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.

INTRO TO FLORAL WATERCOLORS

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 supplies to use, 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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5/4 INTRO TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY - MCKINNEY, TX

By popular demand, I’ve decided to host a calligraphy class in North Dallas, so Plano, Allen, and McKinney-area can take my workshop!

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.

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5/18 ALL THAT GLITTERS CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

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 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. Modern calligraphy gift certificates can be applied toward this workshop.

Register now

5/30 INTRO TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY

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