Custom Lettering & Calligraphy
- Spot Designs
- Surface and Products
- Live Events
- Private Groups
In today's digital environment of emails and text messages, our brains are overloaded with notifications, and addicted to little hits of dopamine as we scroll through social media.
When I learned that handwriting has the same effect as meditation, I couldn’t wait to put down my phone and pick up a pen - and I hope you will, too.
Even - especially - if you think your handwriting is bad, this class will help you collect your thoughts, and learn how to write beautifully and with intention.
What we'll cover:
- Brief history of Copperplate, its tools, and characteristics
- Setting up your practice for success
- Basic letterforms and component strokes
- Lowercase and uppercase alphabet
- Numbers and punctuation
- Critiquing your own work & Troubleshooting
You'll walk away with a better understanding of cursive writing and calligraphy. With practice, you'll be able to use this skill to add personal touches to letters, invitations, journals, and presents.
and receive two months of free Skillshare membership, or sign up for my email updates to get first dibs on in-person workshop dates.
For more information, tutorials, and events, check out www.justpickupapen.com, where I write to educate, inspire, and bring together a community of lettering, calligraphy, and handwriting enthusiasts.
I am thrilled that over 300 students have spent over 12,000 minutes watching and learning from my Skillshare class.
Some have asked for an additional resource that will allow them to trace letters and help accelerate their learning and muscle memory in that way. I'm happy to offer this resource now in the form of an 18-page printable PDF for your personal practice use.
Awards & Recent Projects
2018 American Advertising Award a.k.a. ADDY
Work With Me
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If you have a question or want to get in touch for another reason, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Whether you’re new to lettering and calligraphy, or want to make more time for handwriting, and you’ve got questions, or you’d like to go from “newbie” to expert fast - you’re in the right place.
If it’s your first time here, I strongly recommend signing up for my free Pen Tribe newsletter:
In the monthly emails, you can expect tips, tricks, and tutorials about handwriting, lettering, and calligraphy, including:
- Context: the evolution of handwriting and its tools
- Craft: learn how to write in certain styles
- Creative: learn the secrets to layout, flourishing, and start making your own masterpieces
Simply sign up to join the Pen Tribe for free.
A little more about me: born and raised in Germany, I have lived and worked in Scotland, England, Spain, the Canary Islands, Mexico, and Texas, before moving to New York City. I'm a Myers-Briggs Master Practitioner (ENFJ), and I have changed careers from Leadership Development and Executive Coaching to Lettering and Calligraphy since 2015. I feel strongly about the benefits of handwriting and finding a better balance between online and offline living, and I'm excited to share that with you on my blog and hosting monthly events.
So for now, just pick up a pen, and happy writing!