Back to School!

Hooray! New dates have just been posted for our popular calligraphy workshops. Our fall Introduction to Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy classes will again be held in three fabulous Washington, D.C. locations: The Loft at 600 F near the Verizon Center and at The Lemon Bowl, a totally inspiring maker space in the Park View neighborhood of the city, as well as in the bright and airy Garage Room of the chic Embassy Row Hotel in Dupont Circle. We will also be returning to Falls Church, Virginia to teach at Stylish Patina’s Rough Luxe Warehouse and to Middleburg, Virginia to teach at the Middleburg Events Studio. Plus, for the first time ever, we’ll be teaching in Alexandria, Virginia, at the gorgeously renovated Morrison House. We can’t wait!

This fall, we’ll begin our sixth year of teaching these classes and we continue to feel so thankful for the chance to share our love for calligraphy with our students and encouraged by the feedback we receive from them. A few of the kind notes we’ve received lately:

  • “You are a fantastic teacher. The time just flew by and it was totally engaging and energizing. I’ve practiced a bit and definitely want to continue to do more!” – LH
  • “Thank you again! I learned so much and have been practicing non stop!!” – EG
  • “I wanted to share a photo of my practice sheets and say thanks again for being such a great teacher. I am really enjoying even just practicing. Something about just repeating letters is oddly soothing and it’s great to have it as a hobby.” – SL
  • “I so enjoyed your class and the size was perfect. You are great instructor and kept the class on track. Can’t thank you enough.” – SV
  • “Thank you so much for being such a wonderful (and encouraging) instructor! It’s clear by the thought that you put in to each aspect of the class that you are truly committed to your students both success and enjoyment of calligraphy! I thoroughly enjoyed it!” – EW

There is nothing better seeing our students leave our workshops feeling excited to practice and grow as calligraphers!

If you’ve taken our Intro workshop previously: we’ve also posted new dates for our formal follow-up workshop, Continuing with Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy, as well as for our more free-wheeling Calligraphy Study Tables.

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 summer (or in gifting a class to someone else – a spot in our workshops is the perfect birthday, anniversary or graduation gift!), please don’t wait too long to secure your spot. You can find more details and register here.

Learn With Us This Summer!

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MEANT TO BE CALLIGRAPHY

Hooray! New dates have just been posted for our calligraphy workshops. Our summer Introduction to Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy classes will be held in three fabulous Washington, D.C. locations: The Loft at 600 F near the Verizon Center and at The Lemon Bowl, pictured above, a maker space in the Park View neighborhood of the city, as well as in the crazy cool Garage Room of the chic Embassy Row Hotel in Dupont Circle. We will also be returning to Falls Church, Virginia to teach at Stylish Patina’s Rough Luxe Warehouse, to Middleburg, Virginia to teach at the Middleburg Events Studio, to Charlottesville, Virginia to teach at rock paper scissors.

Now that we are well into our fifth year of teaching these classes, we continue to feel so thankful for the chance to share our love for calligraphy with our students and encouraged by the feedback we receive from them. A few of the kind notes we’ve received lately:

  • “I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful class! You not only have the gift of phenomenal calligraphy; you are excellent at TEACHING it! I’ve been practicing nonstop since Saturday (and already ordered more supplies!).” – RL
  • “I am having so much fun practicing my writing, thanks so much for the quality teaching.” – SO
  • “Thanks again for a really fun class. I very much appreciated all of the hands on tips that you gave during the session.” – CG
  • “I wanted to compliment you on your teaching. It was so inspiring to watch you and your hand, and you definitely have the personality and the patience to be doing this. … I had such a great time and I cannot wait to practice.” – NI
  • “I SO enjoyed your class! It was so much fun!” – HD

There is nothing better seeing our students leave our workshops feeling excited to practice and grow as calligraphers!

If you’ve taken our Intro workshop previously: we’ve also posted new dates for our formal follow-up workshop, Continuing with Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy, as well as for our more free-wheeling Calligraphy Study Tables.

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 summer (or in gifting a class to someone else – a spot in our workshops is the perfect birthday, anniversary or graduation gift!), please don’t wait too long to secure your spot. You can find more details and register here.

Learn With Us This Spring!

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MEANT TO BE CALLIGRAPHY

Hooray! New dates have just been posted for our calligraphy workshops. Our spring Introduction to Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy classes will be held in two fabulous Washington, D.C. locations: The Loft at 600 F near the Verizon Center and at The Lemon Bowl, a maker space in the Park View neighborhood of the city. We will also be returning to Falls Church, Virginia to teach again at Stylish Patina’s Rough Luxe Warehouse, to Middleburg, Virginia to teach at the Middleburg Events Studio, to Charlottesville, Virginia to teach at rock paper scissors and also to just outside of Baltimore, Maryland to teach at Becket Hitch (and also to celebrate the store’s second anniversary!).

Now that we are well into our fifth year of teaching these classes, we continue to feel so thankful for the chance to share our love for calligraphy with our students and are encouraged by the feedback we receive from them. A very small sampling of notes we’ve received lately:

  • “Seven times seven “thank you!”s for investing your time and expertise in us. I’m sure you’ve heard this sentiment before, but your enthusiasm is infectious; your method and presence cultivates in each of your students a real love and passion for your craft.” – LF
  • “It was such a joy being part of your class yesterday! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I am excited to start practicing and use the technique you have taught me for my wedding invites.” – KC
  • “​I just wanted to say thank you for teaching the class yesterday! Not only was it very informational but very enjoyable! I hope to take the follow-up class and will definitely be recommending to others.” – LL
  • “Thank you so much for such a wonderful class! I enjoyed your enthusiasm and also your love and passion for calligraphy. I had a wonderful time!” – BK
  • “I really loved learning this new style – so different from what I had done previously. And not only the calligraphy, but the fun way it was all presented and how you made each of us feel like we were your only student that day.” – PP

There is nothing better seeing our students leave our workshops feeling excited to practice and grow as calligraphers!

