Inspirational Summer

…and getting ready for Fall Workshops!

Our Spring workshop lead to a group of 4 attendees wanting MORE! I think they caught the calligraphy bug! The calligraphy bug, I have found, is not just a desire to learn more calligraphy – it opens up a whole new world of paper, inks, watercolor, markers, books – and it is highly contageous!

As a result, we started a Calligraphy Study Group that met for 6 Tuesday over the summer. It was totally lead by the students and what they wanted to explore. We had one student exploring gold leaf. Another Italic caps. Another created an origami book. Another prepared a travel-sized watercolor palette to take on a trip for an art journal.

I don’t claim to be an expert in all of these fields (maybe the calligraphy part) but I was able to offer suggestions, resources, teachers, and suggest a supply or two (we LOVE our supplies!). We all learned from each other! It was so much fun and inspiring.

Marni practicing her tiny monoline capital letters

Workshops Begin in October

As with all my “beginning calligraphy” classes, I provide individualized instruction for anyone who has experience or would like to work on “other things” so each workshop can turn into a study group! Newbies will learn Foundational and will (hopefully) be inspired by those who are working on something else. Those working on something else can always jump in a refine their skills with the beginners.

Explore the art of calligraphy in this course for beginners. This workshop will introduce students to the Foundational Hand. This hand-written alphabet was developed by Edward Johnston in the early 20th century as a beginner’s alphabet and was instrumental in re-introducing the broad-edged pen (used by medieval scribes) to the modern world. This workshop will provide step-by-step demonstration and individualized instruction to help each student produce beautiful letter forms.


Check out the links below for dates and times and more details. If you want to join us, you can register right from my store! As always, if you have ANY questions, please Email Me.

Until next time,

2 thoughts on “Inspirational Summer

  1. If you learn from Saly, rest assured that you are learning the correct forms! No point in learning less than excellent forms and then having to re-learn. She is inspirational as well, and very generous in sharing information. I hope, you, too, get hooked! A lifelong pursuit!

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