Calligraphy Classes & Workshops


Today, Kristara Calligraphy works and teaches out of her studio at MillHouse McKinney in the Old Cotton Mill building near downtown. Kristara Calligraphy started the first and only dedicated calligraphy studio and classroom in Houston. Since 2014, Kristara has taught hundreds of workshops and more than 2,000 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


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.


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Kristara is the owner of Kristara Calligraphy, a modern calligraphy studio that specializes in luxury lettering. Before that, she worked as a digital copywriter creating engaging content for some of the world’s biggest brands.

Come join Kristara for a free workshop at “Lunch Bunch” hosted by MillHouse McKinney.



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), letterforms, basic layouts and troubleshooting.

Learn how to letter your own beautiful envelopes, invitations, chalkboards, wedding details and more. The possibilities are endless.

What you’ll get (and keep):

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

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

NOTE: We keep class sizes limited to allow for one-on-one instruction and Q&A. To ensure a safe, comfortable environment for all guests, we will have social distancing and sanitation protocols in place. Masks are highly encouraged.