{Now Offering} ONLINE Beginner Calligraphy Tutorial


Are you looking to learn the art of calligraphy, but can’t attend one of our in-person workshops? We are pleased to share that we are now offering a beginner video tutorial that you can use in the comfort of your own home!

Thanks to this video workshop, we’ve made it easier than ever to learn the art of pointed-pen calligraphy! To get you started, we’ve even bundled the workshop + starter kit into one, easy to purchase product with a special combined rate {click here}.

This 45-minute video covers the basics of pointed pen calligraphy with guided instruction from me personally {Laura of Laura Hooper Calligraphy}. The tutorial begins with the anatomy of the oblique pen and preparation to begin (ink dipping, gridlines, practice strokes), which is followed by close-up visuals of me writing every letter of the Copperplate alphabet – both upper and lower case – with verbal instruction on the thick and thin lines of each letter. In addition, tips and common errors to avoid are provided for a variety of letters.

Upon purchase, you will receive a file to download to your computer. You can then watch this video at any time, however many times you would like! This is not a live class and there is no specific time or location that you need to be able to take it.

Visit our website here to get started today!

If you have attended a Laura Hooper Calligraphy workshop or purchased a kit from our website, please enter your EMAIL address in the COUPON CODE to receive $40 off the video only option. If you purchased the kit through our Etsy shop, please email alyssa@lhcalligraphy.com so we can activate your email code. Unfortunately refunds can not be issued after the fact if you purchase without the COUPON CODE.

By |June 18th, 2015|Calligraphy|Comments Off on {Now Offering} ONLINE Beginner Calligraphy Tutorial

{Memphis Calligraphy Workshop} WedMemphis + Maggie Louise Bridal

It was such a treat to visit Collierville, just outside of Memphis, TN! We were lucky enough to cross paths via Instagram with Kathryn of WED Memphis and Molly of Maggie Louise Bridal and get a calligraphy workshop set-up there this past February. Kathryn coordinated an amazing team of vendors to put it all together for us, and our attendees were treated to delicious bites from Simply Delicious Caterings, florals from Ashlye McCormick Designs and all captured by Two Halves Two Hold!

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Other vendors who made this possible:
Cupcakes – The Flour Garden
Cookies – Whimsy Cookie Co.
Rentals – Mahaffey Tent
Easel – Prop Cellar

Please visit our website for more information on workshops and starter kits!

By |April 21st, 2015|Calligraphy, event planning, Workshops|Comments Off on {Memphis Calligraphy Workshop} WedMemphis + Maggie Louise Bridal

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

It is such a treat when our vendor friends ask to collaborate on holiday projects, large & small! We love these cute St. Patty’s Day motifs from our friends Abby Jiu, Lauryn Prattes and Buttercream Bakeshop

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By |March 17th, 2015|Calligraphy, decor, green, Holiday, party|Comments Off on Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

{Forest Elopement Inspiration} Borrowed BLU

Cassandra from Borrowed BLU brought us on board for this beauty of an elopement that she dreamed up and was photographed by the one and only Jasmine Star. We think the entire concept is so sweet, and we are thrilled to be part of the team that brought it to life! Cassandra had hand-dipped the tie-dye ribbon for us to write on and the s’mores “menu” was especially delicious as well.

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You can see even more on Green Wedding Shoes!

Vendor Team
Photography: Jasmine Star
Rentals, styling + florals: Borrowed BLU
Furniture rentals: Yeah! Rentals
Bridal accessories: Olivia Nelson
Bride’s attire: Show Me Your Mumu Gwenth Chiffon in Ivory
S’mores: Mallow Mallow
Hair + makeup: Hair & Makeup Girl
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Silk ribbon: Frou Frou Chic in Ivorie

By |January 11th, 2015|Calligraphy, Creative Tip, decor, reception ideas, resources, ribbon|Comments Off on {Forest Elopement Inspiration} Borrowed BLU

{Charleston Calligraphy Workshop} RiverOaks Charleston + Lauren Jonas Photography

When Marianne from RiverOaks Charleston reached out to us about hosting one of our workshops at their beautiful event property, we didn’t think twice before jumping at the opportunity. When we found out that their home is actually on the property and that we were welcome to stay with them…well at that point we were ecstatic!

Usually when we travel for workshops, we don’t have time to do much sightseeing (and are too exhausted/anxious to get home after the workshops are over!), but for this trip we specifically booked a couple extra days since neither Alyssa nor I had ever been to Charleston. And the charming Southern town definitely did not disappoint! Our little getaway ended with the workshop at RiverOaks, and Lauren Jonas was on hand to capture it all so beautifully.

To see even more & hear from the RiverOaks team themselves on the design, head over to Magnolia Rouge!

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Vendor Credits:
Photography LAUREN JONAS
Venue, Design, Styling RIVEROAKS CHARLESTON
Striped Runners POTTERY BARN
Chairs and tablecloths SNYDER EVENTS
Welcome and food table vintage linens and lace CLIN D’OEIL MEUNLES, FLEA MARKETS
Pumpkin bread bags STEMPLEGRUSSE
European sourcing SIMONE GEBSATTEL & BARRETT CALDWELL

By |November 24th, 2014|advice, art, Calligraphy, Workshops|0 Comments

{Houston Calligraphy Workshop} Sugar & Cloth

We recently had the pleasure of returning to the Lone Star State for another rounds of calligraphy workshops and had the opportunity to once again work with the super talented Ashley of Sugar & Cloth in Houston! It is such a treat to have Ashley coordinate our Houston workshops because we just know we will arrive to a gorgeous, clean space ~ full of bright light and lots of white!

