Learn to Letter

Whether you got an "A" in art class as a kid or you're about as creative as a thumbtack, my philosophy is this: Anyone can learn just enough hand-lettering to put something pretty on their wall.


Current Workshop Offerings

Open Studio

Starting January 2018, I am pleased to offer "Open Studio" time, which is free for anyone who has attended one of my workshops at Madelia Makers' Market in Spokane, or is signed up to take one in the future. Open Studio is 12 pm - 2 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Drop in anytime during that timeframe to work in Madelia's relaxing workshop space, receive one-on-one instruction and feedback on hand-lettering or bullet journaling, and chat with other crafters. You can sign up to receive email reminders and updates, only for Open Studio and only once per month; this is handy in case of cancellations.

new classes added all the time

If you want to know when a new class is in the works (as well as receive exclusive coupons and freebies), get on the email list at the bottom of the page.

Private Classes & Parties

A hand-lettering workshop can be a fun birthday party, bridal shower, or bachelorette party. It also makes a fun "just because" get-together.

  • Hosted at Madelia Makers' Market: Depending on the workshop topic, number of people and other details, these usually cost around $20-30/person.
  • Hosted in Your Home: Depending on the workshop topic, the number of people, and other details, these usually cost around $12-18/person.

The Methods of Lettering

The following are methods of lettering you may see workshops covering!

Hand-lettering or "faux calligraphy"

This method uses a normal writing or drawing utensil to manually color in the thick and thins lines that are used to create calligraphy.

Brush Pen Lettering

Brush pens are markers made with flexible or even real brush tips so that they are pressure-sensitive. Light drawing creates thinner lines and heavy pressing creates thicker lines.

Brush Lettering

Brush lettering uses a paintbrush dipped in ink to create calligraphy. Much like brush pens, their flexible bristles make for very thin and thick lines, but they are often harder to control.

Pointed Pen & Ink

This traditional method of lettering uses a flexible nib dipped in ink to create the thick and thin lines used in calligraphy. Like brush lettering, quill pens are more difficult to control and require frequent dipping.