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It's Time to Get Creative...
Register for a Small Group Beginners Calligraphy Class: An Introduction to Modern Pointed Pen Hand-lettering
with Lettering By Liz in downtown Boston...and other locations throughout New England, NYC & beyond!

Gift Cards for Classes are a unique present for birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, thank you gifts! Email to purchase
Private Lessons for all ages: improving everyday writing for school, business or social hand-lettering
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How do I register?  
Register here for most Boston dates on Eventbrite {scroll down for complete list by date}
OR please select a date you are interested in from the complete list below
AND email to receive your custom registration link by PayPal for special pair pricing or info on paying by check

Introduction to Modern Pointed Pen for Beginners
These are focused, "one-off" SMALL GROUP workshops - no previous experience required & all materials included!
Please scroll down below schedule to read What is Included with Registration & a complete Class Description...

2017 Workshop Schedule
List of upcoming Beginners Classes in Boston at Liz's studio near South Station
and then all year-round intro workshops in NYC and other U.S. locations are highlighted  
ALL workshops are now 3 hours long, unless noted - with even more class materials & follow-up mentoring
previous experience required - all materials & generous take home kit included - and the most valuable teacher/studio ratio!

THIS WEEKEND IN BOSTON!  4.30 / Sunday         12pm or 5pm Register

  5.1 / Monday                                                     7pm in PORTSMOUTH, NH  Register
5.3 / Wednesday                                                                               6pm   Register
5.5 / Friday                                                      12pm in NEW YORK CITY  Register
5.6 / Saturday                            8am, 12pm & 4pm  in NEW YORK CITY  Register
5.7 / Sunday                                                    12pm in NEW YORK CITY  Register
5.8 / Monday                    6:30pm at Olives & Grace in the South End  Register
5.9 / Tuesday                                                 6pm in PORTSMOUTH, NH Register
5.10 / Wednesday                                                                12pm or 6pm Register
5.11 / Thursday                                                                   12pm or 6pm  Register
5.12 / Friday                                                                                      12pm Register
5.13 / Saturday                                                       8am or 12pm or 5pm Register
5.15 / Monday                                                                    12pm or 6pm  Register
5.18 - 5.22                                                                   in Las Vegas: Email for info
5.25 / Thu               9:30a-1p at The Artists Association of Nantucket: Register
5.26 / Fri                 9:30a-1p at The Artists Association of Nantucket: Register
5.30 / Tuesday                                                                                    6pm Register
5.31 / Wednesday                                                               12pm or 6pm Register

6.1 / Thursday                                                                                 6pm  Register
6.3 / Saturday               4pm at Bespoke Designs in WESTPORT, CT  Register
6.4 / Sunday               12pm at Bespoke Designs in WESTPORT, CT  Register
6.6 / Tuesday                                                                    12pm or 6pm Register
6.7 / Wednesday                                                               12pm or 6pm Register
6.10 / Saturday                        8am, 1pm, or 5pm in NEW YORK CITY: Register
6.11 / Sunday                                                 3pm in NEW YORK CITY: Register
6.13 / Tuesday                                                                   12pm or 6pm Register
6.14 / Wednesday                                                              12pm or 6pm Register
6.17 / Saturday                                                     8am or 12pm or 4pm Register
6.20 / Tuesday                                            6pm in PORTSMOUTH, NH Register
6.21 / Wednesday                                                                            6pm Register
6.22 / Thursday                                                                               6pm Register
6.25 / Sunday                                 12pm or 5pm in NEW YORK CITY: Register
6.27 / Tuesday                                                                                 6pm Register
6.28 / Wednesday                                                                           6pm Register
6.29 / Thursday                                                                               6pm Register

NEW! Four Week Intro Course at The Boston Center for Adult Education:
Excited to be teaching a very special 4 session beginners course
on consecutive Thursday evenings from 6-8pm on 6.1, 6.8, 6.15 & 6.22
in the lovely BCAE classroom space on Arlington Street in The Back Bay
REGISTER HERE on their site!

7.1 / Saturday
7.2. / Sunday
7.11 / Tuesday
7.12 / Wednesday
7.16 / Sunday
7.17 / Monday
7.18 / Tuesday
7.25 / Tuesday
7.26 / Wednesday

How do I register?  
Register here for most Boston dates and Register here for NYC
OR email to receive your custom registration link or info on paying by check

Registration Fees
ALL classes are now 3 hours & include additional supplies!

Boston Classes in Liz's design studio:
$125 per student for a 3 hour small group class including all materials & take home practice kit
OR save $25 when you & a friend register together
$225 for 2 students *use code FRIEND at checkout*
OR save $25 when 1 person preregisters for a beginners plus a future intermediate class $225 for 2 classes {email for link}
{Please note:  the South Street studio / classroom in Boston is on the 3rd floor and there is no elevator}

All NYC classes
are $175/pp

All other on site beginners classes
throughout New England & US (scroll down for list)
are $125 - 150/pp depending on class length & amount of students

What is Included with Class Registration
No need to bring anything - all materials supplied:
2 pen holders /  3 steel nibs / 3 different colors of waterproof acrylic ink
...all of this is to use both during class
AND to take home with you
PLUS a fantastic "to go kit"  with an assortment of colorful card stock, creative project ideas,
practice guideline sheets of various sizes (print outs as well as emailed PDF's),
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 calligraphy supplies,  
PDF versions of several hand-lettered alphabets, articles to read, videos to watch
& more creative inspiration to keep you practicing at home for weeks, months & years to follow!

