Heather Victoria Held, Instructor

Heather's delightful flourishes are known worldwide for their lovely, lively quality. International instructor, Heather Victoria Held, is teaming up with Acorn Arts to bring you this special class of original flourished designs created specifically for the holidays. Come join us to create your own unique designs just in time for your holiday notes and cards. 

As sugarplums dance 'round in your head and the 12 days of Christmas is heard on the radio, we will get in the mood to celebrate as we work on our own designs. 

The Holiday Festive Flourish workshop takes an exciting look at the magical skill of offhand flourishing. At first glance, offhand flourishing can look overly complicated and confusing but once you see the underlying structure of compound curves, these ornate flourishes can be structured to suit any design need. Every holiday season, our senses get kindled with poinsettias, holly boughs, glittery wrapping paper, evergreen trees and mistletoe. It is a time when ornamentation rules the day. Whether you want to add a special touch of delight to an envelope or card, enhance your calligraphic work or create unique stand-alone designs that are suitable for framing, this class will give you the skills to pursue endless ideas.

How it works

This is a live Zoom class over two days, December 5th & 6th, 2020.

The lessons will be appx. 2.5 hours each day.

The exact same class is being offered at 2 different times.

Please pick one OR the other. 

The Holiday Festive Flourish
Group 1


Live online class via Zoom

December 5 & 6, 2020
9:00 am Eastern Time

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


The Holiday Festive Flourish
Group 2


Live online class via Zoom

December 5 & 6, 2020
2:00 pm Eastern Time

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


Group 1 or 2?
Choose the time that works for you


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


  • the basics of offhand flourishing
  • going step-by-step through the design process
  • creating intuitive designs
  • soft pastel applications
  • using white on black or colored paper stock
  • where to add ornamental elements
  • color pencil applications
  • special effects
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