All you need to do is a take a quick glimpse at Valerie’s Instagram account to get excited about learning chalk illustration. Her designs might look intricate and complex, but anyone can learn to illustration with chalk. Especially when Valerie is sharing all of her illustration tips and tricks that she picked up over the years working with chalk.

Her new online class, Intro To Chalk Illustration, is the follow-up to her first Brit + Co online class Intro to Chalk Lettering.

In this 85-minute beginner-friendly course, you’ll learn how to illustrate floral designs with chalk. To be precise, you’ll learn how to draw three types of flowers: An anemone, a rose, and a coneflower. Valerie will teach you design principles, how to create a balanced composition, and how to add texture and depth using smudging and erasing techniques. Your final project will be tying all the elements together to create a floral illustration design. And since we all love lettering, she’ll show you how to incorporate lettering into your illustration.

Need an extra resource? Check out Valerie’s book, The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style, for more chalk lettering lessons and projects!

By the end of Intro to Chalk Illustration, you’ll know how to:

  • Apply design principles to plan a balanced and cohesive illustration.
  • Sketch three multi-dimensional flowers that have texture and depth.
  • Add focal points and floral fillers to create a complete piece of chalk art.

Ready to get chalky? Enroll in our newest illustration class today. You can even paint it with Valerie’s first course, Intro To Chalk Lettering, to learn even more chalk art techniques.


By enrolling in the class today, you’ll automatically be entered into our class giveaway. You could win prizes up to $125 in value, including:

We’ll pick three winners at random on 9/19. Winners will be announced here and notified via email as well.

Once you enroll in the course, it’s yours forever. You can watch it on demand whenever… especially on a lazy Sunday in your pajamas! The course also comes with an 11-page workbook created by Valerie that you can download after you enroll.

So what are you waiting for? Enroll in our Intro to Chalk Illustration online class today.

What are you excited to learn in this upcoming class? Share with us on Twitter and tag @BritandCo and #bcclasses.