Learn With Us This Fall!


Hooray! We’ve opened registration for our fall workshops! In addition to our signature calligraphy workshop, Introduction to Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy, we have also added more dates for Introduction to Modern Brush Lettering!

While modern calligraphy is our first love, we are also incredibly smitten with brush lettering and we are so excited about this class! Wondering about the difference between the two types of lettering? In the photo above, you can see the contrast. On the left is an example of our pointed pen calligraphy, on the right, our brush lettering. Pointed pen allows for finer “hairlines” and detail work, whereas brush lettering is typically a little bolder (and, side-note, perfect for bullet journaling!). Both are incredibly useful, fun and relaxing to execute! But don’t take our word for it; here’s some of the feedback we’ve received from our brush lettering students:

Such an inspiring class yesterday! I am so excited and have already practiced today. Thank you for introducing me to my new favorite hobby! – MK
I had a wonderful time at your class. It was everything I hoped it could be and look forward to making my bullet journal the prettiest one at [my office]. – LD
This was the most fun I had in a long time! You are a fantastic teacher, so patient, kind and motivating! Thank you! – JS

This month and next, you can find us returning to teach both pointed pen and brush lettering at some of favorite spots: Washington, D.C. (at Typecase Industries in Shaw), Falls Church (at Stylish Patina’s new Mosaic District shop) and Alexandria (at the brand new Common Room Studio).

We hope that you will be able to join us for a modern pointed pen calligraphy workshop or a modern brush lettering workshop (or both!). 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 graduation gift!), please don’t wait too long to secure your spot. You can find ALL of the details and register for all of our workshops here.PS: For those outside of the immediate DC-area, don’t think we’ve forgotten about you! We’ll be returning to Baltimore (at Becket Hitch), Middleburg (at the Middleburg Events Studio) and Charlottesville (at Rock Paper Scissors) in the new year, with registration for those classes opening in mid-November! At that time we’ll also open registration for the next intermediate-level sessions of our Continuing with Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy workshops and our Calligraphy Study Tables.