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Making Beautiful Envelopes

Turn your snail mail into art

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In this workshop, you'll learn how to use your new calligraphy skills to make b-e-a-utiful envelopes sure to brighten up any mailbox! In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Create your own unique ink colors
  • Mix gouache
  • Create basic flourishes
  • Layout addresses
  • Script on light and dark envelopes

You'll need all the supplies from the Modern Calligraphy for Beginners course, as well as white acrylic ink, gouache, eye droppers, airtight containers and envelopes. Materials are available for purchase at John Neal Bookseller, where recommended supplies for this course are listed.

Your Instructor

Kimberly Shrack
Kimberly Shrack

Manayunk Calligraphy is a one-woman show run by yours truly, Kimberly Shrack. I'm a calligrapher for people who shop at Ikea and buy Apple products for the packaging. I specialize in a modern pointed pen technique that's just perfect for your big day, special event or even in a frame on your wall. Together, we can create something really lovely, personal and "ooo" inspiring.

Named for the artsy, intrepid neighborhood where it was born, Manayunk Calligraphy was founded on beautiful Main Street in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. Today, we're located in historic Irvington in Indianapolis. If you're lucky enough to find yourself in the neighborhood, say hello. I'm the redhead perpetually covered in ink stains.

In the meantime, you can find me and my latest work on Instagram - just follow @MNYKcalligraphy.

Class Curriculum

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  Mixing Ink & Gouache
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  Basic Flourishes
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  Layouts & Scripting
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What supplies do I need?

Great question! Here's what you'll need:


- Nikko G nib

- Straight pen holder

- Black ink

-Layout bond paper

- Envelopes

- Gouache

- White acrylic ink

- Airtight containers


- Brause Steno nib

- Eyedroppers

- Graph ruler

- T-square

You will receive many of these supplies if you purchase the Workshop + Supply Kit. You can pick up all your supplies at John Neal Bookseller. Select Manayunk Calligraphy under Online Workshops for a full supply list.

This course is not open for enrollment.