*These virtual workshops would be an amazing holiday gift for anyone on your list. We added 2 sessions in early 2021 for that very purpose. Since they’re over Zoom, your recipient can be anywhere in the world, and it’s an awesome opportunity to learn with me for a fairly low investment.*

During this unprecedented time, some of you are finding yourselves with more time on your hands to learn a new skill (or to further your skill) and some of you are looking to connect to a community and partake in something relaxing and creative.

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
May 17 at 10 AM – 1:30 PM PST
May 23 at 2 – 5:30 PM PST
June 9 at 2 – 5:30 PM PST
August 15 at 10 AM – 1:30 PM PST

January 17 at 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.

Finding Your Own Style
2 sessions
May 13 at 3 – 5 PM PST
June 27 at 10 AM to 12 PM PST

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.

Brush Lettering
June 6 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST
February 20 at 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.

Capital Letters
June 13 at 2 – 4 PM PST

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 purchase multiple workshops at a lower price. For combos, there’s a “Beginner/Other Combo” option (beginner + another workshop) and an “Other Combo” option (2 non-beginner workshops). Contact us if you’d like to sign up for more than 2 and we can customize a sign up for you. (If you are doing a Beginner combo, please make sure the Beginner class is before the other one.)