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with Lauren Essl
Online Class

Calligraphy 201

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Class Overview

In this class from our partners at Brit & Co., learn advanced calligraphy techniques. You'll transform your handwritten artwork into digital files.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h2m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Supplies

1. Introduction & Supplies

Meet Lauren and go over the supplies you'll need.

2. Connecting Letters

2. Connecting Letters

Learn Lauren's insider tips and tricks for connecting letters to create words and phrases.

3. How to Mix Gouache

3. How to Mix Gouache

Add color to your creation using gouache (a brighter, more opaque alternative to regular paint).

Recommended with this class

  • Straight or oblique pen and nibs
  • Ink and gouache
  • Pencil, eraser, painter's tape and ruler
  • Smooth paper: Bristol, tracing, marker or wet media paper
  • Envelopes, any size
  • Light pad (optional)
  • Adobe Illustrator for digitizing