Calligraphy For Beginners

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Calligraphy is a skill that anyone can learn. With individualized instruction, regular practice and dedication, you will be able to reach your goals.

Whether you are looking to address invitations for that special day or send a greeting card, calligraphy will enhance the beauty and impact of all your correspondences.

This class provides a birds eye view into the world of Calligraphy, its history and the resources for you to continue perfecting your new skill.

Learning the Chancery script will provide a great foundation and will help you if you choose to explore additional scripts.


 


FYI~ The the studio is protected by Olivia, the "guard" cat..... more than likely she will be sleeping in the corner somewhere.

What's Provided

All necessary supplies are provided; Calligraphy marker, instruction folder and paper. These are yours to take home with you to continue your practice.

Location
Flying Dolphin Studio
6660-3E North Damen Ave,
Chicago, IL, 60645

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Flying Dolphin Studio

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$30 Per Ticket

* Registration closes 4 hours before event

$30 Per Ticket

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John-Michael Korpal

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John-Michael Korpal is a Chicago based artist who primarily works in oil on canvas. He teaches Calligraphy at his studio located in West Rogers Park. His goal is provide a safe environment to explore your creative side while having fun. John-Michael has taught Calligraphy for over eight years and is a member of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective.

STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Alana K.
    Reviewed on 11/20/17

    The teacher was really nice and patient as we learned. It was a pleasant experience. The only thing I did not like about it was the "font" that was taught. I was hoping for something with more curvature. Also, we barely got to learning how to do upper case letters. It would've been great if the first hour focused on lower case, while the second focused on upper. Still, I recommend this class!

    The teacher was really nice and patient as we learned. It was a pleasant experience. The only thing I did not like about it was the "font" that was taught. I was hoping for something with more curvature. Also, we barely got to learning how to do upper case letters. It would've been great if the first hour focused on lower case, while the second focused on upper. Still, I recommend this class!

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    Adrianna J.
    Reviewed on 11/20/17

    This was a great two hour introduction to calligraphy. I really enjoyed that we were able to start practicing right away and we left with pen and practice sheets. The class size is really small which makes it a lot more intimate and it's great that the instructor walks around and helps fix/improve your technique.

    This was a great two hour introduction to calligraphy. I really enjoyed that we were able to start practicing right away and we left with pen and practice sheets. The class size is really small which makes it a lot more intimate and it's great that the instructor walks around and helps fix/improve your technique.

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    Jacquitta M.
    Reviewed on 10/09/17

    I had a great time learning the Chancery font. The calligraphy marker was a little strange to work with at first, but not long into the class it became second nature. John- Michael was friendly and knowledgeable, he made the class fun and easy. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn Calligraphy.

    I had a great time learning the Chancery font. The calligraphy marker was a little strange to work with at first, but not long into the class it became second nature. John- Michael was friendly and knowledgeable, he made the class fun and easy. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn Calligraphy.

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    Tami C.
    Reviewed on 10/09/17

    I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot in the short time! Really took the time to go over the letters~

    I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot in the short time! Really took the time to go over the letters~

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    Tami C.
    Reviewed on 10/09/17

    I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot in the short time! Really took the time to go over the letters~

    I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot in the short time! Really took the time to go over the letters~

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    Cortney P.
    Reviewed on 09/03/17

    John-Michael is a positive, patient, and knowledgeable calligraphy instructor. His own calligraphy work is absolutely stunning, too. I can't believe how quickly the two hours went by, and I can't believe how much I learned from one class!

    John-Michael is a positive, patient, and knowledgeable calligraphy instructor. His own calligraphy work is absolutely stunning, too. I can't believe how quickly the two hours went by, and I can't believe how much I learned from one class!

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    Sarah K.
    Reviewed on 08/08/17

    John-Michael is a wonderful and patient teacher. He provided the individual support we each needed and was encouraging and funny throughout. I'd highly recommend this class!

    John-Michael is a wonderful and patient teacher. He provided the individual support we each needed and was encouraging and funny throughout. I'd highly recommend this class!

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    Shira K.
    Reviewed on 08/06/17

    Pleasant, low-pressure small group setting. We all would have gladly stayed there another hour or two, but the class was well-organized in such a way that in the time provided we could get through letters, numbers, putting it all together, and how to continue at home. Very helpful!

    Pleasant, low-pressure small group setting. We all would have gladly stayed there another hour or two, but the class was well-organized in such a way that in the time provided we could get through letters, numbers, putting it all together, and how to continue at home. Very helpful!

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    Charlie B.
    Reviewed on 08/03/17

    A fun class in a great environment with an interesting instructor and great friends!

    A fun class in a great environment with an interesting instructor and great friends!

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    Lindsay O.
    Reviewed on 07/31/17

    John-Michael was a wonderful teacher! So patient and full of great tips. This was a great class to get the basics of calligraphy and got me really excited to start practicing. Would definitely recommend this and I will be taking another class from him for sure!

    John-Michael was a wonderful teacher! So patient and full of great tips. This was a great class to get the basics of calligraphy and got me really excited to start practicing. Would definitely recommend this and I will be taking another class from him for sure!

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    Claire H.
    Reviewed on 07/17/17

    Calligraphy for Beginners was absolutely wonderful! John-Michael had a great structure to the beginner class and left us all feeling inspired. I would recommend this class to anyone!

    Calligraphy for Beginners was absolutely wonderful! John-Michael had a great structure to the beginner class and left us all feeling inspired. I would recommend this class to anyone!

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    Sheila W.
    Reviewed on 06/26/17

    This was a great class. The content was presented in a manner that was easy to follow and understand. John encouraged questions and provided thorough answers. He was hands-on in teaching and corrected you when necessary. In addition to learning the art of calligraphy, he gave a brief history on it and explained his journey in calligraphy. I would recommend this class for anyone wanting to learn the basics. He was an excellent, pleasant instructor!

    This was a great class. The content was presented in a manner that was easy to follow and understand. John encouraged questions and provided thorough answers. He was hands-on in teaching and corrected you when necessary. In addition to learning the art of calligraphy, he gave a brief history on it and explained his journey in calligraphy. I would recommend this class for anyone wanting to learn the basics. He was an excellent, pleasant instructor!

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    Elizabeth K.
    Reviewed on 06/26/17

    I took the beginning calligraphy class with John-Michael, where he taught the Chancery style of calligraphy. There were just six of us in the studio, so he was able to provide feedback and guidance to each individual throughout the class. The studio is an eclectic space that inspires creativity, and each individual had their own station with plenty of space. I was glad that all the materials needed for the class were provided. If you're interested in getting a basic intro to calligraphy, I'd recommend you give John-Michael's class a try.

    I took the beginning calligraphy class with John-Michael, where he taught the Chancery style of calligraphy. There were just six of us in the studio, so he was able to provide feedback and guidance to each individual throughout the class. The studio is an eclectic space that inspires creativity, and each individual had their own station with plenty of space. I was glad that all the materials needed for the class were provided. If you're interested in getting a basic intro to calligraphy, I'd recommend you give John-Michael's class a try.

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    Courtney B.
    Reviewed on 06/12/17

    I've always wanted to try a beginners calligraphy class in person and I'm glad I finally did! John-Michael is a kind and patient teacher with a lot of calligraphy knowledge. Time really does fly when having fun, because the two hours went by like that! Studio was super easy for me to get to driving from the western suburbs and thankfully parking is too. Thanks!

    I've always wanted to try a beginners calligraphy class in person and I'm glad I finally did! John-Michael is a kind and patient teacher with a lot of calligraphy knowledge. Time really does fly when having fun, because the two hours went by like that! Studio was super easy for me to get to driving from the western suburbs and thankfully parking is too. Thanks!

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    Hélène S.
    Reviewed on 06/12/17

    Wonderful introduction to calligraphy. Using a calligraphy marker rather than a pen and ink makes this accessible to anyone. Instructor provided all the materials and a comfortable setting to pack a lot into two hours. I have everything I need to practice on my own. He was kind and patient and so helpful. Thank you!!

    Wonderful introduction to calligraphy. Using a calligraphy marker rather than a pen and ink makes this accessible to anyone. Instructor provided all the materials and a comfortable setting to pack a lot into two hours. I have everything I need to practice on my own. He was kind and patient and so helpful. Thank you!!

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    Sandy L.
    Reviewed on 06/07/17

    The class was great! The two hours flew by... there was a lot of structure through group instruction but also a good deal of one-on-one attention. I didn't know what to expect but feel like I have a great jumping off point to start a new hobby. I already bought another calligraphy marker to practice some more! John-Michael was very patient and answered every question about technique and offered tips as well. I had an awesome time!!

    The class was great! The two hours flew by... there was a lot of structure through group instruction but also a good deal of one-on-one attention. I didn't know what to expect but feel like I have a great jumping off point to start a new hobby. I already bought another calligraphy marker to practice some more! John-Michael was very patient and answered every question about technique and offered tips as well. I had an awesome time!!

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    Laura E.
    Reviewed on 06/05/17

    This class was fantastic! Wonderful instruction from teacher John-Michael, organized and all supplies and take home supplies provided, great variety of students, cozy and inspirational studio. I would recommend for any beginner wanting to study calligraphy.

    This class was fantastic! Wonderful instruction from teacher John-Michael, organized and all supplies and take home supplies provided, great variety of students, cozy and inspirational studio. I would recommend for any beginner wanting to study calligraphy.

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    Acacia T.
    Reviewed on 05/19/17

    Teacher put a lot of thought into ensuring students have the resources to succeed in calligraphy even after the course was over, like a letter guides, vocabulary sheets, and size charts to take home in a nice folder. He walks you through the basics of the text style then you spend the two hours practicing all the letters in the alphabet. He also is tea and other beverages available for students.

    Teacher put a lot of thought into ensuring students have the resources to succeed in calligraphy even after the course was over, like a letter guides, vocabulary sheets, and size charts to take home in a nice folder. He walks you through the basics of the text style then you spend the two hours practicing all the letters in the alphabet. He also is tea and other beverages available for students.

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    James E.
    Reviewed on 05/01/17

    John-Michael is a wonderful teacher. He is very encouraging, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor. I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to learn calligraphy or just to try something different.

    John-Michael is a wonderful teacher. He is very encouraging, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor. I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to learn calligraphy or just to try something different.

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    Kelli M.
    Reviewed on 05/01/17

    This class was the perfect introduction course to calligraphy. The teacher was very informative, and was able to offer individual instruction throughout the class. He also provided materials which was a huge help! I have already been practicing what I learned, and look forward to signing up for additional classes!

    This class was the perfect introduction course to calligraphy. The teacher was very informative, and was able to offer individual instruction throughout the class. He also provided materials which was a huge help! I have already been practicing what I learned, and look forward to signing up for additional classes!

