Kelly Klapstein, the author of The Art of Brush Lettering, is an artist who is passionate about sharing her love of letters and enjoys teaching workshops around the world, helping people relax and learn the techniques of calligraphy and hand lettering. Kelly is well-known for her calming, methodical teaching style and has developed her own brand of "Kelly Creates" lettering products with American Crafts.
- Day 1 - Introduction to Hand Lettering
June 21, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Day 2 - Beginner Brush Lettering
June 22, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
- Day 3 - Watercolor Lettering
June 23, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Class size: Minimum 10; Maximum 16. No experience necessary. Minimum age to participate: 16
Price: $479 Most supplies as well as lunch Saturday & Sunday, drinks & snacks are included.
Treat yourself to a weekend of Brush and Watercolor Lettering with Kelly Klapstein!
Your weekend of Lettering will start with Introduction to Hand Lettering at 1:00 pm Friday afternoon, June 21 with (4) hours of instruction. Using a variety of writing tools, you will learn the basics of typography and creating alphabet styles. Several quote designs will be practiced, along with combining lettering styles for effective and pleasing layouts. You will also create simple watercolour backgrounds and wreaths and florals for your hand lettering projects.
Saturday: Breathe. Write. Relax. Learn the calming, meditative art of calligraphy. Starting at 10:00 am with a break for lunch (provided) and wrapping up around 4:30, you will study the basic strokes and lowercase alphabet using Kelly Creates workbooks, brush pens and practice paper. With Kelly’s guidance, you will learn the correct technique, hand control, and best tips to write beautiful, fluid letters in this Beginning Brush Lettering workshop.
On Sunday, you will finish up your weekend with a flourish diving into Watercolor Lettering. We’ll start at 9:00 am and take a break for lunch (provided), getting you on the road home by 3:00. You will explore the beautiful world of watercolour lettering with easy to learn techniques. No experience is necessary as you will learn about letter styles and how to achieve colourful effects, like rainbow and galaxy letters. You will complete two watercolour monograms suitable for framing.
And, of course, we’ll be stocked up with all sorts of Kelly Creates products!
Students should bring:
- Size 1 or 2 Round Watercolor Brush
- Fine Waterbrush
- A 9″ x 12″ pad of 140 lb Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper
- *If you would like to have any supplies waiting for you, please zip Kristin an email.
Included in your registration fee will be:
- Kelly Creates Deluxe Lettering Kit
- Kelly Creates Grid Practice Pad & Tracing Paper Pad
- Kelly Creates Learn Brush Lettering workbook for LARGE brush pens
- Shared use of Dr. Martin’s Liquid Watercolors
- Shared use of Dream Pens, Aqua Brush pens & Multicolor Small brush pens
You may also register for the entire weekend by using our “$99 Holds Your Spot” deal which allows you to pay over time.
Please note that your $99 deposit is nonrefundable but is applied to your balance. The $380 balance is due no later than May 1, 2019, and can be made by mailing a check to Ephemera Paducah, 333 N. 9th Street, Paducah, KY 42001 or on this page via PayPal or Credit Card. Not paying your balance before May 1, 2019, will result in the loss of your deposit and place in class.
Before registering for this workshop, please familiarize yourself with our Cancellation Policies Updated September 1, 2018.