Want to learn Bullet Journal lettering and calligraphy? You’re in the right place. And the best news is – you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on this new hobby.
If you’re just starting out and not sure if brush lettering is for you, it’s a good idea to test the waters with some free resources. Luckily, there are plenty of free calligraphy classes available online that can help you become a lettering master from the comfort of your home.
If you’ve seen those beautiful letters on other people’s Bullet Journals and want to add them to yours, here is where you should start!
Before we dive into the free classes, let me share a couple of my favorite brush lettering supplies. You don’t need to buy expensive brush pens to start. Just get one good brush pen, and you’re good to go. MAP EDU has a great selection of affordable and high-quality brush pens that are suitable for beginners.
Now, let’s look at some of the free brush lettering classes available online:
Brush Lettering Classes On YouTube
Technically, these are videos rather than actual classes. But you can learn all you need from them.
Happy Ever Crafter
Becca creates amazing lettering pieces herself and is also an amazing teacher. Her videos are informative and entertaining, making even the boring, repetitive exercises look fun. I highly recommend starting with her video below, and then exploring the rest of her YouTube channel for more valuable lessons.
These talented ladies are wonderful calligraphy artists and generously share their knowledge and materials to help beginners get started. Begin with their brush calligraphy video below, and take advantage of the free practice worksheet they offer. They also have a series of videos on faux calligraphy, which is a great technique to learn while you’re still mastering brush lettering.
If you’re looking for more resources and tips for brush lettering, I have you covered:
- Check out my Free Brush Lettering Worksheets post for some printable practice sheets to help you hone your skills.
- Visit MAP EDU for a wide range of helpful tutorials and resources on brush lettering and calligraphy.
- For beginners, I recommend reading my Beginner’s Guide To Brush Lettering post to get a solid foundation in the art of lettering.
- Once you’re comfortable with the basics, explore my posts on 7 Easy Ways To Enhance Your Brush Lettering and 11 Simple Ways To Add Shadow To Your Brush Lettering for advanced techniques.
To supplement your learning, I have created several worksheets for you, which you can find in the Resources Vault. These worksheets include specially lined paper for practicing brush lettering, as well as the months of the year and days of the week.
Print and use these worksheets as many times as you want to ensure you master brush lettering. These basic words will be useful for your Bullet Journal pages. To gain access to the Resources Vault, sign up in the form below. Once you confirm your subscription, you’ll receive the secret word to access over 100 free Bullet Journal printables and more.
So, what style of calligraphy are you interested in learning? Let us know in the comments below! And if you’re interested in learning other creative skills, don’t forget to join MAP EDU and start practicing brush lettering and many other skills right away!