Learn the art of modern calligraphy!

Have you been thinking about learning calligraphy but have no idea where to begin? Or maybe you've started already and just need a little extra help? Join Brittany DeNovellis of Novel Letter Studio to learn the fundamentals of modern brush lettering!

These 2-hour live workshops (both in person and virtual now!) will teach you the basics of calligraphy so you can skip the frustrating trial and error of learning it on your own.

 

You'll walk away with:

  • A better understanding of what pens and tools to use

  • The basic shapes you need to know (and how to combine those shapes into letters and words), and

  • A final project to show off what you learned.

Each workshop includes:

  • A two-hour, live modern calligraphy lesson with the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor, a.k.a. Brittany (me!), your new calligraphy cheerleader and coach :)

  • Access to a private Facebook group where you can ask advice and share your progress.

An Important Note about Supplies

In-person workshops include supplies (two brush pens, tracing paper, and an exclusive workbook that I designed for beginners) and some tasty nibbles. Virtual workshops do not include supplies but kits can be purchased separately​ (you will receive instructions after purchase, but please allow at least 3 weeks prior to the workshop if you go this route). 

Why I Love Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a versatile skill that you can use to add beautiful touches in your day-to-day life or for special occasions.

You might be seeking new hobby to use for relaxation outside of your hectic job/kids/school schedule...or to improve your writing so you actually feel comfortable using all those pretty notebooks you buy!

 

Maybe you'd like to save money by making DIY gifts, wedding details, or your own house decor... Or you're interested in making money by using eventually using calligraphy as part of your business.

You don't need to have any artistic experience or skill, just a willingness to learn and see that practice makes progress.

An Important Note about Ticket Prices on Virtual Workshops: Sliding Scales

Why a sliding scale?

Over the last year I have been engaging in racial equity trainings, reflecting on my own privilege and class, and working to operationalize what I’ve learned by putting it into practice. Shawna Murray-Browne of Kindred Wellness shared a reference to a blog post by Alexis J. Cunningfolk of Worts and Cunning about how she uses a sliding scale as a way to create multiple financial access points that can reflect various economic realities of students. 

This operating model thrives on trust and asks for an awareness of class privilege, and I hope students find it helpful because I do believe that arts should be accessible!

Alexis says it best again here: "Please be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities. It also respects the work of teachers and creators, like myself, you have families to support and rent to pay. Additionally, when I am paid fairly, I am able to invest more time and resources to free and lower cost offerings."