Calligraphy Classes & Workshops

Kristara Calligraphy is the first and only dedicated calligraphy studio and classroom in Houston. Since 2014, Kristara has taught more than 100 workshops and more than 1,200 students the art of hand lettering. In addition to her in-person workshops, you can learn from Kristara through her online class and modern calligraphy book, Creative Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide to Modern, Pointed-Pen Calligraphy available at all major book retailers!

Each class comes with a curated, professional-quality starter kit with supplies for you to use and take home, champagne, and light bites (yes, we consider cupcakes snacks). Feel free to bring your own beer and wine, too!

We keep class sizes limited to allow for plenty of one-on-one instruction and Q&A. Register soon to secure your spot.

If you’d like to be the first to know about upcoming classes and events, please join our email list!

Kristara is smart and super talented. I recently had the opportunity to attend her class as a surprise gift for a good friend. We had a blast and learned so much. Many have asked me about her class and I always tell them the experience is priceless. It is informative, inspiring, and oh so good for the soul. Highly recommend Kristara for all your calligraphy needs!
Anna L. The Knot

PRIVATE LESSONS & PARTIES

Can’t make it to a monthly class? Do you need a little extra help? Or are you looking for a fun, unique girls’ night or teambuilding event? My private calligraphy lessons come with everything my group classes have and more. You’ll get 2 hours of one-on-one time, a curated starter kit and some fun extra surprises.

Private classes start at $125 per person—depending on your group size. Please email me for more information on private lessons, private parties or group classes.

5/6 LIVE ILLUSTRATION WITH RONGRONG DEVOE
You’re invited to the Rongrong x Kristara Live Illustration Party—just in time for Mother’s Day! We’ve teamed up with the insanely talented, internationally renowned Rongrong Illustration for a live drawing and calligraphy experience you won’t want to miss! Watch us create bespoke portraits of you and your mom or daughter and write your names in calligraphy on the spot. Plus,you’ll come home with a special art keepsake (valued at $800) that you’ll love for years to come.
First, Kristara will letter your names or a short quote for you using archival ink and paper. After that, Rongrong will illustrate your lovely portraits on the spot.
The perks:
  • Custom 9 x 12 portrait by Rongrong Illustration
  • Personalized calligraphy by Kristara Calligraphy
  • Light bites and fizzy drinks
  • Assortment of handmade goodies to shop
  • Instagram-worthy photo backdrop that will make all your friends jealous

Sessions range from $200-$400. Learn more and sign up below!

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5/20 INTRO TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY CLASS

Contrary to popular belief, calligraphy and handwriting are two very different things (although, this will help improve your handwriting). Anyone (yes, even lefties) can learn how to write beautiful calligraphy—it just takes practice and patience. That’s why our beginner’s workshop in contemporary, pointed-pen calligraphy will teach you everything you need to get started, without ever making you feel intimidated. We’ll go over equipment (pen holders, nibs, different ink types, papers, etc.), technique (holding the pen, dipping the pen in ink, understanding ink flow and pen pressure), lowercase letterforms, basic layouts and troubleshooting.

Spend an afternoon learning how to letter your own beautiful envelopes, invitations, chalkboards, wedding details and more. The possibilities are endless.

What you’ll get (and keep):

  • 2.5 hours of personalized instruction
  • 1 pen holder
  • 2 copperplate nibs
  • 1 pot of black ink
  • 1 alphabet set
  • customized practice pad

Investment: Beginner calligraphy lessons are $100 per person (plus ticketing fees) and include a curated take-home starter kit, champagne and light snacks (yes, we consider cupcakes snacks). Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks, too!

We keep class sizes limited to allow for one-on-one instruction and Q&A. Register soon to secure your spot.

NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable, so please make sure you can go before you buy your ticket.

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