Learn brush lettering and calligraphy with brush pens, the best worksheets and tracing templates will guide you to powerhouse skills!

When I began practising brush lettering and calligraphy in 2015, I fell in love. I quickly became entranced by the movement of the pen across the paper. The deliberate, slow motion of drawing letter forms brings me a sense of calm and relaxation.

Brush lettering is my escape from the busy world of technology and has become a wonderful new way for me to express my creativity.

And of course, I began thinking about how to share this beautiful art form with others. I designed some basic tracing worksheets, taught a workshop to a handful of women locally, and started to share online via Instagram and Periscope.

After teaching my workshop, I quickly realized that the tracing worksheets are an essential tool that helps people understand how to draw the letter forms and build muscle memory.

So I decided to design a more refined set, including important drills, as part of my teaching toolbox. Then an idea struck! After seeing my brush lettering online, the overwhelming response was “How can I learn to do this?” and “Do you have a guide, an e-book or videos?” These positive responses have motivated me to share my brush lettering practice worksheets online. Now people all over the world download and print my worksheets, and you can start practicing today!

I have added a SHOP on my website, and you will see the tab at the top.  You can also click on the tab “Learn Brush Lettering” as well and read more about the worksheets. I now have sets of worksheets for Small and Large brush tip pens, drills, lowercase alphabets, uppercase alphabets, and words (called “Connections”). Now there are also worksheet sets for the modern ‘bouncy’ calligraphy style that is more playful and relaxed. 

In December 2017, I released a line of Learn Lettering products (pens, workbooks, practice pads) with American Crafts. Click HERE to shop online and visit my other store. 

Beginners ask, “Where do I start?” I always answer, get a large brush pen and use Bundle 1 or get a small brush pen and use Bundle 2. It’s that simple. I have recommendations for brush pens (and affiliate shopping links) in my Shop with each set of worksheets.

I’m so excited to share the beautiful art of brush lettering and hope you enjoy your lettering journey as much as I do!

Here is a quick video introducing my Brush Lettering Worksheets:

I now offer in-person workshops worldwide, and if you are interested, click HERE to see my Workshop information. You can also contact me about teaching in your area, and we can set up a workshop tailored to you!

If you haven’t yet tried my brand of Kelly Creates brush pens, then I highly recommend that you do. They are wonderful! (no bias here! lol). They are available at Michaels stores in North America and other retailers worldwide.

Happy Crafting….. and happy Brush Lettering!



46 Comments on Learn Brush Lettering with Practice Worksheets

  1. Elizabeth
    March 30, 2016 at 3:04 pm (8 years ago)

    So exciting! Your brush lettering is gorgeous. The time & efforts you took to create the practice sheets, appreciated. You were one of the first people I connected with on Periscope & hope to meet you & Finn in person one day!

    • Kelly Klapstein
      March 30, 2016 at 4:46 pm (8 years ago)

      Elizabeth! Thank you so much. I have enjoyed spending time with you on Periscope as well. xox

  2. Sarah
    March 30, 2016 at 9:33 pm (8 years ago)

    These are amazing! I have been practicing like crazy. Can’t wait for the upper case letters too.

  3. Katrina
    April 1, 2016 at 1:08 pm (8 years ago)

    How do I print your worksheets?

    • Kelly
      April 1, 2016 at 2:34 pm (8 years ago)

      Hi Katrina! You can click on the SHOP at the top menu or LEARN BRUSH LETTERING tab at the top. There you will receive instructions on how to get the download. The two sets are available for purchase in my “SHOP”. Let me know if you need any help. Thanks!

      • Kelly Sta. Ana
        September 1, 2017 at 8:16 pm (6 years ago)

        kelly, how can I downloadbthe free worksheet?? Do I need to add it in the cart even though its free??

        • Kelly
          September 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm (6 years ago)

          To download the free Bouncy Drills worksheet set, you will have to go through the check out process even though it’s free. You won’t have to pay anything, I don’t use your info for anything either.

  4. Maureen Reiss
    April 7, 2016 at 9:57 am (7 years ago)

    Thanks so much Kelly!!

