Portland artist Olivia Joyce Oh Joy Calligraphy is teaching her tips and techniques for the perfect calligraphy lettering. Learn how to use calligraphy tools, figuring out the various pressures with the pens, nibs, and work through drills. Create breathtaking designs. Leave with a foundation for calligraphy creative projects. Materials, refreshments, and an adult punch bowl provided, cheers!
1 Straight Pen Holder
2 Nibs: Zebra Comic G and Hunt56
1 Pot of Sumi black ink
Vellum Paper and Practice Paper
I'm so happy that you are here! I am a stationery designer and calligrapher based in the beautiful state of Maine! I have been doing calligraphy for over 5 years. It started as a hobby in the beginning, and a way to express myself creatively, but it soon became the best way I have found to express myself artistically. I have been in the art world since graduating from college, taking continuing education courses at the Rhode island School of Design in photography, graphic design, and calligraphy. What started as a way to fill my nights after moving to a new state, ended up becoming my passion.
I am a New Englander by birth and by choice. I have been married for 7 years and am the mother to the sweetest, craziest little boy. I have yet to meet a 19th century British female author who hasn't inspired me, I think Italy is the most magical place in the world, and I cry every time I listen to the finale of Les Miserables (Seriously. Ev.e.ry time). I watch too many documentaries, can sometimes be crippled by anxiety, and allow what other people think to affect me too deeply. I feel so fortunate that I get to live a life I love surrounded by the most supportive, wonderful family and friends (I'm really not just saying that). Lastly, I think there's not much that can't be solved with wine, great conversation, great friends, and a high quality cheese plate.
Follow @femalenotfactory x @ohjoycalligraphy for more inspiration
Workshop Duration: 2 Hours
Class Max - 12 Students