Calligraphy is beautiful on its own. But if you want to have some fun classing it up even more, this class is perfect for you. The one hour class will feature a wealth of information on how to take your calligraphed letters to another level of beauty. And in case you’re wondering – No, you don’t have to be an “artist” to add a lovely green vine swishing up the side of your letters or to add some engaging texture to the letter itself. During this hour I’ll let you in on the steps of how it’s done. In addition, I will be telling you about my favorite tools for simple illumination and providing downloadable templates for you to trace/copy.

75 minutes of instruction.

Topics include

·      boxed illumination

·      double strokes

·      monoline strokes

·      nib tricks

·      detailed demonstration

Hi, I’m Ruth

For over 30 years, I have offered classes and private lessons in calligraphy, watercolor and art journaling. Although I find great joy in teaching new skills and techniques, I see myself more as a coach than a teacher. I’m convinced that within each of us there is a creative person longing for expression. I have found that when encouraged and nurtured, that part of us (of you) can blossom and transform how we experience life. My role as a teacher/coach is to help you discover more of what is already within you and find new and beautiful ways to express your unique story. Learn more at my website:



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Hi Ruth, I want to let you know just how much I’m enjoying the watercolour class!!! The pace of the class is perfect and the information you pack into an hour is phenomenal.” Carol Walls

Ruth has an easy, real style in the teaching of her Beginning Watercolor classes. Her love of watercolor painting is infectious and inspiring! I especially liked that she emphasized there was no wrong or right way to paint, only your way! Carol King

I enjoyed this Beginning Watercolor class very much. Ruth covered all the basics in a lively, engaging format. She also introduced us to a bit of history and watercolor artists along the way. I know I will use these recordings to continue to practice and improve my skills at home. Cindy Ruby

Thank you for the wonderful class. I really enjoyed the mix of Art history with the painting techniques. I feel like in 6 sessions I have begun to learn the basics and I am anxious to learn more. Thank you Ruth!! Bethany Koubsky