The Flourished Holiday Envelope

A prerecorded, self-paced course with unlimited access.
F. Phyllis Macaluso, Instructor


This is a pre-recorded course of the original class offered in 2017. 

The Flourished Holiday Envelope will focus on enticing designs sure to delight the recipients of your beautiful envelopes and cards. What better way to learn new skills using the wedge brush and pointed pen flourishes from the comfort of your home, sharing with other students from around the world.

The Flourished Holiday Envelope is a four-session course, with more than 1 hour of videos in each session, perfect for the complete novice to the more experienced penman, no prior experience necessary.

This course also comes with a private forum where the students can share the projects they are working on and learn from each other. 

These are just a few of the things that will be covered in the course


Lesson One- Seasonal Vine Motifs

Lesson Two- Festive Garland Foliates

Lesson Three- Festive Flora & Watercolour Motifs

Lesson Four- Poinsettia & Pine Pageantry


F. Phyllis Macaluso 

Lettering artist, Watercolorist and Sumi-e artist, Phyllis incorporates the spontaneity and simplicity of Eastern techniques borrowed from her studies in Sumi-e and Chinese brush painting to produce expressive botanicals and subjects in nature using the Western tool, the wedge brush. She is a 2013 Graceful Envelope Contest winner, and has a special passion for graceful lettering and embellishing of envelopes, cards, and documents for meaningful occasions. Her mentors and teachers include Master Penman Harvest Crittenden and Master Penman William A. Lilly. Her work has been featured in a variety of calligraphy and wedding publications including, Brides House of Vogue, Chic Vintage Bride, Bound & Lettered, Scripsit, and Calligraphy Crush Magazine, and she has collaborated on projects with PBS, Sakura of America, and The Art Gallery Annex of Hamilton. 

Phyllis currently teaches private, semi-private and group classes locally in Ontario and internationally online.  Her classroom is a calm, supportive learning environment where kindness rules, and where each student is encouraged to develop one’s own creative style.

To view her unique creations, visit and follow her gallery on Instagram @FPMmac. 



The supply list for Phyllis' class may be downloaded by clicking below.

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This course offers unlimited access.
A special forum for students only is provided as a place for them to share their work and their journey into wedge brush holiday painting. This forum will not be monitored by Phyllis.




You can purchase a gift certificate for this class for the art lover in your life!

Since this course offers unlimited access at whatever pace and schedule that suits the student's life, this class makes a perfect gift.