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Japanese Calligraphy in Multi-Art Forms

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Discover the exciting field of Japanese calligraphy. Develop your artistic skills with traditional tools and the instructor’s unique teaching methods. Explore the historical background of this beautiful art form through the incorporation of Japanese poetry, dance movements, and music. "It will center you and delight all your six senses!" Required Supplies: Japanese calligraphy brush (large size) 100 page tablet of “shodo hanshi” (calligraphy...

Saturday Oct 7th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Holiday Calligraphy Workshop

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

The Garden’s online class on creating beautiful holiday calligraphy is an enjoyable virtual experience you can take anywhere! Adorn the holidays with the beautiful, personal touch of calligraphy. Create beautiful holiday cards, gift tags, placecards, and thank-you notes. Learn to embellish your notes with such simple holiday motifs as holly, wreaths, and candles. A supply list will be sent.  This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations...

Thursday Nov 30th, 1–3:30pm Central Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

Virtual Interactive Japanese Ink Painting (Sumi-e)


If you are looking for a therapeutic time for yourself, or fun activities at home, please join our ink painting Sumi-e class! Here are a few things you will need to prepare for the class: Liquid Sumi Ink Sumi-e (or Calligraphy) brush(es). Washi Paper (rice paper) and Newsprint paper are preferable. However, any paper is fine for a beginner. A couple of  containers with water. A couple of small dishes (or mixing ink with water) Paper...

Saturday Oct 14th, 1–2:15pm Eastern Time

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Modern Calligraphy

Makers Mess @ 777 S Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Learn the basics of Modern Calligraphy with this 2 hours workshop taught by Maker Olivia. You will be using dip pens in this frustration-free class. This class will teach fundamental techniques on pen pressure, letters and connecting letters. Don't forget to BYOB!

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Brush Calligraphy

Threeologie @ 177 E Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91105

In this workshop you will spend the afternoon learning brush calligraphy using Tombow Brush Pens. This workshop is for anyone looking to craft their own invitations, learn a new style of calligraphy, or anyone just looking for a fun way to spend their day! In this 2 hour workshop you will learn: Basic Strokes and techniques for Tombow Brush Pen Calligraphy Full Alphabet Instruction My techniques for blending colors How to fix mistakes you can’t...

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Intro to Copperplate Calligraphy

Design KOUS @ 00000

In this 4 hrs class you will practice the alphabets (upper and lower case) of casual script calligraphy, which we have called Malibu Breeze Alphabet. You'll practice different exercises to have a better understanding of the technique, the correct lines, shapes and proportions of the letters, control of the tools, etc. The class format is open and relaxed from the comfort of your home with the materials you have on hand. As tools you can use, from...

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Intro to Calligraphy

Craft Sierra Madre @ 49 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

This class is an Introduction to Copperplate Calligraphy. This hands on workshop is designed specifically for beginners. You will learn important information on pointed pen basics and Copperplate letterforms and fundamentals, as well as, you will learn valuable information to be able to critique and improve your own work. All supplies are provided.

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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

The Makery Craft Co @ 501 Benchmark, Irvine, CA 92618

Everything you need to know to get the basics of calligraphy started! You will learn about the the anatomy of a calligraphy pen, how to hold and write with the pen properly, and care for your tools. You will learn the basic strokes and we will practice various exercises to help you gain control. You will understand and create the formation of letters, words, and finally phrases. Skill requirements: This workshop is geared towards beginners. Material...

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Calligraphy Covered: Beginner

TypeEd @ 145 Valley St, Pasadena, CA 91105

Occasionally, circumstances call for you to pick up a pen and write beautiful letters to fully capture the elegance and expression of the hand-written word. No matter what your penmanship looks like, you’ll learn everything from basic strokes to full alphabets, connecting letters, and create letterforms in classical or modern freestyle calligraphy to enhance your skill set and expand your fundamental knowledge of script letterforms. In the beginner...

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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

Makers Mess @ 602 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Join us in hosting artist Erica Tighe at the studio for this fun-filled night of learning calligraphy! Erica is the owner and designer of Be A Heart. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from DePaul University in Chicago, moved to Brazil to work for Heart’s Home for a year and a half, lived and worked in Brooklyn before moving to Los Angeles. She has a love for calligraphy and watercolor mediums and teaches several hand-lettering...

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Introduction to Japanese Calligraphy

Santa Monica College @ 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Interested in the beautiful art of Japanese calligraphy? Explore its historical and cultural roots as you learn calligraphy’s basic strokes and become familiar with its brushes and other tools.  You’ll create a beautiful character representing the season in the hiragana and kanji writing styles. This introductory course provides a seamless transition to Japanese Calligraphy in Multi-Art Form. Please read:  This class meets in-person...

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Intro to Modern Calligraphy

The Makery Craft Co @ 423 S Brookhurst Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804

Calligraphy is said to be defined as “beautiful writing” in Greek. Join this introductory workshop where you will learn the art and structure of modern calligraphy or “beautiful writing”. You will begin by learning which tools to use and how to use them at a beginner level. Warm up exercises will loosen up your greatest tools, (your hands) as well as helping you learn basic strokes. You will work through an entire alphabet (upper and lower...

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Beginners Calligraphy at Craft

Threeologie @ 49 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Spend a fun afternoon learning the basics of Calligraphy with Natalie of Threeologie! This time the venue is provided by the amazing Craft Sierra Madre! In this 2 hour workshop you will learn all about the basic tools and proper techniques of Calligraphy. You’ll start with basic strokes to get your hand prepped for letters!!  Each student will receive their own calligraphy kit to take home and practice! The kit includes:  2 Pen holders...

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Craft Sierra Madre @ 49 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

We'll spend three hours learning how to use that funny calligraphy pen to create beautiful letters. I'll start by introducing you to the tools, then walk through basic practice strokes, putting those together to form letters, and finally, starting to develop your own awesome style! Each student receives a carefully curated calligraphy tool kit: High-quality oblique pen holder with a brass flange, 2 nibs, 2oz glass bottle of sumi ink, Plipboard,...

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Intro to Modern Calligraphy

Makers Mess @ 602 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Learn the art of Modern Calligraphy with Angi of Angelique, Ink in a three hour workshop, where you'll explore and practice the tools and proper techniques of modern pointed pen calligraphy. In this special holiday edition of the class, we'll go over everything from techniques of basic pen strokes to proper construction of letterforms, connecting letters, and tips on styling and composition, so you can walk away with everything you need...

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