Sunday, January 3, 2016

Winter 2016 CLASSES

4032 Marcasel Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 
Private Lessons available during the week and weekends. $40 per hour
Email for an appointment.

• Jan. 12- Mar. 1, 2016 Tuesdays 7-9pm, 8 wks
Beginning & Intermediate Spencerian
$240.00   9 students max
• Jan. 13-Mar. 23 Weds nights 7-9pm, 10 wks
$300 (no class Feb. 10) 9 students max.
Ongoing Intermediate calligraphy

10400 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90024
Mondays 10:30-1pm, 10 weeks $175
January 11, 2016 - March 28, 2016 (no class 1/18 and 2/15)
Spencerian Handwriting, place cards and envelopes
Beginning through advanced 
Beginning students welcome
4 weeks $99  Tuesday 7-10 p.m.
Classes begin March 8 - April 5, 2016 Italic
April 12 - May 03, 2016  Copperplate

See the blog for material lists. Supplies are for sale the first day of class for all classes. Don’t buy materials not on the list, wait to see the explanation of supplies. Many materials and inks don’t work well so don’t waste your money.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Two new classes and workshop opportunities

Drawing and watercolor painting.
Painting in Yury's studio
Beginning in the fall, I have a friend who is a fabulous painter and artist. He will be teaching a 10 week drawing and watercolor painting class. It will be on Friday mornings from 10-12:30 pm at my studio. His name is Yury Chudnovsky. I've been taking lessons with him and he was a co-teacher at my journaling class this summer. You can start the class with no experience or be an intermediate in drawing and watercolor painting and you'll fit in. This time I'll be the assistant teacher.  I would like you to contact me so I can see who is interested  in joining. The class will be $375 for 10 weeks 2.5 hours classes. It is $15 per hour. There is a maximum of 10 students so this is a really good deal and a wonderful opportunity to learn from this very experienced artist. You can look at his work at He has lived in Los Angeles for many years and does indoor and outdoor murals, canvases, watercolors. We are fortunate to have this opportunity. Contact Hurry space is limited!

Brush writing assignment in my class

Yury drawing on site

sketch of sidewalk action at Grand Central Market Downtown LA
Carmen Uriarte-Hawkins

Engraving Calligraphy onto glass, metal,wood and 3 dimensional objects. 
I have a friend who is an artist with an MFA from Otis who took the Engraving program with Ken Brown in Tennessee. She is certified in his program. She will be teaching a workshop and an ongoing class on how to engrave your calligraphy on glass and other materials including ceramics. She has many, many opportunities to engrave on wine, liquor, and perfume bottles at holiday time in major department stores and private parties. She would like to train a group of calligraphers so you can share in all the jobs that come her way. This are on going through out the year. We will have a demonstration of the technique in a free 2 hour workshop at my studio. Then we'll set up a workshop to get people ready for Christmas work. If you've ever wanted to add another skill that you can make money with your calligraphy you should consider this. You will need a Dremel drill and a few paints but you will be able to see this at the demo. I'm asking you to contact Carmen or me to say you'd like to come to the demonstration and if you think you might like to join the workshop. Then we can schedule it according to the needs of the students. Carmen Uriarte-Hawkins art is at Contact Carmen at for any questions or to rsvp.

decorating with glass paint

Sunday, August 2, 2015


The Tuesday night copperplate class will begin September 22, 2015. 10 weeks $300 10 student maximum. Learn from formal to informal and flourishing. 7-9 pm
The Wednesday night illumination and calligraphy class is 10 weeks, $300 10 student maximum. 7-9 pm

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Copperplate Workshops

Copperplate Workshops
I'm taking enrollment for 2 special workshops at my studio. The first will teach you proper copperplate for the most elegant and beautiful script. The second will help you convert to a modern style that is unique to your hand. There are many new styles out there calling themselves "modern calligraphy" that are very popular, so here's a chance to learn how to make up your own but do it with knowledge and structure. We will also learn a unique way of flourishing your script styles. The classes will have a 10 student maximum so you will get plenty of individual attention. I've been doing this type of calligraphy for 35 years and have the know how and the experience to see that you learn the skills needed. A follow up workshop will teach you how to do envelopes, place cards, banners, chalkboards, etc. All the things that are necessary for event planning. Sounds fun, huh? Sign up now! Email DeAnn at to hold you spot. Saturday and Sunday September 26-27, Oct. 24-25,2015.

Illumination and Calligraphy

Illumination and calligraphy
This fall beginning in September I will be having a few classes that include Illumination and gilding. We will work toward a finished 8.5"x 11" manuscript page.  Some of my students over the years have completed a manuscript page for each style of calligraphy that they've learned, even pointed pen! We did a very modern application for that one. These pages are all the same size so can fit into a portfolio to present your work in its best form. Most of us think of 
calligraphy as it was presented in the manuscripts of old, so this is a way to learn the history as well as the practical techniques of gilding and page decoration. I think when you have a goal to work toward you tend to do your homework and practice better.
Sinai Temple will do Uncial. The ancient form come to us from the Greeks. Everyone loves the "chunky, round" forms. I have a template all ready to use to create the manuscript as soon as we have learned the letterform.
The Wednesday night class has just completed a manuscript page with Rotunda, from the Italian gothic period. This class will be ready to start
 another letterform with more gilding and decoration techniques. Come join us. Class begins Sept. 23, 2015