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Calligraphy Covered: Beginners (Part 1)

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

Occasionally, circumstances call for you to pick up a pen and write beautiful letters to fully capture the elegance and expression of the hand-written word. And for those times, you’ll be prepared knowing how to sport a nib or two.

No matter what your penmanship looks like, you’ll learn everything from basic strokes to full alphabets, connecting letters, and create letterforms in classical or modern freestyle calligraphy to enhance your skill set and expand your fundamental knowledge of script letterforms.

In the beginning-level session of this two-part workshop, you’ll learn techniques of pointed pen calligraphy, practice calligraphic techniques, and grip, posture and more. Learn how to take your calligraphy skills to the next level with modern calligraphy practice and integration into a real graphic design project with our second day: Calligraphy Covered Intermediate.

Materials and refreshments for this workshop will be provided. Please let us know if you are right or left handed. Feel free to bring any tools and supplies that you may already own to use.


$175 (10% off for educators and students with an .edu email; use code "school")

About the Instructor

Aspacia Kusulas is a letterer, letterpress printer and calligrapher specializing in brand identity, packaging & stationery, all with a strong emphasis in typography. She also sells her design work on Minted.



About This Session

  • Typography Skill Level: Beginning
  • Students will learn how to practice letterforms and then move onto style differentiations
  • Registration fee includes refreshments and calligraphy materials


  • No previous design experience necessary, although a background in basic letterform is helpful.

Cancellations & 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 original scheduled event. 

Earlier Event: July 23
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