Classes & Workshops

Learn to Letter (and Illustrate) with Ren!

New! Virtual Learning Available

As we continue to practice social distancing during this difficult time, I am now offering an online learning experience with my Virtual Lessons with Ren! I’ve worked to create a customized learning plan so my students may still receive a personalized experience through the use of Zoom and email communication. Let’s still learn together! I’d love to guide you along the way.
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I adore teaching!! It’s my first love, as I have a degree in Art Education and I’ve been instructing children since I was a teenager (picture a 16-year-old on skis teaching preschoolers on tiny skis — madness!). I am so grateful that I am able to marry my passions, lettering and teaching, by hosting workshops in Eastern Pennsylvania!

If you join me for class, there’s one thing you need to understand — these workshops are not for the faint of heart (or hand). This is ART CLASS! While it’s a ton of fun, and with my goofy humor there are guaranteed to be laughs, please be aware that I will be putting you to (fun-filled) work. Luckily, it will all be worth it, as you’ll walk away with newly learned skills and a new obsession!

Lauren is a talented artist but also has the ability to translate her love for her craft to teach it to others. I thoroughly enjoyed her Intro to Brush Lettering workshop and I'm looking forward to the next level!

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Intro to Brush Lettering

Saturday, April 4, 2020  |  1 PM – 4 PM
ArtMuse  |  Doylestown, PA

Learn the art of modern calligraphy with lettering artist Lauren Beck of Ren & Ink Lettering! Lauren will dive deep into beautiful writing using brush pens to form basic strokes, the lower case alphabet, letter connections, and even a bit of fancy flourishing. Using artist’s quality brush pens and a custom guided workbook, this class is perfect for the absolute beginner – especially those obsessed with creating bullet journals, writing for therapy and self-care, or watching those addicting lettering videos on social media! Our classroom environment will be positive and encouraging. Lauren adores teaching new students, and she’ll work to build each person’s skills so that they may walk away obsessed with lettering and ready to continue practicing!

$60 // Materials included (and yours to keep!): two high-quality brush pens, tracing paper, extra smooth laser jet paper, custom 17-page guided workbook. This workshop is for ages 14 to adult.

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Intro to Brush Lettering

Friday, April 17, 2020  |  6 PM – 9 PM
The Art Establishment  |  Fountain Hill, PA

Learn the art of modern calligraphy using brush pens and guided worksheets. Create custom cards using layout guides and one-on-one instruction by lettering artist Lauren Beck. Feel free to bring snacks and your favorite beverage and make a night of it!

$45, all materials included, and you get 2 pens and practice sheets to take home so you can continue your lettering journey!

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Modern Floral Illustration

Friday, April 24, 2020  |  7 PM – 9 PM
The Art Establishment  |  Fountain Hill, PA

In this class, we’ll be diving into simple line illustration techniques to create floral wreaths, borders, accents, and embellishments — excellent for complimenting hand lettering learned in Lauren’s earlier courses! No prior drawing experience necessary.

Students will be taken through simple steps to break down complex floral petals and stems. All materials provided (and yours to keep): ink drawing pens, custom workbook (with easy-to-follow illustrative instructions), paper, pencils, rulers, erasers. Coloring items will be provided for class use to add some tints and hues to your designs.

$45, all materials included. BYOB and snacks and make a fun evening of it!

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Floral Line Illustration

Saturday, May 20, 2020  |  1 PM – 3:30 PM
ArtMuse  |  Doylestown, PA

Learn how to draw modern florals using ink pens with artist Lauren Beck of Ren & Ink Lettering. Lauren works as a professional illustrator and lettering artist, and has recently licensed an adult coloring book (due for release in 2020) full of detailed line work blooms!

With guided instruction and worksheets, you’ll explore simple line illustration techniques to create floral wreaths, borders, and accents – excellent for complimenting hand lettering learned in Lauren’s earlier courses, or to enhance your own custom artwork or pattern designs. Students will be taken through simple steps to break down complex floral petals and stems.

Our classroom environment will be positive and encouraging. No prior drawing experience necessary!

