we are excited to be hosting our first designlovefest calligraphy workshop series with the amazingly talented lauren from blue eye brown eye. spend your saturday learning a new skill, making friends and enjoying food and drink in our downtown LA studio. the class size will be intimate and ideal for one-on-one help. we will have one morning class, and one evening class…take your pick!

all students will receive a calligraphy starter kit that you will use in class and can take home after, you do not need to bring any of your own supplies.


class description: if you’re interested in learning calligraphy, or would just like to try something new – this class is for you. truly for beginners…we’ll go over the basics, including assembling your pen, dipping your pen in ink, understanding ink flow and pressure, basic script lowercase letter forms, and developing your own lettering style. from start to finish you’ll have a full understanding of calligraphic strokes, letters, and technique. and as a designlovefest exclusive, we’ll be mixing gouache and doing our class in color!


*please note that this class is being offered at two different times.



the first two classes sold out so quickly so we added one more time slot on sunday!



(calligraphy photos by amanda marie portraits)


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    kathrin says:

    dear bri, could you tell what kind of pen ist is they´re using? i´ve been searching for so long for the right pen to perfect my calligraphy…
    i´d love to take part at the calligraphy workshop, if it wasn´t such a long flight from germany ^^

    Nicole M says:

    Please, please create a web or Skype version of this course! Would love to follow along! <3

    Oh I’d love to attend it, maybe one day I’ll see you in Barcelona or Berlin.

    oh my gosh i so much wish i could join in on this course via skype! or blogshop by the way 🙂

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

    Ashley says:

    This is so awesome! I remember learning this in school. I thought I’d try to make it the primary way I write so I’d go home and practice.

    christin says:

    i hope this comes to NYC 🙂

    worlds colliding! Lauren Essl is so awesome and a really fun person to be around! I collaborated on a project with her this fall and was blown away by her talent! So naturally I am taking her calligraphy class this Wednesday in Dallas and have been counting down the days. Super cool!

    Diana says:

    Please come to NYC!!! This is something we are definitely lacking! Society of scribes classes fill so quickly, and I’ve been waiting and waiting!

    Maggie says:

    If only I had the skill to write as beautiful as y’all! Such a lovely post. xxxo

    miranda says:

    YES. Usually when it’s the holiday season I just start keeping my eye out for whimsical, vintage looking cards… but what’s more vintage and whimsical than a hand-written calligraphy card? Such a cute idea. Wish I didn’t live in another country right now.

    Christina says:

    Amazing! I wish we had something like this in Texas, I’d be there in a heartbeat! 🙂

    Lana says:

    I second the vote for a class in NYC! How fun!!

    Can you fly to Houston and tech me? :-/ I really need to learn for this years Holiday card mail out!

    Tricia says:

    I wish this was in NYC! I’m dying to take a calligraphy class

    Emma Bailey says:

    Are there any e courses or books that you could recommend please? I would love to attend but living in the UK it’s not going to happen! Looks amazing!

    Emi says:

    Love this! Need to learn how to do calligraphy! Wish I lived in LA!


    Jessica says:

    Do you know of any craft workshops like these in Western Mass?

    Sarah says:

    hello! I am also wondering what kind of pen that is, I really like it…


    Martha says:

    Would love it if this class was online or if you came to Texas!

    Anonymous says:

    Eeek I’m so bummed I saw this too late! Added myself to the waiting list though 🙂 I’ve been wanting to go to a hand lettering class like this for forever!

    Shelly says:

    So sad it’s sold out. Looks so fun. Is it ok to be on both the morning and the evening waitlist?

    Teresa T says:

    So bummed this sold out so fast! Come to Chicago, so I won’t miss the next one!
    Also, pen info pretty, pretty please? We are all so sad because we’re missing out!

    Jamie says:

    Classes sold out quickly! Please offer more, I waited too long to sign up!

    Mel says:

    why oh why??? Sold out way too fast! I would have love to taken this class. hopefully you will have more. pleaseeee!

    Ashley says:

    Also dying to know what kind of pen is pictured and will be used for the course. As almost everyone has said, I wish I lived in LA. Would love to know about other suggested supplies and ink as well.

    Helen says:

    Please host one in Washington DC!

    Anonynous says:

    Any chance you can add another for Sunday afternoon?? Really want to make it!

    Steph says:

    Ooh yes, I second the comment above! Could you possibly add one on Sunday afternoon? 🙂

    ansook says:

    is there a waiting list for the 3 sold out classes?

    Now I’m on the hunt for pens in Thailand…

    Jess Barker says:

    OMG! I’d love to do one of these classes but I live in the UK…

    Rhiannon says:

    Hi! I would beyond love to attend the next calligraphy workshop you hold- I saw that there might be one in the March/April time fram; is there a way to be notified of when this becomes available? I really don’t want to miss out next time! Thank you so much!!

    Maritza says:

    Please do more workshops of calligraphy!!!!

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