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Intro to Contemporary Pointed Pen Calligraphy

Photos by JWS Photography

As featured in both Southern Living and Washingtonian magazines, as well as Washington Post Express, spend the day playing with pens and ink!

Meant To Be Calligraphy founder Michele Hatty Fritz will show you how to use traditional materials (pointed pen calligraphy nibs, an oblique pen holder and real ink) to create gorgeous hand-lettering with a modern twist.

You’ll learn how to create the nuanced thick and thin lines that set pointed pen lettering apart from regular handwriting. Plus, you’ll go home with all the materials you’ll need to continue practicing and showing off your new lettering skills.

– All supplies, including exemplars for three Meant To Be Calligraphy lettering styles, pen holder, nibs, ink and more.
– A sense of accomplishment! (Read about past students’ workshop experiences here, here, here, here, here, hereherehereherehere and here.)

NOTE: Please let us know in advance if you are left-handed. Thanks!

If you have questions or if you would like to get on the Meant To Be Calligraphy mailing list to be notified when new class dates are posted, feel free to contact us. Please note as well that all class registration fees are non-refundable and the class dates are not interchangeable. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Tickets: $250


JWS Photography

JWS Photography

About Michele Hatty Fritz, in her own words

My love for calligraphy started early in my life. One of my earliest memories is of my father, who was himself a career hand-lettering artist, teaching me how to draw a perfectly symmetrical capital A. My mother furthered my interest by enrolling me in my first calligraphy class when I was in primary school. And although I started my adult life as a journalist, interviewing celebrities and writing about entertainment, pop culture and food for a national magazine, I happily pushed my computer away and picked up my pen when I launched Meant To Be Calligraphy in 2009. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to provide gorgeous lettering for a host of amazing clients. I spend my days playing with paper and ink and love every minute of it!

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