|It's Time to Get Creative...Learn Calligraphy!
Register for a Small Group Beginners Calligraphy Class:
An Introduction to Modern Pointed Pen Calligraphy with Lettering By Liz
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Boston / Seaport classes Boston / Back Bay classes Boston HOLIDAY-themed
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NYC classes Providence RI classes Portsmouth NH classes
GIFT CARDS available for all locations
Email to purchase now & the recipient may then choose
any future class with availability which is convenient for their schedule!
Modern Calligraphy Classes for Beginners
Join us for a 2 hour small group workshop with a maximum of 15 students. No previous experience is required.
All class materials, take-home kit of supplies, follow-up resources & ongoing mentoring are included with your registration.
During this interactive small group class, you will learn the fundamentals of the meditative art of pointed pen calligraphy.
The easy-to-understand instruction is focused on everything you need to get started & enjoy hand-lettering:
how to properly hold & use a dip pen with acrylic ink, setting up your workspace, healthy ergonomics,
patient & personal instruction & focused, specific goals for your practice & project work following class.
5 unique lettering styles are demonstrated & included in the take-home materials: 3 script/cursive styles & 2 print/block styles
We will review all the best pro tips & tools & unique ways to use your new calligraphy skills,
inspiring demonstrations, customized take-aways and Q&A throughout.
Following each class, students receive an informative email packed with a bevy of resources
& ongoing mentoring for all alumni is available & strongly encouraged.
How do I register?
Classes are held year-round on weekdays, evenings & weekends - see upcoming dates / locations below.
CALL or TEXT 617.697.3011 with any questions OR to book an individual lesson or private party.
One ticket: $100/pp Two tickets: $90/pp Three or more tickets: $80/pp
Use promo code FRIEND when purchasing two (2) tickets to save 10% off or promo code SAVE20 when purchasing three (3) or more tickets to save 20% off.
What is Included with Your Registration
No need to bring anything - all materials supplied:
pen holders: one straight & one oblique, 2 different nibs,
and 3 different colors of acrylic ink... all to use both during class
AND to take home with you in your "to go kit"
which also includes an assortment of colorful card stock,
creative project ideas & practice guideline sheets,
in addition to an informative follow-up email
that is delivered to each student following class.
It includes a recap of where to buy additional supplies,
PDF's of 5 complete hand-lettered alphabets
(3 script styles / 2 print styles),
articles to read, videos to watch,
a directory of alumni calligraphers & more creative inspiration
to keep you practicing at home for weeks, months & years to follow!
for your company or team,
social or networking group,
friends' day/night out,
bachelorette, client event
Email for more information on private events
or to reserve your seat(s) in a group class
Private lessons available both in-person
& via Skype / FaceTime worldwide!
Check out these comments
"Liz! Thank you so much for
an amazing class last night.
I went home and literally drew all night...
Your class and studio were so informative
and therapeutic. I had a blast.
I look forward to the next class!" - Mike M.
"That was such a wonderful experience & you were such
a welcoming & informative host. I especially loved your
positivity & energy! You really have a knack for getting people
excited to learn & experience your craft. Thank you." - Nanci
"Thanks for a great class yesterday. I left excited & inspired
to keep practicing! As a fellow teacher, I wanted to tell you
that your style of instruction & overall approach is as
informative as it is enjoyable. I'm so impressed by
the resources and encouragement you provide your students.
So obviously, I signed up for another class!" - Katie R.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
I had such a wonderful time
at your calligraphy workshop!
I'm excited to get some new pens and paper today.
The class absolutely lovely,
and I so enjoyed taking a break
from my usual routine to learn more about lettering,
and to tap into being creative!
So excited to practice today!
Your class and studio space were awesome!
Thank you again for hosting!!" - Kate K.
"Hey Liz! I took one of your classes
6 or 8 months back with my girlfriend Sandy
and our friend Nicole.
I've been working hard on lettering
ever since your class
and have absolutely fallen in love with it.
It's become a part of my every day life.
I've spent a lot of time learning blackletter and fraktur,
but thanks to your class,
I've also come a long way with cursive
and whimsical styles.
I recently landed my first wedding envelopes gig...
Thank you for all of your teaching and inspiration.
You've helped me discover a lifelong passion and hobby."
- Jake R.
"Thanks so much, Liz!! I had such a great time last night.
That was the best $$ I've spent in a long time!!
You gave me the tools and direction to start practicing...
something I've always wanted to do,
but wasn't quite sure where to begin.
