Handlettering Course in Basel

October 10, 2023 Hanna Biedermann

Immerse yourself in the diverse and colourful world of handlettering. Letters are shaped, changed and staged. A lot is sketched in pencil and traced with pens. Afterwards filled in with colour and decorated with patterns. Through the creative transformations, the letters present themselves like in a fancy party dress.

You get to know the writing material, that’s the alpha and omega. Because when you enter a shop for the first time to buy pens, you stand baffled and overwhelmed in front of the racks full of different kind of pens. And that is exactly what we’re going to avoid. You will be well prepared before you start do the handlettering.

Handlettring verschiedene Arten

Objective: To learn the alphabet of a block font and another font with serifs. Learn various ways of designing the fonts in a variety of ways. If you make a crooked line, it doesn’t matter. Just be natural, relaxed and let your creativity to unfold. In this course we use pencils, also coloured pencils and gouache colours. With embellishments you can create great effects. You will make cards, signs, place cards and much more. It is fun to “play” with letters.

It will be exciting to change your own handwriting, to let it flow playfully and easily between the block letters.

Let yourself be surprised by the colourful, happy world of letters. I look forward to seeing you.

Key facts for this course:

  • Course leader Hanna Biedermann
  • Contact: Phone: 061 322 56 36/ Mobile: 079 311 72 61·
  • Date: Saturday, 1. Juni 2024,
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: 4057 Basel·
  • For beginners and advanced students
  • Course fee: CHF 210.00.- including 2 pens, templates
  • The course takes place with a minimum of 4 participants, maximum 6 participants.·
  • Registration: 24. May 2024 at the latest    
  • Please read the cancellation policy.

At the same time, I kindly ask for a deposit of CHF 50.00.- (TWINT or IBAN: CH90 0483 5060          7340 4000 0

  • If the course does not take place, the amount will of course be refunded. After receipt of the deposit, you will receive a confirmation of your registration.
  • Lunch: self-catering. Coffee, tea and mineral water will be offered by me.

Enroll now CHF 135 


HB pencil
Ruler, eraser
Plain white practice paper
Paper: from Migros Papeteria Premium
Pens: White Gelly Roll from Sakura
Pencil from edding 3000 black and red If you already have other pens in different colors colors and widths take them with you
Any watercolors or gouache paints you have I provide my colors as well
Thin brush for mixing paint, 2-3 shallow containers for the paints1 water glass