This new chapter at Let's Make Art exists because of you! Once we saw your excitement to learn lettering in these projects here, here, and here, we knew creating a lettering community was the next natural step for Let’s Make Art!

Please join us in welcoming Lettering Artist Nicole Miyuki to the Let's Make Art family. She will be our guide on this lettering journey and she's jumping things off with a fantastic Beginner Lettering Series. Click below to watch the videos on YouTube.

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and Join the New Facebook Group Let’s Make Art: Lettering!

Introducing the Let's Make Art Lettering Box!

Here at Let's Make Art, we make it simple. Begin your lettering journey with the ease of our lettering box.
Learn More
1. Myths About Lettering
2. Tools + Materials
3. Thin On the Up, Thick On the Down
4. Foundation Strokes
5. ABC's
Download the Practice Sheets:
Uppercase & Lowercase
6. Tips & Tricks
7. Watercolor Lettering
9. Aquash Brush

Need Supplies to Get Started?

Check out a few of our favorite lettering supplies below.
Shop Lettering Supplies
Tombow Dual Brush Pen
N15 Black
Strathmore Marker Paper
500 Series 9x12"
Rhodia Dot Pad
Grid Pad
Round 0 Paint Brush
Synthetic Sable

About Nicole Miyuki

Hello everyone! My name is Nicole Miyuki and I’m honored to guide you through the world of lettering. A world that has taught me to slow down, to be mindful and to embrace our unique style. Yes I’ve learned all that from lettering! I started teaching in 2015 and have two recently published books By Hand: The Art of Modern Lettering and The Kids’ Book of Hand Lettering. It’s been a wild ride so far and now I’m excited to be here with the Let's Make Art community!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. IS THERE GOING TO BE A SUBSCRIPTION BOX LIKE THE WATERCOLOR MONTHLY BOX?
A. Yes we just launched! Check out the page here for all the details on the Spring Lettering Box and join us starting in April!

Q. IS THE FACEBOOK GROUP DIFFERENT THAN WATERCOLOR?
A. Yes, we created a new group called Let’s Make Art: Lettering, and we would love for you to join if you’re not already a part of it. We decided to create a new home for those wanting to learn more about lettering. Let’s Make Art: Watercolor still exists and you can most definitely be a part of both.

Q. I AM LEFT HANDED, CAN I STILL DO THIS?
A. Yes YOU can. If you are worried about smudging, the Tombow Dual Brush Pens we’re learning with will be perfect for you. Another tip is to rotate your paper to the right or even at a landscape position to the table. Experiment and try it out. Remember you are learning something new so it may not feel “right” the first time. Watch Part 6: Tips & Tricks to see this in action.

Q. I HAVE HORRIBLE HANDWRITING? IS THERE HOPE FOR ME?
A. There is hope! Watch the 3 Myths About Lettering Video and your concern will be answered there.

Q. CAN MY CHILD DO THIS?
A. Yes, we believe art is for any age! In addition, Nicole has a book perfect for kids ages 7-12 called The Kids’ Book of Hand Lettering.

Q. I HAVE DIFFERENT SUPPLIES, CAN I STILL DO THIS?
A. Most definitely! The beauty of lettering is that you CAN do it with any tools, even the pen in your desk right now. There are different tools that we share, but at the end of the day we want you to letter and join along, rather than get stuck on having the same tools.

Q. CAN I DO THIS WITH THE BRUSH I USE WITH MY WATERCOLOR BOX?
A. Yes you can! Watch Part 2: Tool & Materials to see Nicole demonstrating with a watercolor brush. Just know that the bigger the brush, the bigger the letters will be. We suggest size 0 or 2/0 if you are just started out.

Q. ARE YOU GOING TO BE TEACHING POINTED-PEN CALLIGRAPHY?
A. For now, our lessons are focused on modern lettering with brush pens and brushes. However, you can definitely follow along with a pointed-pen calligraphy nib if you prefer that! All is welcomed.

Q. WHERE CAN I FIND THE TUTORIAL VIDEO LINKS?
A. All of our videos are posted to the Let’s Make Art YouTube and Facebook pages. And yes they are free!

Q. WHAT ARE THE BOOKS ABOUT?
A. Our teacher Nicole Miyuki has two lettering books that are not required in order to follow along with the videos. By Hand: The Art of Modern Lettering is a great addition for learning the art of modern lettering. The Kids’ Book of Hand Lettering is primarily geared towards kids ages 7-12, but whether you have a creative little one or you’re not sure if you are ready to dive in, the kids' book would be fun for both!

Have another question? Check out our full FAQ page or email our team at hello@letsmakeart.com.