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Brush Lettering Bootcamp: June 3-July 14, 2018

An online 6-week guided program that transforms complete beginners into skilled brush lettering students.

This course is not open for enrollment.

The coaching program will re-open later in 2018 (around October). To get started now, check out our self-paced version of the course: https://loveleighloops.teachable.com/p/blb-self-pa...

Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and wondered, "How did they get so good at brush lettering?"

The videos you see look effortless. You pick up your own brush pen and try to create what you saw but your strokes are shaky, you have no control of the brush, and you don’t know what to do next.

“I’ll never be as good as her.”

“I know my letters don’t look right, but I’m not sure how to fix them.”

“If only someone could tell me exactly what to practice so that I actually improve.”


Those were the exact thoughts we had when we first picked up a brush pen back in 2015.

Since then, we’ve transformed into full-time calligraphers. We’ve taught brush lettering to hundreds of students, both in person and online, who have grown from complete beginners into confident brush lettering artists.

And you can do it, too. Just imagine…

  • Enjoying some “me time” with a skill you love while learning something new
  • Seeing your beautiful work on the walls around your house (rather than in the trash can)
  • Creating personalized cards and gifts that you’re proud to give to friends and family
  • Showing off your impressive skills to social media followers and friends
  • Saving - and maybe even earning! - money with your creations

A group of our students showing off after an introductory workshop

You can turn your interest in brush lettering into a lifelong skill that will pay you back in more ways than one.

And it doesn’t take any magic. It just takes practice, feedback, accountability, and the right strategies, which we've perfected and compiled into an online course called Brush Lettering Bootcamp.

Brush Lettering Bootcamp is a collection of the most powerful and effective lessons for learning brush lettering in a step-by-step online course that will turn your shaky letters into beautiful, confident art.

We believe that anyone can learn brush lettering. You don’t need beautiful handwriting, you don’t need a fine arts degree, and you definitely don’t need endless free time.


We'll spend six weeks guiding you through the course, giving you individual feedback and coaching you to make sure you're on the right track to succeed.


Plus, it's all in one place, so no more scouring the internet or bookmarking a bunch of different sites. With this system, you can easily track your progress and not miss a single step in your journey.


 

Our February class of BLB Students had a lot to say about the experience.

We captured some of their comments from their Facebook group to give you a glimpse into the things they enjoyed about BLB.

Here's what they said...

They thought the course was well-organized, detailed, and thoughtfully created...


They saw visible progress...

They thought it was well worth the investment...

Overall, they loved the course and the community!


 

Interested in the specifics of what you'll learn?

We thought you might be. Here's an overview:

  • Module 1: Introduction
    • What is brush lettering? Find out what it is (and isn’t)
    • A demonstration of 8 different brush pens (6 large, 2 small) and pros/cons of each
    • How to use the brush pen and guide sheets: Learn the correct angle and grip, how to create stroke variation, and how to use the guide sheets. Plus: Are your strokes too thin?
    • Fundamental strokes: A detailed breakdown of the basic components of the letterforms including angles, shade placement, transitions, white space
  • Module 2: Lowercase letters
    • Alphabet broken down into groupings based on their fundamental strokes to help reinforce important combination-specific strokes,
    • Deep dives into “don’ts” of each grouping (for both left and right-handed letterers)
    • Emphasis on exactly where to lift your pen and place the tip back down for every stroke
    • Overview of letter variations, including traditional and modern variants
  • Module 3: Troubleshooting
    • 8 steps to combat shakiness
    • 7 tips for creating consistency
    • How to transition between thicks & thins:
      • Multiple lessons specific to right-handed and left-handed letterers
      • What’s happening when your shade isn’t working and why?
      • A deep dive into ovals using the “crescent” method
      • A look at hand and finger movement
      • A special lesson for lefties on how to position the tools to achieve better results.
  • Module 4: Letter Connections
    • How to categorize letters by exit/entrance type, how to connect every possible combination of strokes, and where to lift your pen on long connections
    • Example words to show the concepts in action, plus the one thing that all connections have in common
    • Double letter connections tips and examples
    • Tricky letter connections based on requests from prior students
  • Module 5: Capital letters
    • The 3 principles of creating capital letters and numbers
    • Breaking down the modern and traditional capital alphabet into the 3 main elements
    • How to write the capital alphabet in two styles
  • Module 6: Numbers & Punctuation
    • Traditional numbers including shade placement, where to lift the pen, and how to create consistency
    • Punctuation Variations on the most common marks and examples of them in use
  • Bonus: Illustrative Tools & Techniques with Brush Pens
    • Learn 7 additional tools and techniques:
      • Blending (2 methods), 3 styles of shadows plus our shadowing cheat sheet, embellishments, watercolor intro, embossing, brush pen florals, greenery and wreaths




Lessons come in the form of video lessons and printable worksheets.

