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Upcoming Workshops & Classes

Barbara’s Schedule 2023


January 15: LECTURE: History of the Alphabet with Demo, 2 pm PST. Cypress Art League.

February 11: Uncials in Graphite, Zoom workshop, 10 am-12 pm EST. OCALA Florida Calligraphy Guild.

February 18-21, 2023: Words in Bloom, Letters California Style conference. Spaces are still available! Flowers and words are blooming for Spring in this exciting class. In this class, you will learn several unique lettering styles, partnered with beautiful, elegant florals. The images will be enhanced by thoughtful, appropriate wording of grace and style. It's fun, relaxing, entertaining, and challenging all at the same time. Barbara will instruct in step-by-step processes of constructing gorgeous floral bouquets of words bursting with color. You don't have to be a long-time artist to paint these beautiful flowers. It will be helpful to know a few lettering styles and understand their construction as you put both flowers and words together. The results will be stunning. Who doesn't love a fabulous bouquet of gorgeous flowers and letters?
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March 7, 14, 21, 28 (4 Tuesdays): Exploring Calligraphic Lines thru the Trees, 6-8 pm PST. Orange County Orange Ink Zoom workshop.

March 11: Pointed Pen Variations, 11 am - 5 pm CST. Zoom workshop, Ft. Worth, TX.

April 14, 21, 28, and May 5 (4 Fridays): Adventures in Creativity, 6-8 pm PST. Hong Kong Zoom workshop.

May 20-21: Italic Jubilee, time TBA. In-person workshop. Oklahoma City Guild.

September 30-October 1: In-person workshop, subject and time TBA. Houston, TX.


Online classes in my Pointed Pen Possibilities series, Copperplate Essentials & Contemporary Variations, are available! Learn more at

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