$60 // Materials included (and yours to keep!): ink drawing pens, custom workbook (with easy-to-follow illustrative instructions), paper, tracing paper. Coloring items will be provided only for class use to add some extra color to your black line work. Snacking encouraged! You’re welcome to bring your own to enjoy. Suggested ages are 12 and older – children are welcome to join, but please keep in mind that this is a 2.5-hour seated art class!

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Kid’s Summer Camp Offerings

Digital Illustration Camp

AM Teen & PM Pre-Teen Sessions
June 22-26
Banana Factory  |  Bethlehem, PA

Students will learn to use the iPad Pro with the Apple pencil in a digital drawing app (Procreate), creating original illustrations with custom color palettes, textures, and brushes. The students will complete a colorful food illustration, a character illustration, a detailed Mandala design, and personal projects that let their creativity shine.

Pricing on BF Website // iPads and Apple Pencils provided for classroom use. Students are responsible to bring in portable USB drives to class in order to take home files of their artwork.

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Stop Motion Animation Camp

AM Teen & PM Pre-Teen Sessions
July 6-10
Banana Factory  |  Bethlehem, PA

Young artists will put their creativity into motion as they master fundamental animation principles while learning about storyboarding techniques, exploring digital animation techniques and discovering how to animate their own creations.

Pricing on BF Website // iPads and Apple Pencils provided for classroom use. Students are responsible to bring in portable USB drives to class in order to take home files of their artwork.

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Digital Illustration Camp

PM Pre-Teen Session
July 13-17 | 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Banana Factory  |  Bethlehem, PA

Students will learn to use the iPad Pro with the Apple pencil in a digital drawing app (Procreate), creating original illustrations with custom color palettes, textures, and brushes. The students will complete a colorful food illustration, a character illustration, a detailed Mandala design, and personal projects that let their creativity shine.

Pricing on BF Website // iPads and Apple Pencils provided for classroom use. Students are responsible to bring in portable USB drives to class in order to take home files of their artwork.

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Hand Lettering & Calligraphy Camp

AM Teen Session
July 20-24 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Banana Factory  |  Bethlehem, PA

Learn the beautiful art of hand lettering and modern calligraphy! Students will be well on their way to lettering everything from art pieces to bullet journals and more. The class will start with the anatomy of a letter, various styles of letters and creating a work of hand-lettered art using their name or favorite quote.

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Hand Lettering & Calligraphy Camp

AM Pre-Teen Session
August 10-14 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Banana Factory  |  Bethlehem, PA

Learn the beautiful art of hand lettering and modern calligraphy! Students will be well on their way to lettering everything from art pieces to bullet journals and more. The class will start with the anatomy of a letter, various styles of letters and creating a work of hand-lettered art using their name or favorite quote.

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Hand Lettering Camp

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Aug 17, 2020 – Aug 21, 2020 (5 days)
Ages 8 – 12 yrs
ArtMuse  |  Doylestown, PA

Dive into the world of illustrated typography with Hand Lettering, an art form that has become increasingly popular – and it’s so much more than just nice handwriting! Learn how to creatively hand-draw a wide variety of letters – anywhere from curvy script with brush lettering, to bold block text with drop shadows, and everything in between. Fancy and expressive illustration is welcome and encouraged, and Lauren Beck on Ren & Ink Lettering will show you all the tricks of the trade. This class will create designs with traditional paper and pencil, but we will also explore drawing on 3-D objects, and even lettering with food items!

$225

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Illustration Camp

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Aug 17, 2020 – Aug 21, 2020 (5 days)
Ages 10 – 17 yrs
ArtMuse  |  Doylestown, PA

Take your drawing skills to the next level with our Illustration Camp, where students will tap into their creativity! With our trusty pencils in hand, we’ll learn how to brainstorm difference ideas to convey a scene or personality, then hone in on perfecting the right one- complete with expression, personality and humor! Lauren Beck of Ren & Ink Lettering is a professional illustrator, and she’ll guide students in the art of character design, animal cartooning, and storytelling through illustrated scenes. Join us for expressive sketching to loosen up and let your personality shine!

$225

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