Brush Lettering Basics
with Laura Worthington
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01 Class Introduction04:19
04 Learn Basic Strokes06:40
Class duration: 1h 52mSee all 13 lessons
About The Class
Bring type to life with brush lettering.
Brush Lettering is a fun, analog activity that can be applied to personal and professional projects. Put a personal touch on your brand, and evoke a playful spirit without changing the words themselves. In this class, type designer Laura Worthington covers the tools and techniques you need to get started brush lettering, including:
- How to hold the brush, best posture, body mechanics
- Basic strokes
- Trying different styles of lettering using adjectives and themes
Tools & Materials07:45
How to hold the Brush, Posture & Body Mechanics07:46
Learn Basic Strokes06:40
Basic Strokes: Picket Fences06:05
Basic Strokes: Tapered Strokes04:14
Basic Strokes: Pressure and Release04:53
Basic Strokes: Transitional Strokes06:25
Learn Lowercase Letters19:49
Practice Uppercase letters12:24
Understand Brush Lettering Styles11:13
Practice Lettering with Your Name13:35
Laura Worthington is a typeface designer from Washington State. After training and working as a graphic designer since the mid ‘90s, she turned her lifelong fascination with lettering and typography into a business, publishing her first typeface in 2010. She has since published more than 80 typefaces, and designed custom faces for Fortune 500 companies. Laura’s faces are primarily based on her own hand-lettering and calligraphy, a practice she continues to hone daily. Her typefaces are primarily for display, and often include a broad variety of ornaments, contextual alternates, and swash forms. Laura Worthington handles every aspect of a font’s creation, from concept and hand-lettering to digitization. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
Worksheet | Lined Paper
Basic Strokes & Alphabet
Expressive Lettering Adjectives List
Tools & Materials List
91% of students recommend this class.
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Wow!!! Great class, terrific presenter! Easy to follow, professional, enthusiastic, fun!!! Most CL presenters have at least one of those attributes, but not all. CL Management: have potential new presenters learn from Laura's class. Only one suggestion: Laura's constant hair interference gets really tiresome and irritating. She frequently tosses her hair over a shoulder, and moves her hair behind her shoulder with her hands, and "fights" her hair being in the way during the whole presentation. Very distracting. Laura obviously loves how her very long hair defines her personality, and I'm not suggesting that is a bad thing. But for these short presentations, perhaps Laura would consider corralling all that hair with a loose ponytail, behind her back? That said, I bought the course anyway, as she is an outstanding teacher.
I loved loved loved this class. So wish I had been there in person. Although I'm not so great with the brush lettering, Laura was so perfect in her teaching and I definitely have some ideas to put into practice.
This class was amazing it had high energy lots of details . It shared new ideas on where I could use such beautiful lettering I'm super excited to use it in my business and on my note cards! Buy it!
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