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David Z.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$234.03
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from The Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
  • Teaches Beginner
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David Z.

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I provide instructional direction using templates and thin paper. I recommend dual brush markers made by Tomboy.

It is expected that the following tools are used:

Tomboy Dual Brush pens

Flat surface ie. Masonite board, wooden board or plastic sheet.

Stratford tracing paper.

Masking tape

About David

Dedicated art professional with 18 years of experience in creating artwork utilizing various medias. In my early years I worked as an outsider artist giving watercolor lessons for Susan Edwards of the artist place called "The Art Attack in Sycamore Illinois. After some years of painting and display

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Daniel
Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in before the lesson.
Michelle C.
David explains well to what needs improvement and is very constructive to what needs to be done. I’m learning so much. It’s exciting
Karin
David is very experienced and knowledgeable for many art forms. And is very personable also.
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Natalie G.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$702.10
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Natalie G.

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For six grade levels, I had handwriting as an official school subject. I was expected to print Roman letters correctly, write cursive script at the correct angle and form, and incorporate my own unique style into proper penmanship. I also learned how to hold the writing implement the correct way so as not to strain the hand or fingers and maintain a steady flow of writing. I later took calligraphy as an art course during one year of high school. I have helped elementary school and middle school students practice and improve their handwriting, manuscript and cursive, and I can assist adults as well.

About Natalie

For more than 11 years, my goal as a tutor has been steadfast: I help students learn more and make progress in their studies. I don't just teach them how to count, read, and write: I show them how to build on their skills and reach their true potential. I know from my own experience how hard it is t

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Andy Dobrov
Excellent teacher
Pu S.
My son has been working with Natalie on SAT practice tests, mainly on the English portion of the SAT. Her style of teaching is to help him thinking through the problems and the ways to tackle them. So at the end of the day, my son is learning the tools to solve a problem/answer a question correctly. When he is doing the tests himself, Natalie’s approach is stuck with him. Overall, his time in Natalie’s class has been well spent. I am also glad to see that with all these remote learning at his school, he is able to get one-on-one attention every week to truly learn something and get him prepared for SAT.
Lynne
My 14 year old daughter worked with Natalie weekly over a 2 month period to prep for the SSAT and HSPT. She did a fabulous job helping my daughter prepare; she was super knowledgeable, patient, and supportive. My daughter has so much confidence going into her tests, thanks to Natalie. We highly recommend her!!!
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Margot G.

22 Reviews
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Starting at HK$195.03
  • Speaks spanish, english
  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Trinity College
  • Teaching since 2017
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Margot G.

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I have several years of hands on instructional experience and a clear yet patient, easygoing manner that makes it really accessible for beginners to learn calligraphy. I practice several different lettering styles using a variety of materials and I can customize lessons to your supplies and level of experience. I have taught students ranging from ages 8 to 80!

If you’re not sure what kind of calligraphy you want to learn, please book a single 30 minute lesson and I will guide you through the options, including what supplies are needed. This mini lesson can also serves as a consultation for commissioned artwork.

About Margot

Hello there! I am a professional calligrapher with 20 years of experience as a tutor, mentor, and coach. I operate my own business focused on handlettering using pointed pen, broad edge pen, brushes, paint, and chalk, as well as custom watercolor and papercut art. My undergraduate degree was in oil

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Angela Paolini
Margot knows her stuff and is a great instructor!
Dominique
Margot is amazing! She is an exceptional teacher. All sessions are well planned and technology is perfectly incorporated into the session. I would highly recommend Margot. I plan to continue my sessions this year.
Tiffany A.
Great experience!

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"We just loved taking lessons with Margot. We have taken multiple classes (myself with my 10 year old daughter). She has wonderful people skills. She was very prepared. She is a super teacher. She has great interpersonal skills. Kids love her too."
Ronit
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margaret is kind and patient instructor. She truly is passionate and very knowledgeable about her craft. I would recommend her to someone interested in learning calligraphy."
Jessica Plain
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot is amazing! She is an exceptional teacher. All sessions are well planned and technology is perfectly incorporated into the session. I would highly recommend Margot. I plan to continue my sessions this year."
Dominique
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"She’s very passionate about the history of calligraphy and the precision of its beauty. Wonderful teacher. My 13 yo daughter loved her."
Peyton
Took Calligraphy lessons from Marty W.
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"Margot was very personable and knowledgeable about the calligraphic style that I wanted to know. I do window painting and wanted to have a better understanding to apply to my own work and felt like I was given the tools and knowldege to do that."
Jessica-Lee
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Great beginners modern calligraphy class or in my case a great refresher course to motivate me to start practicing again! Margot was very patient and provided some great tips. Would definitely recommend to anyone new to calligraphy!"
Lou Arden Vernon
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot’s teaching method is thorough And concise yet relaxed and so fun. Her ability to teach a class of students of all levels understand technique with ease is a true testament to her love of the art and excitement for sharing it"
Dani
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot is very kind and offers great teachings. Her calligraphy is beautiful and she really inspired me. I would recommend her to anyone who is trying to learn the art of calligraphy."
John
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot is a great teacher! She had a bunch of really helpful worksheets for us to practice on before we created a piece to take home. She is patient, funny, encouraging and gives super clear helpful tips. Thanks for the great class Margot!"
Lucy
Took Calligraphy lessons from Margot G.
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"Margot was great! Very friendly, and helpful! Looking forward to more classes with her!"
Leah
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Private Calligraphy Lessons Near You

