Calligraphy with Maybelle

Calligraphy | Dressed In OrangeOver the weekend, Grace and I attended a calligraphy workshop at Makeshift Society.  Our instructor was the charming Maybelle Imasa, an Oakland-based professional calligrapher who travels the world teaching the art of calligraphy (what a dream!).  The workshop covered modern calligraphy basics, perfect for beginners.  I highly recommend taking a class with Maybelle if you’re at all interested in calligraphy.  She hosts workshops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Sydney, with a few more international locations to be added next year.  If you’re in the Bay Area, she will be teaching another class next month with all proceeds going to typhoon relief in the Philippines.

Makeshift Society, SF | Dressed In Orange

Calligraphy by Maybelle Imasa | Dressed In OrangeMaybelle’s class notes.  Start with compound curves, ovals, and flourishes. Then move on to letters and numbers.

Calligraphy workshop at Makeshift Society, SF | Dressed In OrangeMaybelle’s husband created these wooden ink well holder/pen rests specially for her workshops and she personalized each with our names. Such a lovely element of her class that you can take home with you.

Calligraphy workshop at Makeshift Society, SF | Dressed In Orange

Calligraphy workshop at Makeshift Society, SF | Dressed In OrangeThank you, Maybelle!

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