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Toshi M.

287 Reviews
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Starting at $100
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 2 to 85
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Toshi M.

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Japanese calligraphy is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing, of the Japanese language.

In modern calligraphy, a number of tools are used to make a composition. Most basic four tools were collectively called Four Treasures of the Study.
You need to purchase at Japanese store or internet store.

1. A brush
2. An ink stick (sumi).
3. Mulberry paper (washi)
4. An ink stone (suzuri) to grind the inkstick against, mixed with water.

5. A paper weight (bunchin) to hold the paper in place
6. A cloth (shi ta ji ki) to place under the paper (often newsprint is used as well) to prevent ink from bleeding through.

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About Toshi

Welcome! My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I am a veteran Japanese language tutor with over 15 years of experience. I teach people of all ages (from 2 to 85 years old) from all over the world, both in person and through online platforms. I am curre

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Very personable and knowledgeable. Easy to learn from.
Armen
I'm totally new to Japanese and I was very nervous. I just completed my 4th lesson and I'm finding learning Japanese is fun! Toshi is very patient and he is helping me create a plan forward. I have been working hard and have kind of gotten Hiragana,Katakana, but I need a lot more practice. I am able to read and write some words and in our lesson today I spoke my first complete Japanese sentence. Thank you Toshi for your help and for making my Japanese journey fun!
Jennifer T.
Toshi was prepared and taught me common politeness
phrases for my trip to Japan for my first lesson. He was patient and was a great teacher.
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Marty W.

62 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $31
  • Speaks Spanish (For singing and limited usage), Italian (for singing)
  • Master of Science from University of Advancing Technology
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Marty W.

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Although my focus as a TakeLessons teacher is primarily in music, I also teach a killer Calligraphy class. I do not take the fact that I am 'multi-talented' lightly. I know good calligraphy and I know mediocre calligraphy. Before getting more involved with music, I taught Calligraphy at a junior college for 7 years. I taught over 750 students and took classes from a student of Donald Jackson, one of the Scribes of the Queen of England. I can strengthen the work and techniques of intermediate or advanced calligraphers (and illuminators) and am very adept at teaching beginners. We can meet in my music studio or your home. I have a list of preferred materials and love this amazing communication form.

About Marty

Open up to your own unique voice. Play piano with energy and freedom. "With singing, your body is your instrument. Helping you become all you can be as a performer is my number one goal. Protecting your voice is a close second as we work to strengthen your vocal range and the quality of your so

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Marty helped me to prepare to sing at my wedding and although that didn't ultimately happen because I was so busy with all the wedding details I did not have time to practice, the experience was magficent and I've taken what I learn with her an facilated into many avenues of my life including speaking, as she taught me how to better project and be more confident in doing so.
She takes a very personal approach with her students to help them truly recognize there goals.
Victor
Marty is a wonderful teacher and very easy to understand. I tried many online packages and other teachers and I could not keep up with their instruction. Marty is clear and has figured out ways to make It possible for me to play much faster than I ever thought I could. I will be returning from a trip east and will continue my lessons when I return. I am very happy that I found Marty.

Moataz A.

80 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Speaks English, Arabic, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Moataz A.

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I can teach you how to make money with Calligraphy and Hand Lettering.

I start out with nomenclature, then I go into the basics of composition, flourishes, tracking, and anatomy. Then I get into skeletal stroke order for Serif, Sans Serif and Script (focusing on whichever one the student wants), and I provide more in depth training in each specific style of interest.

I also can teach you hand lettering which is different from Calligraphy in that the rules are much looser and it is very stylized, and is a lot more fun.

About Moataz

I am a Freelance Graphic Designer living in Powell, Ohio. I love learning and teaching, like a lot. I teach languages, Lettering, branding, and the basics of Graphic design as well as the adobe programs that bring it to life. My promise to you is that I will teach you everything I know in the ti

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Lisa
Moataz broke things down for me and helped provide a great introduction to typography. He gave me some recommendations to improve my work and emailed me with a few resources to check out. Thank you so much!
Stephy
We jumped right into lettering and calligraphy. He explained the history and what you consider when writing. Thanks.

