Learning the Italic alphabet is a great way to bring beauty to your handwriting. Italic is a style of calligraphy (beautiful writing) that comes right out of the pages of the Renaissance history. Written with a broad-edge nib, this elegant script has been called “the dance of the pen” because of its beautiful arching letter forms. In this course we will go through the Italic alphabet letter-by-letter, study form and correct strokes. As you learn each letter, you will also discover some amazing “letter stories” of their origin. This course makes learning calligraphy fun and accessible by providing detailed instruction and demonstrations, along with practical exercises to increase your confidence. Anyone can learn the joy of creating beautiful letter forms. So come join us as we develop this wonderful skill together.

This course includes 4 hours of instruction.

Hi, I’m Ruth Korch

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: ruthkorchart.com

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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