Yves Leterme- Adventures with the Pointed Brush - May/June 2021

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John Neal Books is not hosting this class.


Registration opens: Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:00 AM EDT

Classes will run for 5 MONDAYS  in May/June, 2021 beginning May 17th.

May 17: lesson 1
May 24: lesson 2
May 31: lesson 3
June 7: lesson 4
June 14: lesson 5

New lessons (instructional videos and handouts) are posted each Monday, but you do NOT need to be online at that time. All the videos can be watched at whatever time is convenient for you and as many times as you like. The videos will remain up for an additional six months after the last class in case make-up time is needed for viewing! There is homework suggested for this class, but not mandatory.  The Classroom Forum provides a wonderful place to share your designs with the other students and to learn from the critique on each other’s work.

Here are a few things that will be covered in the course

  • Lowercase, capitals and hybrids
  • How to blow life into letters
  • How to create a new writing style
  • How to go from legible to abstract
  • The difference between the sideways and the upright hold
  • How to make variations and where to find inspiration
  • How to touch up and pimp a design
  • The importance of speeding up and slowing down
  • Monorhythm versus polyrhythm
  • How to make interesting textures
  • Troubleshooting
  • Applying our skills in small projects



  • Pentel Brush Pen (FP93)
  • 1 ream A3 paper (P20-REAM)
  • Walnut Ink (I53) (I145)

Optional: (Smartphone Apps)

Scanner Pro