My name is Anne Elser, and I'm the calligraphy teacher you've been looking for. I am dying to meet you! After a private lesson, my students leave my home feeling calm and centered, having spent a delicious two and a half hours of focused study, learning a new skill based on something timeless and beautiful, and in the very room where I practice my craft.
I teach because it makes me happy.
|A student at my studio table for a private Copperplate Calligraphy lesson.|
I also love those epiphanic moments where I see the student turn a corner after having discovered something new. Writing and drawing clears the head and opens up windows of self discovery. It changes you. There you are with nothing but a pot of ink, an instrument to write with, and a blank white page waiting for your touch. It allows you to leave all the chaos of your life at the door and focus on something new, simple, and pure. And that's what you leave a lesson with: knowledge and experience with a new, simple, and pure part of yourself.
I teach mostly to learn. It feels more like shared learning, than teaching to me. Writing and drawing is a very intimate experience. It's just you and the paper - all I do is facilitate the beginning of a new relationship with yourself. I teach you how to pace yourself, how to place yourself, and more importantly how to love yourself as you learn the craft of calligraphy.
During a private lesson (and a workshop), we listen to music that inspires as we go. Much of it is here in my Spotify Calligraphy Playlist. Though many times a student will suggest something new that we both enjoy - so my calligraphic soundtrack keeps growing.
|Demonstrating for Propose. Photo by Dana Lee Jones Photography.|
|The Original Petal pod Inkwell I designed and sell exclusively at Binders Art Supply.|
Call or text me at 404.509.9676 or e-mail me at PenKitten@AnneElser.com.
|Copperplate Tuesday evening class at Binders Buckhead.|
|This is Lennie's first Private calligraphy lesson.|
Please feel free to write and ask me questions about whether a workshop, class, or private lesson is best for you. They all have advantages and value - just placed in different ways.
|Copperplate Wednesday night Class at Binders Buckhead|
|Copperplate Calligraphy Weekend Workshop at Binders Buckhead|