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 Chester - Chester RP, Old Seals Way, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4RY

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Hobbycraft Chester

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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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Emma Woodward Nov 2023

Emma is an excellent tutor. We had a really enjoyable experience, learnt a lot and had a fun time too. Excellent value for money and the materials were of a high quality with the bonus that we could bring them home for more practice! We would highly recommend this workshop to everyone especially if you're lucky to have Emma as your tutor.

Mrs Angela Mandy Oct 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Lovely class. I enjoyed trying out the lettering style and Emma gave us lots of tips and ideas for using the brush pens.

Lynne Johnston Oct 2023

Class was very relaxed and taken at a steady pace. Emma was a friendly, knowledgeable tutor. Really enjoyed learning.

Nicola Reeve Jul 2023

This was a gentle introduction to brush lettering. Our tutor, Bethany, was very knowledgeable and patient. I am not particularly arty, but did not feel any pressure to get everything right and was encouraged to practice and try different styles, techniques until I get one that suited me. I was pleased with what I did achieve and the starter pack enables me to continue practicing at home.
I will definitely do some more of these workshops, they are good value, an easy way to try something new and a little wellbeing treat.

Julie France Jan 2023

Enjoyable class, very helpful tutor, good environment, will book another class, interested in inks uf Rob does a class

Nancy Mottershead Jan 2023

I enjoyed the brush lettering class. Rob was a friendly instructor and there were 4 of us learning how to write alphabet letters using the brush markers. The hour flew past and I would have liked a longer session so that Rob could have demonstrated more writing techniques.
I like that we were each given a box of materials to use in class and then take home to practice what we had learnt.
Overall an enjoyable learning experience which I would recommend.

Elizabeth Bennett Jan 2023

Good venue, good work area. Lovely teacher who was very clear and helpful. Lovely box of goodies to bring home.

Helen Standing Nov 2022

Very friendly teacher. Good session and well worth the money. Good selection of items to take home alsi

Jacqui Seddon Nov 2022

Perfect box of supplies to complete the workshop, and helpful tips to continue learning at home.

Tracy Kanes Sep 2022

Gillian was brilliant. Great course. Very friendly. Supplies were far better than expected for price.

Eleanor Dale Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Bethany was great and really friendly. The pack was good but it would be good to have some spare practice sheets

Hannah Jarrett Oct 2021

Fab teacher with lots of helpful hints and tips to get me excited for my journey to improved brush lettering. The gift pack had gorgeous pens included and was a great start to my collection! Such a great workshop in the run up to Christmas.

Pam Jones Oct 2021

Emma was lovely, very welcoming. The goody box was well presented with all we needed.
Emma gave us lots of hints and tips, warm up exercises, single and joined letters, phrases and even decorative touches. Excellent 10/10

Joanne Thompson Oct 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended

Very informative and helpful . Friendly tutor and she promised to email sprint outs which will help

Beth Jones Sep 2021

Emma was lovely and was happy to show us joins that we’re not on the template.
Venue was relaxed.
The materials provided were excellent. It was nice to come away with everything we needed to have another go.
Good value for money considered the materials provided.
Confidence grew as the hour went on. We learn how to vary pressure, some individual letters and some joining.

Barbara Porter Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Emma was very pleasant, skilled and encouraging. The pack was good, especially the pens. We learnt the basics of forming the heavy and fine lines in brush script. Emma was very supportive. I really enjoyed the challenge.

Maggie Ryan Aug 2021

Enjoyed the workshop. Teacher went at correct pace. Venue was good for the number of people. Materials good

Tricia Shuler Aug 2021

Great teacher, really helpful, only 3 in the class so lots of individual attention. Good value.

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