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.

 

11/18 All That Glitters Modern Calligraphy Workshop - 1 pm

Introducing “All that Glitters,” a beginner-level modern calligraphy class, featuring two of my favorite gold inks! Finding an authentic gold ink can be tricky because they’re either too yellow or too bronze. But we take all the guesswork out of it by including two tried-and-true, professional-quality gold inks that you can use for a wide variety of projects.

If you’re new to calligraphy, this beginner class will teach you everything you need to get started in contemporary, pointed-pen calligraphy using metallic inks. 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.

If you’ve already taken a calligraphy class, but want to take your skills to the next level, this class is a great way to do that. Everything looks better in gold—and calligraphy is no exception! This class will serve as a great refresher while building on your existing skillset. You’ll learn how to work with three different gold inks, how to write on dark paper, and even how to write on unconventional surfaces. In addition, you’ll go home with a new alphabet set to practice and two new nibs (different from my regular intro class) to add to your growing collection.

What you’ll get (and keep):

  • 2.5 hours of personalized instruction
  • 1 pen holder
  • 2 copperplate nibs
  • 2 gold inks
  • 1 alphabet set
  • practice paper

Investment: While this workshop is worth its weight in gold (see what we did there?), tickets are $150 per person and include a curated take-home starter kit, champagne and light snacks (yes, we consider cupcakes snacks). Feel free to bring your own food and drinks, too!

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

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.

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12/9 INTRO TO BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP - 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 (plus ticketing fees) and include a curated take-home starter kit, 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 one-on-one instruction and Q&A. Register soon to secure your spot.

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.

Register now