Calligraphy is a form of written art that focuses primarily on creating stylistic lettering. Calligraphers use a variety of tools including pens and nibs, pencils, brushes, ink, and double-tipped felt pens. The tools and supplies needed for calligraphy vary depending on the style you want to learn.

If you’ve always dreamed of learning how to write in calligraphy, then turn to our lessons here at TakeLessons. We feature calligraphy lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students, so you can master this art form no matter your current skill level. When you take our lessons, you’ll receive one-on-one instruction from one of our certified tutors who is 100% committed to helping you excel at this writing style. Sign up with us today to find a calligraphy tutor near you.

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Why Learn Calligraphy?

There are many reasons why you might want to learn the art of calligraphy. For starters, you may be interested in learning how to write in this style to experience different cultures in a more intimate way. Or perhaps you want to learn the historical styles of calligraphy to honor and preserve the past. Of course, arguably the best reason is that when you take calligraphy lessons, you’ll gain the skills to adorn all of your letters, notes, papers, and invitations with beautiful, decorative writing, which will surely impress friends and family!

Calligraphy, however, isn't just for fun; it has professional applications, too. Today, historical calligraphers have opportunities to work in the art field, reproducing and restoring ornate pages of historic texts. Calligraphers can also work as a special type of illustrator. Professional calligraphers are often hired specifically to create eye-catching hand-written menus and message boards for all types of businesses. They can also work in graphic design, inventing new fonts and typography.

The Best Way to Learn Calligraphy and What You'll Practice in Lessons

Every student is unique. For instance, some students pick up new concepts at the drop of a hat, while others take longer to process them. What’s more, every student has their own preferred learning style. What might be helpful for one student might not be helpful for another. This is why we believe private lessons are so beneficial.

When you take private calligraphy lessons with us, your tutor will cater your lessons entirely to you. For example, if you want to enter a career in calligraphy, your lessons will look different than someone who is just looking to learn it as a hobby. Your tutor will determine how much you already know about this fascinating subject, inquire how you best learn new concepts, and help pinpoint your goals to develop a tailored lesson plan unique to you. But the coolest part of all is that during your sessions, you’ll get to work at your own pace, ask any and all questions, and be tutored according to your preferred learning style.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Calligraphy

Course content varies, depending on the student's interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Learn how to hold and use your calligraphy tools
  • Practice basic strokes and shapes
  • Learn to write the alphabet
  • Compare different styles of calligraphy
  • Introduction to the history of calligraphy

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Calligraphy

Your intermediate calligraphy tutor might cover the following topics:

  • Improve consistency
  • Learn to achieve balance
  • Control spacing of letters and words
  • Experiment with different tools and inks

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Calligraphy

Subjects covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the student's individual goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics. 

  • Develop your own style
  • Learn calligraphy variations and/or historic script
  • Calligraphy reproduction
  • Advanced, free-hand lettering

It's Easy to Find a Calligraphy Tutor Near You

Ready to find calligraphy lessons near you? Allow us to help. Here at TakeLessons, it’s our goal to make learning calligraphy easy and convenient, so we offer flexible and affordable in-person and online lessons. To attend our online sessions, all you need is access to the internet and a smartphone, laptop, tablet, or computer that you can use to log on and virtually meet with your instructor. The beauty of our online lessons is that you can learn wherever and whenever works best for you.

We also invite you to pick your preferred calligraphy teacher. But before choosing one, we recommend reviewing our inventory of certified and professional tutors. You can find out more about their background and experience by reading their profiles and checking out reviews from previous students. This will help you find the best match for you.

At TakeLessons, we’re ready when you are. Sign up for calligraphy lessons for beginners near you to learn this beautiful craft today!