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    Heidi P.
    Reviewed on 05/01/17

    The instructor was very patient, and truly enjoyed teaching the class. He also provided materials to practice with at home. I strongly recommend taking a class if you are interested in calligraphy!

    The instructor was very patient, and truly enjoyed teaching the class. He also provided materials to practice with at home. I strongly recommend taking a class if you are interested in calligraphy!

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    Ashley S.
    Reviewed on 05/01/17

    This class was very fun and relaxing. It was informative about the basics of calligraphy and you left with the tools needed to start practicing. I would highly recommend it!

    This class was very fun and relaxing. It was informative about the basics of calligraphy and you left with the tools needed to start practicing. I would highly recommend it!

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    Lana B.
    Reviewed on 04/24/17

    Great time for beginners!

    Great time for beginners!

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    Carly G.
    Reviewed on 04/14/17

    I had a great experience during this Calligraphy class. Great teacher and I was able to pick up the basics in just two hours. I highly recommend.

    I had a great experience during this Calligraphy class. Great teacher and I was able to pick up the basics in just two hours. I highly recommend.

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    Amy C.
    Reviewed on 04/12/17

    Awesome class :) John-Michael was patient and answered all our questions.

    Awesome class :) John-Michael was patient and answered all our questions.

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    Kirby M.
    Reviewed on 04/07/17

    Great introductory class! John-Michael is very patient and helpful. Definitely recommend.

    Great introductory class! John-Michael is very patient and helpful. Definitely recommend.

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    Rayna K.
    Reviewed on 04/07/17

    This was a great introductory class for beginners! I definitely left feeling much more confident about continuing to explore and practice calligraphy. John makes it easy.

    This was a great introductory class for beginners! I definitely left feeling much more confident about continuing to explore and practice calligraphy. John makes it easy.

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    Toni P.
    Reviewed on 04/06/17

    Absolutely phenomenal class. I left feeling like I really had a grasp on the basics and could go home to practice and hone the skills. John-Michael was patient and understanding when we showed up a little late due to the weather. Also a bonus that we left with extra paper, a folder with all the information, and a pen. Anyone looking to learn the basics of calligraphy should definitely start here!

    Absolutely phenomenal class. I left feeling like I really had a grasp on the basics and could go home to practice and hone the skills. John-Michael was patient and understanding when we showed up a little late due to the weather. Also a bonus that we left with extra paper, a folder with all the information, and a pen. Anyone looking to learn the basics of calligraphy should definitely start here!

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    Christen B.
    Reviewed on 04/06/17

    Great class if you want to learn about calligraphy. It was easy to follow and I saw improvement immediately.

    Great class if you want to learn about calligraphy. It was easy to follow and I saw improvement immediately.

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    Allie U.
    Reviewed on 03/24/17

    John-Michael does a great job of making everyone in the class feel welcome and comfortable in trying the Chancery style of calligraphy. He provided constructive and helpful feedback on an individual basis throughout the course of the 2-hour class. I really liked the format of the class-learning and then practicing 4-5 letters at a time before moving on to a new set-and felt like it made learning the entire alphabet a very manageable and enjoyable process. The materials provided were very helpful and, being a few days post-class, they have been easy to use and practice with at home. I truly enjoyed this class and the kind and constructive instruction that John-Michael provided each of us in attendance. I would definitely recommend this class to friends and family!

    John-Michael does a great job of making everyone in the class feel welcome and comfortable in trying the Chancery style of calligraphy. He provided constructive and helpful feedback on an individual basis throughout the course of the 2-hour class. I really liked the format of the class-learning and then practicing 4-5 letters at a time before moving on to a new set-and felt like it made learning the entire alphabet a very manageable and enjoyable process. The materials provided were very helpful and, being a few days post-class, they have been easy to use and practice with at home. I truly enjoyed this class and the kind and constructive instruction that John-Michael provided each of us in attendance. I would definitely recommend this class to friends and family!

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    Allie U.
    Reviewed on 03/24/17

    John-Michael does a great job of making everyone in the class feel welcome and comfortable in trying the Chancery style of calligraphy. He provided constructive and helpful feedback on an individual basis throughout the course of the 2-hour class. I really liked the format of the class-learning and then practicing 4-5 letters at a time before moving on to a new set-and felt like it made learning the entire alphabet a very manageable and enjoyable process. The materials provided were very helpful and, being a few days post-class, they have been easy to use and practice with at home. I truly enjoyed this class and the kind and constructive instruction that John-Michael provided each of us in attendance. I would definitely recommend this class to friends and family!

    John-Michael does a great job of making everyone in the class feel welcome and comfortable in trying the Chancery style of calligraphy. He provided constructive and helpful feedback on an individual basis throughout the course of the 2-hour class. I really liked the format of the class-learning and then practicing 4-5 letters at a time before moving on to a new set-and felt like it made learning the entire alphabet a very manageable and enjoyable process. The materials provided were very helpful and, being a few days post-class, they have been easy to use and practice with at home. I truly enjoyed this class and the kind and constructive instruction that John-Michael provided each of us in attendance. I would definitely recommend this class to friends and family!

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    Sarah N.
    Reviewed on 03/23/17

    Great intro to calligraphy! The instructor was prepared for us with paper, pens, and practice sheets. He was very patient and gave us some good tips. I look forward to taking another one of his classes!

    Great intro to calligraphy! The instructor was prepared for us with paper, pens, and practice sheets. He was very patient and gave us some good tips. I look forward to taking another one of his classes!

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    Alex M.
    Reviewed on 03/20/17

    My friend and I regrettably arrived about 10 minutes late, but John-Michael was kind and got us up to speed. It was a really relaxing way to spend 2 hours. I was surprised at how well my letter came put, due in no part to any skills of my own. John-Michael was patient and gracious and a calming presence. His instruction was very well-received. I look forward to trying the advanced course with him.

    My friend and I regrettably arrived about 10 minutes late, but John-Michael was kind and got us up to speed. It was a really relaxing way to spend 2 hours. I was surprised at how well my letter came put, due in no part to any skills of my own. John-Michael was patient and gracious and a calming presence. His instruction was very well-received. I look forward to trying the advanced course with him.

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    Nikki F.
    Reviewed on 03/20/17

    Class was great! Teacher was very knowledgeable and was able to help everyone. I learned more than I thought I would, however I was hoping for more modern calligraphy rather than traditional. Would highly recommend for someone just starting out!

    Class was great! Teacher was very knowledgeable and was able to help everyone. I learned more than I thought I would, however I was hoping for more modern calligraphy rather than traditional. Would highly recommend for someone just starting out!

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    Leesa A.
    Reviewed on 03/17/17

    The entire experience was fun. The instructor was laid back and very encouraging and helpful. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to begin the lovely art of calligraphy!

    The entire experience was fun. The instructor was laid back and very encouraging and helpful. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to begin the lovely art of calligraphy!

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    Michelle P.
    Reviewed on 02/28/17

    Loved this class! I was looking for something fun and different to do so I thought I would try Calligraphy and this class was just what I was looking for. Even better I got all the materials I needed from the class to practice at home!! Would recommend this class to anyone who wants to try Calligraphy or is just looking for something different to do!!

    Loved this class! I was looking for something fun and different to do so I thought I would try Calligraphy and this class was just what I was looking for. Even better I got all the materials I needed from the class to practice at home!! Would recommend this class to anyone who wants to try Calligraphy or is just looking for something different to do!!

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    Ab T.
    Reviewed on 02/19/17

    I learned a lot in 2 hours. Learned uppercase and lowercase letters along with numbers. The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout. I would highly recommend this class.

    I learned a lot in 2 hours. Learned uppercase and lowercase letters along with numbers. The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout. I would highly recommend this class.

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    Pauline A.
    Reviewed on 02/19/17

    I had a great time at this class! John was set up a very calm and warm environment and was extremely patient with us. We all felt confident with our calligraphy skills by the end of the session!

    I had a great time at this class! John was set up a very calm and warm environment and was extremely patient with us. We all felt confident with our calligraphy skills by the end of the session!

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    Kayla C.
    Reviewed on 02/03/17

    Great introduction into calligraphy!

    Great introduction into calligraphy!

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    Ashley K.
    Reviewed on 02/03/17

    A fantastic class! John-Michael was patient with all of us, and provided encouragement and feedback to keep us on track. I'm a lefty, so was worried I might feel out of sorts, but he was super helpful, and even took a stab a doing some of the letters as a lefty to help show me. It was a really fun class, and definitely helped me get the calligraphy bug!

    A fantastic class! John-Michael was patient with all of us, and provided encouragement and feedback to keep us on track. I'm a lefty, so was worried I might feel out of sorts, but he was super helpful, and even took a stab a doing some of the letters as a lefty to help show me. It was a really fun class, and definitely helped me get the calligraphy bug!

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    Kelly L.
    Reviewed on 01/31/17

    Great intro class. I definitely want to take more classes to keep learning. It was nice to get materials to take home and continue practicing!

    Great intro class. I definitely want to take more classes to keep learning. It was nice to get materials to take home and continue practicing!

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    Mara T.
    Reviewed on 01/26/17

    I went to a class the studio was offering and I must say I was amazed. First off due to traffic, and other reasons I was almost 1 hour late for the class but John made sure I didn't miss a beat. He was so quick to help me catch up while making sure the others in the class was not slowed down by my lateness. He took his time to go over things with me, even when I didn't catch on as quickly. I was so impressed and very happy with the class and John that I'm thinking of signing up for another one. Thank you John-Michael I look forward to advancing this new technique and taking another class soon.

    I went to a class the studio was offering and I must say I was amazed. First off due to traffic, and other reasons I was almost 1 hour late for the class but John made sure I didn't miss a beat. He was so quick to help me catch up while making sure the others in the class was not slowed down by my lateness. He took his time to go over things with me, even when I didn't catch on as quickly. I was so impressed and very happy with the class and John that I'm thinking of signing up for another one. Thank you John-Michael I look forward to advancing this new technique and taking another class soon.

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    Chelsea J.
    Reviewed on 01/22/17

    Such a great experience! I've always wanted to learn calligraphy and John-Michael made it a comfortable, fun learning experience! It was motivating to learn how he got started with calligraphy and gave me motivation to keep on learning. He gave great feedback and went over each letter with us with a visual model. I would definitely return for another one of his classes!

    Such a great experience! I've always wanted to learn calligraphy and John-Michael made it a comfortable, fun learning experience! It was motivating to learn how he got started with calligraphy and gave me motivation to keep on learning. He gave great feedback and went over each letter with us with a visual model. I would definitely return for another one of his classes!

