Beginner's Brush Lettering Class



2.5 hours 7 to 20 label $100 ($120 per person when you book for 1 student, $100 pp for 2+ students)


In this fun workshop, learn the careful and calculated skill of brush lettering. You will learn how to perfectly wield the pressure of a brush pen to form artistic words under the detailed guidance of Alena from ‘YaMogu’.

You'll cover lower and upper case letters, and deconstruct letters into individual strokes to master them. Once you're comfortable with the basics, your words and calligraphy will flow naturally and expertly.

By the end of the class, you will be confident to write in an artistic way. Apply your skills whenever and wherever - personalise your next greeting card, or just doodle more artistically!

Group sizes are kept small so that you'll get enough individual attention and feedback to ensure that you really get the most out of the session.

You'll also get a pack (yours to keep) with brush pens and a worksheet to continue your brush lettering adventures.

This class is available on Request for groups of 7+.

Don't have a group of 7+ students? If you're happy to pay a higher price per person (total of $700 for the class), you can just Request to book this class for 7 students (and attend with fewer guests).

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What you'll get

• Pack of 10 brush pens
• Workbook with workshop content
• Notebook to practice in
• Paper to practice on
• Snacks & water

Hot tea & coffee will be provided by the venue

Suitable for

This class is popular for a hens party, special occasion, birthday, baby shower, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Canberra Museum & Gallery - Cnr London Cct & Civic Square Canberra



Your teacher
YaMogu
YaMogu

Graphic Designer with a passion for Brush Lettering

4.9 (66)
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Alena (YaMogu) is a Sydney-based graphic designer and a self taught Hand Letterer/Calligrapher. Her passion for anything hand written started from younger years, when back in Russia her mother taught her cursive writing. This passion grew stronger during her studies at University whilst she was studying Bachelor of Visual Communication.

Overwhelmed by how much the digital era is taking over, Alena picked up the brush pen, the nib pen and started learning the art of brush lettering & calligraphy. Now she is eager to pass this skill on to people who are eager to learn this art, as she believes that writing with our hands is a skill that should never be replaced by a font/typeface.


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5

• Jul 2019


I've always admired people who are able to do beautiful hand lettering, so I jumped at the chance to do a Beginners Class and see if I have what it takes!
The venue was easy to locate, with plenty of (paid) parking nearby. I loved that
Alena provided everything needed to get started - she even included 'Thank you' bags with snack inside, and then invited us to take home all of the materials that had been used during the class! We learned how to do basic brush strokes, and how to break individual letters down into each of these basic strokes. I found the whole process quite calming, as I learned to take my time and not rush through. I still have a lot to learn, but I am already quite proud of my efforts. This was a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon, and I look forward to signing up to do further classes with Alena when she returns to Canberra.

Calligraphy workshop review by Heidi Kark
5

• Jul 2019


I really enjoyed this class. The teacher was friendly and approachable and she really knows her stuff. My whole table enjoyed a few laughs and came away with confidence to start the brush lettering journey. I will be attending the next class held in Canberra!

Beginner's Brush Lettering Class review by Loretta Toms
5

• Jul 2019


Firstly, I'd like to say that this was an amazing class. The teacher explained the technique of brush lettering so well. As a left hander I did struggle a lot with the principles of brush lettering, however, this was incredible that I finally understood how to brush letter. The teacher even showed me how to do with her left hand.
The class was also value for money, considering the snacks, pens, workbook and the teacher travelling to Canberra it was such a bargain!
I will be recommending this class to anyone interested in brush lettering.
4

• Jul 2019


The main portion of the workshop involved me learning basic strokes used in every day lettering as a starting point. At the end, we recreated our names based off the cards given to us as we walked in, and before that, constructed the word minimum by breaking it down into the strokes learnt throughout the 2 1/2 hours.

I couldn't think of one complaint to submit regarding the teaching style, as Alena explained clearly everything in detail so we weren't left confused or wondering what she was asking us to do. She was happy to give her assistance when ever possible if we were encountering some difficulties. In general, she had a warm, welcoming and comforting personality

The venue of choice was pretty easy to find, and although not the biggest room, was still a sufficient amount of space to not feel like we were cramped in tightly.

Considering the cost of being transported from Sydney to Canberra, purchase of materials and snacks, I thought the price was good value for money

Overall, the aim was about exploring new territory in the field that still uses traditional mediums. Although I had previous experience in using the humble pen and paper throughout my childhood, more focus was placed on illustrating nature/animals and nature. Tapping into the typographic element of this art will hopefully help me broaden up new work opportunities. I learnt it was the little things that you either don't or do during the brushing of the strokes really does make or break the final result.

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5

• Jul 2019


I enjoyed this class immensely. I found the content and tools available of high quality. I even liked the snacks provided. Very thoughtful. The technical side of the brush lettering class was simple and easy to follow. Will be doing the next one when back in December .
5

• Jul 2019


Alena is an excellent teacher, patient and encouraging. She provided all the materials for the class. I highly recommend anyone who is interested in brush lettering to attend Alena’s classes.

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5

• Jul 2019


Alena was fantastic - she was excellent at explaining the techniques and was very helpful when practicing. I didn't realise how difficult brush lettering could be, but I think I have found a new hobby.
5

• Jul 2019


Alena is a remarkable teacher, breaking down the steps and explaining things clearly. You get individual attention and she is precise with any corrections she makes. I would recommend this class to everyone!
5

• Jul 2019


The teacher was well prepared and had a lot of clear pointers. She went through the exercises we would do and demonstrated, along with some common mistakes to avoid. Then as we practiced she was very attentive, checking in on how we were going and giving us individual attention.
5

• Jul 2019


Alena is the best teacher and so generous with her time and feedback (and goodie bags!)
I had a blast and learned some amazing techniques that I can’t wait to put into practice!
5

• Jul 2019


Alena is an incredibly patient teacher and explains things clearly. For a complete newbie with barely passable handwriting, I was extra nervous but was soon able to settle in and have lots of fun!

Calligraphy workshop review by Catherine To
5

• Jul 2019


Alena is a very talented brush artist, and was a great teacher, while professional and patient, especially while encouraging with those who might take a little longer (like me)

Calligraphy workshop review by Hannah Cleary
5

• Jul 2019


Alena is very patient and clear with her instructions. It’s a well paced lesson, covering all the basics of brush lettering. And with the materials provided, one can definitely continue learning and perfecting the craft. Worth the money!

Beginner's Brush Lettering Class review by Aishwarya -
5

• Jul 2019


Alena teaches brush lettering techniques so that any beginner is able to pick it up. She was very thorough in her instructions and she goes to each person in class to ensure they are doing okay. It was a great class.

Calligraphy workshop review by Ina Jalil Sydney
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