Calligraphy classes are offered in partnership with Sparrow Lettering. Please enroll for your calligraphy classes by visiting Sparrow Lettering's website: sparrowlettering.com/events. Event listings coming soon.
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy
In this three-hour class, you'll learn the basics of pointed pen modern calligraphy. Skills covered include: basic strokes, upstrokes and downstrokes, strokes into letters, and lowercase and uppercase alphabet. Special attention is paid to technique and correct formation of letters. Participants will practice with a simple modern alphabet. A beginner's calligraphy kit is included with this class. Each kit includes a holder, two different calligraphy nibs, a small pot of ink and a calligraphy workbook.
Modern Calligraphy, Level 2 — NEW!
In this three-hour workshop, you will build on the foundation of calligraphy that was taught in the Introduction class. Create your own modern calligraphy style with an emphasis on organic and bounce lettering styles. You’ll also learn the technique of flourishing, setting up lettering layouts and writing with different colors of ink. Small pots of white, gold, blue and black ink will be provided in a special ink holder, cardstock to practice on and a Level 2 handbook. Bring your nib holder and favorite nib. Level 1 is not required to take this class, but you should be comfortable with and have practiced calligraphy.
Watercolor Brush Lettering — NEW!
Learn the beautiful art of watercolor brush lettering in this three-hour workshop! Upstroke and downstroke techniques will be taught, and you’ll be introduced to a simple lettering alphabet suitable for this more flowing style of lettering. Work with a waterbrush and a watercolor palette. By the end of the workshop, you’ll take home your own watercolor saying, waterbrush, palette and a handbook with instructions. No experience required!