Calligraphy for Beginners

Description: Participants will learn to express themselves in Calligraphic script. Both classes must be attended and there will be homework exercises assigned in between. Graduates of the course will find that their new writing skills will build their self confidence and also help them write in a more deliberative style.

Please note that this workshop is appropriate for adults, young adults, and children above the age of 10.

Date/Time: TBA (Normally, two consecutive sessions on Saturdays 9:30 - 11:00 am with two hours of home work in between)

Place: Meeting Room #1 at the Ewing Branch of Mercer County Library System (map)

Materials: $5 per participant for a calligraphic marker and a lined notebook unless the participant brings her/his own materials. The material cost can be paid to the school in advance (e.g., through paypal) or to the facilitator after the workshop outside the library (due to the library meeting room use policy).

Workshop size: 2 to 4 participants. Registration through our on-line form (or a phone call, see below) and the confirmation from the Mercer Free School are required before attending this workshop. If the number of registrants does not reach the workshop size, the session will be cancelled.

Registration: On the registration page or call the school

Facilitator: Pravin J. Philip is an entrepreneur who moved to the US in June 1992 after a career in Advertising & Marketing for Advertising Agencies in India.

He served as Marketing Director for NJBIZ over a 7 year period (from its infancy as Business for Central NJ through the process of adding multiple editions as well as related products and services). During this period, as a publishing professional, Pravin continued his appreciation of lettering and type fonts.

He started his first business in June 2000 and today is CEO of Biz4NJ (, a consulting company that helps businesses market themselves collaboratively. Biz4NJ supports the idea of individuals and corporations thinking and working in collaborative groups, “Doing together, what we cannot do alone.”

Disclaimer: Permission to use the community rooms/space does not imply library sponsorship or endorsement of any group or program.

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