, showing you how to make these signs again and again at home with no special equipment. This workshop is open to all ages. However, anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult in our studio for the duration of this class. Check out our events tab above for more information on upcoming craft workshops, watercolor instruction, calligraphy classes or retreats!  Don’t forget we also provide invitation calligraphy services right in our Appleton studio! The…

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    What are the essentials for Brush Lettering?

    Brush Lettering Essentials What do you need to start Brush Lettering on your own without a class? First, you need a workbook to teach you letter formation – you can get ours here on Teachers Pay Teachers Next, you need paper to copy or print the workbook – my favorite one is the HP 32 Bright paper.  It is the best for any type of lettering practice or final piece!  You can get it here on Amazon for only $14.44 for a 500 Sheet Ream that lasts, what seems forever! Then you need to pick which Brush Pens you want. I avoid the Crayola brand ones and the Target store…

  • Give Thanks ~ Jingle Bells Reversible Blocks Workshop

    Join us as we make these cute block with reversible sayings!  One for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas.  We will show you how to make these cute and decorative blocks in our craft studio, step by step showing you how to find the craft supplies you need to make more.  Each person will go home with one finished set. This workshop is open to all ages. However, anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult in our studio for the duration of this class. Check out our events tab above for more information on upcoming craft workshops, watercolor instruction, calligraphy classes or retreats!  Don’t forget we also…

  • Porch Signs OR Over-Bed Signs Board Painting Workshop

    Make a customized porch sign or an over bed sign! You’ll learn how to build your 4 ft by 12 in sign with pre-cut wood pieces then stain and paint it with your favorite design and colors! What you get: Step-by-step instruction All project supplies included Take home one sign Knowledge to keep making signs to enjoy! Complimentary refreshments BYOB This workshop is open to all ages. However, anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult in our studio for the duration of this class. Check out our events tab above for more information on upcoming craft workshops, watercolor instruction, calligraphy classes or retreats!  Don’t forget we…

  • Thanksgiving Fall String Art Workshop

    Together we will create the 12×12 Wood piece of art with the State of Wisconsin with String Art.  We will provide you with all the materials and instruction.  You will also learn how to make more of these at home. This workshop is open to all ages. However, anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult in our studio for the duration of this class. Check out our events tab above for more information on upcoming craft workshops, watercolor instruction, calligraphy classes or retreats!  Don’t forget we also provide invitation calligraphy services right in our Appleton studio! The view from our art studio faces the downtown fox…

  • Porch Signs OR Over-Bed Signs Board Painting Workshop

    Come to the studio to make a 12″ x 4 foot Wood Sign that is personalized with any font or theme of your choosing.  We will go through the process step by step, showing you how to make these signs again and again at home with no special equipment. This workshop is open to all ages. However, anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult in our studio for the duration of this class. Check out our events tab above for more information on upcoming craft workshops, watercolor instruction, calligraphy classes or retreats!  Don’t forget we also provide invitation calligraphy services right in our Appleton studio! The…

  • Step 1: Basic Hand Lettering Class – Preparation for Calligraphy or Lettering

    A prerequisite for all  Step 2: Calligraphy Letter Create Workshops is the Basics Hand Letter Class. This class translates into all forms of writing techniques including brush lettering, calligraphy, modern flourish script, paint lettering, to name a few.  It is a pencil and paper penmanship class – you will learn a solid foundation for any type of lettering.  However, we highly recommend you take a Step 2 class if you would like to learn calligraphy, brush lettering or flourish calligraphy. This is a basic class to learn the techniques of pressure, angle and direction of your writing instrument, types of papers and pens to consider, as well as the types of…

  • Step 2: Traditional Calligraphy

    **Prerequisite – Step 1 Basic Hand Lettering Class. Without this class, you will not have a lot of success with the techniques and exercises.  Please email us if you cannot find the Step 1 Basic Hand Lettering Class – LetterCreateStudio@gmail.com  **All materials and supplies provided. After the class, we will email you a PDF workbook/practice worksheets. Join us for a fun class of learning the fundamentals of calligraphy writing.  We will go through the pen and paper options as well as how to use them. We will go through a series of letters using the techniques you learned in the Step 1 class.  We will also give you guidance on…

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