Esque Script : Nashville Based Calligraphy

April 2016 Nashville Brush Lettering and Calligraphy Class Now Open!

Posted by on Mar 24 2016, in Calligraphy, Classes

It’s time to share my April brush lettering and calligraphy 101 class dates! I will be offering two calligraphy 101 classes and a brush lettering class. Hope you’ll be able to join us!

April 16, 2016 : Calligraphy 101 / 9am-1pm / SOLD OUT

April 16, 2016 : Brush Lettering / 3pm-6pm / SOLD OUT

April 17, 2016 : Calligraphy 101 / 9am-1pm / SOLD OUT

Traditional and Modern Calligraphy with Molly Margaret : Calligraphy 101

Calligraphy Class Nashville

In this class we will take a look at traditional calligraphy scripts and how to expand into more modern styles. You will walk away with knowledge on using the unique tools involved in dip pen calligraphy, traditional and modern lettering styles, paper and ink choices and more!

This class will be a one day workshop from 9am-1pm.


We will explore how to use different nibs, pen holders, guidelines, ink and paper. The first part of class will be focused on traditional copperplate letterforms. It’s important to understand the foundations when learning a new skill. This part will give you an understanding of the main concepts of calligraphy.


In the second part we will look at how to expand your skills. We will dive into a more modern calligraphy styles, learn more about paper selection and go over any other questions!

My goal is to help you begin a journey in calligraphy. I’ll take time with each student to provide you with techniques and tips to further your skills.

Supplies list:

Oblique Pen Holder I recommend getting a holder like the Colonial Oblique Holder, Deco Oblique Holder, Peerless Holder Oblique, Hourglass Adjustable Oblique Holder or Century Oblique Holder. The Speedball holder will also work but it’s less ideal. ** Left handers- please bring a straight pen holder. It’s easier to work with sometimes **

2 nibs of your choice. I recommend the following for beginners: Zebra G or Nikko G

I will provide you with paper and ink.

Class Time:

Choose between one of these two different class dates : [April 16, 2016 9am-1pm SOLD OUT] or April 17, 2016 9am-1pm

Class Cost : $65

Class size: 4-14 students

Location: This Nashville calligraphy class will take place at Paper & Ink Arts, 240 Great Circle Road, STE 328, Nashville, TN 37228

Register below:
This class is currently sold out. Join my mailing list to be alerted when it is offered again. Thanks!


April 16, 2016

Brush Lettering

Brush Lettering Nashville Class

Come explore the world of brush lettering! In this class we will look at the many lettering effects and styles you can achieve using brushes and brush markers. We will cover a full brush alphabet, letter variations from edgy to flowy and a few basic illustration examples using a brush. Using tools from markers to paint brushes you’ll create new letterforms with ease.

Personally, brush lettering is one of my favorite types of lettering. It allows you to create similar looks to traditional and modern calligraphy without needing more than a pen and paper. Sometimes I’ll use brush pens to sketch out designs before I even pick up a penholder and nib. In this class I’ll show you how to achieve these styles without losing the thin and thick look. The lettering above and below were done using brush markers.

You’ll leave class with a fun new skill that can be used to bring a flare to any project.

This is a beginners class. No previous experience in lettering skills are required.

All class supplies will be provided for you and are included in the class fee. You just have to show up!

Class Time:

April 16, 2016 3pm-6pm

Class Cost : $65

Class size: 4-14 students

Location: Paper & Ink Arts, 240 Great Circle Road, STE 328, Nashville, TN 37228

This class is currently sold out. Join my mailing list to be alerted when it is offered again. Thanks!

More brush lettering examples:

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*** Class fees are not refundable. However, if you need to cancel your registration I will honor a one time class fee exchange if you give me notice 7 days prior to the class date. You will be able to use your class fee towards a future class. Please alert me if you would like to register for a class using a previous payment. Please note, you can switch class days one time. If you cancel twice I will not honor your previous payment. Thank you for understanding! ***

Molly Margaret is calligrapher who specializes in custom work via her online shop, Esque Script Calligraphy and sharing the art of calligraphy through teaching. When she’s not out hunting down vintage postage stamps, she’s holed up in her Nashville, Tennessee studio creating custom artwork, wedding invitations, envelope addressing, signage and more. Molly’s favorite thing about calligraphy is finding creative new ways to add the personal touch of hand lettering to every special occasion.