A couple weeks ago I announced on my Instagram and Facebook accounts that I was filming a bounce lettering class with Brit+Co using Tombow brush pens, and today I’m excited to announce that the class is officially available for pre-order! I’m going to tell you a bit about the class here, and in a future post I’ll give you a peek at what all went into developing it. (Update: read that post here!) I’ve been an avid reader of Brit+Co for a few years now and it was a total dream-come-true, pinch me kind of experience.
First off, here’s what you’ll learn in the class. You guys, this thing is so jam packed with information that it’s kind of insane. I wanted a complete beginner to be able to take this class, learn the basics, and immediately take their lettering to the next level with bounce. But that doesn’t mean someone who has been lettering for awhile won’t also get a lot out of this course! The price tag is absolutely amazing for the amount of material that’s covered. The regular price will be $29, but during the pre-order period you’ll be able to get it for $24.50! That’s a steal, and I’m going to tell you why.
In addition to in-depth video lessons, you’ll also receive a course workbook that you can download. The course workbook includes a supply list, lettering terminology, basic stroke practice sheets, script and block letter practice alphabets, a bounce practice alphabet, and lettering composition examples. It’s more than 20 pages of awesomeness. In the class, I walk you through the workbook and use it so that you can follow right along with me.
When you visit the class page, you’ll see a breakdown of the lesson plan, but I want to give you a little more info here so you know exactly what to expect from this class. The introduction is pretty self explanatory – this is where I say hello and tell you all of the great things you’ll be learning in the class. Then comes our supplies, which I go over and tell you why I’m using each tool. Next we get into the lessons, starting with Lettering Basics – here, you’ll learn terminology and the proper way to hold your brush pen. In the Basic Strokes lesson, we review the strokes that are necessary to form your letters. In the Script Alphabet Practice lesson we’ll go letter by letter in uppercase and lowercase, so you can see exactly how each letter is formed.
We do the same for our Block Alphabet Practice lesson, except only in uppercase – but I do give you some alternatives for certain letters so you can add interest to your alphabet! Next we get into bouncing with the Learn Bounce Lettering lesson – here, I talk about the basics of bounce lettering and show you some ways to bounce each letter of the alphabet. In the next lesson, Forming Words, we put everything we’ve learned together to go from drawing individual letters to putting them together into words! Then, in Composition with Bounce, I walk you through my approach to achieving beautiful bouncy compositions. And finally, we create two super fun handmade cards together with bounce lettering!
If that’s not enough to get you excited, this class has lifetime access so you can watch the videos at your own pace and re-watch any lessons that you may need a refresher on at any point in time. AND, you’ll get an exclusive 10% off promo code to grab your lettering supplies from Tombow! Woohoo! Anyone who pre-orders before the class launch date (December 12), will also be entered to win one of Tombow’s new Lettering Sets!