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.

If you’d like to be the first to know about upcoming classes and events, please join our email list!

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.

10/13 INTRO TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY - NEW

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 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.

Register now

11/3 THE PRETTIEST PORCH DIY WORKSHOP - NEW

It’s fall, y’all! Join @flowervibestx and @kristara for a fun, DIY workshop where we’ll create the Insta-worthy porch of your dreams! In the first half of the class, you’ll make a hand-lettered coir doormat—complete with your own cute/quirkly phrase (don’t worry about your handwriting, we promise it will turn out beautiful!).

In the second part of the class, Holly will help you create a gorgeous seasonal wreath using curated fresh and dried florals along with modern dried elements that will age beautifully. To top it off, we’ll have yummy floral-inspired drinks and treats for everyone!

The goodies:

  • 3 hours of personalized instruction
  • coir doormat
  • outdoor paint
  • grapevine wreath
  • assorted flowers and foliage
  • assorted ribbon

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.

Register now

11/21 INTRO TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY - NEW

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 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.

Register now

12/8 INTRO TO BRUSH PEN LETTERING - NEW

Brush Calligraphy for Beginners

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!

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.

Register now