Interested in Learning Calligraphy?

You're in luck! I teach occasional workshops in Southeast Michigan and would love to help you get started with pointed pen calligraphy. See below for upcoming classes and links to sign up!

 Calligraphy Class at Thistle & Bess in Ann Arbor, MI. Photo by Cat Carty Buswell.

Calligraphy Class at Thistle & Bess in Ann Arbor, MI. Photo by Cat Carty Buswell.


Calligraphy Class Announcements

Beginning Pointed Pen Calligraphy Class

Location: Pastel Plymouth,

Time: 9am - 4pm with a 1 hour lunch break

Cost: $180

In this class I will teach you the fundamentals of pointed pen calligraphy using a pen holder, nib and ink. First, you will learn how to create the basic lines and strokes that make up the alphabet, then you will dive into both the uppercase and lowercase alphabets. I have a hands on and interactive teaching style and believe strongly in giving each student individual feedback and instruction. Between every mini lesson, I visit each individual student to give guidance and an opportunity for questions. I also use a document projector system so that you can watch and learn from me actually doing calligraphy with nib and ink instead of on a chalkboard!

All participants will walk away with their own mini calligraphy set as well as the skills to continue your calligraphy practice. This class is perfect for anyone who has never picked up a pen holder and nib before, and wants to give it a try!


– An oblique or straight Speedball pen holder

– 1 nib (Nikko G)

– An ink well filled with black Sumi ink and wood ink well stand

– A Rhodia paper pad

Please register in advance as seats are limited. Light snacks, coffee and tea will be provided. We will break for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Lunch is not included but there are many restaurants within walking distance of Pastel.

This event is 10% off for Pastel members. Please note Pastel workshops are either free or discounted for Pastel members. Learn how you can become a member to work , meet and learn with like-minded women in our beautiful shared workspace!