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Intro to Modern Calligraphy w/ BEN YATES

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Welcome to the World of Modern Calligraphy!

Pointed pen relies on varying pressure to create thin and thick lines that come together to make bold, graceful letterforms. This individualistic update on classic lettering follows the principles of earlier scripts but is easily adaptable to your own style for use on invitations, informal business announcements, or notes to friends and lovers. Ben’s knowledge and enthusiasm make his classes energetic and fun.

Beginners are welcome, as are experienced students looking to add more flair to their lettering. Everything you need will be provided—pen, paper, and ink—all yours to keep and use at home. Right-handed? Left-handed? Never used a pointed pen before? No worries! Come as you are and create something lovely.

$165, $132 OHCA members,  All materials included.



Benjamin Yates has been studying calligraphy for nearly a decade and been teaching pointed pen for the last three years in and around the bay area. A member of IAMPETH and Friends of Calligraphy, he is also a partner and coordinator at Castle in the Air in Berkeley, CA where he regularly teaches to adults as well as to youngsters in weekend classes. He is also the founder and director of an after-school program called “Calligraphy & Lettering Arts” which is offered at various elementary schools throughout the east bay.


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January 19
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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OHCA Staff
(415) 388-4331