Hand Lettering and Calligraphy with Bri Davey at the Children's Book Academy

Learn Hand Lettering & Calligraphy Like a Pro

Join the Artist and Letterpress Printer, Knitter and Creator Extraordinaire Bri Davey in this exclusive course for discovering and developing your text and bringing your font to the next level.


About Bri

Owner of CreativeLabPress.com and a artist at BriDavey.com Bri Davey lives in Portland, Oregon and in her own words, "was born to create. To make. To work with [her] hands." Not only is she fabulous at hand lettering and calligraphy, but she also illustrates, is a SCBWI Member, and a PiBoIdMo Participant and a Children's Book Academy graduate.

Hand Lettering and Calligraphy with Bri Davey at the Children's Book Academy


Within 5 Informative and Inspiration Sessions, You Will Learn How to Develop and Define Your Personal Hand Lettering Style

Here's an Overview of the Sessions:

  1. Introduction to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy
  2. Choosing Your Font(s) and Defining Your Personal Style
  3. Exploring Cursive and Print to Blend Them Seamlessly and Effortlessly
  4. Styling & Adapting Your Text to Fit Curves, Shapes and Images
  5. Honing Your Skills for a Life of Creative Expression


What Our Former Students Had This to Say About the Course:

"This course is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about hand lettering. Bri breaks everything down explaining how the tools work and showing them in action. Her pointers and tricks break down the process and make it much easier to understand!"

- Stacey Maney, Mother and Art Teacher

"Bri's informal and lighthearted approach is a great way to get started with one's own hand-lettering. I really enjoyed her emphasis on having fun."

- Darcy Merritt, Creator

"Loved this course, especially since I'm a southpaw, so traditional Palmer method penmanship was not my thing as a kid. (Especially when nuns were hitting the lefties with rulers!) Now I have a lot of creative ideas to try out, since I am in the midst of designing my children's picture book cover. Thanks!"

- Rita Goldner, Author Illustrator at Rita Goldner Books

"This mini course came in very handy now that I am following a course in illustrating for kids. I was doodling yesterday while I waited for the lathe to finish it's cycle and I came out with a great sketch for my title for Jurassic Rat. Will be posting it on the members FB page."

- Eleanor A Peterson, Painter, Author, Illustrator

"Hi Bri! ....You make it look so easy!!"

- Patsy Parker, Artist & Creator at Patsy's Creative Corner

"I really enjoyed this class, Bri! I have been struggling with hand lettering the cover for one of my books, but feel more confident after learning more about proper materials and technique as well as your helpful tips. It was fun watching you make these beautiful letters with such ease."

- Rebecca Matthews, Illustrator at Rebecca Matthews Paints

Hand Lettering and Calligraphy Course with Bri Davey at Children's Book Academy

Your Instructor


Bri Davey
Bri Davey

Bri Davey lives in Portland, Oregon and she "was born to create. To make. To work with [her] hands." Not only is she fabulous at hand lettering and calligraphy, but she also illustrates, is a SCBWI Member, and a PiBoIdMo Participant as well as a Children's Book Academy graduate. You can check out more of her wonderful work on her website, click here.


Frequently Asked Questions


What kinds of formats will there be?
Most of our courses are a combination of lessons, worksheets, and interviews with experts. Sometimes these are in video format, other times not. With interactive courses, there is also a very active Facebook community page and weekly critiquing webinars, making it very lively and lots of fun. It is a multi-modal approach that works well for different people learning styles.
Who will benefit from this class?
Anyone who has a passion or interest in writing or illustrating books for children.
When does the class start?
If this is an instant access course, access starts today for a full year. If it is an interactive course, the dates will be towards the top of the page with 6 months of additional access, which often ends up being much more. Interactive courses also often include an e-book of course materials.
Are there any specific time requirements?
No. The only time sensitive areas are if you are in an interactive course and want to submit your work for a live webinar critique, there is a specific deadline, and if you join one of the optional critique groups you need to honor your group's critiquing timeline. The weekly webinars also happen at a specific day and time provided in advance, but if you can't make it live, they are also recorded for later viewing.
Do you offer refunds?
We are so sorry, but there are no refunds. Because we give bonus passwords or access to the course at the time of purchase, it is impossible to offer refunds. We appreciate your understanding. However, we do offer a 100% learning money back guarantee for interactive courses, that if you read the lessons, participate and do the work, and at the end of a year, don't feel that you learned a lot, we will refund your money in full.
What do I do if I have further questions?
You can email Mira directly at mira@childrensbookacademy.com with the title of the course in the subject head.

This course is not open for enrollment.