- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
Since childhood, I've had a true passion for handwriting! I always wanted to perfect my handwriting, from as early as pre-school, carefully mimicing my teacher's writing from the board. Handwriting has always fascinated me!
In high school, I learned one calligraphy alphabet from a teacher/mentor, which allowed me to create my own unique font. Years later, I took this art to the next level, receiving calligraphy lessons from a professional each week for a 2 months. Now I have 4+ years experience creating "save the date" cards, wedding invitations, guest/table cards, as well as addressing wedding envelopes for clients. Throughout this period, I've spent significant time attaining knowledge on calligraphy through reading, researching then practicing! Starting with the basics, I will lead guided exercises tailored to your needs. Lessons will begin with a short history overview - then to holding the nib pen/Copperplate pen. You'll learn stroke pressure/angles, calligraphic terms & wedding etiquette & enveloping, (if interested) as well as different alphabets! Following each lesson, I will provide short weekly assignments to monitor your progress to to help you continue improving your skills! I specialize in Copperplate font, however, I recommend beginners start with the Roman Capitals font to get comfortable with using the nib pen and practicing strokes. I truly believe anyone can learn this special art and with practice & dedication you will be a calligrapher in no time! :)
- Teaches students:
- Ages 12+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Currently, I work as a behavior therapist for children with autism spectrum disorder. I work during the day hours 9-5 PM. In my job, I always find ways to incorporate my lettering into my sessions! - with chalk or free-draw! -sometimes teaching the children (that are interested) to do "fancy letters."
In my off-time, I enjoy practicing calligraphy and engaging in my own creative projects, which can include, paintings, creating signs and of course sending letters. As I am a recent graduate from graduate school, I am excited to now have time available to continue practicing my calligraphy.
Occasionally, I am contacted for wedding calligraphy jobs, which in the past have included the wedding invitation, save the dates, place cards/table cards and writing envelopes! Now that I have time to engage in this amazing hobby, I am excited to teach others what I have learned. I truly believe with patience and lots of practice, anyone can learn! It takes time for some, but it is truly worth it :)
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