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    Amy B.
    Reviewed on 01/22/17

    It was such a relaxing and enjoyable evening. John-Michael did an excellent job explaining and encouraging the group, and made things very easy to follow along with.

    It was such a relaxing and enjoyable evening. John-Michael did an excellent job explaining and encouraging the group, and made things very easy to follow along with.

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    Amber D.
    Reviewed on 01/20/17

    This was my first time doing anything like this and it was so much fun. I had a great time and I learned a lot. I went home to continue practicing! The instructor was so patient and kind, he really has a knack for teaching.

    This was my first time doing anything like this and it was so much fun. I had a great time and I learned a lot. I went home to continue practicing! The instructor was so patient and kind, he really has a knack for teaching.

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    Kim G.
    Reviewed on 01/18/17

    The class was great to cover off on all the basics for calligraphy - highly recommend!

    The class was great to cover off on all the basics for calligraphy - highly recommend!

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    Samantha S.
    Reviewed on 01/17/17

    Great intro to calligraphy! My friend and I wanted to try it out, but had no idea where to begin, so John-Michael's class was very helpful. His teaching is easy to follow and he provides you with the tools you need to get started.

    Great intro to calligraphy! My friend and I wanted to try it out, but had no idea where to begin, so John-Michael's class was very helpful. His teaching is easy to follow and he provides you with the tools you need to get started.

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    Sarah B.
    Reviewed on 01/16/17

    John-Michael was great! He was super nice and his workspace is fun and artsy which gave the entire session such a delightful vibe! The introductory class went at a good pace and I felt like I accomplished a lot in just two hours! Also, he gives you a workbook and calligraphy pen to take home with you so that you can practice on your own. Lovely perk! Would highly recommend for a girls night or just by yourself!

    John-Michael was great! He was super nice and his workspace is fun and artsy which gave the entire session such a delightful vibe! The introductory class went at a good pace and I felt like I accomplished a lot in just two hours! Also, he gives you a workbook and calligraphy pen to take home with you so that you can practice on your own. Lovely perk! Would highly recommend for a girls night or just by yourself!

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    Gwen M.
    Reviewed on 01/16/17

    Great beginner level class. The size of the class was nice and small which allowed the instructor to help with any questions.

    Great beginner level class. The size of the class was nice and small which allowed the instructor to help with any questions.

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    Hannah W.
    Reviewed on 12/27/16

    Lovely class, relaxed, good instruction, teacher was very patient and kind, great materials to take home with you.

    Lovely class, relaxed, good instruction, teacher was very patient and kind, great materials to take home with you.

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    Helena L.
    Reviewed on 12/23/16

    Welcoming, relaxed space was perfect to learn calligraphy. TEACHER was kind and very present. Great beginners class!

    Welcoming, relaxed space was perfect to learn calligraphy. TEACHER was kind and very present. Great beginners class!

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    Tiffany J.
    Reviewed on 12/18/16

    It was a great experience! John-Michael was patient and very helpful to all of us - highly recommend the class! You also receive a calligraphy marker, as well as a reference booklet so you can start a daily practice right away.

    It was a great experience! John-Michael was patient and very helpful to all of us - highly recommend the class! You also receive a calligraphy marker, as well as a reference booklet so you can start a daily practice right away.

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    Bailey H.
    Reviewed on 12/16/16

    This class was great! I have wanted to learn calligraphy for a long time but the resources online were overwhelming and I didn't know where to begin. John-Michael's class was non-intimidating and I was amazed but how much I learned in just two hours!

    This class was great! I have wanted to learn calligraphy for a long time but the resources online were overwhelming and I didn't know where to begin. John-Michael's class was non-intimidating and I was amazed but how much I learned in just two hours!

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    Beatriz P.
    Reviewed on 12/07/16

    This class was amazing! The instructor was so helpful and was able to give everyone suggestions and individual attention. The space was very warm and welcoming, it was the perfect setting for a creative afternoon. I would definitely recommend this class to all of my friends, especially those that want to explore a new creative outlet.

    This class was amazing! The instructor was so helpful and was able to give everyone suggestions and individual attention. The space was very warm and welcoming, it was the perfect setting for a creative afternoon. I would definitely recommend this class to all of my friends, especially those that want to explore a new creative outlet.

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    Rachel A.
    Reviewed on 11/25/16

    Jean-Michael's class provided a relaxed, no-pressure environment for an introduction to calligraphy. He is very patient with beginners and took the time to guide me as a left-hander so I would get a feel for what worked best for me. Overall, a great introduction!

    Jean-Michael's class provided a relaxed, no-pressure environment for an introduction to calligraphy. He is very patient with beginners and took the time to guide me as a left-hander so I would get a feel for what worked best for me. Overall, a great introduction!

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    Laura F.
    Reviewed on 11/18/16

    This class was very fun! John-Michael was a great teacher and was very knowledgeable (and patient!). I absolutely recommend this class to others.

    This class was very fun! John-Michael was a great teacher and was very knowledgeable (and patient!). I absolutely recommend this class to others.

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    Taryn M.
    Reviewed on 11/17/16

    Great class. John-Michael is a great instructor who takes the time to answer all of your questions. I can't wait to practice and continue to learn this craft. I had no calligraphy skills going in and already feel more confident. I would recommend it to anyone interested in calligraphy.

    Great class. John-Michael is a great instructor who takes the time to answer all of your questions. I can't wait to practice and continue to learn this craft. I had no calligraphy skills going in and already feel more confident. I would recommend it to anyone interested in calligraphy.

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    Tamara M.
    Reviewed on 11/04/16

    This class was great. John-Michael was very knowledgeable and explained every step very thoroughly. He provided plenty of materials during the class, as well as materials to take home and practice. I would highly recommend taking this class for anyone interested in learning calligraphy.

    This class was great. John-Michael was very knowledgeable and explained every step very thoroughly. He provided plenty of materials during the class, as well as materials to take home and practice. I would highly recommend taking this class for anyone interested in learning calligraphy.

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    Jen L.
    Reviewed on 10/27/16

    Enjoyed this class and it provided a good foundation to learning calligraphy! Appreciated the teacher's laid back nature and patience. Was a really relaxing experience, especially considering we were learning a new skill.

    Enjoyed this class and it provided a good foundation to learning calligraphy! Appreciated the teacher's laid back nature and patience. Was a really relaxing experience, especially considering we were learning a new skill.

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    Maura S.
    Reviewed on 10/25/16

    The class moves pretty quickly which was a bit hard for me. I realize there is a lot to cover in a span of 2 hours; however, it is also nice to be able to go at your pace to try and get down some of the key letters. (C is a big letter to get down) Also, I am a bit of a sensitive soul so hearing my letters were wonky like 20 min in was hard for me to hear. I have huge perfectionism triggers so learning something new is a very vulnerable activity. I'm sure my letters were wonky because I had been taking calligraphy class for all of 20 min at that point in time. I did forget my water bottle and the teacher was super cool about arranging me to get it back. My sister and I also ended up having to leave since about 45 min into the class she was having a hard time breathing. There is a cat in the studio which she is super allergic to so we couldn't stay any longer. I am still incredibly interested in doing more calligraphy so perhaps we can meet again in a cat free zone.

    The class moves pretty quickly which was a bit hard for me. I realize there is a lot to cover in a span of 2 hours; however, it is also nice to be able to go at your pace to try and get down some of the key letters. (C is a big letter to get down) Also, I am a bit of a sensitive soul so hearing my letters were wonky like 20 min in was hard for me to hear. I have huge perfectionism triggers so learning something new is a very vulnerable activity. I'm sure my letters were wonky because I had been taking calligraphy class for all of 20 min at that point in time. I did forget my water bottle and the teacher was super cool about arranging me to get it back. My sister and I also ended up having to leave since about 45 min into the class she was having a hard time breathing. There is a cat in the studio which she is super allergic to so we couldn't stay any longer. I am still incredibly interested in doing more calligraphy so perhaps we can meet again in a cat free zone.

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    Rachael J.
    Reviewed on 10/24/16

    This class was great! I hope to take more! You will be surprised how fast you can start to pick it up with the clear and patient direction of Jean-Michael.

    This class was great! I hope to take more! You will be surprised how fast you can start to pick it up with the clear and patient direction of Jean-Michael.

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    Sharon H.
    Reviewed on 10/21/16

    The instructor was knowledgeable and prepared for the class. The two hours were jam packed with excellent information. Thanks for your patience and guidance!

    The instructor was knowledgeable and prepared for the class. The two hours were jam packed with excellent information. Thanks for your patience and guidance!

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    Chelsea K.
    Reviewed on 10/14/16

    I took this class with a friend to try something new. We had a great time- the teacher was very easy to follow and was clear with instructions. It was very relaxing 2 hours and I am excited to have a new skill to practice!

    I took this class with a friend to try something new. We had a great time- the teacher was very easy to follow and was clear with instructions. It was very relaxing 2 hours and I am excited to have a new skill to practice!

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    Elizabeth B.
    Reviewed on 09/25/16

    Fantastic class! Well worth the money, experience and enjoyment! Awesome instructor!

    Fantastic class! Well worth the money, experience and enjoyment! Awesome instructor!

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    Lauren C.
    Reviewed on 09/23/16

    Great class! I loved the hands-on instruction and takeaway materials. Very well organized instruction guide and a lot of fun. Highly recommended!

    Great class! I loved the hands-on instruction and takeaway materials. Very well organized instruction guide and a lot of fun. Highly recommended!

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    Colleen K.
    Reviewed on 09/06/16

    Great Class!

    Great Class!

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    Megan T.
    Reviewed on 08/20/16

    I really enjoyed this class and left feeling comfortable with a base to build on as I work to become a calligraphy master like John-Michael. He provided a great packet to continue practicing at home and had lots of suggestions about what types of materials to invest in and how to try new font sizes.

    I really enjoyed this class and left feeling comfortable with a base to build on as I work to become a calligraphy master like John-Michael. He provided a great packet to continue practicing at home and had lots of suggestions about what types of materials to invest in and how to try new font sizes.

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    Kate H.
    Reviewed on 08/08/16

    My first attempt at calligraphy was a success! We learned the Chancery script, which taught us the art of the seriph and letting your hand take control of the paper :) Good 2-hour overview of how to take control and the basics needed for this 16th century script!

    My first attempt at calligraphy was a success! We learned the Chancery script, which taught us the art of the seriph and letting your hand take control of the paper :) Good 2-hour overview of how to take control and the basics needed for this 16th century script!

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    Constanza V.
    Reviewed on 07/18/16

    Very nice teacher, place has a cool vibe to it, easy to learn, fun to practice

    Very nice teacher, place has a cool vibe to it, easy to learn, fun to practice

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    Tuan P.
    Reviewed on 07/18/16

    The atmosphere was fun and relaxing. John, the instructor, was helpful and easy-going. He walked us through a brief history of the style of calligraphy we were learning before going through various basics. We were able to leave with materials to help us continue practicing our calligraphy. I recommend this course for those looking to get started with calligraphy or to have a meditative afternoon.

