Beginner's Guide to Brush Lettering

Join us in store and master the basic techniques of on-trend hand lettering!

1 hour Class size 1 to 5     label £25

Discover how easy it is to get started in brush lettering! It’s the perfect way to personalise every project, so learning basic brush lettering techniques is sure to take your creative know-how to a new level.

You won’t need any brush lettering or art experience. The workshop will introduce basic mark-making exercises and simple techniques so that even complete beginners will be able to get to grips with this craft.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll know how to use varying line thicknesses to style your letters and be able to apply that to the whole alphabet. With our Hobbycraft Colleague on hand with expert guidance, you can also learn how to add foliage flourishes with the pens included in your craft kit.

Once the workshop’s over, you’re all set to start personalising papercraft projects and gift wrap designs with your newly acquired brush lettering skills. Add any words and sentiments you choose with stylish letters handwritten by you.

Please note, our workshop spaces in some stores are located in open areas and we will endeavour to minimise interruption from other crafters.

Knowledge required

- Perfect for beginners!

What you'll get

8 x brush markers 

A4 bleed proof paper pad 


What to bring

- Just yourself!


Hobbycraft Bedford - Unit 7 St Johns Centre, Rope Walk, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK42 0XE

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Hobbycraft Bedford

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The largest arts and crafts retailer in the UK, passion for crafting is at the heart of everything Hobbycraft does. This is reflected in the creative and knowledgeable colleagues you’ll meet in stores, as well as the vast range of carefully selected products for all types of crafting.

Throughout the year, Hobbycraft host a variety of workshops in stores and online, designed to give everyone the opportunity to master a new craft or refine a long-time favourite. Whether you want to enjoy crafting from the comfort of your own home or you’re looking to meet new people as you get making, these craft workshops offer something for everyone.

Most of our workshops are led by colleagues from Hobbycraft stores across the UK, including craft experts from our Hobbycraft Artisan programme. They use their expertise in specific areas of craft to create workshops that show participants new skills and inspire future projects.

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Rebecca McClung Nov 2023

Our teacher Danielle was brilliant. She was very knowledgeable and taught us how to simplify some of the letters as I was struggling with some of the fancier script. She was also incredibly patient with me.
I loved the fact that even though we didn’t pay for one on one, my friend and I were the only ones on the workshop, so we got a great learning experience tailored to our needs!
We were given a lovely metallic brush pen set, which were very easy to use and nice colours, letter guides and a full pad of paper to practice with when we got home.
I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn the basics!
Thank you Danielle x

Karen King Nov 2023

My friend and I really enjoyed the workshop. Danielle was very helpful and gave us good feedback which included little tricks to help us get the desired effect with the brush pens. We found that an hour wasn't really long enough, maybe 90mins would be better

Karen Wells Oct 2023

I booked this class for my 10 yr old granddaughter and she loved it. Would definitely recommend it

Amrit Rattan Apr 2023

Excellent workshop, really well taught and loved the goodies to take home to continue practicing the skills I learnt.

Teresa Puckle Feb 2023

Danielle was lovely. We went through lesson at our own pace, not rushed at all. Box containing everything we needed for class and use at home afterwards was comprehensive. With equipment we brought home class was good value for money.

Katie Puckle Feb 2023

Teacher Danielle was great, very patient and made us feel super relaxed. Would highly recommend.

Ekaterina Wlodarczak Dec 2022

It was lovely to do a workshop ‘in person’ and it was rather mindful to try brush lettering, yet i feel it could be maybe longer so we could try more letters and create tags or cards as well

Lindsay Pickard Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Class was great learning all the basics of brush lettering. Danielle was very patient with us and explained everything in detail

Helen Anderson Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Danielle was my teacher and she was great - very patient! I was lucky as it was just me, so I had 121. Excellent, would definitely recommend it.

Laura Everitt Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Good introductory class to brush lettering it was actually more difficult to do than first thought. Practice made perfect and the tutor was patient giving tips on how to improve. This was my first Hobbycraft workshop & I loved the way the materials were packaged. I will definitely be trying out another craft workshop.

Faye Best Oct 2022

Danielle was great teacher. Took her time to shoe us different ways of lettering. Course was great value for money, I learnt how to control the brush pens while writing, venue was spacious and plenty of room to work good size group not too big. Kit provide was lovely good selection of tools to use.
Highly recommend, looking forward to next stage when available! Thank you

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Faye Best - Milton Keynes

Lynne Vaughan Oct 2022

Very enjoyable lesson. Plenty of tips and writing pack provided well worth
the cost of the course.

Sue Ambrose Jun 2022

Excellent introduction course. Friendly & helpful tutor. Kit great value. Would throughly recommend. Well spent hour

Mrs Gardner Jun 2022

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Had a wonderful session with Koby who demonstrated the lettering techniques really well. The hour just flew by! There is a wonderful kit supplied with everything you need to get started. Looking forward to using my new skills after a bit more practice! Sandra Gardner

Barbara Korszniak-Eaton Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

it was a productive course, the items in my box of goodies were very relevant and gives me opportunity to practise further at home. The Tutor was exceptional, very reassuring and very knowledgeable - I would highly recommend this course.

Katherine's Broadbent May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We had a really lovely time at the Brushlettering course on Saturday. An hour is long enough to learn the basics and to have plenty of practises, even with me and my mate chattering constantly. Danielle led the session well and happily showed us examples. The starter packs are lovely and the quality of the pens and paper used are great. Would highly recommend.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Katherine's Broadbent - Milton Keynes

Kelly Vaselka May 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I had a great time today. The kit had everything I needed and more, it’s was lovely to have someone experienced to talk you through the techniques needed. Would recommend.

Lara Wynn Mar 2022

Fun and engaging session. Lovely box full of goodies ready for us to use in our session

Charlotte Bassett Mar 2022

My friend and I did the lettering class with Koby…great teaching, lovely supply of pens, paper, labels etc all included in the box. Much laughter at our total inability to get it right, much patience from Koby, we had fun, he probably thought we were batty and I think he might be right. Well worth it. We’ll definitely be back for another class! Thank you!

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Charlotte Bassett - Milton Keynes

Phillipa Clark Mar 2022

We got to our class and where greeted by coby, they were welcoming and made us feel comfortable.
The class itself was set out well and started with the basic techniques before building up to doing joined you writing! I feel confident to go home and be able to do practice joined up words.
The hour flew past and I couldn’t believe it was time to pack up! Throughly enjoyed our lesson and coby was fab!’

Rhianydd Jones Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I really enjoyed the class, Reba was a great teacher and took time to go through everything with us and answer any questions. I thought everything included in the kit was good value and gives us the opportunity to practical skills further at home :)

Sue Jacobs Feb 2022

Excellent workshop - good teacher Riba. The time just flew past. The equipment we got to take home was very good too.

Elinor Pennicott Feb 2022

Koby was really helpful and patient, providing lots of advice and tips. All the materials provided were really nice and I can definitely see myself practising this a lot! I really enjoyed the workshop - it made brush lettering seem less intimidating than I expected.

Emily Elphick Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Teacher was lovely and friendly and gave some good tips. Kit we got was excellent along with the practice sheets

Charlotte Roberts Jan 2022

Teacher was great, clearly demonstrated and described the techniques. Would definitely recommend! Great starter to brush lettering.

Louise Bruce Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Danielle was really helpful, and it was a nice experience to come and be a part of.

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