Learn calligraphy with brush markers! It's an easy way to get the hang of letterforms.
The casual nature of calligraphy with a brush takes the stress of nibs and ink out of the equation while focusing on alternates, style and composition.
This class, much like Melissa's beginner workshop, starts from the beginning. Learn all about the feel of different markers that are available for calligraphy, where to find them. Learn about the basics of the letterforms, how to get consistency within your work, how to create your own style, the basics of drafting a layout and explore alternate ways to draw capital letters.
The class covers brush lettering foundations through images, diagrams, text, video and one-on-one feedback. Upload your work (good or bad) to get help from Melissa Esplin herself. Feedback is given on Tuesdays and Fridays each week. In the coursework you'll find a recommended timeline for approaching the work and getting the most out of your time with the feedback.
In this class you'll get lifetime access to the coursework and 30 days of coaching. Coaching countdown starts when the first assignment is uploaded.
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Purchase the Kit
Take the guesswork out of the experience and get the kit shipped right to your door. The kit includes:
- Zippered pouch for keeping your materials in one place
- Printed guides packet
- 1 6x8 inch gridded Rhodia pad
- Mechanical pencil
- Clear glitter Gelly Roll pen
- 6 Sakura Koi brush markers (iris, pink, orange, blue green light, sky blue and black)
- Pigma Professional brush markers (fine, medium and bold)
The kit retails for over $40. Get it for only $30 when you buy it with the online class.
Purchasing supplies on your own? I would highly recommend checking out Jet Pens. They've made a page just for this class including the markers I use and love.
It may be a little overwhelming (So! MANY! Markers!), but you'll be just fine with one or two markers of different sizes (fine and medium are great) and gridded paper for practice. Even the gridded paper is optional. I love Rhodia gridded paper for practice work, but any smooth printer paper will be awesome. When printing out the printable guide sheets at a print shop, ask for the "premium paper", it's usually a 28 or 32# text paper that's smooth like butter.
Gift the kit or the class to a loved one! Check out the gift options HERE.