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5 Videos (27m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies and How to Use Them

    • Basic Line Strokes and Common Mistakes

    • Letterforms and Connecting Letters

    • Final Project


About This Class


Two years ago, I couldn't find many resources to learn modern calligraphy. The resources that I did find were so lengthy that I had a hard time sifting through them. Over a six month period, I bought a lot of the wrong supplies and just kept trying new things until I finally had an ah-ha moment when it all clicked. Six months after that, I quit my job and embarked on a new business venture with my new skill. 

Now I spend my days doing calligraphy for wedding invitations, events, book covers and more. In addition, I love to share what I learned so that others can learn it more cost effectively and efficiently. 

You will learn my favorite tools, how to use them, common mistakes that I see in my students and be able to practice with my Beginner Modern Calligraphy Workbook. 

Come and learn with me!

65 of 69 students recommendSee All

Lovely class, and such helpful, clear instructions! Loved it!
She is a fabulous teacher! I loved all the tips for beginners and the practice sheets!
Erica does a great job explaining thoroughly her art form!





Erica Tighe

Calligrapher / Hand Letterer / Maker at Be A Heart

Erica is the owner and artist behind Be A Heart, a design studio based out of Los Angeles. She was so moved by how beauty positively impacts the soul on her travels through Europe post-college. She then moved to Brazil and used an arts based curriculum in the schoolhouse she managed in a small village that took care of those outcast by society. Upon returning to the States, she sought a creative practice to integrate into her every day life.

This is where calligraphy entered her life and Be A Heart began. While it began as a hobby, she was soon enlisted to do custom work and wedding stationery. She moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn and decided to do design work full time. 

Now she has a bustling business that has been featured in ELLE magazine, named one of the best stationers in Los Angeles by BRIDES, prefered Los Angeles vendors by GOOP among others. She does wedding invitations, events, logo design and branding, custom work and runs her own shop! Clients include Blessed Is She, Verily Magazine, Akin & Co., Paige Geffen, Kirsten Marie Inc., Echo and Atlas and more. 

She loves sharing her knowledge with others so that more people can bring beauty into the world!