Beginner Calligraphy Workshops


Learn the art of modern calligraphy in person with Laura & Alyssa of Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Are you ready to try your hand at learning modern, pointed-pen calligraphy?  

Have you been wondering what it’s actually like to glide a nib and ink across your paper? 

Do you see all the beautiful calligraphy displayed across your favorite social media platforms and wonder if you could do that? 

Have you tried to teach yourself calligraphy but are left frustrated because you can’t seem to get it right?

Whatever it is that gives you the desire to learn calligraphy, you'd love one of our Beginner Calligraphy Workshops in 2018.

In our acclaimed hands-on workshops, we provide you with high-quality tools for the art, teach you how to use them, and cover all the basics in technique as well as a full alphabet, upper and lower case.  

With over 15 years as a professional calligrapher, and nearly five years of teaching experience, we have plenty of tips and tricks that we can't wait to share with you!

By the end of the class you will be on your way to a life-long creative outlet or, perhaps, maybe even a career...  

Don’t take our word for it, hear from a few of our 5,300+ past participants about their experiences in our workshops and where they are now:

"Laura Hooper Calligraphy workshops are nothing short of exceptional! The instruction is given by Laura Hooper herself, as well as her sister, Alyssa. Having two instructors in the class allows for 1:1 guidance and support to all participants - using the professional high-quality tools Laura uses for her own professional operations. The team coordinates a wonderful intimate environment in a beautiful venue, paired with delicious snacks, decor, and a grab-bag for all participants. Beyond the workshop, Laura and Alyssa offer support to attendees via email whenever needed. I attended this workshop because I wanted to learn the art of calligraphy and after the class, I believe I mastered beginning techniques and had the support of both Alyssa and Laura. I love using the techniques learned in this class in my personal and professional life, when planning parties for my children, or coordinating events and decor for the school at which I teach!" – Behrose 

"After following Laura Hooper Calligraphy on Instagram for wedding inspiration, I was so excited to see that they were hosting workshops in DC! The afternoon spent there was filled with macarons, laughs, and two amazing teachers, Laura and Alyssa. It was the best way to spend an afternoon, and I can’t recommend this class highly enough! Learning modern calligraphy has been a wonderful artistic outlet for me. I’ve been practicing a few times a week and have already stocked up on more tracing pads, nibs, and moved on to the Beyond Beginner Guide! If you’ve ever watched those mesmerizing videos of artists writing script and wanted to try it for yourself, then this class is for you! My new year’s resolution was to learn a new skill in 2017 and thanks to you ladies – I have accomplished that in March! I hope you guys host an intermediate class soon!" – Tiffany

“Your workshop has been life changing for me and with the continuous practice of Laura's basic copperplate alphabet, I have been given to opportunity to take up several freelance assignments offered by my friends.  

Today, I am writing to you to share with you my joy of getting an assignment with big a skin care product client for one of their conferences held in Taiwan. It is my first time taking up a larger quantity assignment from a proper company and I want to thank you for conducting workshops to share your expertise in the United States. Even though I do not have a website or online business [yet], I am so thankful for the opportunities i have been getting with this skill.  

Thank you for the guidance and being an inspiration to share the art of writing around the world. Without you, I wouldn't have been able to work with them. I hope that after graduating from University, I will be able to make this a part of my career.” – Marilyn

"After following Laura Hooper Calligraphy on Instagram I finally had the opportunity to attend her workshop for beginners in Alexandria, VA. It was an amazing experience and Laura and her sister, Alyssa, made the 3 hours well worth the investment. I am so excited to continue on my calligraphy journey and hope through solid practice I will progress in the art! Thanks for providing this service!!!” – Sheila

"Laura’s workshop not only helped to improve my calligraphy skills, it helped me better understand how I can create my own personal style and inspired me to start a whole new business.  

By the t ime I went to Laura’s workshop, I had already taken at least two or three online calligraphy classes and I was able to really compare why Laura’s class was a better option for a beginner (or for anyone feeling the need to a great foundation in calligraphy).  

Laura was the only one teacher I’ve had who taught the alphabet based on letter formation, rather than alphabet order. That was key because it allowed me to better understand how letters are formed and soon, it freed me to create my own alphabets.  

Another benefit of taking her in-person workshop was that you not only get to meet Laura, but also her super resourceful and savvy business partner and girl boss, Alyssa. If you have questions about starting a calligraphy gig or biz, you’ll want to know her. It’ll be a great opportunity to start a relationship with them and get incredible support.  

And last but not least, the whole workshop experience is just to die for. Every detail is thought through and delivered with perfection. It was an afternoon I cherish ‘til this day (almost 3 years later!)" – Juliana, Owner of Ink+Nibs Studio

Here’s everything you’ll receive at our Beginner Calligraphy Workshops: 

3 hours of instruction with Laura Hooper & Alyssa Hooper 

1 oblique pen holder + 2 nibs + 1 jar of black ink 

1 instructional book detailing out everything covered in class 

1 alphabet tracing pad on calligraphy quality paper with all 26 letters {upper & lower case} plus numbers & blank pages 

1 keepsake Laura Hooper Calligraphy tote bag  

Light refreshments & treats

 1 Beginner Calligraphy Video tutorial for at home practice (valued at $125)  

Beginner Calligraphy Workshop Investment 

Our Beginner Calligraphy Workshop is: $225 per person

If you’re ready to learn modern calligraphy or are looking for hands-on tips and techniques to improve your beginner’s hand, these are workshops are for you.  

Come join us!  

xo Laura & Alyssa  

Psstt!! Can't make it to class? We got ya covered! Find our at-home learning option here.