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 1,500 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.

10/11 BRUSH LETTERING NIGHT OUT

Lettering with a Twist

Kick off the weekend with our BYOB brush lettering party! Part workshop, part happy hour, this event is perfect for a fun ladies night out or a unique date night. Whether you’ve lettered before or you’ve never picked up a paintbrush, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions and all the supplies you need to paint a beautiful, hand-lettered work of art. You just bring your favorite people and beverages! So let’s unwind and get creative!

Tickets are $50. Spots are limited. Please register online to reserve your spot! If your party is four or more, send us an email so we can make sure you’re all able to be seated together. See FAQs and register below.

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10/13 INTRO TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY CLASS - 1 PM

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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10/27 ALL THAT GLITTERS CALLIGRAPHY CLASS - 1 PM

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners: The Gold Edition

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.

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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