How To Register for Class
Please register here or send an email with the date(s) that work for you
to be sent info on paying by check to secure your seat(s)

Beginners Class Description
Introduction to Modern Pointed Pen Calligraphy
A small group workshop designed for beginning enthusiasts, with no previous experience necessary,
to get people inspired about the joy of calligraphy in a relaxed, comfortable studio setting.
I teach the basics of the traditional technique of dipping a steel-nibbed pen into liquid acrylic ink,
introducing you to my favorite beginner's lettering style "Romantic"
which is my own creative interpretation of Copperplate...with a modern twist!
I focus the instruction on recommendations & suggested goals for personal practice & study following class,
dozens of cool ideas for using your calligraphy skills, interactive instruction & 1-on-1 guidance.

Schedule for Intermediate Level Classes - Boston studio
{for those who have completed any beginner's class}

Intermediate Workshop Dates in Boston & beyond
Friday, April 28th, 5pm                                 Register
Tuesday, May 2nd, 6pm in Portsmouth      Register
Wednesday, May 3rd, 12pm                        Register
Thursday, May 4th, 12pm                             Register
Saturday, May 13th, 12pm                            Register
Friday, May 5th, 12pm in NYC                     Register
Saturday, May 6th, 4pm in NYC                   Register
Friday, June 2nd, 5:30pm in Portsmouth   Register
Sunday, June 25th, 5pm in NYC                  Register
Thursday, June 8th, 7pm in NYC                Register
Wednesday, June 14th, 6pm                       Register
Saturday, June 17th, 5pm                             Register
Wednesday, July 12th, 12pm                        Register
Saturday, July 15th, 1pm in NYC                  Register
Sunday, July 23rd, 4pm                                  Register

Intermediate Class Description
{open to students who have completed a beginner's class}

Script & Flourishing (1st hour) / Envelope Art (2nd hour) combo workshop
This is the follow-up class to the beginner's workshop:
Now you are ready to take your new hand-lettering skills to the next level
by learning techniques to "connect" letters in a fluid, well-spaced / kerned and aesthetically-balanced way.
In the 1st hour, we will explore techniques to create flourishing effects
and experiment with artistic effects and unique formats for a variety of popular projects!
Then in the 2nd hour we focus o
n Envelope Art
Planning a wedding, helping a family member or friend address their invitations
OR considering launching your very own calligraphy business or Etsy shop? Then this class is ideal for you...
We will laser-focus our attention on cool effects, stylish ink color & lettering combo ideas,
helpful measuring & shape tools & practical techniques for making envelope art look amazing!
Bring in samples or working/draft concepts of your Save The Date and/or wedding invitation ensembles
for specific recommendations on colors/style/format to complement your choices.
We will also discuss etiquette basics, time management, list organization and my favorite materials and formats

Gift cards are a unique, creative present & are available for all occasions, year-round
Can be either emailed to a loved one or sent via USPS to you or them...
Email today to purchase

Book a 1-on-1 Class or Private Calligraphy Party for ages 10 & up!
Friends' Night (or Day) Out, Small Company or Department On-site Event at your Offices
or Field Trip to My Studio... for your own Calligraphy Class for a group of 4 or more friends/family/colleagues...
Perfect for birthdays, showers, date night, friends night out or small company outing - both off- OR on-site events - email to discuss!

Boston location / around corner from SOUTH STATION- 118 South Street, 3rd fl*
South Street near the corner of Beach Street in Boston's Leather District - *my studio is on the 3rd fl & there is no elevator
The studio/classroom is situated between South Station and Chinatown/Theater District
Take the T or Commuter Rail to South Station, a 5 min walk, or a 12-15 min walk from Government Center & Park Street stations
Map & parking garage listing will be sent by email with your registration
Please TEXT ME on the cell # provided when you arrive at the building as I need to walk downstairs to let you in
{Please note:  there is another South Street in Jamaica Plain - that is *not me* - my zip is 02111 }

Groups & Places I have taught

Here are some testimonials from students
"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.

"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...I would love to attend a future intermediate level workshop...The class
was absolutely lovely, and I so enjoyed taking a break from my usual routine to learn more about lettering, and to tap into
being creative! I'm 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 what beginners would want to know about!!  I'm looking forward to
following up and perhaps attending a workshop one day or a follow up class in the fall. Thanks again!" - Marianne

"Hi Liz, 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 amazing 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.

"Hi Liz, 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 I hope that you have continued success with your studio :). I'm definitely
going to take another class with you down the road." - Melissa V.

"Thank YOU! 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 pen 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.
I'm interested in the scripting class you mentioned --how do those work?" - 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 was excellent. I'm looking forward to practicing, picking up some supplies and
following up with the intermediate class. Please keep in touch."  - Katelyn

"Dear Liz, 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! My work schedule is bit crazy but if you have any classes coming up, please let me know."  - Yoko

"I recently took an intro to calligraphy workshop with Liz.  The North End studio is cute and fun.  The creative gals who work
there have project samples displayed all over which was fun to check out.   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 and 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 and for helping give my grandma & I a special moment." - Megan L.

"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. I figured it would be fun and since the course was offered on
a Saturday (4p - 6p). 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.  She even told us that if we were serious about learning more, there were
several art and supply stores in the area where we could get more materials. 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.  
You will be stunned by her work and her bubbly personality!!!" - 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- enjoy your time off!" - Angela

"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
(above) Workshop on Martha's Vineyard -
that's me holding the lil' sign in the center!