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We love our classes, we love our instructors, but most of all we love our students! 

We'd  appreciate hearing  your suggestions for any classes you'd like to take, the instructors you'd like to study with, and your favorite type of class. 

Spencerian: Beginners-Improvers

Master Penman Harvest Crittenden, Instructor

Designed during the Golden Age of Penmanship, Spencerian Script is known for it's delicate, sweeping lines. Learn one of the most requested bridal hands from Master Penman Harvest Crittenden. Perfect for those interested in learning or improving their skill in this elegant vintage hand.

$195 / Sept - Oct, 2021

Shaded Spencerian

Michael Ward, Instructor.

Taken from the New Spencerian Compendium of 1880, Shaded Spencerian or Sign Writer’s Script is perfect whenever your script needs to stand out. Modified proportions are used to enhance legibility, without sacrificing Grace. Not to be confused with Engrosser’s Script or Copperplate, the shades maintain a continuous taper, and stay true to the Spencerian form, giving the script a truly unique, beautiful & elegant look.

$195 / Zoom Sept 22,25,29 & Oct 2, 2021

Basic Drawing for Calligraphers

Kevin Coffey, Instructor.

Kevin has taught at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and brings a warm and patient approach to everything he teaches. In 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. Begin to create a library of drawings that you can use to enhance calligraphy projects of your own.

$95 / Zoom October 9 & 10

Thoughtful Gestures

Yves Leterme, Instructor.

Straying away from formal Italic in favor of a more personal and dynamic script is a very contemporary and exciting thing to do, which is bound to give the calligrapher joy and satisfaction. Let Yves, a master of gestural writing, be your guide.
This is the last run for this class.

 

$350 / Oct 25 - Dec 6, 2021

Acanthus Leaves & Scrolls

Skyler Chubak, Instructor. Demystify the art of drawing acanthus leaves and scrolls with this step by step process for gorgeous designs. This class was so popular that we've received many requests to run it again. Check out the student images on IG #scrollswithskyler2021.  Open to students of any level.

$95 / Zoom Oct. 30 & 31, 2021

Decorated Borders

Harvest Crittenden, Instructor.

Learn the fundamentals of creating beautiful borders to add to your work. We will break them down into easy steps with repeating pattern borders and build up our designs from there. Different designs will be shown.
Hosted by learncalligraphy.com

$95 / Zoom Nov. 6 & 7, 2021

The Business of Calligraphy

Kestrel Montes, of INKMETHIS, shares all her experience building a thriving business: determining the focus, finding clients, licenses, marketing, social media, offering services, selling products, resources & more! Launch your dreams!

$395 / Jan 2022

Advanced Spencerian Study

Master Penman Harvest Crittenden leads an advanced study of this elegant vintage script. Get ready to elevate your script with an in-depth study of alternate letter-forms, intricate capitals, advanced entry strokes and a bit of decorative flourishes. Hosted by learncalligraphy.com

$195 / Jan, 2022

 

We will be retiring some of our classes after one final run.
Don't miss this opportunity to study with the renown instructor, Yves Leterme.

 ALSO COMING UP

Romans for Beginners with Gemma Black
Contemporary Scripts with Mike Gold
Broad Pen to Pointed Pen Uncials with Mike Kecseg

 

COURSES STILL IN SESSION

Built-up Capitals

Yves Leterme, Instructor.

This class exclusively focuses on the wealth of capitals that are at our disposal when we decide to draw or build up our letters. Open to all levels.

 

$325 / Feb - March 2021

Adventures with the Pointed Brush

Yves Leterme, Instructor.

The pointed brush is such a versatile tool that you can spend your entire life exploring and enjoying that one instrument. This class aims to prove this statement before a wide audience of different skill levels.

$295 / May-June. 2021

 

SOME OF OUR PAST CLASSES

Leaf  Script  Letters

Skyler Chubak, Instructor.

A perfect companion to Skyler's course on Acanthus Leaves & Scrolls, this alphabet will help incorporate the acanthus leaf elements into script letters. The course will focus on a variety of letters and shading styles with a full alphabet provided. Info coming soon.

New dates to be announced

Egg Tempera, the Luminous Medium

Koo Schadler, Instructor.

In this comprehensive course, Koo leads students through a step by step process to create a small yet exquisite still life painting using pigments & egg yolk. 

$250 / 4 weeks

Layout and Design

Mike Gold, Instructor.

Mike has worked as a commercial lettering designer for over 30 years, and brings his unique skills to this sometimes elusive subject. You will get a multi-layered insight into dynamic designs.

$250 / 4 Weeks

Spring Symphony

Heather Victoria Held, Instructor.

This class will focus on Spring themes designed for this joyous time of year and build upon the basic flourishes. Intermediate level. Come play with designs, colors, and all the inspiration of Spring.

$95 / Zoom

Conquering Layouts

Ready to tackle long pieces but breaking your brain on the layout? Learn the approaches of Harvest Crittenden, Suzanne Cunningham & Kestrel Montes! Three teachers unlock the mystery of arranging large quantities of text: line breaks, centering, paper size, drafting. We'll also talk paper types, inks, sealants, signing, pricing and shipping! 

Aug- Sept, 2021

The Poetic Pen
A Study in Italian Hand

Heather Victoria Held, Instructor.

Italian Hand is a playful, delicate and joyful script that can drastically lighten your touch with the pointed pen as well as help you develop a stronger understanding of other script hands.

$95 / Zoom September 4 & 5, 2021