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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy

Grosse Pointe, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Nicole

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We're going to be learning the basics of brush lettering and modern calligraphy using markers and materials found around your house. We'll start with an overview of the cursive alphabet and some basic drills to get the strokes down, and move into writing your own letter forms and developing your own style using free downloadable practice sheets or any paper found around your home. Our time together can be used for practicing lettering or come prepared with a quote or saying in mind to try to letter as artwork!
Other things to note
Please make sure you have ZOOM downloaded and up to date as we will be utilizing that for the workshops. I recommend using this on your laptop as well so that your hands can be free for the duration of the workshop.
We're going to be learning the basics of brush lettering and modern calligraphy using markers and materials found around your house. We'll start with an overview of the cursive alphabet and some basic drills to get the strokes down, and move into writing your own letter forms and developing your own style using free downloadable practice sheets or any paper found around your home. Our time together can be used for practicing lettering or come pre…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Nicole can host private groups of any size, up to 10 guests. Private group rates start at $150.

What to bring

  • markers
  • crayola washable markers (with the pointed tip)
  • any brush pens (like Tombow) if you have them lying around
  • hi-lighters or other chiseled markers
  • pencil and eraser
From $25
/ person
Sat, Dec 5
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Join 1 other guest
$25 per person
$25 per person
Sat, Dec 12
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
Join 3 other guests
$25 per person
$25 per person
Wed, Dec 16
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Nicole

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 25 Reviews
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I'm a full-time freelance artist who specializes in modern calligraphy, sign painting, photography, and more. I have a bachelor's degree from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and have been working as an artist for 8+ years professionally. I have taught many workshops with POST Detroit at their shop and at Eastern Market, and recently was teaching lettering at some of my favorite local bars and restaurants (Lost River and The Charlevoix GPP). Grab a glass of wine, some of your markers around the house, and lets get lettering!

To view my work please check out @upstairsneighbor on Instagram or visit upstairsneighbor.com
I'm a full-time freelance artist who specializes in modern calligraphy, sign painting, photography, and more. I have a bachelor's degree from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and have been working as an artist for 8+ years professionally. I have taught many workshops with POST Detroit at their shop and at Eastern Market, and recently was teaching lettering at some of my favorite local bars and restaurants (Lost River and The Charlevoix GPP). Grab a glass of wine, some of your markers…
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Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Keri
August 2020
A session that whizzed by. Useful tips for specific lettering shapes was offered when asked which helped make it bespoke to my needs.
Mary
August 2020
Nicole’s lettering class was really fun! It was a great way to dip my toes into trying to do lettering. Nicole’s a wonderful teacher too! I might even take her class again sometime!
Kendall
July 2020
Loved this experience! It was such a fun way to spend an afternoon in quarantine. We made a pretty sign and it inspired me to make more on my own! I would also do this workshop again because Nicole mentioned that she switches up the signs that you make. :) Highly recommend this one!
Loved this experience! It was such a fun way to spend an afternoon in quarantine. We made a pretty sign and it inspired me to make more on my own! I would also do this workshop aga…
Anieca
July 2020
Nicole was very friendly, accommodating, flexible, and of course, a super talented artist. The hour we spent together was fun and engaging, and we learned so much! She's clearly very experienced and knowledgable about hand lettering, typography and design—she can field all the questions and has a wonderful, unique style. Would recommend!
Nicole was very friendly, accommodating, flexible, and of course, a super talented artist. The hour we spent together was fun and engaging, and we learned so much! She's clearly ve…
Tracie
June 2020
This was very enjoyable. It was a great way to start my hand lettering journey. I left the class feeling excited to practice and continue learning. Nicole was personable and upbeat.
Alice
June 2020
This was an amazing experience! Nicole was an excellent teacher and I learned a lot about hand-lettering and calligraphy - most of which I'd never have been able to find out on my own. The experience wasn't just about the learning and creating a piece of art - it was also so much fun and so friendly, and Nicole made everyone feel welcome. Highly recommended!
This was an amazing experience! Nicole was an excellent teacher and I learned a lot about hand-lettering and calligraphy - most of which I'd never have been able to find out on my…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.