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David Z.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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David Z.

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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.

Masking tape

About David

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

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Daniel
Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson.
Michelle C.
David explains well to what needs improvement and is very constructive to what needs to be done. I’m learning so much. It’s exciting
Karin
David is very experienced and knowledgeable for many art forms. And is very personable also.
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Marsha K.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • BA Psychology from BYU
  • Awarded Award of Merit from San Francisco School of Music
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Marsha K.

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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!

About Marsha

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!

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Jordan J.
Work well with children! Appears to be patient! Very welcoming!
Scott D. M.
Marsha is a wonderful music teacher! She has an organized lesson plan, she's always willing to set aside the lesson plan if I want to do something different that day, she gives very gentle feedback, and I always have so much fun with her during lessons. I highly recommend!
Fred R.
I have been taking lessons with Marsha for several months. Marsha has been helping me immensely to become a better singer. I am a novice vocalist and Marsha has worked with me patiently. I feel as if I have been progressing nicely with my vocal training.
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Margot G.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks spanish, english
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Awarded Artist Grant from Anne McKee Foundation
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Margot G.

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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.

About Margot

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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Angela Paolini
Margot knows her stuff and is a great instructor!
Dominique
Margot is amazing! She is an exceptional teacher. All sessions are well planned and technology is perfectly incorporated into the session. I would highly recommend Margot. I plan to continue my sessions this year.
Tiffany A.
Great experience!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing calligraphy teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream calligraphy teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Calligraphy Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute calligraphy lessons is $44. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $44 and $44 per hour.
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"Great beginners modern calligraphy class or in my case a great refresher course to motivate me to start practicing again! Margot was very patient and provided some great tips. Would definitely recommend to anyone new to calligraphy!"
Lou Arden Vernon
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot is very kind and offers great teachings. Her calligraphy is beautiful and she really inspired me. I would recommend her to anyone who is trying to learn the art of calligraphy."
John
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Very patient and talented teacher. Even in my everyday writing I now find myself using her techniques!"
Lena
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"He is very patience and encouraging. My kid took interest in calligraphy immediately and practice all on his own."
James
Took Calligraphy lessons from Lorenzo D.
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"Margot is a great instructor and a born teacher. She immediately connects with each student. She asks everyone’s name and then remembers it, which is quite impressive with a large group.
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."
Patti
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot is a great teacher. She is passionate about calligraphy and willing to work with her students to maximize their chances of success. I've learned so much about the art from her!"
Justin
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot is a great teacher! She had a bunch of really helpful worksheets for us to practice on before we created a piece to take home. She is patient, funny, encouraging and gives super clear helpful tips. Thanks for the great class Margot!"
Lucy
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Had a wonderful lesson with Marty. Looking forward to more."
Donna
Took Calligraphy lessons from Marty W.
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"Margaret is kind and patient instructor. She truly is passionate and very knowledgeable about her craft. I would recommend her to someone interested in learning calligraphy."
Jessica Plain
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"My daughter loves Margot’s classes. Nice learning experience and a very friendly teacher"
Albina
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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Private Calligraphy Lessons Near You

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

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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!