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.

Back to School

New dates have just been posted for the pointed pen calligraphy workshops I teach at Fifteen Eleven in Old Town, Alexandria. Spots are going quickly, so if you have been considering taking part, please sign up soon! In all, I’ll be teaching two introduction to pointed pen calligraphy workshops, one advanced calligraphy workshop (open to those who have taken the first class) and, new this fall, a workshop on how to create a hand-lettered monogram or duogram (the latter intertwines the initials of two people instead of just one).

I see the monogram class as being perfect for anyone who wants to create a distinctive personalized mark that they can use on everything from stationery to custom cocktail napkins. It would also be ideal for couples who are getting married – a duogram could be used on invitations, programs, menus, thank you notes, you name it – or parents-to-be who want to have a monogram for use on birth announcements or stationery for their new little one. You can find all the details and sign up for either a calligraphy workshop or the monogram workshop here.