Next date coming soon – Workshop – Brush Pen for beginners


10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT with Joy Kelley

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Learn how to use your brush pen!

In this 3 hour Workshop, I will teach you the basics of brush pen calligraphy and helpful tips to understand brush pressure and how to draw letters. We will dig into the difference between lettering, typography, calligraphy and where does brush calligraphy stands so you can understand the difference better. We will revise the fundamentals (anatomy and terminology of letters, etc.) to bring this beautiful – and very popular- art form into your everyday life.

The purpose of this workshop is to walk from the basics of letter-construction to developing a balanced complete lettered piece. Whether you want to spice up your holiday envelopes, create personalized items or just for the fun of it, I will help you be happier with your letters.

This workshop has been a true labor of love! I’ve designed an awesome workbook, prepared supporting material and put together the coolest brush lettering kit (check what's included below).  So you can have the most amazing time and learn a new creative hobby (or business skill, you never know!). Join me and let’s letter together!

What will be covered?

You will receive one-on-one guidance during the workshop, and we will cover:

  • The difference between calligraphy, lettering & typography
  • The tools to get started with brush pen calligraphy
  • How to correctly hold your brush pen
  • The basic strokes + Practice drills
  • The different pressure levels
  • Lowercase letters (worksheets)
  • Uppercase letters (worksheets)
  • How to connect letters
  • Popular brush pen styles

What's included in the kit?

If you purchase the option of the workshop + the kit you will receive:


  • This is a beginner class, so no previous experience with brush pen calligraphy or pointed pen calligraphy are required.
  • If you purchase the “Workshop only” alternative, the only material that will be provided are the practice paper and the Brush pen calligraphy for beginners printed Workbook guide, you will need to bring all the rest of the materials listed.
  • The class also includes a 50% discount for one order at the HowJoyful Studio*.
  • Light refreshments will be served.

* Workshops and Ebooks are not included
with this promotion code.

Save your seat and come enjoy a morning with like-minded people & beautiful letters in a lovely and relaxing setting.


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Here are some pictures of the previous workshop


The Orange Space
The Cope Building
19 E. Citrus Ave. Suite 201
Redlands, CA 92373


There is one free parking structure at the corner of Citrus Ave. & 5th St. Additional parking can be found in the surrounding streets.


Please note that The Orange Space is located on the second floor, due to the historic nature of the building there is no elevator access.

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Refund policy

There will be no refunds. Changes to the name of the student can be made up to 1 week before the event (In case you wish to give your seat to another student). If unable to attend we can also change the date to the next available Workshop date as long as you let us know with 1 week of notice before the event.


All prices are in US dollars
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