B A S I C   D R A W I N G   F O R   C A L L I G R A P H E R S
Kevin Coffey, Instructor

Kevin is a new instructor with Acorn Arts. His background is in illustration, animation, and design. A few of his clients include George Lucas, Cartoon Network, Disney, Comcast, Tim Burton, Hasbro, Hanna-Barbara, Bette Midler, The Boston Red Sox, the Los Angeles Angels and many others. Kevin currently has more than 20 children's books he's illustrated on Amazon. He has designed this class specifically for Acorn Arts, to help calligraphers understand the basics of drawings.
The intention of this beginner's class will be using photographs as an underlying reference to “see as an artist” the basic simple shapes that make up all objects.
We will practice using, seeing, drawing and coloring these shapes to create illustrations with the ultimate goal of the student leaving the class with a basic understanding of how to create your OWN illustrations using photographs, or nature- or your own imagination- as reference.
We will create 6 illustrations that are designed to be of special use to calligraphers and can be put to practical use in designs created by calligraphers.

How it works

This is a live Zoom class over two days, October 9 & 10

The lessons will be 2 hours with an optional 30 minutes for questions afterwards.

The exact same class is being offered at 2 different times,
12:00 p.m. and  5:00 p.m. EST (Michigan)

You no longer have to choose one time or the other.

You may sign in whichever class time suits you best on that particular day.

The Zoom classes will be recorded and available through October 24.

Here are a few things that will be covered in the course



  • begin to create a library of drawings that you can use to enhance calligraphy projects of your own
  • setting up (supplies, how to practice…)
  • looking at nature and learning how to see the underlying shapes 
  • how to use those shapes when you begin to draw
  • trouble shooting: most common mistakes
  • beginning to use colored pencils to give shape and form to your drawing
  • blending colors properly
  • finishing the drawing
  • learning to draw freehand from photos, nature and your imagination  

Patrick Barren

The Visual Mentor

You do great work and are a wonderfully organized person to work with.


Nick Gallent

Disney Interactive

Thanks so much for such excellent creative work, professionalism, and excellent communication.

Basic Drawing for Calligraphers
Zoom Class


Live online class via Zoom

October 9 & 10, 2021

Noon or 5:00 pm Eastern Time (Michigan)

You may attend either session.

Each session will be 2.5 hours
with time for questions and answers.

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