Kelly Creates Chicago Lettering Workshop Giveaway!

Posted by Katy Weade
This giveaway is HUGE! Win a trip to Chicago, a seat in Kelly Klapstein's Beginner Brush Lettering Workshop, and all of the supplies you need to get started with Brush Lettering!

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Hi guys! I am sooo excited for today's announcement. First, I'll give you a quick backstory. I have been dabbling with learning to hand letter for the past couple of years. There's a ton of information out there, but it can become a little overwhelming to know where to start. Naturally I started by following all of the amazing hand lettering artists I could find on Instagram. That is when I first discovered Kelly Klapstein. Her quick lettering videos on Instagram are absolutely mesmerizing. 620,000+ Instagrammers agree - that's how many followers she has - wow!


Back in January of this year. I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw a post from Kelly saying she was going on tour to do workshops and was looking for city suggestions. I immediately reached out and invited her to come to Blitsy. Fast forward a few months later, and here we are with Kelly scheduled to teach two Beginner Brush Lettering Workshops in Chicago!


Not only that, but we also now have many of the items from her new line with American Crafts, and more to come in store soon! I have had a chance to play with all everything in the Kelly Creates product line and am a HUGE fan of it all.


There are 2 workshop dates coming up in June. Seats are limited, which will allow for a very intimate and hands on environment. Kelly is a former teacher and has an extremely calming demeanor about her. I actually got to meet her at a conference shortly after asking her to come to Blitsy and could have just listened to her talk for hours. I kept going back to her booth for more!

In this workshop, Kelly will introduce you to brush pen techniques used to write the lowercase alphabet. Stroke by stroke, you will enjoy the peaceful and beautiful art of brush lettering with Kelly's workbooks and pens. This is an introductory class for those new to brush pen calligraphy.

2114 W. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60612

Sunday, June 24

Monday, June 25


  • -4 hours in an intimate classroom environment with guided instruction from Kelly Klapstein
  • -Personalized name tag hand lettered by Kelly
  • -Large Brush Workbook (39 worksheets included + 99 tracing sheets)
  • -Deluxe Lettering Kit in roll up canvas perfect for lettering on the go and keeping your supplies organized which includes:
  • -Ruler
  • -Pencil
  • -Retractable eraser
  • -(2) Black fineliners (0.5mm and 0.8mm)
  • -(3) Small black brush pens (fine, medium, bold)
  • -(3) Large brush pens
  • -(1) Instructional pamphlet
  • -Grid Practice Pad
  • -Tote Bag


Kelly Klapstein, the author of The Art of Brush Lettering, is a calligrapher, artist and teacher who travels the world sharing her love of letters. Her brand of Kelly Creates hand lettering products are manufactured by American Crafts and help people of all ages learn calligraphy. Kelly lives in northern Canada with her family and dog Finn, where she drinks tea, writes pretty letters and paints with watercolor.



For a limited time we're giving you a chance to win your way into the workshop! (If you for sure want to attend one of the workshops I encourage you to reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket, if you win the giveaway you will be fully refunded. This will ensure your seat in case we sell out).

One winner will be flown to Chicago for a 2 night stay downtown, transportation around the city, a seat in Kelly Klapstein's workshop at Blitsy, and all of the class materials! The winner will be posted here on this Blog post on May 14, 2018. Good luck, everyone!

Want to make sure you have a spot in class? REGISTER HERE. If you end up winning the giveaway we will refund your ticket. Chances are we will sell out so be sure you don't miss out! I can't wait to learn lettering alongside Kelly and YOU! See you in June :)


PS - Have you joined the Blitsy Insiders Crafting Community on Facebook yet? Come say hi and let us know if you've purchased your ticket or entered the giveaway!

Congratulations to Katie Bigelow for winning the giveaway! If you are still looking for tickets to the giveaway there are available here!