For this set of classes she partnered up with Jennifer Laura Design on florals and we were just blown away with the final look. Sugar & Cloth owns all their tables & chairs which makes set-up a breeze ~ not to mention beautiful! Attendees were also treated to macarons from the delicious ‘Lette Macarons {located in Beverly Hills ~ yes they ship!} along with some healthy fruit options, too.

See some snaps below and check out Sugar & Cloth for more details {and other Houston workshops if you are in that area!}

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Special thank you to those who contributed to the gift bags which included granola from Gray Gardens, a print from Tiny Deer Studio, nail polish from Julep, pencil sets from Splendid Supply Co., holiday cards from Laura Hooper Calligraphy, banner gift tags from An April Idea, and an Oh My Darling folding card from Sable & Gray!

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By |November 19th, 2014|Calligraphy, calligraphy workshops|0 Comments

{Learn Calligraphy} Starter Kits Get a Fresh Look!

Just in time for the holidays, our calligraphy starter kits have a fresh new look! If you are looking to learn the art of calligraphy, and can’t make it to one of our beginner’s workshops, our starter kit is the next best option. Completely curated by me with an instructional kit created especially for beginners using my over 10 years of experience, you will be on your way to your own hand lettering!

We also sell our beginner gridline notepads, journals made with calligraphy quality paper, a gold ink add on, glass jar set and more!

Visit our Etsy shop for details and to purchase your kit and other tools today.

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Please know that for the holidays, kits must by purchased by December 18 to qualify for holiday shipping {sorry, International orders cannot be guaranteed for holiday delivery, but ordering early would be the best bet!}.

By |November 18th, 2014|Calligraphy, learn calligraphy|0 Comments

{Trouvaille 2.0}

When my dear friend Rhiannon from Hey Gorgeous Events asked if I would be a guest speaker at her second Trouvaille workshop and teach a “mini” calligraphy session, I was truly honored and overjoyed! I don’t think I’ve ever been a speaker at an industry event, and her intimate gathering provided the perfect opportunity to get my toes wet!

From the Trouvaille website…

MISSION
EDUCATION, INSPIRATION, & COMMUNITY
This workshop was created not only to educate and inspire businesswomen in the wedding planning realm from across the US and Canada, but it was brought to life in an effort to encourage and facilitate a tight knit community of like minded, creative women. An ever growing, and inspiring community where sharing is done without expectation, where business owners can feel vulnerable without fear of judgment, where you can find answers, support and guidance along the journey of business ownership, and most importantly of all, where professional relationships blossom into life long friendships.

In addition to the calligraphy session, we also helped out with the welcome invitation for attendees & contributed the art for a “You are enough” journal included as a gift for attendees ~ Rhi just dreams up the sweetest things!

All pics courtesy of the fabulous Bradley James Photography husband and wife duo!

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Normally my workshops don’t have more than 24 attendees and my sister, Alyssa, teaches with me, so I was a bit overwhelmed with the room full of Trouvaille ladies all on my own! But everyone was so gracious and lovely and I was able to get them all on their way to continue learning and practicing the art of calligraphy…and hopefully using it in their own businesses!

Visit The Trouvaille Workshop website for more details on this wonderful experience and how it can help you in growing your own business.

In other news, how adorable is Rhi??

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By |November 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

{Richmond, VA Calligraphy Workshop} Janie Medley + Rachel May Photography

We are so fortunate to have amazing friends around the US who help us put together some extra special calligraphy workshops. So when my friend Janie of Janie Medley Flora Design offered to have us down in Richmond, VA, we knew we couldn’t pass it up! Set up in the gorgeous warehouse of Paisley & Jade with styling by the lovely ladies of Tart Event Co., Janie also brought in Candy Valley Cake Company & Sweet Spot, and we had the makings of a beautiful afternoon captured by Rachel May Photography!

See the bright and colorful pics below and hop over to Glitter Guide to see even more!

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For more details on calligraphy workshops and starter kits, visit our website here.

By |November 13th, 2014|Calligraphy, calligraphy workshops|0 Comments

{Atlanta Calligraphy Workshop} The Perfect Palette + Lauren Rae Photography

We were so lucky to have Chrissy from The Perfect Palette along with Lauren of Lauren Rae Photography to style and shoot our Atlanta calligraphy workshop. Sometimes when we are in a hotel we don’t have the “cutest” setup, but Chrissy and Lauren took this hotel space to another level with their creativity and especially the beloved Popcorn Bar!

You can see even more plus product sources on The Perfect Palette!

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For our full list of calligraphy workshops, or a starter kit if you aren’t able to attend class in person, can be found on our website!

By |November 7th, 2014|Calligraphy, decor, event planning, learn calligraphy|2 Comments