We are always interested in expanding our abilities in just about any aspect of design, so when we discovered a modern calligraphy class taught by a local Edmonton designer // hand letterer extraordinaire we knew we had to sign up right away. We found out about Justine Ma through Eventbrite, where she offers a couple of workshops in water brush lettering or contemporary calligraphy. We knew from past attempts that these workshops sell out fast, so we kept hitting the refresh button til we found ourselves enrolled into contemporary calligraphy.

The workshop was held at Fabloomisity, and upon arrival there were 2 long tables elegantly laid out with delicious snacks, individualized worksheets, nibs, a pot of ink, and a few personalized items. The class was two hours long which consisted of us practising our penmanship among several ambitious ladies. Hand lettering is a skill, and like everything else in life, it takes tons of practise and patience to become “Justine Ma” good. We highly recommend this class to anyone interested in learning this acquired skill set, just make sure you sign up early!