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Calligraphy Basics in an Artist's Home

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Experience hosted by Leah

3 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

In this 3-hour workshop, you'll learn all the basics of calligraphy, from my home! We'll start with an overview of the proper supplies. Then, we'll discuss proper strokes for using a nib and dip ink effectively. Following that, you'll learn how to form letters and words together. We'll finish with your choice of project - laying out envelopes or a decorative piece. You'll have a chance to check out my home studio space, and beverages/light snacks will be included.

What's included

  • Food
    Light refreshments will be included
  • Equipment
    Penholder, nib, ink, practice paper pad, envelopes, workbook - all to keep!
From $150
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Leah

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • Identity verified
I'm a full-time calligrapher and watercolor artist. Most of my work centers around weddings and special events, but I also love teaching! I've studied with some of the best calligraphers in the world, and I'm honored to serve on the board of directors for the Michigan Association of Calligraphers. I've lived in metro Detroit my entire life and have been full time with this career since 2016 (and was part-time for a couple of years prior to that, too).
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Where you'll be

The workshop will take place in the comfort of our home! We'll gather around our spacious dining room table with plenty of room for you to spread out supplies and learn! You'll also have a chance to see my home studio space, and how it's outfitted for a full-time working calligrapher and watercolor artist.

Things to know

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

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We do have a dog, but he will not be home (he'll go to doggie day care for the day of an Airbnb experience). Please be mindful if you do have severe allergies!

What to bring

A friend or family member's address (either memorized or brought with you) to practice addressing envelopes!