Coaching will take place in a private Facebook group and includes twice-weekly live videos, live critiques with individual feedback, and bonus tips & tricks. Moving through the course together will help keep you accountable, encourage a sense of community, and enhance your learning experience and results.

Please note that this course is completely online. No physical product will be shipped to you. You will have lifetime access to the materials and course updates.

 

How'd you like to go from this BEFORE to AFTER, in just 6 weeks? Our awesome student, Sue, did!



COURSE UPDATES

In addition to the modules above, we're adding several lessons based on prior student feedback:

  • How to create special accents and characters for other languages
  • Deep dive into the trickiest letter combinations
  • Additional capital letter element variations
  • Number variations

...and more detailed tips that make a huge difference.

JOIN THE PARTY!

We're starting something new this time: Homework Parties!

You'll have assignments each week. A homework party is a dedicated time period each week where Jillian or Jordan will be hosting a live video to work through the assignments together.

We'll make it fun, keep you accountable, answer questions, and give you the structure you're looking for! Plus you can watch the replays as often as needed.

This course is not open for enrollment.

Here's what our most recent class of BLB students has to say:

"I would try to follow YouTube videos and free online tutorials, but I just couldn’t grasp the connection between what I was trying to do and what I needed to do in order to get better.

I took the guided Bootcamp and I feel that having the guided lesson with live critiques was invaluable. It helped keep me on track and stay focused. I started this as a hobby and I have a desire to grow in my skills."

- Aileen F, BLB student

"I was complete beginner that never even used a brush pen before. My "before" picture looks like a toddler wrote it! Jillian and Jordan take you through the videos and practice homework step by step so you can begin to understand how to create each letter.

The live videos were exceptionally helpful as they addressed all your questions immediately and showed you how to improve your lettering strokes. You could ask questions on the spot and have an answer given to you. Jillian and Jordan's patience and support were outstanding. I honestly can't thank them enough for how much they taught me!"

- Renata, BLB student


"Hands down this has been one of my favorite classes and I want to thank Jillian and Jordan for their awesome teaching and the awesome tips y'all have shared with us. I have learned so much and look forward to taking other classes with y'all."

- Micaela, BLB Student


If you have always wanted to learn brush lettering and have no idea where to start... start here with LoveLeigh Loops Brush Lettering Bootcamp. You will be amazed at how much you learn in just 6 weeks. I’ve never seen anyone teach lettering with such detail and breakdowns of each letter. You will be so proud of your “after” piece at the end of the 6 weeks and anxious to keep learning more! Jillian & Jordan are definitely the best! You will NOT be disappointed!!!

- Kelly, BLB Student


"I recommend this class to anyone, even lefties! Beginner or above. The twins are the best teachers! They cover everything! You will absolutely get your money's worth!

The content is great, the community is welcoming and friendly, the twins are excellent teachers! The break everything down. You have so many "lightbulb" moments going through the course. Even a leftie like me can learn! Thank you for creating this course! "

- Dominique, BLB Student

"They have such an enthusiastic spirit and you can tell they love what they do. They are very patient while still being fun. The live lessons were great they made me feel like I was part of a family. I looked forward to seeing my fellow BLB friends with each live video.

They also provided feedback on homework in live videos and on a one-to-one basis. It kept me on track and their feedback really helped a lot. I have tried learning on my own and I ended up losing interest and not following through but this helped me stay accountable. I look forward to signing up for more of their classes. I would recommend this to a friend.

- Charlene, BLB Student


"(for Italians!) Ho imparato veramente tanto in 6 settimane, non immaginavo di raggiungere questo livello, anche perché non sono molto "artistica". Ma la Calligrafia mi piace, e le due sorelle sono veramente professionali e simpatiche, il corso è ben bilanciato e, senza alcuna fatica, si impara presto e ci si diverte!"

- Silvia, BLB Student

"I loved the course, I’m really glad I decided to join! It was an amazing opportunity to get started on the brush lettering journey, and with all the live videos and feedback it was really worth every penny! Don’t worry about not being able to join the videos live, you can always watch the replays, and J&J are there to help with your questions afterwards! Thanks you girls for having me, it was an awesome experience!"

- Andi, BLB Student

"This was the best thing that I have done in such a long time. Not only is my writing improving, my pressure and shaking have been reduced. I plan on continue practicing and continue with more of loveleigh loops in the future. "

- Darcy, BLB Student


"My experience with Loveleigh Loops has been exceptional! Their content is specific and they are quick to point out areas of difficulty in their videos and elaborate on them. The feedback they provide on the homework is invaluable! You can tell these ladies love what they are doing because it shows in the progress of their students. Thank you J2!"

- Kat, BLB Student


"This class was awesome! It is very detailed, but not in an overwhelming way. I found it best to watch the video, practice, then watch the video a second time. I’d learn even more the second time around. The feedback on my own work was super, super helpful. The live fb videos were great because you could see everyone’s different questions and learn even more.

