Broad Edge Calligraphy for Beginners

Explore the broad pen basics in Broad Edge Calligraphy for Beginners! In this class, you’ll learn how to hold a pen for calligraphy and how to set up your paper for writing. You’ll also pick up basic strokes, letters, word spacing, and letter connections. You’ll leave class knowing how to support your regular calligraphy practice and improve your work.

The word, "calligraphy" writen in a heavy calligraphy script in black ink on white paper. There is a right hand holding a calligraphy pen.


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How We’ll Meet

We’re offering the class as an in-person weekend workshop! There will be 2 four-hour sessions with a break each day for lunch. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and see plenty of demonstrations.

What’s Included in Broad Edge Calligraphy for Beginners:

  • 1 Double-ended Calligraphy Marker
  • Informational Handout with practice pages

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to support your regular calligraphy practice
  • How to use guidelines
  • Broad-edge calligraphy pen hold
  • Basic strokes, letter and word spacing, and letter connections
  • Ways to vary the script for your creative needs

Things to Bring:

  • A pencil and a pen
  • graph paper with 1/4″ squares
  • A ruler
  • Lined paper and a pen for taking notes
  • Optional: tracing paper or marker paper