Kayla Louven G.

Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Tagalog, English
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
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Kayla Louven G.

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Have you seen people on social media write calligraphy and thought to yourself, "I wish I could write like that!" ?

Well, YOU CAN!

If you TakeLessons with me, each of our sessions will be based on your progress and what you desire to learn. I make complimentary, hand-lettered worksheets based on what you need more practice in! I understand no two students are alike, and everyone learns at a different pace. I will introduce or enhance whatever background you have in penmanship and you'll be writing calligraphy in no time! :)

The topics in calligraphy that YOU can learn:
-Best Starter Kit for Beginners
-Faux Calligraphy
-Basic and Essential Strokes
-Finding your Writing Lettering Style
-Basic Vectorizing and Lettering Overlay (without Photoshop!)
-Embossing Calligraphy
-Watercolor Calligraphy
-Envelope Addressing
-Wedding Accessory Calligraphy
-Grad Cap Topper Decorating
-Chalkboard Lettering
-And much more!

About Kayla Louven

Kayla is a self-taught, modern calligrapher who is excited about sharing the skill of writing beautifully with her community. From watching several hours of calligraphy tutorials online to testing out different writing supplies and workbooks, she simplifies calligraphy and makes it easier to achiev

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David Z.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • BFA Fine Art Painting from Northern Illinois University
  • Teaching since 2010
  • 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 displa

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Courtney
David is an excellent artist who has years of experience in teaching art. I have been a student for 3 years and I have come so far as an artist. David has taught me how to see the world in a different light. I have and would recommend anybody who has an interest in art to take lessons from David. He is able to take anybody with the passion to become the artist they strive to be. He is an amazing teacher!
Debby
Clear , easy to follow online instructions . Great original subject choice . I would highly recommend David as a tutor . I must add he is a very talented and original style artist .
Laura
David worked hard to teach my Grandson the fundamentals of drawing and painting. David made the lessons fun and interesting!

Joey F.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
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Joey F.

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Learn Old English or Chancery Italic style calligraphy.

About Joey

Hello Artist-in-Progress, We are all artists-in-progress because, no matter how good we are, we can always get better! I'm Mr. Joey and I love art and I love teaching art! I am a graduate of The Art Institute and an artist and animator that creates art in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor,

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Alexandrea S.
Joey is a great teacher and artist!!!
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Glad he was able to accommodate my beeds
Nikki F.
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 $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $44 and $84 per hour.
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$48 average
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"We jumped right into lettering and calligraphy. He explained the history and what you consider when writing. Thanks."
- Stephy
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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"Getting clearer and more perfect"
- Peter
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"He is very patience and encouraging. My kid took interest in calligraphy immediately and practice all on his own."
- James
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"My hand lettering changed from the very first class! I write openly now, not with shame but fame because my hand writing has been made beautiful and attractive! Thanks Moataz."
- Peter
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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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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"Moataz immediately jumped into our lesson by asking me about my goals and from there to course content, which I loved. He tailored his lesson to my interests and offered so many amazing resources (beyond himself) to help me. I think I will continue to reap the benefits of this lesson for weeks to come. He seemed invested in helping me take real steps forward & didn't spend a single minute of class time pushing his products or future lessons. Not needed, because I will definitely be back."
- Megan
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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"Moataz broke things down for me and helped provide a great introduction to typography. He gave me some recommendations to improve my work and emailed me with a few resources to check out. Thank you so much!"
- Lisa
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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"Moataz is an excellent calligraphy teacher. My 12 year old daughter, Isabella, learned a lot from him in just one session. His instruction is very understandable on-line, and we plan to schedule more sessions with him."
- Isabella
Took Calligraphy lessons from Moataz A.
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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 practice 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!