Learn with us this spring!

Meant To Be Calligraphy

Meant To Be Calligraphy

We’re happy to share that new dates have just been posted for our popular calligraphy workshops. Our spring Introduction to Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy classes will be held in Washington, D.C. (at the industrial chic space that is The Loft at 600 F in the heart of the District) as well as in Middleburg, Virginia (in the center of this picturesque town at the beautiful Middleburg Events Studio) and also just outside of Baltimore, Maryland (at the gorgeous new home goods shop Becket Hitch)!

Over the past few years, we’ve had students travel from all over the country (and even the world!) to take part in our workshops. And now, well into our fourth year teaching, we continue to be humbled and thrilled by the feedback we receive from our students. A very small sampling:

  • “Thank you again for the AWESOME class and time together! I’ve been practicing my calligraphy, and for [a friend’s] birthday this weekend made her a card using my new skills :)” – LS
  • “It was very relaxing and fun. I learned a lot, enjoyed every moment, and appreciated your hands-on approach to teaching.” – MF
  • “Thanks for such a wonderful experience! You are very good at what you do and you are also very good at showing others. Not everyone has that knack!!!” – MH

From our perspective, there is nothing better seeing our students leave our workshops feeling excited and encouraged to practice and grow as calligraphers!

And as you may know, our workshop offerings extend beyond just our Intro workshops. Past students can can also find new dates in both March and June for our formal follow-up workshop, Continuing with Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy, which takes place at our home/studio, located just outside of the Del Ray area of Alexandria, Virginia. Those who have previously participated in one of our Intro workshops are also invited to take part in our signature, weeknight Calligraphy Study Table sessions, the next of which takes place in March, where we’ll endeavor to find the perfect nib.

We hope that you will be able to join us for a workshop (or two!). As always, we’ll be keeping the class size super small to allow for plenty of individual attention and instruction, so if you are interested in taking part this spring (or in gifting a class to someone else!), please don’t wait too long to secure your spot. You can find more details and register here.

Merry, Merry!

Meant To Be Calligraphy

Meant To Be Calligraphy

So excited to share that our calligraphy workshops were included in the Washington Post Express’ Holiday Gift Guide! This year’s theme was “12 Days of Gifters Giving” and we were featured on Day 3, “3 Crafters Pinteresting”! If you are still in search of the perfect gift for your creatively-minded loved one (or for yourself!), there are still spots left in our early-2015 workshops in Washington, D.C., Middleburg and Baltimore! Pop over to the Learn page of our website to find out more and to register!

Learn With Us This Winter!

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MEANT TO BE CALLIGRAPHY

We’re happy to share that new dates have just been posted for our popular calligraphy workshops. Our winter Introduction to Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy classes will be held in Washington, D.C. (at the industrial chic space that is The Loft at 600 F in the heart of the District) as well as in Middleburg, Virginia (in the center of this picturesque town at the beautiful Middleburg Events Studio) and – new this winter! – just outside of Baltimore, Maryland (at the gorgeous new home goods shop Becket Hitch)!

Having just begun our fourth (!) year teaching our workshops, we continue to be humbled and thrilled by the feedback we receive from our students. A very small sampling:

  • “Thank you so much for your wonderful class in Charlottesville! It was such a blast and you really made such an impression. :) I have so much more confidence now after your class! ” – CC
  • “I just wanted to thank you again. I had so much fun on Saturday! To be honest, I was a little skeptical how much I could learn from a half day class but I must say I was really surprised with the result!” – IY
  • “Thank you again for a wonderful class over the weekend!! You are an excellent teacher and I have recommended you to friends already!” – CM

From our perspective, there is nothing better seeing our students leave our workshops feeling excited and encouraged to practice and grow as calligraphers!

And our workshop offerings extend beyond just our Intro workshops. Past students can can also find new dates for our formal follow-up workshop, Continuing with Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy, which takes place at our home/studio, located just outside of the Del Ray area of Alexandria, Virginia. Those who have previously participated in one of our Intro workshops are also invited to take part in our signature, weeknight Calligraphy Study Table sessions. This quarter those sessions will cover tricky letter connections, variations on lowercase letters and finding the perfect nib.

We hope that you will be able to join us for a workshop (or two!). As always, we’ll be keeping the class size super small to allow for plenty of individual attention and instruction, so if you are interested in taking part this winter (or in gifting a class to someone else!), please don’t wait too long to secure your spot. You can find more details and register here.

Back To School!

We’re excited to share that new dates have just been posted for our calligraphy workshops. Our fall Introduction to Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy classes will be held in Washington, D.C. (at the industrial chic space that is The Loft at 600 F in the heart of the District) as well as in Middleburg, Virginia (in the center of this picturesque town at the beautiful Middleburg Events Studio) and – new this fall! – in Charlottesville, Virginia (at the gorgeous new digs of custom invitations and paper goods shop Rock Paper Scissors)!