    The atmosphere was fun and relaxing. John, the instructor, was helpful and easy-going. He walked us through a brief history of the style of calligraphy we were learning before going through various basics. We were able to leave with materials to help us continue practicing our calligraphy. I recommend this course for those looking to get started with calligraphy or to have a meditative afternoon.

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    Anne F.
    Reviewed on 06/30/16

    I liked this class a lot. The space was pretty great, and the teacher took time to help each person individually on different letters. I recommend this class for sure.

    I liked this class a lot. The space was pretty great, and the teacher took time to help each person individually on different letters. I recommend this class for sure.

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    Andre G.
    Reviewed on 06/27/16

    Just great!

    Just great!

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    Déirdre N.
    Reviewed on 06/23/16

    I had a blast! The space was really cool and artsy, the folks in the class with me were nice, and the atmosphere made the class feel really meditative. If you're vaguely interested in learning calligraphy, totally take this class. One of the people I was with said he had terrible writing and we watched him, and all of us, progress greatly in skill just in those 2 hours.

    I had a blast! The space was really cool and artsy, the folks in the class with me were nice, and the atmosphere made the class feel really meditative. If you're vaguely interested in learning calligraphy, totally take this class. One of the people I was with said he had terrible writing and we watched him, and all of us, progress greatly in skill just in those 2 hours.

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    Kara L.
    Reviewed on 06/09/16

    This was a really fun class! John-Michael is incredibly warm and friendly, and his teaching style matches his personality. I was terrible at it at first, but he worked with me to figure out what my hang-up was. Plus we got to keep our calligraphy pen, so we can practice at home. Woo!

    This was a really fun class! John-Michael is incredibly warm and friendly, and his teaching style matches his personality. I was terrible at it at first, but he worked with me to figure out what my hang-up was. Plus we got to keep our calligraphy pen, so we can practice at home. Woo!

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    Marcia K.
    Reviewed on 05/16/16

    This was my first Dabble class and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It is a great introduction to calligraphy! John-Michael is SO nice and packs a lot of information into 2 hours! Very organized and easy parking!

    This was my first Dabble class and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It is a great introduction to calligraphy! John-Michael is SO nice and packs a lot of information into 2 hours! Very organized and easy parking!

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    Caitie H.
    Reviewed on 05/13/16

    I had a great time at John-Michael's calligraphy for beginners class! He is a very patient teacher and broke each letter down step-by-step. He also gives you materials (tutorial worksheets, paper, calligraphy pen) to take home to continue practicing. I highly recommend this class!

    I had a great time at John-Michael's calligraphy for beginners class! He is a very patient teacher and broke each letter down step-by-step. He also gives you materials (tutorial worksheets, paper, calligraphy pen) to take home to continue practicing. I highly recommend this class!

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    Kelly L.
    Reviewed on 05/06/16

    Really fun experience and really cool atmosphere. John-Michael is very talented and great at explaining things step-by-step. It's certainly A LOT harder than it looks so be patient!

    Really fun experience and really cool atmosphere. John-Michael is very talented and great at explaining things step-by-step. It's certainly A LOT harder than it looks so be patient!

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    Alisa E.
    Reviewed on 04/23/16

    Great class...and can't wait to go again for intermediate.

    Great class...and can't wait to go again for intermediate.

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    Janice S.
    Reviewed on 04/12/16

    Class format was very organized and well presented. Having NO knowledge of calligraphy learned the basics of becoming a calligrapher. Has been a goal of mine for
    awhile.

    Class format was very organized and well presented. Having NO knowledge of calligraphy learned the basics of becoming a calligrapher. Has been a goal of mine for
    awhile.

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    Angelique A.
    Reviewed on 04/11/16

    This class was great! The instructor was detailed and provided a fun and relaxed environment. The instructor also provides additional worksheets so you can practice what you learned at home. I will definitely attend another one of his classes.

    This class was great! The instructor was detailed and provided a fun and relaxed environment. The instructor also provides additional worksheets so you can practice what you learned at home. I will definitely attend another one of his classes.

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    Ashley H.
    Reviewed on 04/11/16

    Very fun and interesting class! John-Michael is very knowledgeable and patient! Would love to do his intermediate class on calligraphy! Would totally recommend this class.

    Very fun and interesting class! John-Michael is very knowledgeable and patient! Would love to do his intermediate class on calligraphy! Would totally recommend this class.

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    Sarah R.
    Reviewed on 04/11/16

    Great class for those who are beginners - believe me when I say my handwriting is typically horrible, but I still felt like I left with the calligraphy basics to fix that. I would definitely recommend the class to anyone who's a newbie like me and just looking to have fun.

    Great class for those who are beginners - believe me when I say my handwriting is typically horrible, but I still felt like I left with the calligraphy basics to fix that. I would definitely recommend the class to anyone who's a newbie like me and just looking to have fun.

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    Erin K.
    Reviewed on 04/08/16

    The class was great. He has such a wonderful energy and passion for it. He's very patient, positive and constructive. My only wish is that there could be a follow up class after to practice more together. 2 hours was the perfect amount of time but I could have hung around and chatted for hours. I will most likely take the same class again because I enjoy the group environment.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Erin.
    I offer an Intermediate Calligraphy class. The next one is May 22, 2016.(Sunday 1-3pm)
    I look forward to seeing you again! Have an amazing day!
    Best,
    John-Michael Korpal

    The class was great. He has such a wonderful energy and passion for it. He's very patient, positive and constructive. My only wish is that there could be a follow up class after to practice more together. 2 hours was the perfect amount of time but I could have hung around and chatted for hours. I will most likely take the same class again because I enjoy the group environment.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Erin.
    I offer an Intermediate Calligraphy class. The next one is May 22, 2016.(Sunday 1-3pm)
    I look forward to seeing you again! Have an amazing day!
    Best,
    John-Michael Korpal

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    Bianca R.
    Reviewed on 03/18/16

    John-Michael's class was great. Being surrounded by his own artwork was just the inspiration we needed to learn a new skill. I attended the class with my aunt and John-Michael was very patient and understanding especially when it came to letters that proved to be more difficult for us. An added bonus was having snacks and coffee/tea around to make things more laid-back and comfortable.

    John-Michael's class was great. Being surrounded by his own artwork was just the inspiration we needed to learn a new skill. I attended the class with my aunt and John-Michael was very patient and understanding especially when it came to letters that proved to be more difficult for us. An added bonus was having snacks and coffee/tea around to make things more laid-back and comfortable.

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    Carly D.
    Reviewed on 03/15/16

    John-Michael's calligraphy class is awesome! He truly is so knowledgeable and he is so helpful to make sure you understand the basic technique. I would HIGHLY recommend this class!

    John-Michael's calligraphy class is awesome! He truly is so knowledgeable and he is so helpful to make sure you understand the basic technique. I would HIGHLY recommend this class!

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    Kelly M.
    Reviewed on 03/14/16

    Attended this class with my sister. We had a great time learning the alphabet with John-Michael. He had a great set up in his studio with 2 large tables and seats prepared with all the materials we would need. He also served tea, hot chocolate, and coffee which made us feel right at home! I would definitely recommend the class for anyone wanting to learn a new skill!

    Attended this class with my sister. We had a great time learning the alphabet with John-Michael. He had a great set up in his studio with 2 large tables and seats prepared with all the materials we would need. He also served tea, hot chocolate, and coffee which made us feel right at home! I would definitely recommend the class for anyone wanting to learn a new skill!

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    Jessica H.
    Reviewed on 03/11/16

    My friend and I had a lovely evening learning Chancery and are looking forward to continuing to practice to improve our skills. The instructor was not only a fabulous teach but a great host too.

    My friend and I had a lovely evening learning Chancery and are looking forward to continuing to practice to improve our skills. The instructor was not only a fabulous teach but a great host too.

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    Margaret C.
    Reviewed on 02/26/16

    I took the class with my mom. John Michael was a wonderful instructor and host. Lovely setting and great teacher. I want to attend more classes with him.

    I took the class with my mom. John Michael was a wonderful instructor and host. Lovely setting and great teacher. I want to attend more classes with him.

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    Sheridan M.
    Reviewed on 02/19/16

    John-Michael was an excellent instructor! He creates an accepting environment and allows you to do things on your own and will offers tips when needed. I LOVED this class and highly recommend others to take it. I had never previously done calligraphy and I left the class feeling like I gained a new skill!

    John-Michael was an excellent instructor! He creates an accepting environment and allows you to do things on your own and will offers tips when needed. I LOVED this class and highly recommend others to take it. I had never previously done calligraphy and I left the class feeling like I gained a new skill!

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    Lea Z.
    Reviewed on 02/06/16

    Amazing class! John was patient and insightful and inspiring! So glad I took this class.

    Amazing class! John was patient and insightful and inspiring! So glad I took this class.

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    Christine W.
    Reviewed on 01/17/16

    John-Michael was a very patient and thorough instructor. His studio is comfortable and full of interesting artwork. This was my first dabble experience, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was beyond impressed. We each received a folder full of useful letters and ways to practice, which means that I can continue practicing and build up my skill at home! It was helpful to have an instructor there to give me feedback as I was practicing, and his comments were always helpful. I would definitely recommend this for anyone hoping to try calligraphy or just spend a relaxing and fun time.

    John-Michael was a very patient and thorough instructor. His studio is comfortable and full of interesting artwork. This was my first dabble experience, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was beyond impressed. We each received a folder full of useful letters and ways to practice, which means that I can continue practicing and build up my skill at home! It was helpful to have an instructor there to give me feedback as I was practicing, and his comments were always helpful. I would definitely recommend this for anyone hoping to try calligraphy or just spend a relaxing and fun time.

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    Mac Z.
    Reviewed on 01/01/16

    My fiancé and I really enjoyed the class. Our instructor was very knowledgable and skilled, and had a charming studio that was fun for us to learn in!

    My fiancé and I really enjoyed the class. Our instructor was very knowledgable and skilled, and had a charming studio that was fun for us to learn in!

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    Danny B.
    Reviewed on 12/25/15

    No experience necessary! Instructor was patient and knowledgeable.

    No experience necessary! Instructor was patient and knowledgeable.

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    Julie E.
    Reviewed on 11/12/15

    Great class! Learned a lot in the 2 hours. Jean-Michael is a great instructor. Also really appreciated the packet and marker provided for session!

    Great class! Learned a lot in the 2 hours. Jean-Michael is a great instructor. Also really appreciated the packet and marker provided for session!

