Private Lettering Class
Private lessons are a great way to dive into the world of lettering! With the individual attention of experienced calligrapher Kristen Ashley MacCarthy, you will learn a useful new skill that will bring you joy and can be used in many areas of your life.
Private lessons are all about you and what your personal goals are -- We can focus on pointed dip pen calligraphy, brush lettering, envelope addressing, or even improving your everyday handwriting. If you have a specific project in mind, just let us know!
Not sure where to begin? A lettering class typically covers things like:
- using shapes to form letters
- various lettering tools and how to use them
- basic practice strokes
- combining strokes into letters and words
- using different inks, papers, and nibs
- establishing a signature style
- various applications, like envelopes or chalkboards
For more experienced letterers, we can use a variety of materials, work on our ascenders and descenders, get fancy with drop shadows and flourishes, and discuss more in-depth the creation of our own signature alphabets. Just let us know what you'd like to learn.
Our initial private class lasts two hours and can be scheduled any day of the week between the hours of 10am and 6pm. We ask for at least two weeks of advanced notice; dates and times are subject to availability.
You can extend your lesson or return for additional sessions for $50/hour. You can bring additional friends for $25 per session. Materials are not included.
Feel free to email us firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and for scheduling requests.