Past students can can also find new dates for our formal follow-up workshop, Continuing with Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy, which takes place at our home/studio, located just outside of the Del Ray area of Alexandria, Virginia. Those who have previously participated in one of our Intro workshops are also invited to take part in our signature, weeknight Calligraphy Study Table sessions. In fact, there are still spots available in the August 28 session, which will be a chance for each participant to try and take home 8 new nibs. Should be fun!

We hope that you will be able to join us for a workshop (or two!). As always, we’ll be keeping the class size super small, so if you are interested in taking part this fall (or in gifting a class to someone else), please don’t wait too long to secure your spot. You can find more details and register here.

PS: We are over the moon to share that our workshops are featured in the brand new “Learn Something New” issue of Washingtonian magazine! Pick up a copy of the September 2014 issue and you’ll find a kind mention of Meant To Be Calligraphy’s classes on page 83. We could not be more thrilled!

Learn With Us This Spring In Washington, D.C. and Chicago!

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MEANT TO BE CALLIGRAPHY

We’re so pleased to share that registration is now open for Meant To Be Calligraphy’s popular calligraphy workshops. Our spring Introduction to Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy classes will be held both in Washington, D.C. (this season, at the airy enclave of The Loft at 600 F in the heart of the District) as well as in Chicago (at the paper shop dreamland that is Greer Chicago)! For the latter workshops, we are partnering with the amazing Chandra Greer to bring our workshop experience to her beautiful space in April to celebrate Greer’s “Month of Letters” and we could not be more excited!

Our formal follow-up workshop, Continuing with Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy, will again take place at our home/studio, which is located just outside of the Del Ray area of Alexandria, Virginia. Those who have previously participated in one of our Intro workshops are also invited to take part in our signature Calligraphy Study Table sessions. These weeknight gatherings are smaller and less formal than our typical workshops, consisting of a short lecture and demonstration followed by time to practice, play and ask questions. Some have a theme (at April’s Study Table we’ll work on spring-themed greeting card designs such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, etc.) and others are more technique-driven (next week’s session will focus on creative capital letters, March will be all about lowercase letter variations, and May will focus on exploring new nibs and troubleshooting issues of scratchiness or poor ink flow). And in all cases, they are fun! They are held in Michele’s home/studio and coffee and music flow freely.

We hope that you will be able to join us for a workshop (or two!). As always, we’ll be keeping the class size intimate, so if you are interested in taking part this spring (or in gifting a class to someone else), please don’t wait too long to secure your spot. You can find more details and register here.

Back to School

Meant To Be Calligraphy Workshop at Karson Butler Design Studio

Meant To Be Calligraphy

We’re so pleased to share that new dates have been posted for our popular calligraphy workshops. We’ll once again be holding our Introduction to Pointed Pen Calligraphy classes at the gorgeous space that is the Karson Butler Design Studio (shown above!) in the heart of Washington, D.C., and, new this fall, we’ll be hosting our follow-up workshop, Continuing with Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy, at our very own mid-century modern home/studio, which is located just outside of the Del Ray area of Alexandria, Virginia.

Also new this fall, we’re excited to invite those who have previously taken part in one of our workshops to join us for a new adventure: Calligraphy Study Table. These new weeknight sessions will be less formal than our typical workshops, consisting of a short lecture and demonstration followed by time to practice, play and ask questions. Some will have a theme (holiday card design, anyone?) and others will be more technique-driven. And in all cases, they will be fun! We’ll be holding them in Michele’s home/studio and the wine and music will flow freely.

We hope that you will be able to join us for a workshop (or two!). As always, we’ll be keeping the class size intimate, so if you are interested in taking part this fall, please don’t wait too long to snag your spot. You can find more details and register here.

New Summer Classes Posted!

New Workshop Offerings by Meant To Be Calligraphy

MEANT TO BE CALLIGRAPHY

Just in time for summer, we are excited to announce new dates and a new location for our popular calligraphy workshops! We’ll be offering our Introduction to Pointed Pen Calligraphy class three times (June 15, July 20, and August 17), and our follow-up class, Continuing with Pointed Pen Calligraphy on July 13, and all of the workshops will take place in the gorgeous, airy, light-filled space that is the Karson Butler Events Design Studio, located in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C.

To find out more and to register, please click here. We hope to see you this summer as we share our love for creating beautiful lettering and playing with pens and ink!

 

Featured in Southern Living!

Meant To Be Calligraphy in Southern Living

Meant To Be Calligraphy

The workshops I teach at Fifteen Eleven are featured in the December issue of Southern Living! They are one of twelve “experiential” gift ideas the mag recommends as can’t-miss presents this holiday season. Teaching these workshops is one of my favorite things ever, so it’s exciting to see them pop up in such a fabulous magazine alongside eleven other unique and fun suggestions for adventure-filled gifts. Hooray!

December Doings

Hi all! We just added a new date for my Introduction to Pointed Pen Calligraphy workshop at Fifteen Eleven. If you’ve been thinking of taking part in the class and are available on December 1, this is your chance! Only caveat: sign up quickly; there are only a couple of spots left. I will also be teaching an intermediate-level workshop, which is open to anyone who has taken the intro class, on December 8, and we still have a couple of openings for that class as well. Sign up for the Level II workshop can be found here.