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Brush Lettering 201 Intermediate Workshop 
Tuesday, September 24 | 6-8:45 pm
Dolce Bakery
3930 W. 69th Terrace
Prairie Village, Kansas

It’s finally time to take your lettering to the next level at our intimate, hands-on Brush Lettering 201 Intermediate Workshop! This is only the second time I’ve offered Brush Lettering 201, and it will be the only Intermediate Workshop of 2019. 

What you can expect:

  • We will first cover supplies in-depth, including my favorite small brush pens, my favorite small paint brush with multiple inks, and my favorite paint pen.
  • We will practice basic strokes and warm-up strokes, and move into the lower/uppercase alphabets in different styles.
  • We will work on connecting letters, and lettering words/phrases.
  • We will work on developing your personal style(s) and character, layout and composition and flourishes.
  • We will discuss and get hands-on with projects such as envelope lettering, prints and lettering on different surfaces.

This Workshop will include the following:

  • 2 hours and 45 minutes of instruction by hand lettering artist, Lauren Heim
  • My favorite, professional intermediate lettering supplies, including (2) small brush pens, paint brush, multiple inks, specialty paper, envelopes, my favorite envelope lettering tool, different lettering surfaces for projects, and more, all to take home!
  • Our signature 201 Workbook
  • A small gift!
  • Sweets & Sips from Dolce Bakery
    $149 per person

Who is this workshop for?
Brush Lettering 201 is an intermediate workshop. This workshop is structured for those who have some experience with brush lettering. Whether you’ve taken my Brush Lettering 101 Workshop (which I do highly recommend taking first, and have one coming up on 9/15 here!), another brush lettering workshop for beginners, or you’ve dabbled with and continue to practice brush lettering on your own, this workshop is perfect for you!
To ensure you have the best workshop experience, having experience with the following is important:

  • You know how to hold and use a brush pen (preferably have used a Tombow Dual Brush Pen before).
  • You understand basic pressure techniques (upstrokes and downstrokes, thins and thicks, and contrast between both).
  • You know how to use a paint brush and/or water brush with watercolors.

Other Information

Please Note

We will not be covering traditional, dip pen calligraphy. This is a modern brush lettering class, using brush pens and watercolor techniques. This class is limited to 12 seats.

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 Brush Lettering 101 Workshop for beginners? 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.
      • When is the next Brush Lettering 201 Intermediate Workshop? How many workshops are offered a year?
        • I typically only host 1-2 Brush Lettering Intermediate Workshops per year. This will likely be the only 201 Intermediate Workshop offered in 2019.
      • How can I be notified about any new workshops?
        • 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.
      • 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’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!