Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

Explore the art of calligraphy. We’ll start by discussing the differences between traditional calligraphy, lettering, brush lettering and dip pen techniques. You’ll learn about basic tools, from traditional ink-nib pens to modern brush pens, and we’ll use them to practice pen strokes and eventually create letters from these strokes. Finally, we’ll cover difficult connections and unique flourishes that will help you develop your own style.

Special Notes

  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

Materials List

All materials are provided.

About the Instructor

Natalie Kay

Natalie Kay is the owner of Off the Beaten Press. She lives and works in Richmond, VA but plays all over. An avid traveler, she finds inspiration for her designs everywhere she goes. Natalie grew up in the Washington, DC area and has a degree in Graphic Design from James Madison University, where they taught her the difference between a typeface and a font. She has a huge passion for design which translated naturally to printmaking. She loves to letterpress and shares that love with her students through classes at the local art center.


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Class Details
August 1010 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $35.00
Member Tuition: $31.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Natalie Kay
Level: Beginner