Skillshare is an online platform that offers hundreds of creative courses for people like you and I. The beauty of Skillshare is that you can watch and learn at our own pace, and the courses are taught by some of the most talented artists.
Seriously, the content on Skillshare is so good that you could learn the same artistic skills that you would gain from a fine arts university without the student loans. It’s worth checking out! There is a 30-day free trial, so why not give it a try?
In this 2-hour class, Mary Kate reveals the first steps of hand lettering and shares how to concept, design, and letter phrases for any use—a poster, magazine, t-shirt, or anything else you might imagine. Over the course of 16 bite-sized video lessons, you’ll learn:
Researching and Brainstorming
Sketching for Lettering
Styles for Lettering
Inking and Finalizing
This introductory class has links, resources, and project guides to support you along the way. Plus, the class student project gallery has tons of guidance, examples, and tips for guiding your own lettering project.
Sharpen your pencils — it’s time to create some lettering! 49,430 people have already taken this course, and more than a thousand people have posted their progress.
I am a huge fan of Mary Kate, I even bought her book, the Hand Lettering Ledger. It’s a great inspirational resource for decorative lettering designs.
Learn Vintage Hand Lettering
Once you finish this course, Mary Kate offers 5 other classes too. I suggest the Vintage Hand Lettering. I had fun with that one!
Now, with these two courses, I hope this will help you along your creative journey!