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Boot Camp: Nib Workout

  • TypeEd 145 Valley Street Pasadena, CA, 91105 United States (map)

Boot Camp: Nib Workout is a calligraphy workout session that is tailored to level up your letters. The Nib Workout is designed to strengthen the muscle memory of calligraphic motion and posture. Guided exercises will be lead to continue stroke improvement and begin the basics of swashing and flourishing.

This 3-hour Calligraphy Boot Camp is a practice session for those with and understanding of beginning copperplate calligraphy skills. This workout helps participants practice the fundamental strokes as well as provide a foundation for flourishing and experiment with colored inks for more expression.

About this Clinic

Boot Camp: Nib Workout is an intermediate-level calligraphy clinic for those with previous beginning copperplate calligraphy (English Roundhand) experience. You'll learn:

  • How to improve stroke quality and speed
  • How to build off of letterforms for simple swashes
  • How to begin flourishing

Typography Skill Level


Software Proficiency

None needed


$75 bring your own materials

$95 add on materials


Participants must bring their own calligraphy supplies including; oblique pen, pen nib(s), rag marker paper pad, dinky dip or holder with ink. Light refreshments are provided.


Participants must have taken Calligraphy Covered Day 1 OR have previous calligraphy experience.

About the Instructor

Aspacia Kusulas is a lettering artist, letterpress printer and calligrapher specializing in brand identity, packaging & stationery, all with a strong emphasis in typography.

Cancellation & Rescheduling

If you can’t make it, email us at least 24 hours in advance to move your registration to another class date of your choice. Full refunds will be honored only if a cancellation is requested seven (7) days or more prior to the originally scheduled event.

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Later Event: May 19
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