You have a gift for teaching and knowing
beginners would want to know about!!
Thanks again!" - Marianne
"Thank you so much for such a special afternoon yesterday.
I literally went to bed dreaming about letters
and woke up with letters on my brain!
I spent a lot of time as a kid doodling bubble
and block letters and making up my own crazy
letter shapes. So learning calligraphy is bringing back
some really fun childhood memories
of holding a pen to paper.
I practiced last night and was amazed at the progress
from just a couple of hours.
I'm excited to continue learning and have fun with it.
Can't wait to take your next class.
Thanks for sharing your love of lettering.
It is inspiring!" - Julie F.
"Last night was great!
I was nice to do something relaxing
after a stressful day of work.
Hopefully, I get better and can do it for
my wedding. Thank you so much
for sharing your talent! "
- Sia H.
"Just wanted to let you know
what a great time I had at your class!
It was something I had tried a couple of times,
but having your instruction
definitely took it to the next level.
Also, thank you for the materials you sent along
and being so candid with your process.
You are amazingly talented and
hope that you have continued
success with your studio.
I'm definitely going to take another class
with you down the road." - Melissa V.
I already started collecting inspirational images
and made a trip to the art store today!
I just loved your class, it was so much fun
and I learned so much.
You have a wonderful energy and your love
for calligraphy is contagious and inspiring...
I love that you encouraged experimenting
and having fun and you have a relaxed,
open approach. You offered so many
great and useful suggestions and
I really appreciated that you were well prepared,
and showed us your style
and sat down and wrote next to us.
You are a natural teacher,
and I feel lucky to have found you
and been able to take a class from you.
Thank you also for your hospitality,
from the tea and cookies, to the pens you gave us.
If you decide to offer further classes,
PLEASE let me know." - Cheryl
"Thank you so much for today,
it was the most fun I've had in a while!
I'm a data analyst/programmer,
so I'm always looking for
creative outlets and I'm delighted
to add calligraphy as one of them." - Vivian L.
"Thank you so much for these awesome resources!!
Your class yesterday was amazing, I had so much fun.
I think I've become calligraphy obsessed!
I went home yesterday and practiced for a few hours,
and even put together a Pinterest board of different
styles that caught my eye for inspiration.
I really like the idea of developing my own style
and seeing what happens. Thanks again Liz!" - Jessica
"We loved tonite!!!! Thank you for your time and talent!!
You have a wonderful and warm teaching style."
- Pam & daughter Jyllian
"Thanks so much for a great class on Sunday-- I loved it!
I am so excited to use my pens and ink
and practice, practice, practice so my writing improves
and no longer looks like chicken scratch!
Your work is truly inspirational,
and your enthusiasm for calligraphy is infectious."
- Shannon J.
"Thanks so much for sending this along
and for an amazing class last night.
I really had such a great time and even the
company of the other people taking the class
I'm looking forward to practicing,
picking up some supplies
and following up with the intermediate class."
"Thank you so very much for the fantastic class
yesterday! I have always wanted to learn calligraphy
and planned on taking your class since last year,
so I was very happy to finally take it. It was a lot of fun
and informative and I just LOVE your artwork! " - Yoko
"I recently took an intro to calligraphy workshop with Liz.
The North End studio is cute and fun.
Liz had some great tips for beginners.
I left the 2-hour class (which flew by!)
excited to practice more on my own
and with an added appreciation for the time and work
calligraphers put into their work.
This would be a fun outing
to do with a couple girlfriends."
- Lisa G. (via Yelp review)
"Hello! I took your class just after Thanksgiving
and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it
and also to say "thank you!" because it helped me
with a Christmas present too!
My grandma is 87 years old and has advanced dementia,
so I was clueless about what to get her.
She doesn't really have any hobbies or do a whole lot,
but my sister-in-law suggested
I put my new lettering skills to use
make her something to look at.
My grandma always loved listening to The Messiah
during the Christmas season,
so I chose some text from that work.
I gave it to her yesterday.
She hardly put it down the whole time we were there
and showing her caregiver
and proudly announcing "my granddaughter made this!"
Thanks for sharing your knowledge
"I've always wanted to learn the art of calligraphy
and I was looking at Liz's website admiring her work
when I realized she
offers calligraphy classes at her studio in the North End.
Her studio is adorable
and is certainly a space that fosters creativity.
I learned so much!
All supplies -- ink, nibs, stylus, and paper were included.
Liz took it one step further
and she provided us with practice sheets,
lots of grids to help, and font "maps" to help us...
