Emma Vonder Haar

Workshops

Workshops

Modern Calligraphy at Craft Central
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy at Craft Central

Join us Tuesday, March 5 at 7 pm at Craft Central for Beginner Modern Calligraphy Workshop!

When I first started creating my workshop curriculum and handouts, I made a huge list of all of the things that I wish I knew when I was first learning calligraphy. As a self-taught (turned professional) calligrapher, I know how overwhelming it can be to navigate the world of calligraphy. What supplies do I buy? How do I make letters? How do I make it not look shaky? Am I doing this right?

In this two hour workshop, all of the guesswork is taken out of learning calligraphy. All supplies are provided (and they’re the ones that I use in my professional calligraphy business today!). You’ll go home with two nibs, a beautiful pen holder, a pencil, a cleaning cloth, and a box to keep it all together. You’ll also receive a fifteen page packet that covers everything a beginner needs to know about calligraphy, complete with drills and practice pages. A PDF of the workshop packet will be emailed after the event, so that you can print and practice to your heart’s content.

This workshop is hands on and tailored to you so that you can learn, practice, and grow in your calligraphy skills. Class size is limited to 15 so that you can receive personalized instruction and demonstration. This class is designed for beginners, but all levels are welcomed. There is absolutely no prior experience (or even good handwriting!) necessary. All ages are welcome (up to the parents’ discretion), but we ask that any student under the age of 14 have a parent present with them.

My job as your instructor is to help you confidently learn calligraphy and build the foundation for a beautiful and rewarding skill. I hope to see you at Craft Central on Tuesday, March 5th!

Photo by Ashley Pieper Photography

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Viola Textile Studio
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Viola Textile Studio

Join us Friday, March 22 from 7 pm - 9 pm at Viola Textile Studio! This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of modern calligraphy, with personalized instruction from St. Louis based calligrapher, Emma Vonder Haar. 

This class provides all supplies needed to learn calligraphy. In addition to all supplies, you will receive a hand-lettered instruction packet with all of the information you'll need to get the hang of calligraphy. This class is hands-on and no prior experience (not even good handwriting!) is necessary.

Light refreshments will be provided. Registration serves as your ticket for the event and is non-refundable. 

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Viola Textile Studio
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Viola Textile Studio

Join us Friday, September 7 from 7 pm - 9 pm at Viola Textile Studio! This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of modern calligraphy, with personalized instruction from St. Louis based calligrapher, Emma Vonder Haar. 

This class provides all supplies needed to learn calligraphy. In addition to all supplies, you will receive a hand-lettered instruction packet with all of the information you'll need to get the hang of calligraphy. This class is hands-on and no prior experience (not even good handwriting!) is necessary.

Light refreshments will be provided. Registration serves as your ticket for the event and is non-refundable. 

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Summer Flowers & Modern Calligraphy
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Flowers & Modern Calligraphy

 

Snapdragon Studio is teaming up with local calligrapher Emma Vonder Haar for a hands-on collaborative workshop at Wild Carrot (one of our favorite new spaces in STL!). Silvia from Snapdragon Studio will lead participants in creating their own summer floral arrangement using seasonal blooms, and Emma will teach the basics of modern calligraphy for beautiful writing. Participants will go home with their arrangement, all calligraphy supplies, and a renewed creative energy. All tools are provided and no experience is necessary. 

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Bonboni
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Bonboni

Join us on Thursday, July 19 from 7:00-9:00pm for a this hands-on workshop at Bonboni Home & Gift Co. that introduces you to modern calligraphy.

Hand lettering artist, Emma Vonder Haar, will teach the basic principles of modern calligraphy. Emma will walk you through the strokes you’ll need to create a modern calligraphic alphabet. You’ll also learn some useful drills that you can practice at home to improve your skills with a traditional dip pen and ink.

In addition to Emma’s beautiful, hand-lettered instructions, you’ll get to take home this complete supply kit:

  • 2 Nikko G nibs 
  • universal pen holder
  • pencil 
  • practice, grid, and trace paper
  • Japanese sumi ink
  •  ink holder
  • cleaning rag 

refreshments will be served, but feel free to bring your own wine to enjoy!

Space is limited to 10 seats and open to all. This listing is your event ticket; payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop - SOLD OUT
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop - SOLD OUT

We are very lucky to have talented calligrapher Emma Vonder Haar instructing this Modern Calligraphy Workshop. There's no better time to learn calligraphy than the holidays—after this 3-hour workshop you'll be able to add special script to holiday cards, gift tags, place cards, and everything else! 

