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While it is possible to teach and learn calligraphy or create a faux-calligraphic hand quickly, the heart of calligraphy is often missed by rushing the learning process.  In my experience, Calligraphy as a meditative art is best savored in slow motion.


For this reason, Calligraphy Studies in 2019 at Bluestone Farm & Living Arts Center at Melrose, Brewster, NY, will offer students a time of slowing down in learning calligraphy and bring back the heart.

Whether you take just one session in 2019 or take many courses, my intention is that these classes give us all an opportunity to leave the hustle bustle of our daily modern lives outside of our Scriptorium to be ‘in-joy’ as letter.

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Classes are all open levels classes and size is strictly limited to 12 students so there is plenty of opportunity for individualized instruction.  A materials list is provided for all calligraphy classes.  Using dip pens and inks students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of Calligraphy styles.

Calligraphy classes are held on Mondays and run in six week sessions.  Classes are all open levels classes and size is limited to 12 students, allowing plenty of individualized instruction.  As students advance in their skills, they will learn how to address envelopes and create pieces for displaying and gift giving.   Aspiring Scribes can choose from pointed pen styles  – Copperplate, Spencerian or Modern – or broad edged styles – Italic, Blackletter, Uncial and many more!  Intermediate and Advanced students will receive assistance working on the projects of their choice or acquiring new hands

Monday Morning – 10 am ~ 12 pm ~ Copperplate & Other Pointed Pen Styles
Monday Afternoon – 1 pm  – 3 pm ~ Italic & Other Broad Edged Styles
Monday Evening ~ 5 pm ~ 7 pm ~ Italic or Copperplate


Session 1:  January 21, 28, February 4, 18, 25 and March 4th.
Session 2:  April 8, 15, 29th, May 6, 13, and 20th.
Session 3:  June 3, 10, and July 1, 8, 15 and 22nd.
Session 4:  September 23, 30th, October 14, 21, 28th, and November 4th.
Session 5:  November 11*, 18, 25th and December 2, 9, and 16th. 

TUITION:  $120 for a students first six week session in 2019.  Any six week session after that is $100 in 2019. 

To register or for more information, please contact Anne Tascio at or call: 914-343-6649



All  Calligraphy classes are held on Mondays, as we head into winter and its weather, any classes cancelled will have make up dates.   Tuition for all six weeks is $120.  To register or for more information, please call or email me ~ 914-343-6649 or  Payment may be made by check made out to Bluestone Farm or through credit card via the Melrose Art Class Donate button at the Community of the Holy Spirits website.