Our modern pointed pen beginner calligraphy workshops provide you with the best high-quality tools for beginners, but more importantly teach you how to use them, cover basics in practice strokes and technique, as well as cover a full alphabet. Each workshop includes 3 hours of instructions along with all the supplies needed for class plus continued practice at home. Over 10,000 beginners, just like you, have trusted us for their calligraphy education since 2014!
If you are just starting out or are looking for hands-on tips and techniques to improve your beginner’s hand, these workshops are for you. If you are ready for the next steps in your calligraphy journey, please scroll down for beyond beginner options.
Full details included on each event listing.
** If you are not able to join us at one of the workshops below, we hope you will consider our Calligraphy for Beginners Starter Kit + Video. It includes all of the tools you need + detailed, down to earth instruction that follows the same format as our workshops.**
Our beyond beginner calligraphy workshops are classes that explore specific focuses that go beyond the beginner phase of modern pointed pen. Individual course topics may include letter connections, flourishing, a variety of alphabets, etc. Each workshop includes 2 hours of instructions & some supplies needed for class. Check each listing for supplies included in that class & what attendees are responsible for bringing to class.
If you know the basics of calligraphy and are ready for the next level of your education, these workshops are for you. Attendance at one of our beginner workshops or with our starter kit + video tutorial is very strongly encouraged. Knowledge of how to hold a pen holder, prep/load/use nibs & form a basic, beginner alphabet is required.
Thank you for an amazing workshop today. It was wonderful meeting y’all in person. I’ve been wanting to dive into calligraphy for so long, and your workshop helped me address some of the main issues I’ve had in my first attempts. (Quality material being the main issue.) Thank you for offering a course like this and for hosting them in such lovely locations with such beautiful decorations. Though I didn’t tell you at the time, I want to let you know how much your work inspires so many people. – Julie
I’ve always been interested in pointed pen and finally took the plunge 2 summers ago. I enrolled in Laura’s Beginner Workshop in Toronto and had to drive 4 and a half hours to get there. Not only was the course worth the drive but Alyssa & Laura are incredibly detailed and patient with their students and you can see the passion they have in their work. May we continue to do what we love and inspire each other. – Melissa L
After following Laura Hooper Calligraphy on Instagram I finally had the opportunity to attend her workshop for beginners in Alexandria, VA. It was an amazing experience and Laura and her sister, Alyssa made the 3 hours well worth the expense. I am so excited to continue on my calligraphy journey and hope through solid practice I will progress in the art! Thanks for providing this service!!! – Sheila I.