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    Jeannine B.
    Reviewed on 11/05/15

    I really enjoyed the class! I decided to learn calligraphy for my upcoming wedding in April, and with some practice, I will be able to nail it on the invites. John-Michael is a great teacher and he is very patient. He gives a booklet of letters and a pen to practice after the class. If you are looking to learn a new skill, I definitely recommend this class.

    I really enjoyed the class! I decided to learn calligraphy for my upcoming wedding in April, and with some practice, I will be able to nail it on the invites. John-Michael is a great teacher and he is very patient. He gives a booklet of letters and a pen to practice after the class. If you are looking to learn a new skill, I definitely recommend this class.

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    Anne F.
    Reviewed on 10/01/15

    This was a really fun intro to calligraphy! John-Michael is super-nice, very patient, and very helpful. It's amazing how much I feel like I learned in just two hours. Okay, yes, I'm not ready to illuminate any Bibles, but with a little more practice I feel like I'll be decent. Totally recommend!

    This was a really fun intro to calligraphy! John-Michael is super-nice, very patient, and very helpful. It's amazing how much I feel like I learned in just two hours. Okay, yes, I'm not ready to illuminate any Bibles, but with a little more practice I feel like I'll be decent. Totally recommend!

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    Stacey L.
    Reviewed on 10/01/15

    Great class. Extremely informative and a log of fun. The teacher really knew what he was doing and made the class very easy to follow. There needs to be more calligraphy classes with him and on dabble in general!

    Great class. Extremely informative and a log of fun. The teacher really knew what he was doing and made the class very easy to follow. There needs to be more calligraphy classes with him and on dabble in general!

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    Brittany L.
    Reviewed on 09/24/15

    A friend and I came here for the Wednesday night calligraphy class. John-Michael's studio is a truly creative place to work. He was extremely inviting and offered us water, coffee, and tea. This class was a great introduction to calligraphy and John-Michael's enthusiasm and knowledge made the experience fantastic! I'm now ready to address place cards for an upcoming shower!

    A friend and I came here for the Wednesday night calligraphy class. John-Michael's studio is a truly creative place to work. He was extremely inviting and offered us water, coffee, and tea. This class was a great introduction to calligraphy and John-Michael's enthusiasm and knowledge made the experience fantastic! I'm now ready to address place cards for an upcoming shower!

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    Mathew K.
    Reviewed on 08/31/15

    A really enjoyable experience. I've done classes and workshops like this in the past, and this is one of the most enjoyable. John Michael is a strong and confident teacher, but gracious and incredibly helpful. You will learn all the basics and the class can really give you a foundation to do your own calligraphy.

    A really enjoyable experience. I've done classes and workshops like this in the past, and this is one of the most enjoyable. John Michael is a strong and confident teacher, but gracious and incredibly helpful. You will learn all the basics and the class can really give you a foundation to do your own calligraphy.

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    Lindsey T.
    Reviewed on 08/26/15

    This class was fantastic! I went alone looking to learn calligraphy for my upcoming wedding. John-Michael's studio was incredibly warm and inviting, he offered us coffee and tea, and other classmates even brought their own wine - he made us all feel welcome and comfortable. The space was great for learning - very intimate, a table for 4 of us. John-Michael was very good at explaining calligraphy for the extreme novice - I'm not the least bit artsy! He made it easy to understand and VERY fun! I would highly recommend this class!

    This class was fantastic! I went alone looking to learn calligraphy for my upcoming wedding. John-Michael's studio was incredibly warm and inviting, he offered us coffee and tea, and other classmates even brought their own wine - he made us all feel welcome and comfortable. The space was great for learning - very intimate, a table for 4 of us. John-Michael was very good at explaining calligraphy for the extreme novice - I'm not the least bit artsy! He made it easy to understand and VERY fun! I would highly recommend this class!

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    Ashley B.
    Reviewed on 08/13/15

    I took John's caligraphy class with a friend and we had a blast! He broke down the letters really well for us, and it was a very laid back learning environment. Would definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to try something fun and new!

    I took John's caligraphy class with a friend and we had a blast! He broke down the letters really well for us, and it was a very laid back learning environment. Would definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to try something fun and new!

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    Lisa D.
    Reviewed on 08/13/15

    John-Michael was an excellent teacher!!! I was really wanting and needing to learn quickly for my upcoming wedding how to do Calligraphy for place cards. I absolutely LOVED this class, I have all the basics that I need and feel very confidant I am now able to complete my place cards in Calligraphy and be able to use it for other writings as well. The price for this class was so reasonable, you receive a pen and folder with examples to practice after the class. Only positive things to say about the teacher, the class, and the great time we had! Thanks so much!!

    John-Michael was an excellent teacher!!! I was really wanting and needing to learn quickly for my upcoming wedding how to do Calligraphy for place cards. I absolutely LOVED this class, I have all the basics that I need and feel very confidant I am now able to complete my place cards in Calligraphy and be able to use it for other writings as well. The price for this class was so reasonable, you receive a pen and folder with examples to practice after the class. Only positive things to say about the teacher, the class, and the great time we had! Thanks so much!!

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    Swathi A.
    Reviewed on 07/30/15

    Very useful, I was able to learn quite a bit in two hours. He provided us with booklet which has styles for all the alphabets along with a calligraphy pen which I think is good because you can continue to practice for a couple more days until you can go buy a new set.John is a good teacher, very patient.I would love to attend his workshop again.

    Very useful, I was able to learn quite a bit in two hours. He provided us with booklet which has styles for all the alphabets along with a calligraphy pen which I think is good because you can continue to practice for a couple more days until you can go buy a new set.John is a good teacher, very patient.I would love to attend his workshop again.

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    Antoinette V.
    Reviewed on 07/23/15

    Great class!! John-Michael was super patient with us and kept the pace moving. He definitely set us up to be successful!! 😃👍🏻

    Great class!! John-Michael was super patient with us and kept the pace moving. He definitely set us up to be successful!! 😃👍🏻

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    Alison H.
    Reviewed on 07/16/15

    Attended John-Michael's class last night, and was very happy with what I was able to learn in a short 2 hour session. I feel like I walked away with the basics, and will be able to successfully address my wedding save the dates and invites, which was my goal going into it.

    Attended John-Michael's class last night, and was very happy with what I was able to learn in a short 2 hour session. I feel like I walked away with the basics, and will be able to successfully address my wedding save the dates and invites, which was my goal going into it.

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    Karen C.
    Reviewed on 07/08/15

    A great class for beginners. Michael John was very patient, encouraging, and informative.

    A great class for beginners. Michael John was very patient, encouraging, and informative.

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    Sheila N.
    Reviewed on 06/25/15

    The atmosphere of the studio was great and relaxing, with art pieces all around. He is a great teacher, and the time flew by! I was in the beginners calligraphy class last week, and it was amazing! I recommend the class to anyone who is interested in learning!

    The atmosphere of the studio was great and relaxing, with art pieces all around. He is a great teacher, and the time flew by! I was in the beginners calligraphy class last week, and it was amazing! I recommend the class to anyone who is interested in learning!

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    Jenna M.
    Reviewed on 06/25/15

    Such a relaxing class. John-Michael had tea and snacks ready for us, and has a great quirky, artsy apartment that provides a great atmosphere for learning calligraphy. Even if you don't really have a specific motivation for attending the class, it's still fun to learn the basics and feel competent enough to keep practicing with the take-home materials you get! You never know when the skill might come in handy!

    Such a relaxing class. John-Michael had tea and snacks ready for us, and has a great quirky, artsy apartment that provides a great atmosphere for learning calligraphy. Even if you don't really have a specific motivation for attending the class, it's still fun to learn the basics and feel competent enough to keep practicing with the take-home materials you get! You never know when the skill might come in handy!

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    Shereene E.
    Reviewed on 06/11/15

    The class was great and the teacher was very patient and helpful. He had a set plan for the two hour class and it flowed well. The class is held at his home studio which is interesting because you can see his other artwork around the room.

    The class was great and the teacher was very patient and helpful. He had a set plan for the two hour class and it flowed well. The class is held at his home studio which is interesting because you can see his other artwork around the room.

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    Amanda C.
    Reviewed on 05/15/15

    great teacher. easy class to follow along with. Left with supplies to practice with. thank you!

    great teacher. easy class to follow along with. Left with supplies to practice with. thank you!

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    Claire D.
    Reviewed on 04/23/15

    We really enjoyed our class with John-Michael! He is an excellent teacher, and was very patient with us. We took this class in hopes of addressing wedding invitations, and we are progressing well on our way, thanks to his help!

    We really enjoyed our class with John-Michael! He is an excellent teacher, and was very patient with us. We took this class in hopes of addressing wedding invitations, and we are progressing well on our way, thanks to his help!

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    Amanda M.
    Reviewed on 03/26/15

    John is a wonderful teacher and his passion for art radiates through his teaching. No one else had signed up for my class so I had the opportunity for a private lesson. He was very patient & encouraging. He provides materials for you to use during the class but also to take home for practice. I learned a ton in our 2 hours together & would 100% recommend this class!

    John is a wonderful teacher and his passion for art radiates through his teaching. No one else had signed up for my class so I had the opportunity for a private lesson. He was very patient & encouraging. He provides materials for you to use during the class but also to take home for practice. I learned a ton in our 2 hours together & would 100% recommend this class!

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    Shae A.
    Reviewed on 03/26/15

    John-Michael was great and is really passionate about his craft. His studio is cozy and he teaches calligraphy in the simplest way possible.

    John-Michael was great and is really passionate about his craft. His studio is cozy and he teaches calligraphy in the simplest way possible.

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    Kelly V.
    Reviewed on 03/05/15

    I had a great time at John-Michael's calligraphy class. You can tell from the first time you walk in how much he truly appreciates art and that radiates through his teaching as well. He was very helpful, positive, but allowed me to express myself through my work. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn as it was a great stepping stone for me (a first timer) and inspired me to want to keep practicing!

    I had a great time at John-Michael's calligraphy class. You can tell from the first time you walk in how much he truly appreciates art and that radiates through his teaching as well. He was very helpful, positive, but allowed me to express myself through my work. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn as it was a great stepping stone for me (a first timer) and inspired me to want to keep practicing!

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    Alex K.
    Reviewed on 02/26/15

    What a great class! I had the pleasure of learning calligraphy from John. He was so patient and helpful! Completely recommend this class!

    What a great class! I had the pleasure of learning calligraphy from John. He was so patient and helpful! Completely recommend this class!

