The Lovely Drawer Brush Lettering Workshop at West Elm, W1

 

What could possibly be lovelier than an evening spent in a gorgeous interior decor store, surrounded by like-minded creatives, drinking tea and making art? Very, very little. Teri Muncey’s Brush Lettering workshops are not just a chance to learn a new skill, they are food for the soul, and much cheaper than therapy!

The workshops, which are two hours in length (trust me – it will fly by!) take place most Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings at various cosy London locations, such as West Elm and Smug. On cacti adorned tables lie packs of guide sheets and plenty of paper to test your new found skills out on, as well as a piece of ‘posh’ paper saved for a final piece. Twelve lovely ladies took part in my session from various backgrounds; some were in illustrating looking to add to their repertoire, others from the blogger-sphere, many simply hoping to learn something new. 

Teri’s teaching style is evidently well honed; the evening was relaxed and experimental, demonstrations were clear but concise and the materials provided were genuinely very helpful and easy to follow. Brush lettering is by no means an easy feat, it was actually harder than I expected, but rather than finding this frustrating it was sort of cathartic and trial and error was thankfully encouraged!

The cost of the session is easily justified; not only is the workshop a genuinely refreshing and heartwarming way to spend an evening but Teri’s skills and experience are priceless. Furthermore, the ink and brushes are high quality and yours to take home; rather than paying for a one off class, you’re gaining a new skill to practice and make your own. I’ve whiled away many hours since playing with my brush and ink and have just finished creating hand made thank you cards following my birthday celebrations.

A workshop is £50, or £60 for the ‘luxe’ version where class numbers are reduced to an intimate 6. Teri also offers one to one sessions, as well as gift vouchers. It would absolutely be a gorgeous gift for the creative in your life, or something a little different for the person who has everything! 

Book here! Follow Teri on Instagram @thelovelydrawer for more creative goodness

 

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