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Upcoming Workshops & Classes

Barbara’s Schedule 2021

March 26-Apr 30: Hong Kong based class: Beyond Pointed Pen Uncial. Class hours: 6-8 pm PST. Hosted by the Hong Kong calligraphers. Contact info: Eugene Chan, or email:

May 6, 13, 20, 27: Exploring Calligraphic Line thru the Trees Workshop. Class hours: 4:00-6:00 pm PDT.
For a long time, I’ve admired the natural, gentle, calligraphic lines that trees and their branches form. In this course, we will be creating several, unique styles of letters and painted tree designs to enhance the beauty and grace for each page along with thoughtful quotes. We’ll be constructing a stab-bound book to house our tree techniques. We’ll have fun researching, painting, and lettering. Everyone can do this. It’s relaxing, entertaining, and challenging all at the same time.
Barbara will instruct with step-by-step processes to assist in giving each page special meaning. No need to be a full-time or long-term artist. Results will be stunning.
Four two-hour sessions online — Zoom platform.
​Contact Barbara for details: PAYMENT $80 by PayPal to: Barbara Close,