Learn How to Hand Letter With Your Favorite Childhood Writing Tool
With the 50 Days of Lettering Challenge under way, we are practicing with all sorts of tools, from Crayola markers to flowers and feathers. Now we want to throw it back to our days on the playground and take a shot at hand lettering with chalk.
INTRO TO CHALK LETTERING ONLINE CLASS
This course is perfect for anyone who has swooned over chalkboards at restaurants, coffee shops, weddings or on Pinterest.
If you’ve wanted to learn how to make your own pieces of chalk art, but you’re not sure where to start, you’re in the right place. The best part? Good handwriting isn’t a prerequisite! Even if you’ve developed a style of hand lettering with other mediums, this class will introduce you to the nuances and unique features of working with chalk. And hey, if you mess up, you can always erase!
In Valerie’s chalk lettering class, you’ll learn how to:
- Make your own chalkboards
- Write out words and phrases in three basic lettering styles
- Draw simple chalk illustrations and embellishments to complement your lettering
- Design, finish and polish a chalk art layout with shadows and dimension
After taking the class, you will be equipped with a new set of skills to help bring out your inner chalk artist. And like we said, chalk is a stress-free medium, so this class is all about relaxing and having fun! Plus, we make it SUPER easy to get started. Just grab the class’s companion supply kit, which includes a chalkboard, white chalk, felt eraser, microfiber cleaning cloth and more, and follow along as you learn chalk art with Valerie. You’ll save 15 percent when you buy the class and kit together.
The class doesn’t launch until mid-April, but if you pre-register today, you’ll get the class for $25 (originally a $29 value). Just fill out the simple Typeform below, and we’ll soon follow up with an email letting you know the class is live (and available at a discounted price). Hooray!
PLUS, to sweeten the deal: One lucky early bird will get a signed copy of Valerie’s currently sold out The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering for FREE. So make sure to pre-register today!
Pre-registration for this class has closed as of April 12, 2016.
What favorite quote do you want to chalk letter? Tweet us @BritandCo and let us know!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.