A warm Hello from Canada and welcome to my website! My name is Kelly Klapstein, and this is my creative playground where I share my art, calligraphy and brush lettering…and often they mingle together. Over the past year, I have developed a series of practise worksheets to help people learn brush lettering. No matter where you live in the world, you are able to download and print my tracing guides and begin to learn this beautiful art form.
I have also partnered with American Crafts to develop an educational line of hand lettering and calligraphy products…pens, workbooks, practice pads, stamps, journals, and more! When I’m not traveling and teaching lettering workshops, I spend my free time with my family of 3 children, who are attending university. My wonderful husband is a financial genius who looks after my back shop and helps me run my business. Our furry baby Finn, who is a 4 year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, has established himself as the ruling member of the family, and we love him to pieces.
A complete guide to brush pen lettering, The Art of Brush Lettering takes a meditative approach to creating beautiful letterforms, plus freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and special effects. Instagram brush lettering artist Kelly Klapstein (@kellycreates) takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy-to-use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you'll be using and the best ways to position pen, hand, and paper. She goes on to demonstrate a range of basic strokes and drills, detailed tutorials for both lowercase and uppercase alphabets, and lessons on freestyle lettering, faux calligraphy, and a variety of special effects. Also included for practice and improvement are exemplars for tracing and worksheets for basic strokes and drills, lowercase and uppercase letters, punctuation, and numerals for both large and small brush pens, so you'll never have to look far to find the best examples to practice from.
Learn to letter beautifully with watercolor. In this stunning follow-up to her highly praised and influential first book, The Art of Brush Lettering, lettering expert and workshop instructor Kelly Klapstein (popular on Instagram as @kellycreates) shares her secrets for mastering the essential techniques for creating lovely modern lettering and calligraphy with watercolor.