Calligraphy Classes & Workshops

Kristara Calligraphy is the first and only dedicated calligraphy studio and classroom in Houston. Since 2014, Kristara has taught hundreds of workshops and more than 1,750 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 $125 per person—depending on your group size. Please email me for more information on private lessons, private parties or group classes.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Just in time for the holidays, we’re offering Intro to Modern Calligraphy gift certificates for a limited time. Give the gift of beautiful handwriting! The gift certificate never expires and can be used to sign up for any of our monthly beginner classes. Once you purchase your e-gift card, you can email your gift on a particular day or print out this gift certificate so your recipient has something to open!

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3/21 - Intro to Brush Pen Hand Lettering - 10 am

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 professional brush pens
  • 2 alphabet sets
  • blending palette
  • customized practice pad

Investment: Brush lettering lessons are $100 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!

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.

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

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3/21 Floral Watercolor Workshop - 1 pm

Spend an afternoon learning the basics of colorful floral watercolors. You’ll learn all about the equipment (brush types, papers, inks, watercolors, etc.), technique (flow, pressure, blending) and how to illustrate florals and foliage step by step. And yes, this class is great for beginners!

At the end of the class, you’ll use all of your newfound painting skills to create a beautiful art print to take home.

What you’ll get (and keep):

  • 2 hours of personalized instruction
  • Watercolor painting guide
  • Use of professional paintbrushes and watercolor
  • Watercolor paper
  • 1 limited-edition floral art print by Kristara ($50 value)
  • Sips + treats

Investment: Watercolor lessons are $75 per person (plus ticketing fees) and include professional supplies to use during the workshop, bubbly and light snacks (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.

NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable, 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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