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.

Whether you鈥檙e deep in the throes of wedding planning or you鈥檙e organizing your calendar for this upcoming spring, we know you鈥檒l want to embrace this trendy lettering style. That鈥檚 why we teamed up with chalkboard artist and hand letterer Valerie McKeehan to teach you the basics of chalk lettering, beginning with tips and tricks for working with chalk as an art medium.

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INTRO TO CHALK LETTERING聽ONLINE CLASS

This course is perfect for anyone who has swooned over chalkboards at restaurants, coffee shops, weddings or on Pinterest.

If you鈥檝e wanted to learn how to make your own pieces of chalk art, but you鈥檙e not sure where to start, you鈥檙e in the right place. The best part? Good handwriting isn鈥檛 a prerequisite! Even if you鈥檝e 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!

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In Valerie鈥檚 chalk lettering class, you鈥檒l learn how to:

  • Make your own chalkboards
  • Write out words and phrases in three聽basic lettering styles
  • Draw simple chalk illustrations and embellishments to complement your lettering
  • Design, finish and聽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鈥檚 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鈥檒l save 15 percent when you buy the class and kit together.

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The class doesn鈥檛 launch until mid-April, but if you pre-register today, you鈥檒l get the class for $25 (originally a $29 value). Just fill out the simple Typeform below, and we鈥檒l 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鈥檚 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.

Can鈥檛 wait to try out lettering techniques with chalk? Then make sure to check out our Calligraphy 101, Brush Calligraphy and Hand Lettering courses today!

What favorite quote do you want to chalk letter? Tweet us @BritandCo and let us know!