If you’ve taken our Intro workshop previously: we’ve also posted new dates for our formal follow-up workshop, Continuing with Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy. Hope to see you again at one of those!!

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 – a spot in our workshops is the perfect birthday, anniversary or Mother’s Day gift!), please don’t wait too long to secure your spot. You can find more details and register here.

Learn with us in the New Year!

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MEANT TO BE CALLIGRAPHY

New dates have just been posted for our calligraphy workshops! In early-2016, we’ll again be teaching in Washington, D.C. at The Loft at 600 F in the heart of the District as well as in Middleburg, Virginia at Middleburg Events Studio, in Charlottesville, Virginia at rock paper scissors and also just outside of Baltimore, Maryland at Becket Hitch. Plus, this winter we’re offering two workshops at Stylish Patina’s Rough Luxe Warehouse in Falls Church, Virginia!

This month marked the beginning of our fifth year of teaching these classes. It is such a joy to be able to share our love for calligraphy with our students and we continue to be grateful for and encouraged by the feedback we receive from them. A very small sampling:

  • “I just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful class on Saturday! I had such a great time and can’t wait to get practicing! I definitely hope to do a follow-up class soon!” – KM
  • “I had a great time! I know I’ll enjoy practicing and using my new skills.” – BD
  • “I just wanted to thank you again for teaching such a wonderful class. I couldn’t believe how quickly the time passed! I was talking to [a friend and fellow student] and we both definitely want to sign up for the follow up class. Thank you for sharing so much of your knowledge!” – TT
  • ” ​THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I LOVED the class! I feel very happy with the knowledge and tools I walked away with and will be practicing diligently!  ” – CH
  • “Thanks Michele! I so enjoyed the workshop, and look forward to practicing more at home.” – ST

There is nothing better seeing our students leave our workshops feeling excited to practice and grow as calligraphers!

For our past students, we’ve also posted new dates for our formal follow-up workshop, Continuing with Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy, as well as for our signature, weeknight Calligraphy Study Table sessions. It’s always exciting to see how

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 – a spot in our workshops is the perfect birthday, anniversary or holiday gift!), please don’t wait too long to secure your spot. You can find more details and register here.

Back To School: Learn This Fall!

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Meant To Be Calligraphy

New dates have just been posted for our fall calligraphy workshops! Our Introduction to Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy classes will be held again in Washington, D.C. at The Loft at 600 F as well as in Middleburg, Virginia at Middleburg Events Studio, in Charlottesville, Virginia at rock paper scissors and also just outside of Baltimore, Maryland at Becket Hitch!

Over the past few years, in addition to many fabulous locals, we’ve had students travel from as far away as Alaska and even Australia to take part in our workshops (in fact, Katie, in the photo above, flew down from Boston this summer for the class. We were honored!). November’s workshops will mark the beginning of our fifth year of teaching these classes and we remain humbled and thrilled by the feedback we receive from our students. A very small sampling:

  • “Thank you Michele! The class was interesting, educational and a lot of fun. You are great at teaching and sharing what you do. I look forward to signing up for continuing classes.” – MC
  • “Thank you for a great class yesterday! My sister and I had a great time and are excited to keep practicing.” – NG
  • “The workshop was incredible! All I want to do is calligraph everything!” – ST
  • “​I wanted to thank you for a WONDERFUL workshop. I truly learned so much from you.” – CS
  • “Thank you so much for organizing and leading a great workshop – the 3.5 hours flew by! Learning the techniques and practicing under your guidance was so helpful and definitely provided the kick in the butt I needed to keep practicing. I’m sure I’ll be asking you questions in the future!” – JS

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 September and December 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; September’s session is sold out, but in October we’ll focus on tricky connections between letters.

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 fall (or in gifting a class to someone else – a spot in our workshops is the perfect birthday, anniversary or holiday gift!), please don’t wait too long to secure your spot. You can find more details and register here.

Learn with us this Summer!

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Meant To Be Calligraphy

Hooray! New dates have just been posted for our calligraphy workshops. Our summer 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 home goods shop Becket Hitch)!

Over the past few years, we’ve had students travel from as far away as Alaska and even Australia 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:

  • “I wanted to thank you for such a lovely day. Your class was exactly what I’d hoped it would be and I look forward to practicing and attending a workshop again soon. ” – LQ
  • “Thank you for such a wonderful and incredibly positive class. The time absolutely flew by. You are a wonderful teacher. I look forward to many hours of practice with hopeful improvement. ” – BR
  • “Thank you for a wonderful and inspiring morning!” – MB
  • “Thank you for such a fun and inspiring class! I can’t wait to practice – and practice some more – to be able to send some fun cards and letters to my family and friends back home” – KP

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

Past students can can also find new dates in September 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 September as well, where we’ll endeavor to each create a signature lettering style.

So 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 summer (or in gifting a class to someone else – a spot in our workshops is the perfect birthday, anniversary, graduation or Mother’s Day gift!), please don’t wait too long to secure your spot. You can find more details and register here.

Learn with us this spring!

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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 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!

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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!