  5. Cathy Cosgrove
    April 21, 2016 at 11:49 am (7 years ago)

    Fantastic job, Kelly. I purchased the bundle and am so happy with it. Brush lettering is on my “I’ve Got to Learn How to Do This” list and I know that your sheets will make the learning process fun!

  6. Marshall
    May 7, 2016 at 2:48 pm (7 years ago)

    I am loving your worksheets. They really help with where to put pressure on the pen and where to let up.

    Do you have a single sheet with the upper and lower case letters on it available as a reference? That would be really helpful for when I feel ready to do the letters freehand, but need to remember what each one looks like.


    • Kelly
      May 9, 2016 at 8:44 am (7 years ago)

      Hi Marshall, Because of your comment, I am going to develop that reference sheet and send it to customers who have signed up for my newsletter. Thanks for the great idea! love it!

      • Marshall
        May 9, 2016 at 5:19 pm (7 years ago)

        So cool … I can’t wait! Thanks!

  7. Patricia MacNeil
    January 2, 2017 at 11:32 am (7 years ago)

    Happy New Year Kelly!

  8. Ruth von Kilian
    January 3, 2017 at 9:32 am (7 years ago)

    Thank you for the worksheets. They are a great help.
    Blessings for 2017 all the way from South Africa

  9. Jeanie
    January 4, 2017 at 11:23 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m thrilled that I found you. Can’t wait to binge watch your videos and practice, practice, practice. Thank you

  10. Teresa Doyle
    January 8, 2017 at 6:38 am (7 years ago)

    Just amazing work Kelly!

  11. Gary Condry
    January 10, 2017 at 8:54 pm (7 years ago)

    Great idea and thanks for the help pages. Gary

  12. Crystal
    January 17, 2017 at 6:32 pm (7 years ago)

    What brand markers/pens do you primarily use?

    • Kelly
      January 26, 2017 at 10:54 am (7 years ago)

      Hi Crystal, Mostly I use Tombow Dual brush pens, Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pens, and Kuretake Brushables or Scroll& Brush. For small brush tips, I like the Tombow Fudenosuke and the Pentel Sign Brush pens. There are also many more brush pens on the market that are great, but I don’t have them all ha ha. Hope this helps!

  13. Lissette
    January 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm (7 years ago)

    Do you have a list of the markers you use aside from the sharpies??

    • Kelly
      January 26, 2017 at 10:53 am (7 years ago)

      Hi Lisette, I actually don’t practice much with Sharpies. Mostly I use Tombow Dual brush pens, Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pens, and Kuretake Brushables or Scroll& Brush. There are also many more brush pens on the market that are great, but I don’t have them all ha ha. Hope this helps!

  14. James
    January 18, 2017 at 2:39 am (7 years ago)

    Hello Sir,My names is James.I live in Myanmar.I want to Learn Brush Letting Paper.How can i do?Please sir.

    • Kelly
      January 26, 2017 at 10:55 am (7 years ago)

      Hi James, You can learn by buying a brush pen (either large tip or small tip) and then getting a set of my practice worksheets that are printable tracing guides. You will love them. Just click the SHOP tab to see them. I recommend Bundle 1 or Bundle 2 for beginners, depending on the brush tip size. Hope this helps!

  15. Lue Perce
    January 28, 2017 at 11:14 pm (7 years ago)

    I love your brush lettering techniques. I need to know where I can get your brush lettering practice sheets. Thanks

  16. Elaine McDonald
    January 31, 2017 at 5:36 am (7 years ago)

    Thank you for your amazing writing style. I do my own journaling and would love to have better penmanship. Hello from CSM and I and thank you for the inspiration

  17. Valerie Breingan
    January 31, 2017 at 6:29 am (7 years ago)

    Kelley ,Kelley, your new stamps from CHA rock.Lettering is something I’m just starting to learn and yours are just the jump one needs.I hopped over from CS to let you know .

  18. jean marmo
    January 31, 2017 at 7:39 am (7 years ago)

    Thank you for sponsoring at CSM!! Amazing inspiration!