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    Haley F.
    Reviewed on 02/24/15

    This class was great! John-Michael was a fantastic teacher and I learned so much in the 2 hour class. I would recommend this class to anyone and everyone that has ever wanted to learn to do calligraphy.. no matter your artistic skill level! Thanks again John-Michael :)

    This class was great! John-Michael was a fantastic teacher and I learned so much in the 2 hour class. I would recommend this class to anyone and everyone that has ever wanted to learn to do calligraphy.. no matter your artistic skill level! Thanks again John-Michael :)

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    Shawn M.
    Reviewed on 02/19/15

    Wow, this was a fantastic class. John is very knowledgeable of the beautiful art of calligraphy. I have been writing freehand calligraphy for years, but John provided so much useful information and techniques. If you have a love for or a desire to learn calligraphy, this is the place to start.

    Wow, this was a fantastic class. John is very knowledgeable of the beautiful art of calligraphy. I have been writing freehand calligraphy for years, but John provided so much useful information and techniques. If you have a love for or a desire to learn calligraphy, this is the place to start.

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    Whitney B.
    Reviewed on 02/16/15

    This class was perfect for people wanting to learn calligraphy. The class setting was relaxed and comfortable. The teacher was also willing to tailor the class to the learners needs. It was a wonderful experience to share with friends.

    This class was perfect for people wanting to learn calligraphy. The class setting was relaxed and comfortable. The teacher was also willing to tailor the class to the learners needs. It was a wonderful experience to share with friends.

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    Whitney K.
    Reviewed on 02/09/15

    Really great intro to calligraphy. The small group setting allows for individual attention, but keeps the class moving along. I left the class armed with my own pen and excited to practice on my own.

    Really great intro to calligraphy. The small group setting allows for individual attention, but keeps the class moving along. I left the class armed with my own pen and excited to practice on my own.

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    Rachael B.
    Reviewed on 02/06/15

    I had such a good time at this class. It was a nice mix of challenge and calm. It was fun learning something new in a low pressure environment! I would definitely do this again!

    I had such a good time at this class. It was a nice mix of challenge and calm. It was fun learning something new in a low pressure environment! I would definitely do this again!

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    Heather R.
    Reviewed on 02/03/15

    This was a great introduction into calligraphy and provided a lot of practice in the class, and what you can do outside of class to improve.

    This was a great introduction into calligraphy and provided a lot of practice in the class, and what you can do outside of class to improve.

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    Elena S.
    Reviewed on 01/29/15

    John-Michael has wonderful teaching skills. All the materials were prepared beforehand and with enough notes to be able to practice individually after the class. He taught the entire lower case alphabet and numbers, which provided a comprehensive lesson. I walked away feeling accomplished and knowledgeable. Highly recommend his class!

    John-Michael has wonderful teaching skills. All the materials were prepared beforehand and with enough notes to be able to practice individually after the class. He taught the entire lower case alphabet and numbers, which provided a comprehensive lesson. I walked away feeling accomplished and knowledgeable. Highly recommend his class!

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    Maggie C.
    Reviewed on 01/22/15

    Without any prior knowledge or practice in calligraphy, I am amazed and impressed at how quickly John-Michael enabled me to create beautiful letters. He teaches practical techniques so that you can dive into lettering. I really appreciate that the workshop was focused on creating work rather than lecture, but you will also learn some interesting history and context.

    Without any prior knowledge or practice in calligraphy, I am amazed and impressed at how quickly John-Michael enabled me to create beautiful letters. He teaches practical techniques so that you can dive into lettering. I really appreciate that the workshop was focused on creating work rather than lecture, but you will also learn some interesting history and context.

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    Lori M.
    Reviewed on 01/08/15

    I've procrastinated for years to try a calligraphy class and glad I waited to start with John-Michael! His teaching style is positive/laid back with a lot of encouragement - just perfect! By the end of the class, we could all write our letters quite respectably. His approach to learning the fine points of the calligraphy alphabet was well-thought out, further leading to our success in catching on quickly. I would very highly recommend an evening of calligraphy with John-Michael!

    I've procrastinated for years to try a calligraphy class and glad I waited to start with John-Michael! His teaching style is positive/laid back with a lot of encouragement - just perfect! By the end of the class, we could all write our letters quite respectably. His approach to learning the fine points of the calligraphy alphabet was well-thought out, further leading to our success in catching on quickly. I would very highly recommend an evening of calligraphy with John-Michael!

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    Susan S.
    Reviewed on 01/08/15

    The perfect way to learn calligraphy! Really enjoyed myself and can't recommend John-Michael enough!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Susan for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed the workshop!

    The perfect way to learn calligraphy! Really enjoyed myself and can't recommend John-Michael enough!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Susan for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed the workshop!

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    Sanobia W.
    Reviewed on 12/19/14

    John-Micheal is very patient and talented. I believe with practice I can actually put this new skill to good use.

    John-Micheal is very patient and talented. I believe with practice I can actually put this new skill to good use.

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    Donna C.
    Reviewed on 12/17/14

    I arrived at the studio about 15 minutes early and was welcomed and offered coffee and/or tea. The teacher was very professional and engaged me in conversation immediately. The studio space was comfortable and the teacher had folders and pens for us to use. He has us practice alpahebet and full words during the 2 hour class and he was very encouraging.

    I arrived at the studio about 15 minutes early and was welcomed and offered coffee and/or tea. The teacher was very professional and engaged me in conversation immediately. The studio space was comfortable and the teacher had folders and pens for us to use. He has us practice alpahebet and full words during the 2 hour class and he was very encouraging.

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    Jamie K.
    Reviewed on 12/12/14

    John-Michael was great! He was very positive and was able to teach us a lot in such a short amount of time. The progress that you are able to make from your first letters to the sentence you write at the end of class is amazing. Would highly recommend this class!

    John-Michael was great! He was very positive and was able to teach us a lot in such a short amount of time. The progress that you are able to make from your first letters to the sentence you write at the end of class is amazing. Would highly recommend this class!

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    Kathleen C.
    Reviewed on 11/15/14

    Very patient instructor! Left class feeling like I learned the basics, which is what I was hoping to achieve.

    Very patient instructor! Left class feeling like I learned the basics, which is what I was hoping to achieve.

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    Michelle L.
    Reviewed on 09/18/14

    Great intro class. John did an awesome job teaching the basics. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to start calligraphy!

    Great intro class. John did an awesome job teaching the basics. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to start calligraphy!

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    Laura B.
    Reviewed on 09/18/14

    This was a great beginner class. We covered a lot in the short time, but I feel like I can practice on my own and really improve from this foundation.

    This was a great beginner class. We covered a lot in the short time, but I feel like I can practice on my own and really improve from this foundation.

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    Karen M.
    Reviewed on 08/07/14

    This was a very enjoyable class. John's love for teaching shines through. He provided very helpful comments and was very encouraging throughout the class. After the class, it was very rewarding to go back through my exercises and see how I progressed in just 2 hours.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your review and happy you enjoyed the workshop! Hope to see you soon in another class!

    This was a very enjoyable class. John's love for teaching shines through. He provided very helpful comments and was very encouraging throughout the class. After the class, it was very rewarding to go back through my exercises and see how I progressed in just 2 hours.

    From Teacher:

    Thanks for your review and happy you enjoyed the workshop! Hope to see you soon in another class!

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    George D.
    Reviewed on 05/01/14

    This class was a lot of fun. Really informative and you get to take home the materials to use at home! Highly recommended if you're looking for a new hobby or needing to address wedding envelopes!

    This class was a lot of fun. Really informative and you get to take home the materials to use at home! Highly recommended if you're looking for a new hobby or needing to address wedding envelopes!

