One of my summer "want to do" items was to take a couple of art classes (that were within my limited budget) to keep up-to-date for my art students. I found a 3-hour class at Art Supply Warehouse in Westminster with Lisa Englebrecht called "Letterista". I recognized Lisa's name from Artfest from a couple of years ago, so I knew she would be a quality instructor. Lisa uses calligraphy and all kinds of art designs to produce lettering that can be used for many different art projects including art journaling. I really appreciate the freedom that she demonstrates and then in turn, gives to her students to let go of the firm boundaries of calligraphy, to create and stretch using all sorts of pens, paints, pencils, etc. The best tool that I learned about at the class was a pen called Pilot Parallel Pen----cartridges can be added in various ink colors---really cool and usable for anyone, not just those who can do "real" calligraphy.
I totally enjoyed the experience and hope to take a beginning watercolor class from Lisa very soon. Below are some of the gorgeous work that others in the class produced and one of my attempts.