Classes

Take a break from the screen and put some ink on paper with one of our hands-on classes! We love what we do and love sharing it with others. Modern calligraphy classes are held regularly (usually twice a month) at our studio in Charleston, SC. All classes are taught by INK MEETS PAPER co-owner and lettering artist Allison Nadeau.

This was honestly one of the best calligraphy classes I have ever taken. I was so excited to go home and practice (and I actually continued to practice every day!)

—Bellamy, calligraphy student

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What Students Are Saying

Allison is a wonderful teacher! She makes the class fun and gives lots of encouragement. She is also very patient and eager to help or offer suggestions. I have already been practicing at home and feel so confident after taking the class!
Meaghan, calligraphy student

I left feeling SO INSPIRED and have been practicing 2-3 hours every day since taking the class!!!
Jill, calligraphy student

I was somewhat intimidated by the level of skill that modern calligraphy requires. However, Allison was quick to reassure me that it’s a skill anyone can learn. She was right! She broke the letters down into simple strokes that were easy to learn, and by the end of the class I found that I was really having fun with it! I’m now excited to practice and can’t wait to see what all I can create.
Zachary, calligraphy student

Off-Site Classes

We occasionally teach a letterpress class at Redux Studios in Charleston, South Carolina. Please check their class schedules for availability and registration information.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I still do calligraphy if my handwriting is terrible?

Absolutely! Along with learning new tools for putting ink on paper, you’ll also learn to form letters in a way that differs from regular writing (we like to think of it as drawing letters).

Can left-handed people take this class?

Yes! Just a make a note at checkout that you’re left handed, and we’ll be sure to seat you where you won’t be bumping elbows with the person next to you.

Is this class for adults only?

This class is geared toward adults, but we’ve had a few teenagers take the class in the past. It’s 2.5 hours of focused work and writing. Working with pointed pen definitely requires patience and an ability to slow down and focus, so if you think a younger student would enjoy the class, that person is welcome to register.

I’m interested in learning calligraphy, but can my friend/boyfriend/girlfriend/parent sit in on the class without purchasing a ticket to keep me company?

Everyone attending class must purchase a ticket. We put a lot of hard work and effort into making the class an enjoyable learning environment and keep our class sizes small in order to maintain lots of one-on-one interaction in addition to class-wide instruction.

What do I need to bring to class?

Just yourself! All supplies and materials for class are included. You’re welcome to bring a drink or a snack though (including BYOB).

I’m unable to attend on the date I registered for. Can I reschedule for another class date?

All classes are nonrefundable. If you are no longer able to attend, please notify us at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled class date in order to receive credit for a future class. This credit must be redeemed within 6 weeks of your originally scheduled class date. Cancellations requests made with less than 48 hours notice are not accepted and the registration will be non-refundable and non-transferable to another class.

I saw you had a class in Greenville, SC— any chance there will be another one?

In January 2015, we did a special calligraphy workshop in partnership with the talented Makers Collective team (who also do Indie Craft Parade). While another calligraphy class in Greenville (or any other city besides Charleston) is not currently on our schedule right now, we do regularly offer classes at our Charleston-based studio and consistently offer Saturday classes to make it easier for out-of-town students to attend class (and also enjoy a weekend in Charleston).