Hand Lettering Basics

What to Bring

  • A few phrases or single words for a loved or unloved (ouch!) one, for the custom card project you’ll letter yourself.
  • If you have a favourite mechanical pencil or pen, feel free to bring this along!

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • All letter lovers welcome!

Hand Lettering Basics

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Workshop duration: 3 hours

What You Will Learn

  • The basics of typography
  • Custom lettering approaches
  • Exploring different letterform-based crafts and expressive brush script exercises

What You Get

  • Brush pen
  • Workbook that covers everything from the class + further references
  • All exercise material from the day


This class will guide you through the basics of typography and custom lettering approaches to apply in your own creative practice and personal projects.  Exploring different letterform based crafts and expressive brush script exercises that inform lettering, followed by the principles of creating a unique hand lettered piece (concept, composition, balance, flourishes, decoration).

All letter lovers welcome! whether you’re just getting started, want to impress your friends with hand lettered mail, or keen to learn hands on techniques.

About Leona Fietz

Leona Fietz is an emerging Brisbane based illustrator, designer, self taught typographer.  After studying graphic design and working in a creative studio full time (including a letterpress internship) she steered away from the traditional 9-5 job path to pursue her love for letters.   

Now, three years after graduation and hours of practice honing her skills and fine tuning her eye, she has created a body of type centric personal and branding work.  To attract the more illustrative based projects she loves.

Her work can be seen in group exhibitions, digital  custom type and brushwork.  She has been published in the 2015 Typism & Typograp.her book, TBC Mag, D-Zine and featured on The Loop, The Design Kids, The Print Bar and Jugglers.

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Oct 2016
Hand Lettering Basics - 22 Oct 2016 10:00 AM

The class covered the basics of lettering in a hands on environment.

Oct 2016
Hand Lettering Basics - 22 Oct 2016 10:00 AM

I enjoyed the class, it was fun to practice with other newbs and use the guides that were provided.

Jun 2016
Hand Lettering Basics - 05 Jun 2016 10:30 AM

Great class, definitely got the basics down pat. Although, difficult to see how the instructor taught. But overall would recommend!!

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