BRUSH LETTERING 101 WORKSHOP | Sunday 10/20

$147.00

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Sunday, October 20 from 4-6:30 pm
McLain’s Market
Instagram: @mclainsmarketkc
10695 Roe Ave.
Overland Park, Kansas

By learning the art of brush lettering, we hope you will walk away having learned a new creative outlet, a helpful skill in your business or career, or just giving yourself gift of self-care and creativity. This is a workshop for beginners who have either never touched a brush pen or calligraphy pen, or those who have just started to dabble in the art. For those of you who think you are “not creative,” have “bad handwriting,” or you are “not crafty,” trust me this workshop is for you, and you can and will learn! Believe it or not, my every day handwriting is nothing special. Hand lettering is much different than hand writing or even cursive. It is a practiced skill, and with time, practice and patience, I truly believe anyone can learn. This Brush Lettering 101 Workshop will cover beginner brush lettering techniques and the lowercase alphabet, with 2 mediums, brush pens and a water brush/watercolors. Our workshops are a space to explore creativity and discover a new passion, in an inspiring and welcoming environment! Our workshops have continued to sell out since 2015, and thanks to all of you I have now taught over 1,000 students!

This Workshop will include the following:

  • 2.5 Hours of Instruction by Hand Lettering Artist, Lauren Heim
  • Professional artist supplies, including 2 brush pens, water brush pen, watercolor tube, 2 pads of specialty paper, clipboard and more all to take home!
  • Our signature, custom worksheets
  • A small gift from us to you!
  • McLain’s Market sweets & fall cocktails
    $147 per person

Other Information

Please Note

We will not be covering traditional, dip pen calligraphy. This is a modern brush lettering class, using brush pen and watercolor techniques. This workshop is limited to 16 students.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible. If you cancel 7 days or more prior to the workshop, you may transfer your seat to a future workshop or receive a 50% refund. If you cancel 6 days or less prior to the workshop, you may send someone else in your place or receive a 50% refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

      • When is the next workshop? How many workshops are offered a year?
        • I typically announce 1-2 workshops at a time, most often 2-6 weeks in advance. I don’t typically release a whole schedule of dates at one time. Depending on the year, I offer around 9-12 workshops per year.
      • How can I be notified about the next workshop?
        • Sign up for emails at the bottom of my website. My email list will be notified about new workshops first! Also follow along on Instagram @laurenheimstudio.
      • Where are workshops held?
        • Workshops are typically hosted at different venues around Kansas City, mainly in Overland Park, Prairie Village and Leawood. Right now I do not host workshops outside of Kansas City, but if you have an interest, please send me an email and let me know! I’d love to hear from you. Some of my past workshops have been held at Dolce Bakery in Prairie Village, Olive Tree in Overland Park, Pink Antlers Studio in Leawood, West Elm on the Plaza, Pilgrim Coffee in Overland Park, Caffetteria in Prairie Village. In past years, we had workshops in Manhattan, KS as well.
      • What is the difference between calligraphy, brush lettering and hand lettering?
        • Well, every artist you speak with may have a slightly different interpretation of the different terms such as calligraphy, brush lettering, hand lettering, fauxligraphy and so on. Calligraphy is traditionally known for using pressure to write with nib and ink (with either an oblique or straight pen). Brush lettering is typically done with a pointed-shaped brush pens (what I teach at my workshops!) where you use pressure to achieve thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes. Watercolor lettering is typically done with a water brush or paint brush and watercolors (you will also learn this at my workshops!). Hand lettering can vary a lot in look and style, but is typically letters drawn or illustrated by hand, and can be done with a variety of tools and supplies. Fauxligraphy is a form of lettering made to look like calligraphy or brush lettering, where you fill and drawn in your downstrokes by hand (instead of using pressure). That’s a quick overview with just my opinions based on my experience, of course!
      • Do I bring my own supplies to your workshops?
        • Nope! All supplies, worksheets and paper are provided. Along with light eats and sips. So all you need to bring is yourself!
      • Do I have to attend with a friend?
        • One of my main goals for workshops is for you to feel comfortable, inspired and creative. I know how it is to show up at an event “alone” and feel super out of place. That is not my intention for my workshops. You can come by yourself, and your seat will be saved at the table with your name on it. That way you can excuse the awkward trouble of finding a seat. You will be able to chat with other attendees, and you’d be surprised how many people find they have lots in common! If you decide to attend with a friend or family member, I will gather that information from you ahead of time, and will seat your people all together! This is often a fun friends outing, mother/daughter time, sisters or co-workers!
      • What types of people attend?
        • It’s fun to see how varied our attendees are. They are different ages, they have different professions, they have different interests, but they’re all gathering at the table with a shared interest of pursuing their creativity. We often have people with demanding careers looking for a creative outlet, people who work in health care, engineering, teachers, stay-at-home mamas looking for a new hobby, graphic designers, small business owners, wedding industry-ers, and the lucky retired ones!
      • Do I have to be over 16?
        • Yes, we do require attendees to be over 16 years old. The in-person classes last 2.5 hours and we cover a good amount of content. If you have a child under 16 that would like to attend, we would love to have them. We just require an adult to attend with a student, and 2 tickets to be purchased. You can also check out our online workshop here on my website as well, which is a great fit for younger people, too.
      • Do you offer private workshops?
        • Yes! I offer private workshops to a minimum of 6 people for corporate groups, friend groups. We offer a per person discount for private workshops, and those can be scheduled by email.
      • I want to offer workshops or events in my own city. Do you offer coaching?
        • Yes! Since 2015, I have focused on connecting with my students, the workshop aesthetic and style, and growing an intentional brand behind my workshops. Nearly every workshop I’ve hosted since 2015 has sold out, thanks to the support and encouragement of our community, and also in part to the strategies and specific way we’ve come to do workshops. I have definitely learned and improved and changed things over time! I’d love to help you host your own workshops (lettering or not!).
      • I’m left handed – can I take a workshop?
        • Absolutely! I have a few tips and tricks to help lefties, and have taught many lefties over the past four years. Many of my left-handed lettering students have been among the most talented and made the most progress in class. Don’t sell yourself short – you can do it!
      • What if I need to cancel?
        • We understand that life is hectic, and emergencies can come up. We want to make sure you don’t invest in this class, and be out the money. Please see our cancellation policy above!