You’ll receive the following supplies included in the $45 course fee:
• Tomboy MONO pencil, HB
• Carbon black shellac ink, 30mL, handmade at South City Art Supply
• Bee Calligraphy Practice Pad, 9”x12”
• Brause Steno calligraphy nib
• Henry’s “Skeleton Pen” antique nib
• Universal nib holder
• South City pen cleaner
• 2.5 oz. stainless steel palette cup
• Cotton rag

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Rogue Theatre (Alton, Illinois)
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Rogue Theatre (Alton, Illinois)

Join us Saturday, March 24 from 2-4 pm at Rogue Theatre in Alton, Illinois! This two hour workshop will cover the basics of modern calligraphy, with personalized instruction from St. Louis based calligrapher, Emma Vonder Haar. 

This class provides all supplies needed to learn calligraphy, including: 

  • 2 Nikko G nibs 
  • pen holder
  • pencil 
  • tracing, practice, and grid paper
  • Japanese sumi ink
  • ink holder 
  • cleaning cloth 

In addition to all supplies, you will receive a hand-lettered instruction packet with all of the information you'll need to get the hang of calligraphy. This class is hands-on and no prior experience (not even good handwriting!) is necessary.

Light refreshments will be provided. Registration serves as your ticket for the event and is non-refundable. 

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Bonboni
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop at Bonboni

Join us on Thursday, March 22 from 7:00-9:00pm for a this hands-on workshop at Bonboni Home & Gift Co. that introduces you to modern calligraphy.

Hand lettering artist, Emma Vonder Haar, will teach the basic principles of modern calligraphy. Emma will walk you through the strokes you’ll need to create a modern calligraphic alphabet. You’ll also learn some useful drills that you can practice at home to improve your skills with a traditional dip pen and ink.

In addition to Emma’s beautiful, hand-lettered instructions, you’ll get to take home this complete supply kit:

  • 2 Nikko G nibs 
  • universal pen holder
  • pencil 
  • practice, grid, and trace paper
  • Japanese sumi ink
  •  ink holder
  • cleaning rag 

refreshments will be served, but feel free to bring your own wine to enjoy!

Space is limited to 10 seats and open to all. This listing is your event ticket; payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop - SOLD OUT
Mar
11
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop - SOLD OUT

By popular demand, we're scheduling a second Modern Calligraphy workshop with Emma Vonder Haar! The first session filled up faster than any of our other workshops, so don't miss out on this second opportunity to sign up!  

In this workshop, you'll learn the basic principles of modern calligraphy from an experienced instructor. Emma will walk you through the strokes you'll need to create a modern calligraphic alphabet. You'll also learn some useful drills that you can practice at home to improve your skills with a traditional dip pen and ink.  

In addition to Emma's beautiful, hand-lettered instructions, you'll get to take home this complete supply kit:
• Tombow MONO pencil, HB
• Carbon black shellac ink, 30mL, handmade at South City Art Supply
• Bee Calligraphy Practice Pad, 9” x 12”
• Brause Steno calligraphy nib
• Henry’s “Skeleton Pen” antique nib
• Universal nib holder
• South City pen cleaner
• 2.5 oz. stainless steel palette cup
• Cotton rag

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop - SOLD OUT
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop - SOLD OUT

In this workshop, you'll learn the basic principles of modern calligraphy from an experienced instructor. Emma will walk you through the strokes you'll need to create a modern calligraphic alphabet. You'll also learn some useful drills that you can practice at home to improve your skills with a traditional dip pen and ink.  

In addition to Emma's beautiful, hand-lettered instructions, you'll get to take home this complete supply kit:
• Tombow MONO pencil, HB
• Carbon black shellac ink, 30mL, handmade at South City Art Supply
• Bee Calligraphy Practice Pad, 9” x 12”
• Brause Steno calligraphy nib
• Henry’s “Skeleton Pen” antique nib
• Universal nib holder
• South City pen cleaner
• 2.5 oz. stainless steel palette cup
• Cotton rag

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop - SOLD OUT
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop - SOLD OUT

We are very lucky to have talented calligrapher Emma Vonder Haar instructing this Modern Calligraphy Workshop. There's no better time to learn calligraphy than the holidays—after this 3-hour workshop you'll be able to add special script to holiday cards, gift tags, place cards, and everything else! 

You’ll receive the following supplies included in the $45 course fee:
• Tomboy MONO pencil, HB
• Carbon black shellac ink, 30mL, handmade at South City Art Supply
• Bee Calligraphy Practice Pad, 9”x12”
• Brause Steno calligraphy nib
• Henry’s “Skeleton Pen” antique nib
• Universal nib holder
• South City pen cleaner
• 2.5 oz. stainless steel palette cup
• Cotton rag

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop

 

Join hand lettering artist Emma Vonder Haar to learn the basics of modern calligraphy. During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to create lines that form the building blocks of calligraphy and how to write the alphabet in a modern calligraphy style. All supplies are provided, which includes one pen holder, two nibs, a pot of ink, practice sheets, calligraphy guides, and tracing paper. This starter kit of supplies is everything you need to learn calligraphy, and is yours to keep at the end of the workshop. Light refreshments will be provided. This workshop is limited to twelve students and no prior experience is necessary.

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