• Years ago, I started making calligraphy envelope liners out of cardboard with an exacto knife, to write in straight lines on dark envelopes without having to make pencil marks. They never lasted long because they would rip, or get wet from ink and distort. About 6 years ago, I decided to have them professionally made out of plastic, and they have proven to be a huge time saver. I'm now offering them for others to use. A must-have for every calligrapher. Included are two different sizes that you an use on any size envelope. - Set of 2 - Ultra-thin plastic - Made locally
  • Virtual Workshops

    I have decided to offer my comprehensive Beginner Pointed Pen workshop and also a variety of shorter workshops, conducted over Zoom.  Classes will be very limited in size to make sure we have plenty of time for guided feedback and Q&A. Beginner Friday, December 2 2022  10 AM - 1:30 PM PST Saturday, January 14 2023 10 AM - 1:30 PM PST In this course you will learn the basics of pointed pen calligraphy.  How to use the tools, how to troubleshoot, and a basic lowercase script.  It will run approximately 3.5 hours including a little bit of a break. Brush Lettering Friday, February 3 2023 10 AM - 12 PM PST Learn the basics of brush lettering in this workshop.  We will use a variety of brushes and learn to letter in both a proper script and also a more stylized one. Finding Your Own Style (nothing scheduled now) We will go through a series of exercises to work on tweaking, expanding, and changing a calligraphy style that you are used to using, with the goal of finding a completely new style that is unique and can become a signature for you. Envelopes (nothing scheduled now) Learn my tricks and tips to letter the most creative, beautiful envelopes.  I will be sharing some of my best secrets and most popular layouts, and there will be lots of time for questions and personal feedback. Capital Letters (nothing scheduled now) Since we never have much time to devote to capital letters in Beginner workshops, this workshop will focus specifically on them.  We will go through different options for script caps, including some of the main flourishes you can use for caps, and even discuss how to develop your own. Details
    • After the instruction in all workshops, we will have some time for an "Ask Me Anything."
    • About 10 days before the class, you will receive a Zoom link, a handout, and suggested supplies list with a link to order.
    • You can sign up for individual workshops or for a bundle with Beginner and one other.  If you're interested in a different combination, please contact me at anne@annerobin.com
  • We're teaming up with Swell Press for a super fun workshop and holiday market! It's our first in-person workshop since 2020, and we are so excited to be back!  This workshop is longer and more comprehensive than most other workshops out there- we really take our time to master using a pointed pen and there is lots of opportunity for one-on-one feedback and instruction.  And there will be snacks and drinks! What more can you ask for?!
    In the Beginner Workshop we learn the basics of pointed pen calligraphy.  I truly believe that learning a simple, classic script forms the basis to all other calligraphy - modern calligraphy, your own unique style, etc, so to me, it is the #1 most important thing to work on, whether you are a true beginner, or even if you have a little experience under your belt. These are always such fun days and would be perfect for a birthday get-together, a bachelorette party activity, a girl's day out, or just a unique thing to do!  We are also adding a holiday market with ARC+D products, Swell Press products, and more for all of your holiday gifting needs. Beginner Workshop Sunday, December 11, 10 AM - 1:30 PM Redondo Beach, CA $200 You'll receive a package of beginner materials including nibs, nib holders, paper, and ink. Space is very limited, so sign up asap.

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