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{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/476608/thumb_IMG_3035.JPG","reviewer_name":"Claire H.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Calligraphy for Beginners was absolutely wonderful! John-Michael had a great structure to the beginner class and left us all feeling inspired. I would recommend this class to anyone! ","teacher_response":null}
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{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Elizabeth K.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I took the beginning calligraphy class with John-Michael, where he taught the Chancery style of calligraphy. There were just six of us in the studio, so he was able to provide feedback and guidance to each individual throughout the class. The studio is an eclectic space that inspires creativity, and each individual had their own station with plenty of space. I was glad that all the materials needed for the class were provided. If you're interested in getting a basic intro to calligraphy, I'd recommend you give John-Michael's class a try. ","teacher_response":null}
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{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Heidi P.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The instructor was very patient, and truly enjoyed teaching the class. He also provided materials to practice with at home. I strongly recommend taking a class if you are interested in calligraphy! ","teacher_response":null}
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{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Rayna K.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a great introductory class for beginners! I definitely left feeling much more confident about continuing to explore and practice calligraphy. John makes it easy. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/473571/thumb_IMG_8012.JPG","reviewer_name":"Toni P.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Absolutely phenomenal class. I left feeling like I really had a grasp on the basics and could go home to practice and hone the skills. John-Michael was patient and understanding when we showed up a little late due to the weather. Also a bonus that we left with extra paper, a folder with all the information, and a pen. Anyone looking to learn the basics of calligraphy should definitely start here!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Christen B.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class if you want to learn about calligraphy. It was easy to follow and I saw improvement immediately. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Allie U.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John-Michael does a great job of making everyone in the class feel welcome and comfortable in trying the Chancery style of calligraphy. He provided constructive and helpful feedback on an individual basis throughout the course of the 2-hour class. I really liked the format of the class-learning and then practicing 4-5 letters at a time before moving on to a new set-and felt like it made learning the entire alphabet a very manageable and enjoyable process. The materials provided were very helpful and, being a few days post-class, they have been easy to use and practice with at home. I truly enjoyed this class and the kind and constructive instruction that John-Michael provided each of us in attendance. I would definitely recommend this class to friends and family! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Allie U.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John-Michael does a great job of making everyone in the class feel welcome and comfortable in trying the Chancery style of calligraphy. He provided constructive and helpful feedback on an individual basis throughout the course of the 2-hour class. I really liked the format of the class-learning and then practicing 4-5 letters at a time before moving on to a new set-and felt like it made learning the entire alphabet a very manageable and enjoyable process. The materials provided were very helpful and, being a few days post-class, they have been easy to use and practice with at home. I truly enjoyed this class and the kind and constructive instruction that John-Michael provided each of us in attendance. I would definitely recommend this class to friends and family! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/473124/thumb_Headshot.jpg","reviewer_name":"Sarah N.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great intro to calligraphy! The instructor was prepared for us with paper, pens, and practice sheets. He was very patient and gave us some good tips. I look forward to taking another one of his classes! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Alex M.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"My friend and I regrettably arrived about 10 minutes late, but John-Michael was kind and got us up to speed. It was a really relaxing way to spend 2 hours. I was surprised at how well my letter came put, due in no part to any skills of my own. John-Michael was patient and gracious and a calming presence. His instruction was very well-received. I look forward to trying the advanced course with him.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Nikki F.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Class was great! Teacher was very knowledgeable and was able to help everyone. I learned more than I thought I would, however I was hoping for more modern calligraphy rather than traditional. Would highly recommend for someone just starting out!\r\n","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/464847/thumb_20161105_131223.jpg","reviewer_name":"Leesa A.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The entire experience was fun. The instructor was laid back and very encouraging and helpful. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to begin the lovely art of calligraphy!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Michelle P.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Loved this class! I was looking for something fun and different to do so I thought I would try Calligraphy and this class was just what I was looking for. Even better I got all the materials I needed from the class to practice at home!! Would recommend this class to anyone who wants to try Calligraphy or is just looking for something different to do!! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Ab T.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I learned a lot in 2 hours. Learned uppercase and lowercase letters along with numbers. The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout. I would highly recommend this class. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Pauline A.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a great time at this class! John was set up a very calm and warm environment and was extremely patient with us. We all felt confident with our calligraphy skills by the end of the session! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Kayla C.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great introduction into calligraphy! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Ashley K.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"A fantastic class! John-Michael was patient with all of us, and provided encouragement and feedback to keep us on track. I'm a lefty, so was worried I might feel out of sorts, but he was super helpful, and even took a stab a doing some of the letters as a lefty to help show me. It was a really fun class, and definitely helped me get the calligraphy bug!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Kelly L.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great intro class. I definitely want to take more classes to keep learning. It was nice to get materials to take home and continue practicing!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Mara T.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I went to a class the studio was offering and I must say I was amazed. First off due to traffic, and other reasons I was almost 1 hour late for the class but John made sure I didn't miss a beat. He was so quick to help me catch up while making sure the others in the class was not slowed down by my lateness. He took his time to go over things with me, even when I didn't catch on as quickly. I was so impressed and very happy with the class and John that I'm thinking of signing up for another one. Thank you John-Michael I look forward to advancing this new technique and taking another class soon. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Chelsea J.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Such a great experience! I've always wanted to learn calligraphy and John-Michael made it a comfortable, fun learning experience! It was motivating to learn how he got started with calligraphy and gave me motivation to keep on learning. He gave great feedback and went over each letter with us with a visual model. I would definitely return for another one of his classes!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Amy B.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"It was such a relaxing and enjoyable evening. John-Michael did an excellent job explaining and encouraging the group, and made things very easy to follow along with. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Amber D.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was my first time doing anything like this and it was so much fun. I had a great time and I learned a lot. I went home to continue practicing! The instructor was so patient and kind, he really has a knack for teaching. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Kim G.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was great to cover off on all the basics for calligraphy - highly recommend!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/470271/thumb_IMG_1287.JPG","reviewer_name":"Samantha S.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great intro to calligraphy! My friend and I wanted to try it out, but had no idea where to begin, so John-Michael's class was very helpful. His teaching is easy to follow and he provides you with the tools you need to get started. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Sarah B.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John-Michael was great! He was super nice and his workspace is fun and artsy which gave the entire session such a delightful vibe! The introductory class went at a good pace and I felt like I accomplished a lot in just two hours! Also, he gives you a workbook and calligraphy pen to take home with you so that you can practice on your own. Lovely perk! Would highly recommend for a girls night or just by yourself!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Gwen M.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great beginner level class. The size of the class was nice and small which allowed the instructor to help with any questions. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Hannah W.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Lovely class, relaxed, good instruction, teacher was very patient and kind, great materials to take home with you. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Helena L.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Welcoming, relaxed space was perfect to learn calligraphy. TEACHER was kind and very present. Great beginners class!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Tiffany J.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"It was a great experience! John-Michael was patient and very helpful to all of us - highly recommend the class! You also receive a calligraphy marker, as well as a reference booklet so you can start a daily practice right away.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Bailey H.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was great! I have wanted to learn calligraphy for a long time but the resources online were overwhelming and I didn't know where to begin. John-Michael's class was non-intimidating and I was amazed but how much I learned in just two hours! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/468667/thumb_IMG_0693.JPG","reviewer_name":"Beatriz P.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was amazing! The instructor was so helpful and was able to give everyone suggestions and individual attention. The space was very warm and welcoming, it was the perfect setting for a creative afternoon. I would definitely recommend this class to all of my friends, especially those that want to explore a new creative outlet. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Rachel A.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Jean-Michael's class provided a relaxed, no-pressure environment for an introduction to calligraphy. He is very patient with beginners and took the time to guide me as a left-hander so I would get a feel for what worked best for me. Overall, a great introduction! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Laura F.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was very fun! John-Michael was a great teacher and was very knowledgeable (and patient!). I absolutely recommend this class to others. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Taryn M.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class. John-Michael is a great instructor who takes the time to answer all of your questions. I can't wait to practice and continue to learn this craft. I had no calligraphy skills going in and already feel more confident. I would recommend it to anyone interested in calligraphy.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Tamara M.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was great. John-Michael was very knowledgeable and explained every step very thoroughly. He provided plenty of materials during the class, as well as materials to take home and practice. I would highly recommend taking this class for anyone interested in learning calligraphy. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Jen L.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Enjoyed this class and it provided a good foundation to learning calligraphy! Appreciated the teacher's laid back nature and patience. Was a really relaxing experience, especially considering we were learning a new skill.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Maura S.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":null,"review_content":"The class moves pretty quickly which was a bit hard for me. I realize there is a lot to cover in a span of 2 hours; however, it is also nice to be able to go at your pace to try and get down some of the key letters. (C is a big letter to get down) Also, I am a bit of a sensitive soul so hearing my letters were wonky like 20 min in was hard for me to hear. I have huge perfectionism triggers so learning something new is a very vulnerable activity. I'm sure my letters were wonky because I had been taking calligraphy class for all of 20 min at that point in time. I did forget my water bottle and the teacher was super cool about arranging me to get it back. My sister and I also ended up having to leave since about 45 min into the class she was having a hard time breathing. There is a cat in the studio which she is super allergic to so we couldn't stay any longer. I am still incredibly interested in doing more calligraphy so perhaps we can meet again in a cat free zone. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Rachael J.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was great! I hope to take more! You will be surprised how fast you can start to pick it up with the clear and patient direction of Jean-Michael. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Sharon H.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The instructor was knowledgeable and prepared for the class. The two hours were jam packed with excellent information. Thanks for your patience and guidance!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Chelsea K.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I took this class with a friend to try something new. We had a great time- the teacher was very easy to follow and was clear with instructions. It was very relaxing 2 hours and I am excited to have a new skill to practice! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Elizabeth B.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Fantastic class! Well worth the money, experience and enjoyment! Awesome instructor! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Lauren C.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class! I loved the hands-on instruction and takeaway materials. Very well organized instruction guide and a lot of fun. Highly recommended!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Colleen K.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great Class!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Megan T.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I really enjoyed this class and left feeling comfortable with a base to build on as I work to become a calligraphy master like John-Michael. He provided a great packet to continue practicing at home and had lots of suggestions about what types of materials to invest in and how to try new font sizes. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Kate H.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"My first attempt at calligraphy was a success! We learned the Chancery script, which taught us the art of the seriph and letting your hand take control of the paper :) Good 2-hour overview of how to take control and the basics needed for this 16th century script!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Constanza V.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Very nice teacher, place has a cool vibe to it, easy to learn, fun to practice","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Tuan P.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The atmosphere was fun and relaxing. John, the instructor, was helpful and easy-going. He walked us through a brief history of the style of calligraphy we were learning before going through various basics. We were able to leave with materials to help us continue practicing our calligraphy. I recommend this course for those looking to get started with calligraphy or to have a meditative afternoon.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Anne F.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I liked this class a lot. The space was pretty great, and the teacher took time to help each person individually on different letters. I recommend this class for sure.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Andre G.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Just great!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Déirdre N.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a blast! The space was really cool and artsy, the folks in the class with me were nice, and the atmosphere made the class feel really meditative. If you're vaguely interested in learning calligraphy, totally take this class. One of the people I was with said he had terrible writing and we watched him, and all of us, progress greatly in skill just in those 2 hours.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Kara L.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a really fun class! John-Michael is incredibly warm and friendly, and his teaching style matches his personality. I was terrible at it at first, but he worked with me to figure out what my hang-up was. Plus we got to keep our calligraphy pen, so we can practice at home. Woo!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Marcia K.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was my first Dabble class and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It is a great introduction to calligraphy! John-Michael is SO nice and packs a lot of information into 2 hours! Very organized and easy parking!\r\n\r\n\r\n","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Caitie H.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a great time at John-Michael's calligraphy for beginners class! He is a very patient teacher and broke each letter down step-by-step. He also gives you materials (tutorial worksheets, paper, calligraphy pen) to take home to continue practicing. I highly recommend this class! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Kelly L.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Really fun experience and really cool atmosphere. John-Michael is very talented and great at explaining things step-by-step. It's certainly A LOT harder than it looks so be patient! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Alisa E.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class...and can't wait to go again for intermediate. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Janice S.