There’s no doubt that I improved significantly more with all the extra support and accountability than I would have if I just worked thru the class on my own. It was a fun group and I really enjoyed the experience! "

- Kerri, BLB Student

"If you are in a doubt just like me whether to join the BLB course, then don't hesitate... I used to wonder if I have already learnt everything from Internet what more is there to learn and that too if it's a beginner bootcamp. And today I say i am glad that i took the class... J2 have so methodically categorized the classes that its so easy to understand even for a beginner..

We get to know what mistakes we have made and improve upon them.. My lettering has improved so much during and after the course.. There are no enough words for me to thank Jillian and Jordan for designing such a perfect course and make a huge impact in my lettering... Thank you girls... "

- Mrudula, BLB Student


Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the course?
Lifetime access - across any and all devices you own. This includes unlimited replays of the live video trainings, plus access to the Facebook group!
What if I have already taken a brush lettering class?
Well, unless the class you've taken was online, you probably only kept the worksheets and pens you received. Online, you can re-watch the lessons as many times as you need - even months from now. You'll also get 6 full weeks of supplemental training and instructor access within a private Facebook group.
What if I cannot attend all of the Live videos? Do I still need to join the Facebook group?
If you cannot attend a Live video in the group, you will be able to watch the replay. The purpose of the Live videos is to answer questions that arise as you are going through the pre-recorded lessons, and to critique work that has been uploaded into the group. So we may use your uploaded photo as an example in the live video and point out on your picture how to improve. Even if you aren’t there live, you would be able to watch the critique and use our comments to improve.
Do I have to share pictures of my work?
One huge benefit of the Facebook group is that you can upload photos of your work each week (or however often you would like) and we'ill comment with suggestions for improvement. You can access these comments at any time. You'll have peers going through the course with you - so you can see their progress, and maybe their “light bulb” moment that will help you. Plus you can give each other even more feedback for another perspective. But if you don't want to or are unable to share photos, it's not a requirement.
Do I have to buy a bunch of expensive supplies?
Unlike other hobbies that require you to invest in a bunch of fancy, costly gear, all you need to get started with brush lettering is a brush pen and smooth paper. Yes, that’s it! We have a supply guide uploaded to the course with specific recommendations for brands of pens and paper that work best. If you already have some supplies and you aren’t sure if they will work, feel free to send us an email so we can help you out: [email protected] Please note that you will need to print the worksheets yourself - either on a home printer or at a print shop.
Is there a self-paced option if I am busy during these 6 weeks?
You bet! Find the info here: https://bit.ly/BLBselfpaced
What If I'm a lefty?
Don't believe the myth that you can't do calligraphy if you're left-handed! We included lefty tips throughout the modules, plus a whole entire lecture just for you on trouble-shooting common problems.

Your Instructor


Jillian & Jordan
Jillian & Jordan

We've helped hundreds of students just like you transform into confident lettering artists. You can do it too, promise.

We were beginners just a few years ago so we completely understand the struggles of starting. The course was designed with those obstacles in mind!

Start your lettering transformation today. We can't wait to see how far you go.


 

Is this course right for me?

Brush Lettering Bootcamp is for the aspiring letterer who is serious about learning, is willing to put in the work and understand the "why" behind the letterforms, and wants to learn how to improve, the right way. This course is perfect for complete beginners. The program will take some work, but we promise to guide you through it.

If you are just dabbling in hand lettering for a moment but you'll be ready to move on to the next DIY hobby by tomorrow, then this course probably isn't right for you. No hard feelings though, okay? You can always come back when you're ready - the course will be waiting for you.


Here are some descriptions of students who have taken our course. Do any of them sound like you?

  • You want to earn (or save) money by creating home decor, greeting cards, or invitation addressing
  • You want to tap into your creative side that hasn't had a chance to play in a few years
  • You want to learn a new hobby in a few weeks, because you're on summer break, recovering from surgery, or otherwise are at a crossroads
  • But you also don't have all the time in the world and want to learn in the most strategic way possible without wasting time
  • You've tried learning calligraphy on your own but - like most other skills - it's easier to learn with the support of a community and a step-by-step system
  • You've thought about taking a calligraphy workshop but can't find one in your city, you're more of a "back row" kind of student, or you're afraid you'll forget what you learned in class when you go home to practice
  • You like trying something new for personal growth

Remember how we told you that we were beginners not long ago?


In 2015 we knew that we had potential, but we didn't know how to improve, we were frustrated, and we felt overwhelmed by the resources scattered all over the internet.


We've spent over 3 years studying the art and compiling all of the best tips so that you don't have to waste time. You can copy the strategies we've developed and start seeing results in a matter of weeks.

You'll have your own before & after picture WAY sooner than you think.

This course is not open for enrollment.