Teaching since 2010
Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
Private Calligraphy Teacher
I provide instructional direction using templates and thin paper. I recommend dual brush markers made by Tomboy.
It is expected that the following tools are used:
Tomboy Dual Brush pens
Flat surface ie. Masonite board, wooden board or plastic sheet.
Stratford tracing paper.
Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and display
Teaching since 2010
Teaches students 5 and up
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Private Calligraphy Teacher
For six grade levels, I had handwriting as an official school subject. I was expected to print Roman letters correctly, write cursive script at the correct angle and form, and incorporate my own unique style into proper penmanship. I also learned how to hold the writing implement the correct way so as not to strain the hand or fingers and maintain a steady flow of writing. I later took calligraphy as an art course during one year of high school. I have helped elementary school and middle school students practice and improve their handwriting, manuscript and cursive, and I can assist adults as well.
For more than 11 years, my goal as a tutor has been steadfast: I help students learn more and make progress in their studies. I don't just teach them how to count, read, and write: I show them how to build on their skills and reach their true potential. I know from my own experience how hard it is t
Speaks spanish, english
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Trinity College
Teaching since 2017
Private Calligraphy Teacher
I have several years of hands on instructional experience and a clear yet patient, easygoing manner that makes it really accessible for beginners to learn calligraphy. I practice several different lettering styles using a variety of materials and I can customize lessons to your supplies and level of experience. I have taught students ranging from ages 8 to 80!
If you’re not sure what kind of calligraphy you want to learn, please book a single 30 minute lesson and I will guide you through the options, including what supplies are needed. This mini lesson can also serves as a consultation for commissioned artwork.
Hello there! I am a professional calligrapher with 20 years of experience as a tutor, mentor, and coach. I operate my own business focused on handlettering using pointed pen, broad edge pen, brushes, paint, and chalk, as well as custom watercolor and papercut art. My undergraduate degree was in oil
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Calligraphy is a form of written art that focuses primarily on creating stylistic lettering. Calligraphers use a variety of tools including pens and nibs, pencils, brushes, ink, and double-tipped felt pens. The tools and supplies needed for calligraphy vary depending on the style you want to learn.
If you’ve always dreamed of learning how to write in calligraphy, then turn to our lessons here at TakeLessons. We feature calligraphy lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students, so you can master this art form no matter your current skill level. When you take our lessons, you’ll receive one-on-one instruction from one of our certified tutors who is 100% committed to helping you excel at this writing style. Sign up with us today to find a calligraphy tutor near you.
Why Learn Calligraphy?
There are many reasons why you might want to learn the art of calligraphy. For starters, you may be interested in learning how to write in this style to experience different cultures in a more intimate way. Or perhaps you want to learn the historical styles of calligraphy to honor and preserve the past. Of course, arguably the best reason is that when you take calligraphy lessons, you’ll gain the skills to adorn all of your letters, notes, papers, and invitations with beautiful, decorative writing, which will surely impress friends and family!
Calligraphy, however, isn't just for fun; it has professional applications, too. Today, historical calligraphers have opportunities to work in the art field, reproducing and restoring ornate pages of historic texts. Calligraphers can also work as a special type of illustrator. Professional calligraphers are often hired specifically to create eye-catching hand-written menus and message boards for all types of businesses. They can also work in graphic design, inventing new fonts and typography.
The Best Way to Learn Calligraphy and What You'll Practice in Lessons
Every student is unique. For instance, some students pick up new concepts at the drop of a hat, while others take longer to process them. What’s more, every student has their own preferred learning style. What might be helpful for one student might not be helpful for another. This is why we believe private lessons are so beneficial.
When you take private calligraphy lessons with us, your tutor will cater your lessons entirely to you. For example, if you want to enter a career in calligraphy, your lessons will look different than someone who is just looking to learn it as a hobby. Your tutor will determine how much you already know about this fascinating subject, inquire how you best learn new concepts, and help pinpoint your goals to develop a tailored lesson plan unique to you. But the coolest part of all is that during your sessions, you’ll get to work at your own pace, ask any and all questions, and be tutored according to your preferred learning style.
Sample Curriculum for Beginner Calligraphy
Course content varies, depending on the student's interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics:
- Learn how to hold and use your calligraphy tools
- Practice basic strokes and shapes
- Learn to write the alphabet
- Compare different styles of calligraphy
- Introduction to the history of calligraphy
Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Calligraphy
Your intermediate calligraphy tutor might cover the following topics:
- Improve consistency
- Learn to achieve balance
- Control spacing of letters and words
- Experiment with different tools and inks
Sample Curriculum for Advanced Calligraphy
Subjects covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's individual goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics.
- Develop your own style
- Learn calligraphy variations and/or historic script
- Calligraphy reproduction
- Advanced, free-hand lettering
It's Easy to Find a Calligraphy Tutor Near You
Ready to find calligraphy lessons near you? Allow us to help. Here at TakeLessons, it’s our goal to make learning calligraphy easy and convenient, so we offer flexible and affordable in-person and online lessons. To attend our online sessions, all you need is access to the internet and a smartphone, laptop, tablet, or computer that you can use to log on and virtually meet with your instructor. The beauty of our online lessons is that you can learn wherever and whenever works best for you.
We also invite you to pick your preferred calligraphy teacher. But before choosing one, we recommend reviewing our inventory of certified and professional tutors. You can find out more about their background and experience by reading their profiles and checking out reviews from previous students. This will help you find the best match for you.
At TakeLessons, we’re ready when you are. Sign up for calligraphy lessons for beginners near you to learn this beautiful craft today!