Heartwarming Handwritten Cards
Customize / Peaceful / Perfect for Gift
About the Class
For this calligraphy class,
I will be providing everyone
with a Starter's Kit that has all the materials
(practice pack, dip pen and ink, etc.)
you will need as a calligraphy beginner.
The class will start with an introduction
to the basic strokes in modern calligraphy
and some warm-up exercises to familiarize ourselves.
Then, I will teach everyone how to write
both uppercase and lowercase letters
in the elegant modern script,
putting an emphasis on the spacing
and connection between words and letters.
As we progress further,
you can create your own personal style
by using my own work as an example.
Changes in the thickness of letters and angles
will create a different effect,
so remember to pay attention to details when writing.
You can always stop and take time to practice
so do not worry about falling behind!
How I Self-Taught Calligraphy
I was first exposed to calligraphy
through Instagram, where I saw pictures
of people posting their own writing.
Inspired, I started teaching myself how to write.
That was about 4 years ago. I mostly taught
myself through reading calligraphy books
and self-studying, occasionally joining
workshops taught by overseas calligraphers as well.
The script I started with is called Copperplate.
A Career Change
Originally working in real estate,
I quit my job in 2016 and decided
to take a break, eventually spending
most of my time writing calligraphy instead.
By then, I was posting my artwork on Instagram,
and people started reaching out to me for small services.
I was asked to write names for wedding gifts,
company logos, and even to show up
at brand events to write on souvenirs or cards.
It was such a new thing for me.
I didn't know how the industry worked then,
but I was super eager to give it a try.
Later on, I started teaching.
I was a little hesitant at first because
I didn't know if I had the right qualifications,
but my business grew pretty quickly as
I taught more students.
I even opened my studio last year.
What Draws Me to Calligraphy
I think there are two main reasons.
Firstly, writing calligraphy well requires
a lot of patience as there are many rules;
it teaches you the need to be consistent.
I think the repetition in practice is therapeutic
and really helps me relax.
Secondly, I personally find calligraphy
very aesthetically pleasing to look at.
Handwriting in daily life doesn't really require beauty,
but the proportions and details to every letter
in calligraphy, when done right, is very satisfying.
More About Teaching
All my students come to me for different purposes.
Some want to learn nice handwriting,
others want to write on their wedding envelopes,
and some are just bored.
I teach calligraphy because I want everyone
to be able to enjoy the process of
using their own hands to create and
write something beautiful.
Calligraphy is an art form that
doesn’t require much of an art background
I wasn’t an art student myself and
I didn’t know much about art.
It's easy to start with and fun to learn.
People nowadays don't really write,
but being able to feel the ink on paper is
what makes the experience so special.
By the end of the day, I hope everyone
can enjoy the process of creating something
on their own, and perhaps to
preserve the tradition of writing.
Dip-Pen Calligraphy Class