A warm Hello from Vancouver Island, 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. I began my calligraphy journey 7 years ago when I taught myself to use a brush pen. I then developed a series of practice 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, watercolor inks and more! My passion is teaching, and I have a B.Ed. Honours from the University of Alberta, Canada. I used to teach high school English and ESL.
When I’m not traveling and teaching lettering workshops, I spend my free time painting, walking, reading and watching British mystery TV shows. My wonderful husband is a financial genius who helps me run my small business. We have 3 grown children who each live in different cities (one being overseas!) Our furry baby Finn, who is a 9-year-old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, has established himself as the ruling member of the family, and we love him to pieces.
I also write, design and teach for Creative Scrapbooker magazine and for the past 12 years have worked with the best team I could ever imagine. Being an author has always been a dream of mine, and I am proud to say that I have written two books on lettering. I feel very blessed to follow my heart and passions in the creative industry and enjoy sharing my love of lettering, art and crafting with the world.