Calligraphy Classes & Workshops

Kristara Calligraphy is the first and only dedicated calligraphy studio and classroom in Houston. Since 2014, Kristara has taught nearly 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.

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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 $150—depending on your group size. Please email me for more information on private lessons, private parties or group classes.

 

5/20 - INTRO TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP - 10 am

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 the day 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 + ticketing fees

NOTE: Tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to future class dates, so please make sure you can go before you buy your ticket.

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5/21 - INTRO TO WATERCOLOR LETTERING - 1 pm

Spend an afternoon learning the basics of colorful, modern brush calligraphy. You’ll learn all about the equipment (brush types, papers, inks, watercolors, etc.), technique (flow, pressure, blending), letterforms, forming words and writing sentences. This class is great for beginners and intermediate letterers.

At the end of the class, you’ll use all of your newfound lettering skills to create a beautiful art print to take home—so start pinning some quotes!

What you’ll get (and keep):
• 2 hours of personalized instruction
• 1 paintbrush
• 1 watercolor set
• 1 alphabet guide
• 1 practice pad

Investment: Watercolor calligraphy lessons are $125 per person + ticketing fees

NOTE: Tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to future class dates, so please make sure you can go before you buy your ticket. Modern calligraphy gift certificates do not apply to this workshop.

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5/27 - INTRO TO BRUSH PEN LETTERING - 1 pm

Our beginner’s workshop in modern, brush pen lettering takes messy ink and nibs out of the picture. While there are a lot of similarities between brush lettering and calligraphy, there are a lot of tips and tricks that are unique to using brush markers. Together, we’ll go over all of the supplies you’ll need, how to use the pen, how to blend colors, how to write letterforms, basic layouts, and troubleshooting.

What you’ll get (and keep):

  • 2 hours of personalized instruction
  • 3 brush markers
  • 2 alphabet sets
  • Blending palette
  • customized practice pad

Investment: Brush lettering lessons are $125 per person + ticketing fees

NOTE: Tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be transferred to future class dates once purchased, so please make sure you can attend before you buy your ticket. Modern calligraphy gift certificates do not apply to this workshop.

Register now