Posts Tagged ‘calligraphy’

Calligraphy Workshops in Salt Lake City, UT & Phoenix, AZ


I’m headed to Arizona this weekend for Pinners Conference!! I’ll be talking about 5 things you need to do when learning calligraphy. It’s only an hour-long, so I’ll be spending the time demonstrating, giving great advice and answering any questions that may come my way. You’ll come away with a wealth of knowledge, motivation to get started on learning calligraphy and a calligraphy alphabet to practice.


Join me in Arizona and Utah for this workshop. Use code MELISSA to sign up for my class. Sign up for Pinners right here.

Since it’s only an hour-long (the Pinners vibe is high-energy and the classes are quick), I’m holding calligraphy workshops post-Pinners in both Arizona and Salt Lake City! Because an hour-long lecture is never enough. Did you know that most calligraphy workshops (the guild-related ones) are north of 6 hours long? I’ll just be scratching the surface at an hour.

If you’re in the Phoenix, Arizona area (the workshop is in Peoria), click here to sign up for the 3 hour workshop on October 8, 2016.

If you’re in the Salt Lake City, Utah area (the workshop is in the Sugarhouse neighborhood), click here to sign up for the 3 hour workshop on November 10, 2016.


These workshops are all-inclusive, beginner workshops. If you have some or no experience, come! Lefties and friends with ugly handwriting are also welcome! Just bring your passion for letters. :)

Not sure what to expect at Pinners? See this segment I did for KUTV a couple weeks ago about the conference. Hope to see you there!

If you can’t come, don’t worry! My online calligraphy class is always on-going. It’s a party over there. Feel free to reach out in the comments below if you have any questions about any of these classes.


SLC Craft & Calligraphy Workshop


This Thursday (September 15, 2016) I’m holding a craft night at The Write Image! Click here for more info.


We’re going to be exploring flourished brush calligraphy and we’ll be decorating mugs with our fancy skills. Materials and dinner provided.


Calligraphy Quote of the Day


I didn’t play around with style as much as I normally do, but I had a great time practicing keeping consistency together.


I figured this was pertinent since the beloved Gene Wilder just passed. I’m all about nonsense. Here’s to the original Willy Wonka.


I saw this quote and couldn’t help but chuckle. It’s so true! I had to letter it for the series. :)

Love for Emily Pop Up Shop | FREE CALLIGRAPHY


I don’t give away my calligraphy services for free. But when I do, it’s with good reason. On August 9th I will be participating in a Pop-Up Shop near Thanksgiving Point for Emily Meyers and her family. I’ll be setting up shop and doing calligraphy in exchange for donations. I’ll have a collection jar for donations and all of it will go towards Emily and her sweet family. 100%! I’ll have book marks, flat cards and 5×7 paper for quotes, names, inspirational words and more. I’ll be lettering your requests on-site.


If there’s a word, short phrase or name you’ve always wanted in fancy pen and ink, now’s the time to get it done! I’ll have a few cards and things calligraphed ahead of time as well. See the map below for location details! See you there!


Pop Up Shop #loveforEmily

August 9, 6-9pm

3401 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT + Skillshare AND Creativity Printable





So + Skillshare have teamed up. Yes! Exciting news!! I’ve published a mini workshop on Skillshare. It’s a simple video step-by-step class on how to make pointed capitals based on Traditional Roman shading and proportions. The entire series of videos is under 22 minutes, so you can learn this quick tutorial in less than an afternoon. It’s geared towards calligraphers with prior pointed-pen experience. The workshop includes printable guides that you can easily slip under your practice paper, an envelope guide and resources for more information; should you decide to continue your practice. No feedback is included in this mini class.

As always, the classes are still available. We’re offering Modern Calligraphy, Brush Lettering and Chalk Lettering (with Skyler Chubak) with two more classes set to launch soon! The classes include videos, images, text and one-on-one personal coaching with each assignment upload.


To celebrate, I’m including this free printable postcard. Click the link below to download and print. :)


*By downloading the above material, you agree to terms of use: This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering any files is NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this freebie for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!
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