Decorated Letter 3 class

Here are MORE of the decorative techniques for enhancing calligraphy projects which made the Decorated Letter 1 and Decorated Letter 2 classes such a hit!
This course covers a wide variety of decorative techniques, including lessons on floral designs, watercolor painting techniques, filigree, puzzle letters, Adolf Bernd-style letters, letters using negative space, gradient letters, neo-classical Renaissance decorated letters, and additional relatively simple ways to make your letters stand out and create something special–just more fun!
The Decorated Letter 1, Decorated Letter 2, and Decorated Letter 3 courses are all what could be called “taste-testing” classes, which offer you an opportunity to try out each artistic technique for a week or so at a relatively easy level, and then move on to a new technique. You will build on what you have learned already throughout the course. If you like the technique of the week, you can then go on and study it in greater depth later, at your leisure, and if the technique isn’t to your taste, you don’t have to spend any more time on it. You may begin with ANY of the three Decorated Letter courses; they are independent and do NOT have to be taken in order.
We will focus more on simplified drawing/painting/tracing than on lettering, so you can get full value from the class even with minimal calligraphy experience. The techniques will be a mix between those which are more specific to calligraphy/lettering, and those which can be used with other types of graphic arts creations as well (painted borders, for example). Both traditional and contemporary techniques are included.
WHO: This class is designed for adults and mature adolescents.
PREREQUISITE: Any in-depth calligraphy class, the equivalent in independent study, OR a strong art background. NOTE: Decorated Letter 1 and Decorated Letter 2 are NOT prerequisites for this class.
WHERE: Online via Zoom. This will be a small-group live interactive online class, so each student can have their questions answered and get individual feedback as needed.
RECORDINGS: After each class lesson, the recording of it will be available for you to save to your own computer to review at your leisure forever (assuming technology cooperates).
WHEN: This class includes TEN weekly lessons , on Mondays, May 8 through August 7, 2023 ( NO class on May 22, May 29, July 17, or July 24), from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern Time.
SUPPLIES: The supply list may be found here: Supply list for Decorated Letter 3 class
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Go to More details and check out all of the classes taught by this instructor. You may also sign up for regular updates on all of her upcoming classes by emailing her at
FOR QUESTIONS, email the instructor, Cheryl Tefft, at
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Cheryl Tefft of Calligraphics has been a professional calligrapher for over a quarter of a century and teaches about 200 calligraphy/decoration classes per year. She specializes in calligraphy for weddings and one-of-a-kind highly decorated documents, working with both traditional and contemporary lettering styles and techniques. More of her work may be seen at Calligraphics on Facebook and in various issues of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.

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