Go from frustrated scribbles to lovely lettering by understanding the basics of drawing letters.
What if I told you it's possible to learn lettering from the comfort of your own home? And that you don't need any fancy tools to learn the basics?
Lettering can be a fun hobby, addition to your existing art practice, or even the foundation for an entire business.
I’ll teach you a variety of tips and tricks to help you understand the basics of drawing letters and enable you to create your own beautiful hand-lettered artwork.
This virtual lettering course is adapted from the popular in-person workshops I taught for three years in Peoria. It comes filled with expanded lessons and examples that are sure to inspire you to get creating.
This course is specifically designed for beginners and hobbyists, but is also valuable for artists who want to incorporate lettering into their work.
No previous lettering experience or fancy tools needed to learn with me.
Learn Lettering with Chelsie Tamms will give you the foundation and inspiration you need to create lovely lettering of your own.
By the end of this program, you will have learned:
Difference between lettering + calligraphy
Creative process for lettered artwork
Methods to draw letters in different styles
Basics of faux calligraphy
Creative embellishing techniques
Lettering tools to consider purchasing
What our students have to say...
"Thanks for creating an amazing course. The content of the course was clear and precise. Looking forward to taking more courses in near future." - Sumedha, Learn Lettering with Chelsie Tamms student
"I have taken two workshops with Chelsie and each time she was knowledgeable, friendly, and very talented. Her lettering workshop was fun and informative. I had done some calligraphy in the past but Chelsie’s method is quite different (which is how she is able to create unique and amazing work." - Betsy, Lettering Workshop Attendee
“It is such a pleasure to work with Chelsie Tamms and Lettering Works! Her hand lettering workshops at our studio, The Art Garage Studio and Gallery, were always fun and informational! (They would fill up so fast!)” - Jessica, Workshop Host
“Wonderful, fun, no pressure workshop. Very nice and I learned some things!” - Colleen, Lettering Workshop Attendee
Hey there! If we haven’t met yet, I’m Chelsie - a business-savvy lettering artist, designer, and educator.
Since starting my business Lettering Works in 2016, I’ve created art products (like greeting cards and stickers), designed murals, worked on large-scale campaigns, taught lettering and branding workshops, and even self-published two books. My work is sold in local gift shops around Chicago and Peoria including the Field Museum, Chicago History Museum, Peoria International Airport, and Wrigleyville Sports.
After teaching countless lettering workshops, I am excited to translate lots of lettering knowledge into this new online course format. I hope taking things virtual increases accessibility and you enjoy learning this new way with me.
Ready to learn lettering?
I can't wait to share my passion with you.Enroll now for one-payment of $39
Explore What's Inside:
All 6 self-paced lessons outlined below come with videos, PDF guides, and worksheets
Lesson 1: Introduction to Hand Lettering
- The difference between lettering and calligraphy
- The value of starting with the basics
- The supplies you'll need for this course
- The importance of practice with lettering
Lesson 2: The Creative Process
- The seven steps of Chelsie's creative process for lettering (that you can use too!)
- The importance of a flexible and experimental mindset when creating hand lettered artwork
Lesson 3: Drawing Letters Basics
- 2 Methods of Drawing Letters
- The importance of working from general to specific
- Tips for exploring different styles
- How to add shadows and depth to your lettering
Lesson 4: Faux Calligraphy Basics
- How to simulate calligraphy with your lettering
- How to apply the concepts of faux calligraphy to non-cursive lettering
- How to add shadows and depth to your faux calligraphy
Lesson 5: Embellishing Your Letters
- How to embellish your letters with additional detail and flourishes
- Creative ways to add meaning to your lettering
Lesson 6: Lettering Tools
- About a variety of lettering tools that you can explore purchasing if you'd like to go further with lettering as a hobby or business
Note: No fancy tools are needed to participate in this course!
Learn Lettering with Chelsie Tamms is already jam-packed with tons of valuable information.
I’m including three bonus lessons to provide even more value and lettering knowledge...
Bonus Lesson 1: Vectorizing Simple Black + White Lettering in Adobe Illustrator
Bonus Lesson 2: Lettering a Quote
Bonus Lesson 3: Lettering in Shapes
Enroll in Learn Lettering with Chelsie Tamms
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So are we a match?
You bring an open mind and readiness to learn
I’ll bring 10+ years of lettering knowledge and 5+ teaching experience
Together we’ll take you from frustrated scribbles to lovely lettering by understanding the basics of drawing letters.
Still thinking about it?
If you’ve made it this far, chances are you’re ready to learn some lettering!
I personally cannot wait to share one of my greatest passions with you and see what you create as a result of your participation in the course.
Let's get lettering!