It was totally awesome and Liz was a great teacher.
Her work is awesome and she was great to work with.
If you're interested in learning more about calligraphy,
or if you need a calligrapher,
definitely get in touch with Liz to learn more."
- Katie C. (via Yelp review)
"Liz, It was such a pleasure to meet you
and have the opportunity to learn your craft!
You have an amazing business going and
have such talent! You are such an inspiration
and the girls and I (I speak for all of us-
I was gushing about the class Saturday and
it sold Irene and Nikki!) are in love
with our take away assignments!
We are taking a few weeks to practice
and will then have a group practice night
to see what we can learn from one another!
The hope is that we all get this down
and can progress to your next class!
Thank you for a great starting point!"
"It was wonderful meeting you on Saturday!
I thoroughly enjoyed your class!!!
Honestly, everything about it was perfect...
I wouldn't change a thing. You inspired me
to try new things and to play around
with different fonts and styles.
I loved your gift ideas too.
This weekend, I made a birthday card
for my mother - in - law
instead of buying one and it was a big hit!
Thanks so much for your inspiration!" - Lori S.
As seen in:
Places & Groups
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Places that Liz
for on-location events:
|Upcoming Calligraphy Workshops
by Date / Location
Tue 11.12 at 7pm in Boston / Seaport
Thu 11.13 at 6:30pm in Providence, RI
Thu 11.14 at 1:30pm Onsite for Wellesley Council on Aging
Fri 11.15 at 12pm in Boston / Back Bay
Sat 11.16 at 2pm for Kids at Mosesian Arts Ctr / Watertown
Mon 11.18 at 12pm or 6pm in New York City
Tue 11.19 at 6:30pm in Portsmouth, NH
Thu 11.21 at 6pm in Jamaica Plain / JP Knit and Stitch
Sat 11.23 at 10am in Boston / Back Bay
Sun 11.24 at 12pm or 4pm in New York City Holiday-themed
Tue 11.26 at 12pm or 6:30pm in Boston / Back Bay
Wed 11.27 at 12pm or 6pm in Boston / Seaport Holiday-themed
All classes from the 1st thru 22nd are Holiday-themed
Sun 12.1 at 4pm in Boston / Back Bay
Tue 12.3 at 7pm in Boston / Seaport
Wed 12.4 at 12pm or 6pm in Boston / Back Bay
Fri 12.6 at 12pm in Boston / Seaport
Sat 12.7 at 10am in Boston / Back Bay
Sun 12.8 at 11am at Fuller Craft Museum
Mon 12.9 at 7pm in New York City
Tue 12.10 at 12pm or 6:30pm in Boston / Seaport
Wed 12.11 at 6pm in Boston / Back Bay
Sun 12.15 at 10am for Kids at Minni in South End / Boston
Sun 12.15 at 4pm in Boston / Back Bay
Mon 12.16 at 6:30pm in Portsmouth, NH
Tue 12.17 at 1pm or 6pm in New York City
Wed 12.18 at 6:30pm in Boston / Seaport
Sun 12.22 at 11am in Boston / Back Bay
Sat 12.28 at 4pm in Boston / Seaport
Sun 12.29 at 12pm or 4pm in New York City
Tue 1.7 at 6:30pm in Boston / Seaport
Wed 1.8 at 12pm or 6pm in Boston / Back Bay
Thu 1.9 at 7pm in New York City
Fri 1.10 at 10am in New York City
Sun 1.12 at 11am or 4pm in Boston / Back Bay
Tue 1.14 at 6:30pm in Portsmouth, NH
Sat 1.18 at 10am or 4pm in Boston / Back Bay
Sun 1.19 at 12pm or 4pm in Boston / Seaport
Email to book a private lesson or party
at a time & location that works for your schedule!
Upcoming On-location Special Events
Thu 11.13 Onsite at Scituate Public Schools
Sat 11.16 On-location at Dana Farber Fall Formal Fundraiser
Fri 11.21 On-location at Stevens-Coolidge Place
Winter Lights Preview North Andover
Fri 11.29 On-location in fragrances at Nordstrom / Braintree
Sat 11.30 On-location at Lord & Taylor / Salem, NH
12.5 On-location at Lululemon / Chestnut Hill
Thu 12.12 Onsite for Boston Childrens Hospital holiday party
Sat 12.14 On-location in fragrances at Nordstrom / Natick
Thu 12.19 On-location at Lululemon / Chestnut Hill
Sat 12.21 On-location at Lord & Taylor / Burlington
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