Monday, November 21, 2016

Calligraphy Class

Happy Monday, friends! It's Thanksgiving week, can you believe it?! Good food, friends, family, leftovers, naps, and gratitude! It doesn't get much better than that!

Last week I had the opportunity to take a calligraphy class with my dear friend, Emily and let me just say, it was a blast! I don't know if any of you have the art of writing with a calligraphy style but it's a skill that's hard to come by! It's definitely more than worth the effort and time it takes to learn though! I took the class led by a lady named Jessica who has her own company, Reveleigh & Co. We both have the last name of Albers so that was a fun discovery when I first met her. She started her own business a little over three years ago and now has been featured in big time wedding magazines and has a slew of clients that she does incredible work for!

I highly recommend taking this kind of class at some point if you have any interest in perfecting your handwriting (although calligraphy and regular penmanship are very different). A private class is the perfect party idea for a ladies night. Grab the wine bottle and start creating! Once you get the hang of it, it's very therapeutic and so fun! A calligraphy set is also an awesome gift if you know friends with an interest or desire to learn! Here is a link for one at Hobby Lobby. Use the 40% coupon for an even better deal!

I was definitely struggling at first because the movement and way you hold the quill is very different. It takes a lot of practice so let me just say that if you decide to try calligraphy, be patient. 😉  I wanted to be a beautiful letterer by the end of the night, but lets be honest, I only broke the surface. haha.

I'm telling you, it's the perfect gal pal date night! You've got to at least try it! 

Simple lines were my first attempt and that was a struggle but I eventually got it down. lol.

By the end of the night I was able to write my name fairly well!

Some things I learned from the experience were: 
  1. Have a friend to attempt and practice with, it makes it more fun. 
  2. Be patient and just enjoy the experience
  3. Go buy a calligraphy kit if it's something you think you would enjoy and give it a shot. You never know what one night of calligraphy might turn into!
  4. Angle your arm with the paper and move your entire arm, not just your wrist. 
  5. Don't try to copy anyone's style, yours will develop with time. 
Overall the night was a blast and a great break from the craziness of all that's been going on! I thought this would be a fun experience to share with y'all. A little out of the ordinary but still fun! Thanks for reading and giving me part of your day. I seriously appreciate every single one of you!! 

Pictures: Madison Bickham


  1. This looks like a lot of fun! Back in high school art class I would play with calligraphy pens from time to time but it's been years. I'm always a little in awe of how precise people can be with their handwriting!

  2. Looks like so much fun! I have been dying to try my hand at calligraphy! Thanks for sharing! :)


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