Intro to Modern Calligraphy using a dip pen and ink

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Looking to learn calligraphy?  Want to add some stylized calligraphy to your upcoming wedding, special occasion or journals?! Learn easily and quickly, how to write in Modern Calligraphy style lettering using a dip pen and ink!  These in-person, small group workshops are the perfect way to get personalized direction and instruction from Nicki Traikos, a professional calligrapher and designer.  The workshop will provide you with all the tools and knowledge you need to begin your modern calligraphy journey! The Introduction to Modern Calligraphy for Beginners class is the perfect introduction to the tools, techniques and practice strokes you need to experience immediate success with writing with a dip pen and ink!  This small group setting is always warm, social and inclusive, regardless of your skill level!

With an easy to follow workbook and one-on-one instruction, you will be practicing how to form the lower case alphabet easily and even writing your name by the end of the two hours!  All the supplies you need are included in the kit and are part of the workshop. AS A BONUS!!! You will get free access to Nicki’s online Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Using a Dip Pen and Ink class to help you remember everything you learned and to have videos that you can watch over and over again!

Cost per person is $85 and includes;

Each Modern Calligraphy workshop consists of 2 hours of instruction, with lots of time for one-one-one attention, so that you will learn everything you need to control the pen, the ink, and form the necessary strokes to write the lower case alphabet.  Each attendee will receive a complete kit* to use during the workshop and to take home to continue practicing with! As a bonus, each attendee will also receive their own personal link to access Nicki’s free online class so you can continue to have support and visual reference as you continue practicing at home!

*Kit Includes; 2 nibs, a straight pen, a jar of ink, a workbook & paper, a reusable tote to carry your new kit in and a BONUS, a link to download a comprehensive 2-part guide to Introduction to Modern Calligraphy designed and created by Nicki Traikos of life i design! 

Note: Modern Calligraphy workshops are designed for adults only, and are non-refundable, as space is limited and normally sell-out quickly.  If you have any questions, please email,


Introduction to Dip pen and ink modern calligraphy workshops

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Stay tuned for new workshops to be added fall 2019

Looking for an advanced class?!

Advanced Modern Calligraphy using a dip pen or small brush pen

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Sharpen your Modern Calligraphy skills with this advanced workshop.  Perhaps you are ready to create a side hustle with your calligraphy skills, or want to write out your own quotes, whatever your goal is, this workshop will help you reach your goals! This in-person workshop is a follow-up to introduction to Modern Calligraphy AND Small brush lettering workshops.  Attendees must have taken the introductory course with Nicki in order to participate in this workshop.

During this in-person, 2 hour workshop, you will learn learn new alphabet styles, and learn how to join letters to create bouncy, stylized lettering.  If you goal is to improve your calligraphy or lettering skill, this class is for you!

We’ve designed this class a little differently!

BRING your favourite tools, whether it be your dip pen and nibs, or your small brush pens! It’s your choice for this workshop!



unable to join an in-person workshop?! No problem!!

Visit Nicki’s online classes and learn from the comfort of your own home! Click on the photo below to learn more!


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