Intro to Pointed Pen Calligraphy Class

Get acquainted with Pointed Pen calligraphy in this 2-day class. We’ll start with a pencil to learn the basics, then apply our new skills to writing with a pointed dip pen. After this class, you’ll be able to write with a pointed nib for cards, envelopes, and other creative projects. Just in time for the holidays!


Saturday and Sunday

September 24th & 25th


Catalyst Arts and Maker Space

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*All workshops are available on a sliding scale. Payment plans, Pay it Forward, and Pay What You Can are also available. Just select your preferred option at checkout.

Meet for Class

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. Class size is limited to 10 students for quality of the workshop.

In this Pointed Pen Calligraphy Class:

  • Holding your pen and improving your lines
  • Basic strokes, letter and word spacing
  • Writing with a pointed calligraphy nib
  • Improving your work

Check out our page, Learning Calligraphy for Beginners, for articles and videos about getting started with calligraphy at your own pace.

What’s Provided in the Class:

  • Handout with letters, numbers, and practice pages
  • Practice paper
  • A penstaff and 2 nibs
  • Walnut ink

Supply List

Please bring the items listed below with you.

  • A wooden pencil and sharpener
  • A few sheets of plain copy paper
  • 2 Paper towels
  • Lined paper and a separate pen for taking notes

For future calligraphy supplies, I recommend visiting Arizona Art Supply or Sarnoff Art and Framing.

If ordering online is better for you, I love Paper and Ink Arts and John Neal Bookseller for calligraphy supplies.