  19. Julie Feenaughty
    April 1, 2017 at 12:44 pm (7 years ago)

    Could you please let me know which of your products that would work for left handers? I would love to do all of the different lettering?

    • Kelly
      April 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Julie, lots of lefties are talented lettering artists. And there are also a lot of lefties who use my worksheets. It doesn’t matter which pen or worksheet you use with your left hand, but you will have to adjust the position of the paper and the push pull technique on the brush pen.

  20. Sandy Ambrose
    May 16, 2017 at 7:14 pm (6 years ago)

    I see that you have a book coming out. Yeah!! Will it really not come out until December of this year? Will it include practice worksheets? I cannot afford what would be upper and lower case practice sheets in both small and large brush tips. Any ideas for those that cannot wait until your book comes out for affordable practice sheets?

  21. Annie Nguyen
    May 24, 2017 at 11:32 pm (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much for your lovely worksheets <3

  22. margherita
    August 22, 2017 at 11:29 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Kelly…Happy to be here in your site. I’m going to follow you

  23. Melitta Ball
    December 16, 2017 at 11:09 am (6 years ago)

    Kelly I was sent your way by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and I’m so very grateful as I have been looking for someone to learn this style of lettering from! I can’t wait to visit your blog each day!

  24. Ava Gavloski
    December 19, 2017 at 6:14 pm (6 years ago)

    enjoy the adventure that brush lettering brings to you…

  25. malwinku
    January 1, 2018 at 10:24 am (6 years ago)

    amazing:)! happy new year:)!

  26. Teresa Doyle
    January 8, 2018 at 6:18 am (6 years ago)

    I would so love to do this. I am going to take some time to try this sometime soon. You do it with such ease and I am sure the practice sheets make it easier for a beginner. Like anything practice, practice, practice, RIGHT? Thanks for sharing your amazing talent Kelly.

  27. Paula
    January 30, 2018 at 1:46 pm (6 years ago)

    Can you tell me how to find and print your Bouncy Letters practice worksheets? I cannot find the “download” box or button. I just finished watching your YouTube tutorial on Bouncy Letters! It was phenomenal! You had such clear instructions, and illustration. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

    • Kelly
      January 31, 2018 at 3:45 pm (6 years ago)

      Paula, if you go into my “SHOP” tab, you will see Worksheets for Large Brush Pens. Click on that and then you will see an image with “Bouncy Lowercase Alphabet”. Those are the worksheets. The free ones are the Bouncy Drills. You have to go through the check out process with both.

  28. Katie Sterry
    April 2, 2018 at 5:04 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you Kelly for developing such a user friendly system to learn brush lettering! You make it seem effortless! I looked through your recommended products and have a question. Which type of paper do you recommend for printing your worksheets on? Thank you in advance!!!

    • Kelly
      April 2, 2018 at 5:11 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks for the kind words, Katie. You can print on any very smooth paper, like HP Premium Laserjet 32 lbs from Staples or online. The link is in Products I Use web page. You don’t need a laser jet printer to use this paper.

  29. Dessa Aranda
    May 17, 2018 at 8:48 pm (5 years ago)

    I so love how you show step by step practising calligraphy. Been try it for months already and always im eager to learn from it.
    Question, where can we buy your pens? They’re actually so nice to have. By the way, Dessa here from philippines.. ?

    • Kelly
      May 28, 2018 at 8:26 pm (5 years ago)

      HI Dessa! I love hearing from people all over the world! My pens can be purchased from my online store http://www.kellycreatesstore.com and we ship internationally.

  30. Rica Mae Flores
    June 24, 2018 at 10:23 am (5 years ago)

    Thank you so much Ms Kelly,it really helps me . Im in the Philippines. im very happy because I’ve learned a lot from you. Thank you so much!

  31. Debbie L Gaetz
    July 19, 2018 at 3:15 pm (5 years ago)

    I loved your class at Impress last Saturday! Can’t wait for you to return and do another class and I hope it’s soon.

  32. meri jenkins
    July 23, 2018 at 5:38 pm (5 years ago)

    enjoyed this and your teaching


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