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Janet Smith

Calligraphy Tutor

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Industry Experience: 25 years

Lettering Styles

Brush Lettering Copperplate Foundational Hand Gothic Italic Variations Italics Modern Calligraphy Roman Capitals Uncials

Commission Types

Certificates Corporate Family Trees Heraldry Illumination Poetry Text Verse Weddings

Standard Prices

Tutored online lessons £60.00

Untutored online lessons £60.00

About me

About me:

I love helping people grow their calligraphy skills!  I teach one-to-one, groups of beginners, at calligraphy societies, and online.  Online learning is growing, and for those who can’t fit a class into their lives it can work brilliantly.

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I have taught ongoing classes and individual sessions for many years, and have offered online learning for about 10 years.   I also teach via Skype.  I am always thinking of new ways to explain things (particularly important when you’re not sitting next to the learner), and updating my resources.  I have a friendly relaxed style and will always be encouraging, as I believe that your learning experience should always feel positive.  If you like the sound of that, give me a try!


Anniversary gift hit the spot!

Janet is fantastic! I asked her to create a piece to be a gift for my wife for our first anniversary and she was absolutely wonderful. She gave me several great ideas of how to present the piece, suggesting different colours and designs based around the wording of the poem I had chosen. She a was patient and responded to my communications quickly, and always made me feel in control of decisions. The finished piece is excellent, exactly what I was hoping for and my wife absolutely loved it! Thank you for everything!


Family tree feedback

Over that past few months Janet has transformed our family tree not only into a work of art, but into a really valuable summary of a very complex set of relationships stretching back well over a thousand years, crossing dynasties, faiths, social orders and continents. Janet’s artistic eye, her attention to detail, her timeliness and her extensive experience of family trees combined with calligraphy, have ensured that the end product was way beyond our expectation when we started our journey with her. She is also great fun. Thank you very much Janet.


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New Online course

I’ve just added Foundational hand to my online learning – in addition to italic, uncial and contemporary pointed pen.  All are perfect for beginners!

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