Are classes for me?
If you’re looking to develop your skill in the calligraphic arts, starting with a traditional foundation is a the way to build a long-term, goal-oriented practice that efficiently draws from time-tested principals and ideas.
Learning on your own through books and manuals is absolutely possible — it’s just that it’s so much harder than it needs to be. There are hundreds of options available for pens, nibs, ink and paper…
Where do I start?
Join the Dreaming in Script Community and find like-minded individuals, world-class instruction, and a clear path to achieving skill with your calligraphy that many never dream of.
What is Dreaming In Script?
Dreaming In Script is a online training program that is dedicated to teaching a variety of styles of traditional American pen art. Throughout 2022, this program will be expanded to include classes covering the topics of:
- Engrosser’s Script
- French Roundhand
- Business Penmanship
- Ornamental Penmanship
- Offhand Flourishing
Students who complete a specific combination of classes qualify to receive a comprehensive certificate which states their accomplishment and serves as an endorsement from the DIS staff and Masgrimes Studio. Graduation is not required to participate in the program. While some classes have prerequisites, the class rubric is designed to provide an à la carte experience for students not interested in formal certification.
The first tier of classes in this program are appropriate for absolute beginners. Each class is broken into sections which may be completed at your own pace.
David’s workshop was inspiring – filled with information and nuances that really made me reflect on my own script and how / what could be changed and improved. Most importantly, it was not daunting. David’s gentle guidance made me want to put into action what we were learning.
– Kirby Leung (Hong Kong, March 2018)
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David’s teaching methods have resulted in some pretty impressive results as evidenced by his students. In my opinion, he is one of the finest modern day practitioners of Engrosser’s script.
– Dr. Joseph Vitolo of www.zanerian.com
Comments from past students
I joined David’s Dreaming in Script Workshop while he was in HK in March 2018. His workshop is one of the most inspiring and helpful calligraphy workshops I have joined. His detail-oriented attitude allows him to explain everything about letter forms in a very clear and precise manner…I like this more liberal approach to learning calligraphy as calligraphy is not about just following one man’s style for me. I highly recommend whoever that is considering joining his workshop quickly grab your seat when seats are still available. One more thing to add to this is, watching him write in person is SO SOOTHING haha you will understand this if you have watched his Instagram videos. Being a fun person also made our workshop more awesome!
– Angie Fong (Hong Kong, March 2018)