Teaching since 2010
BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
Teaches students 5 and up
Private Calligraphy Teacher
I provide instructional direction using templates and thin paper. I recommend dual brush markers made by Tomboy.
It is expected that the following tools are used:
Tomboy Dual Brush pens
Flat surface ie. Masonite board, wooden board or plastic sheet.
Stratford tracing paper.
Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and display
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
BA Psychology from BYU
Awarded Award of Merit from San Francisco School of Music
Private Calligraphy Teacher
Hello! If you want to learn the art of calligraphy? I’m here for you. I have taught classes before and have the supplies. I’d be most willing to share what I know with others who would be interested in keeping this art form alive!
I have students from all over ! Hope one is YOU. It is great to be able to offer the option to ALL students if they prefer to come to the studio, or have remote lessons, and a HUGE plus, is they don't have to cancel when ill or even sometimes when away from home with the remote lesson option!
Speaks spanish, english
Teaches students 8 and up
Awarded Artist Grant from Anne McKee Foundation
Private Calligraphy Teacher
I have several years of hands on instructional experience and a clear yet patient, easygoing manner that makes it really accessible for beginners to learn calligraphy. I practice several different lettering styles using a variety of materials and I can customize lessons to your supplies and level of experience. I have taught students ranging from ages 8 to 80!
If you’re not sure what kind of calligraphy you want to learn, please book a single 30 minute lesson and I will guide you through the options, including what supplies are needed. This mini lesson can also serves as a consultation for commissioned artwork.
Hello there! I am a professional calligrapher with 20 years of experience as a tutor, mentor, and coach. I operate my own business focused on handlettering using pointed pen, broad edge pen, brushes, paint, and chalk, as well as custom watercolor and papercut art. My undergraduate degree was in oil
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She can teach to all levels of ‘artistic’ ability. She offers assistance and guidance so the finished product truly belongs to the student.
I have been to two of Margot’s classes. I have zero artistic ability, yet I left with a card (Valentine and Mother’s Day), that I was proud to share."
Calligraphy is a form of written art that focuses primarily on creating stylistic lettering. Calligraphers use a variety of tools including pens and nibs, pencils, brushes, ink, and double-tipped felt pens. The tools and supplies needed for calligraphy vary depending on the style you want to learn.
Each style of calligraphy varies based on its region of origin and the time period during which it was developed. Some of the most popular types of calligraphy studied include modern, western, Old English, Chancery Italics, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic. You'll find that these styles of calligraphy are all quite unique, but quite attractive, nevertheless.
The term calligraphy comes from the Greek calli (beautiful) and graphy (writing). When you study and pract
ice any style of calligraphy, you'll definitely learn to write beautifully. Studying with a private calligraphy teacher, you'll learn to create eye-catching script that everyone will enjoy reading.
Why Learn Calligraphy?
Many people learn calligraphy to experience different cultures in a more intimate way, while others learn historic styles of calligraphy to honor and preserve the past. Calligraphy is also, quite simply, a great hobby. Once you learn it, you'll be able to adorn letters, packages, place cards, decorative signs, and invitations with beautiful inscriptions.
Calligraphy, however, isn't just for fun; it has professional applications, too. Today, historic calligraphers have opportunities to work in the art field, reproducing and restoring intricately ornate pages of historic texts. Calligraphers can also work as a special type of illustrator. Professional calligraphers are often hired specifically to create eye-catching hand-written menus and message boards for all types of businesses. They can also work in graphic design, inventing new fonts and typography.
The Best Way to Learn Calligraphy and What You'll Practice in Lessons
Sure, lots of free calligraphy classes and tutorials can be found online, but the best way to learn calligraphy is in private lessons. In private lessons, you'll receive immediate feedback and personalized instruction that you can't get from an online video or larger class setting. A private calligraphy tutor will completely customize your lessons, making sure you get to practice the type of calligraphy that interests you most.
Plus, every private calligraphy class is different. Teachers design lessons to meet the unique needs of each student. For example, calligraphy lessons for adults differ greatly from calligraphy classes for children in terms of teaching methods and content. You'll stay motivated and interested, while you learn new techniques at a pace that's comfortable for you.
Sample Curriculum for Beginner Calligraphy
If you're new to calligraphy, then beginner lessons are right for you. In these classes, your teacher will introduce you to all the basic tools and techniques you need to start writing calligraphy. Course content varies, depending on the student's interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics:
- Learn how to hold and use your calligraphy tools
- Practice basic strokes and shapes
- Learn to write the alphabet
- Compare different styles of calligraphy
- Introduction to the history of calligraphy
Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Calligraphy
If you're already familiar with the basic strokes and principles of calligraphy and want to learn more, then intermediate lessons are for you. In these classes, you'll learn new techniques and styles, while challenging yourself to improve your consistency and balance. Your intermediate calligraphy tutor might cover the following topics:
- Improve consistency
- Learn to achieve balance
- Control spacing of letters and words
- Experiment with different tools and inks
Sample Curriculum for Advanced Calligraphy
Advanced calligraphy lessons are perfect for students who're already quite skilled calligraphers. In these lessons, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional to improve your penmanship and perfect your style. Subjects covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's individual goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics.
- Develop your own style
- Learn calligraphy variations and/or historic script
- Calligraphy reproduction
- Advanced, free-hand lettering
It's Easy to Find a Calligraphy Teacher Near You
If you want to learn how to write beautiful script, studying with a teacher will give you a good start. Finding a calligraphy teacher on TakeLessons is easy. A quick search will lead you to a list of experienced and talented teachers who offer lessons online and in-person. When searching for your calligraphy tutor, be sure to choose a teacher who teachers the style of calligraphy you wish you to learn. Before you select a teacher, we also recommend reading through several profiles and reviews left by other calligraphy students.
TakeLessons teachers charge time-based rates per lesson, but the cost of calligraphy classes varies, depending on the teacher. With so many to choose from, you won't have any trouble finding someone who fits your budget and your schedule. Plus, investing in private lessons pays off quickly; you'll learn new techniques fast and improve your calligraphy after your very first lesson!