Beginner Modern Calligraphy WebJam

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Course Details
$43.55 2 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Jan 20, 6:30pm - Jan 27, 8:30pm Eastern Time (2 sessions)

Next start dates (1)

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 30

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this calligraphy & hand lettering class:

In our two session, beginner-friendly Beginner Modern Calligraphy WebJam, hosted online via Zoom, learn techniques of pointed pen!

Calligraphy is a millennia-old art form, with its roots in both Eastern and Western cultures traditionally used for illuminated manuscripts and formal writing. Modern calligraphy spurs from this by using both new and traditional tools: it’s a more free form style of writing that maintains the elegance of traditional calligraphy while allowing for more self-expression.

In our two session, beginner-friendly Beginner Modern Calligraphy WebJam, hosted online via Zoom, our JamMaster will introduce you to the basic techniques of pointed pen calligraphy and guide you through exercises to enhance your skills. In session 2, you will learn advanced techniques and build on the basics learned in session 1. This calligraphy workshop series focuses solely on pointed pen (also called dip pen) calligraphy, in order for you to develop a formal introduction and understanding of the tools used in calligraphy.

In Session 1, you will learn: 

  • What is modern calligraphy? How is it different from traditional calligraphy and hand lettering?
  • Introduction to pointed pen calligraphy
  • How to prepare a nib for first-time use and how to put the pen together
  • Practicing with a straight pen holder
  • Discussion about the importance of pressure in calligraphy
  • Practicing the 8 basic strokes, which you will use to form letters of your own
  • Practicing lowercase alphabet
  • Practice connecting letters and review tricky combinations

In Session 2, you will learn

  • Pointed pen and connections
  • Practicing uppercase alphabet
  • Tips and tricks for various types of ink and paper
  • Learning basic flourishing techniques
  • Learn how to make guidelines for calligraphy and how to apply these to envelopes
  • Distribution of resources list for further study

This class is beginner friendly; no experience necessary! After you purchase your ticket, you will receive a custom URL link to join.

Suggested supplies:

  • Nib holder
  • Pointed calligraphy nib (as compared to broad edge or monoline) our recommendation is the Nikko G
  • Sumi ink*
  • Smooth paper (something with grid or regular lines is ideal). Our recommendation is any of the Rhodia paper. Our JamMaster will be using dot paper.
  • Pencil
  • Straight edge (e.g. a ruler)
  • Kneaded eraser*
  • Cloth napkin*

*Instead of Sumi ink you could use any thin drawing or writing ink, which will work in a pinch. You can use a match or lighter instead of a kneaded eraser. If you don’t have a cloth napkin (or don’t want to ruin one) use paper towels or q-tips.

And this is how a WebJam works:

After you purchase your ticket, you will receive an email with a custom URL link to join. You will be able to add the event to your calendar. Reminder emails will be sent 2 hour and 45 minutes prior to the start. Make sure to login10 minutes before the WebJam starts to avoid technical difficulties that may delay you.

You have the option to use video and audio to participate. It’s nice to enable video so we can all see each other's faces and projects!

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:
We are BYOB friendly! Crafting is paired best with your favorite drink of choice! But, you must be 21 or over. Younger? Just have a mocktail. No one will notice ;)

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

One week notice for cancellation and full refund. 48 hours notice if you'd like to reschedule (depends on availability and can't be guaranteed).

Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time TBD 2 $43.55
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Jan 27 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time TBD
1:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern Time TBD 2 $43.55
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Feb 14 1:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern Time TBD

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