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Introduction to Calligraphy: The Fundamentals of Brush Lettering (5 weeks on Wednesday evenings, $175)

  • Oficio 136 Brookline Avenue, Suite 2A Boston, MA 02155 USA (map)

"Calligraphy is an art form that uses ink and a brush to express the very souls of words on paper.


-Kaoru Akagawa

This 5-week class meeting on Wednesday evenings will take a deep look at calligraphy and the many ways it can be applied. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with new surfaces, mediums, and techniques to give them a better understanding of calligraphy and how they can apply these skills in their everyday life. Students will leave each class with a completed project piece and every student will receive a materials kit and guide sheets to continue their practice outside of the classroom.


Meet the Instructor

Mariah Fleming is a Boston-based calligrapher with a background in Psychology and Education. She started her calligraphy studio Mariah Jillian Calligraphy out of her true love for beautiful handwriting where she provides modern hand drawn calligraphy, brush lettering, watercolor, and design for everything from weddings and keepsakes, to commercial and custom work, and even custom art pieces for live events. Mariah is familiar with the qualms of being a beginner, as she spends much of her time embarking on new creative endeavors. She hopes to help her students quiet the negative inner critic and allow them to escape the moments of comparison and self doubt by embracing their inner artist and creative mind.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 / 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Oficio 136 Brookline Ave.


Just yourself! Each student will be provided with the necessary materials for the class including pencils, brush pens, guide sheets, alphabet and number exemplar, practice notebook, and additional materials for projects.


While not necessary, it is helpful to have an understanding of the basic strokes and fundamental building blocks of the alphabet used in calligraphy. You can learn these basics skills in the following classes:

-The Basics of Brush Lettering: Wednesday, December 12th (2 hours)
-The Basics of Brush Lettering: Wednesday, January 9th (2 hours)


This class is $175 per student and includes the materials listed above. There is a maximum of 15 students per class.