Lettering Classes


Stay tuned for even more fun lettering classes including Design and Layout, Colored Pencil, and Lettering Projects starting this fall! Send an email to emilygaildesign@gmail.com for feedback on classes you have taken or classes you would like to take!

Beginner Hand Lettering

​July 14th, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and August 4th, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Class Fee- $40.00

Where- Village Paper & Ink – 5602 Broad Street, Greendale Wisonsin 53129

*Materials for this class are provided. You will receive a 1) pack of high quality tracing paper, 2)  a Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen, and 3) a worksheet packet.

​In this class, you will learn the basics of hand lettering including what kind of paper to use, which pen to buy, how to get thin and thick strokes with a brush pen through pressure, how to hold your pen correctly, and how to form the entire alphabet in a basic script. You will learn the basic foundations for every letter and how to form letters based on those foundations. The good news- you do not need to have good handwriting to succeed with hand lettering! Hand lettering involves muscle memory that you achieve through practice, practice, practice! This class requires no previous experience with lettering or calligraphy.

Intermediate Hand Lettering

Emily Schroepfer

July 21st, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and August 11th, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Class Fee- $30.00

Where- Village Paper & Ink – 5602 Broad Street, Greendale Wisonsin 53129

Materials to bring for this class: 1) Fudenosuke brush pen of your choice and 2) drawing pencil (HB, 2B, 3B, 2H, or H).

Materials provided for this class: 1) worksheet packet and 2) pack of high quality tracing paper.

Prerequisite for this class: Beginner Hand Lettering or  any basic lettering class. Student must understand the basics of letter formation, the pressure needed to create thick and thin lines, and pen angle.

In this class, you will learn several troubleshooting tips for your lettering such as connecting letters, double letters, legibility, and angles. You will also learn how to take your lettering to the next level with bouncing and flourishing. You will even learn some basic layout techniques for quotes! This class will help you improve your practice skills in order to improve your lettering abilities overall. You do not need to be a lettering pro to take this class. You will walk away with a better knowledge of how to make beautiful lettering!