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Class format was very organized and well presented. Having NO knowledge of calligraphy learned the basics of becoming a calligrapher. Has been a goal of mine for\r\nawhile.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Angelique A.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was great! The instructor was detailed and provided a fun and relaxed environment. The instructor also provides additional worksheets so you can practice what you learned at home. I will definitely attend another one of his classes. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Ashley H.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Very fun and interesting class! John-Michael is very knowledgeable and patient! Would love to do his intermediate class on calligraphy! Would totally recommend this class. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/456629/thumb_sarah.jpg","reviewer_name":"Sarah R.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class for those who are beginners - believe me when I say my handwriting is typically horrible, but I still felt like I left with the calligraphy basics to fix that. I would definitely recommend the class to anyone who's a newbie like me and just looking to have fun. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Erin K.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was great. He has such a wonderful energy and passion for it. He's very patient, positive and constructive. My only wish is that there could be a follow up class after to practice more together. 2 hours was the perfect amount of time but I could have hung around and chatted for hours. I will most likely take the same class again because I enjoy the group environment. ","teacher_response":"Thank you so much for your kind words Erin.\r\nI offer an Intermediate Calligraphy class. The next one is May 22, 2016.(Sunday 1-3pm)\r\nI look forward to seeing you again! Have an amazing day! \r\nBest, \r\nJohn-Michael Korpal"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Bianca R.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John-Michael's class was great. Being surrounded by his own artwork was just the inspiration we needed to learn a new skill. I attended the class with my aunt and John-Michael was very patient and understanding especially when it came to letters that proved to be more difficult for us. An added bonus was having snacks and coffee/tea around to make things more laid-back and comfortable.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Carly D.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John-Michael's calligraphy class is awesome! He truly is so knowledgeable and he is so helpful to make sure you understand the basic technique. I would HIGHLY recommend this class!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/296271/thumb_5.31.15_Photo.jpg","reviewer_name":"Kelly M.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Attended this class with my sister. We had a great time learning the alphabet with John-Michael. He had a great set up in his studio with 2 large tables and seats prepared with all the materials we would need. He also served tea, hot chocolate, and coffee which made us feel right at home! I would definitely recommend the class for anyone wanting to learn a new skill!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/451271/thumb_IMG_4214.JPG","reviewer_name":"Jessica H.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"My friend and I had a lovely evening learning Chancery and are looking forward to continuing to practice to improve our skills. The instructor was not only a fabulous teach but a great host too. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Margaret C.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I took the class with my mom. John Michael was a wonderful instructor and host. Lovely setting and great teacher. I want to attend more classes with him.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Sheridan M.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John-Michael was an excellent instructor! He creates an accepting environment and allows you to do things on your own and will offers tips when needed. I LOVED this class and highly recommend others to take it. I had never previously done calligraphy and I left the class feeling like I gained a new skill!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Lea Z.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Amazing class! John was patient and insightful and inspiring! So glad I took this class.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Christine W.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John-Michael was a very patient and thorough instructor. His studio is comfortable and full of interesting artwork. This was my first dabble experience, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was beyond impressed. We each received a folder full of useful letters and ways to practice, which means that I can continue practicing and build up my skill at home! It was helpful to have an instructor there to give me feedback as I was practicing, and his comments were always helpful. I would definitely recommend this for anyone hoping to try calligraphy or just spend a relaxing and fun time.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Mac Z.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"My fiancé and I really enjoyed the class. Our instructor was very knowledgable and skilled, and had a charming studio that was fun for us to learn in!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Danny B.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"No experience necessary! Instructor was patient and knowledgeable.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Julie E.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class! Learned a lot in the 2 hours. Jean-Michael is a great instructor. Also really appreciated the packet and marker provided for session!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Jeannine B.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I really enjoyed the class! I decided to learn calligraphy for my upcoming wedding in April, and with some practice, I will be able to nail it on the invites. John-Michael is a great teacher and he is very patient. He gives a booklet of letters and a pen to practice after the class. If you are looking to learn a new skill, I definitely recommend this class.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Anne F.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a really fun intro to calligraphy! John-Michael is super-nice, very patient, and very helpful. It's amazing how much I feel like I learned in just two hours. Okay, yes, I'm not ready to illuminate any Bibles, but with a little more practice I feel like I'll be decent. Totally recommend!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Stacey L.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class. Extremely informative and a log of fun. The teacher really knew what he was doing and made the class very easy to follow. There needs to be more calligraphy classes with him and on dabble in general!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Brittany L.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"A friend and I came here for the Wednesday night calligraphy class. John-Michael's studio is a truly creative place to work. He was extremely inviting and offered us water, coffee, and tea. This class was a great introduction to calligraphy and John-Michael's enthusiasm and knowledge made the experience fantastic! I'm now ready to address place cards for an upcoming shower!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/327111/thumb_self-smaller.jpg","reviewer_name":"Mathew K.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"A really enjoyable experience. I've done classes and workshops like this in the past, and this is one of the most enjoyable. John Michael is a strong and confident teacher, but gracious and incredibly helpful. You will learn all the basics and the class can really give you a foundation to do your own calligraphy. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Lindsey T.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was fantastic! I went alone looking to learn calligraphy for my upcoming wedding. John-Michael's studio was incredibly warm and inviting, he offered us coffee and tea, and other classmates even brought their own wine - he made us all feel welcome and comfortable. The space was great for learning - very intimate, a table for 4 of us. John-Michael was very good at explaining calligraphy for the extreme novice - I'm not the least bit artsy! He made it easy to understand and VERY fun! I would highly recommend this class!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Ashley B.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I took John's caligraphy class with a friend and we had a blast! He broke down the letters really well for us, and it was a very laid back learning environment. Would definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to try something fun and new!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Lisa D.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John-Michael was an excellent teacher!!! I was really wanting and needing to learn quickly for my upcoming wedding how to do Calligraphy for place cards. I absolutely LOVED this class, I have all the basics that I need and feel very confidant I am now able to complete my place cards in Calligraphy and be able to use it for other writings as well. The price for this class was so reasonable, you receive a pen and folder with examples to practice after the class. Only positive things to say about the teacher, the class, and the great time we had! Thanks so much!!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Swathi A.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Very useful, I was able to learn quite a bit in two hours. He provided us with booklet which has styles for all the alphabets along with a calligraphy pen which I think is good because you can continue to practice for a couple more days until you can go buy a new set.John is a good teacher, very patient.I would love to attend his workshop again.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Antoinette V.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great class!! John-Michael was super patient with us and kept the pace moving. He definitely set us up to be successful!! 😃👍🏻","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Alison H.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Attended John-Michael's class last night, and was very happy with what I was able to learn in a short 2 hour session. I feel like I walked away with the basics, and will be able to successfully address my wedding save the dates and invites, which was my goal going into it. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Karen C.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"A great class for beginners. Michael John was very patient, encouraging, and informative. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Sheila N.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The atmosphere of the studio was great and relaxing, with art pieces all around. He is a great teacher, and the time flew by! I was in the beginners calligraphy class last week, and it was amazing! I recommend the class to anyone who is interested in learning!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Jenna M.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Such a relaxing class. John-Michael had tea and snacks ready for us, and has a great quirky, artsy apartment that provides a great atmosphere for learning calligraphy. Even if you don't really have a specific motivation for attending the class, it's still fun to learn the basics and feel competent enough to keep practicing with the take-home materials you get! You never know when the skill might come in handy!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Shereene E.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was great and the teacher was very patient and helpful. He had a set plan for the two hour class and it flowed well. The class is held at his home studio which is interesting because you can see his other artwork around the room.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Amanda C.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"great teacher. easy class to follow along with. Left with supplies to practice with. thank you!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Claire D.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"We really enjoyed our class with John-Michael! He is an excellent teacher, and was very patient with us. We took this class in hopes of addressing wedding invitations, and we are progressing well on our way, thanks to his help!\r\n","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Amanda M.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John is a wonderful teacher and his passion for art radiates through his teaching. No one else had signed up for my class so I had the opportunity for a private lesson. He was very patient \u0026 encouraging. He provides materials for you to use during the class but also to take home for practice. I learned a ton in our 2 hours together \u0026 would 100% recommend this class! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Shae A.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John-Michael was great and is really passionate about his craft. His studio is cozy and he teaches calligraphy in the simplest way possible.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Kelly V.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a great time at John-Michael's calligraphy class. You can tell from the first time you walk in how much he truly appreciates art and that radiates through his teaching as well. He was very helpful, positive, but allowed me to express myself through my work. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn as it was a great stepping stone for me (a first timer) and inspired me to want to keep practicing! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Alex K.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"What a great class! I had the pleasure of learning calligraphy from John. He was so patient and helpful! Completely recommend this class!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Haley F.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was great! John-Michael was a fantastic teacher and I learned so much in the 2 hour class. I would recommend this class to anyone and everyone that has ever wanted to learn to do calligraphy.. no matter your artistic skill level! Thanks again John-Michael :)","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Shawn M.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Wow, this was a fantastic class. John is very knowledgeable of the beautiful art of calligraphy. I have been writing freehand calligraphy for years, but John provided so much useful information and techniques. If you have a love for or a desire to learn calligraphy, this is the place to start.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Whitney B.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was perfect for people wanting to learn calligraphy. The class setting was relaxed and comfortable. The teacher was also willing to tailor the class to the learners needs. It was a wonderful experience to share with friends.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Whitney K.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Really great intro to calligraphy. The small group setting allows for individual attention, but keeps the class moving along. I left the class armed with my own pen and excited to practice on my own.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Rachael B.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had such a good time at this class. It was a nice mix of challenge and calm. It was fun learning something new in a low pressure environment! I would definitely do this again!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Heather R.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a great introduction into calligraphy and provided a lot of practice in the class, and what you can do outside of class to improve.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Elena S.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John-Michael has wonderful teaching skills. All the materials were prepared beforehand and with enough notes to be able to practice individually after the class. He taught the entire lower case alphabet and numbers, which provided a comprehensive lesson. I walked away feeling accomplished and knowledgeable. Highly recommend his class! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Maggie C.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Without any prior knowledge or practice in calligraphy, I am amazed and impressed at how quickly John-Michael enabled me to create beautiful letters. He teaches practical techniques so that you can dive into lettering. I really appreciate that the workshop was focused on creating work rather than lecture, but you will also learn some interesting history and context. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Lori M.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I've procrastinated for years to try a calligraphy class and glad I waited to start with John-Michael! His teaching style is positive/laid back with a lot of encouragement - just perfect! By the end of the class, we could all write our letters quite respectably. His approach to learning the fine points of the calligraphy alphabet was well-thought out, further leading to our success in catching on quickly. I would very highly recommend an evening of calligraphy with John-Michael!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Susan S.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The perfect way to learn calligraphy! Really enjoyed myself and can't recommend John-Michael enough!","teacher_response":"Thank you Susan for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed the workshop! "}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Sanobia W.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John-Micheal is very patient and talented. I believe with practice I can actually put this new skill to good use.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Donna C.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I arrived at the studio about 15 minutes early and was welcomed and offered coffee and/or tea. The teacher was very professional and engaged me in conversation immediately. The studio space was comfortable and the teacher had folders and pens for us to use. He has us practice alpahebet and full words during the 2 hour class and he was very encouraging.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Jamie K.","created_at":"almost 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"John-Michael was great! He was very positive and was able to teach us a lot in such a short amount of time. The progress that you are able to make from your first letters to the sentence you write at the end of class is amazing. Would highly recommend this class!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Kathleen C.","created_at":"about 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Very patient instructor! Left class feeling like I learned the basics, which is what I was hoping to achieve.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Michelle L.","created_at":"about 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Great intro class. John did an awesome job teaching the basics. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to start calligraphy!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Laura B.","created_at":"about 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a great beginner class. We covered a lot in the short time, but I feel like I can practice on my own and really improve from this foundation. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"Karen M.","created_at":"over 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a very enjoyable class. John's love for teaching shines through. He provided very helpful comments and was very encouraging throughout the class. After the class, it was very rewarding to go back through my exercises and see how I progressed in just 2 hours.","teacher_response":"Thanks for your review and happy you enjoyed the workshop! Hope to see you soon in another class!"}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-5cf83e232ebc4a1bab67fb6bf24fa1d1da9b603af2a2bc8e98c6d4c2d015d107.png","reviewer_name":"George D.","created_at":"over 3 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy For Beginners\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was a lot of fun. Really informative and you get to take home the materials to use at home! Highly recommended if you're looking for a new hobby or needing to address wedding envelopes!","teacher_response":null}