You Can Learn Pointed-Pen Calligraphy Right Here in Old Town

At Laura Hooper Calligraphy, we have been teaching calligraphy for six years and offer in-person workshops right here in our Old Town studio conveniently located off King Street near City Hall. The workshops are an ideal activity to enjoy with friends or family, or you can attend solo! We start at the very beginning covering the tools themselves before we even get into the writing, so zero experience is required.

Our next Alexandria workshop is coming up on Saturday, December 7 – register now to join us!



So many students, just like you, have seen this beautiful artform but aren’t quite sure where to start or which tools to use. They grab an assortment of supplies from a big-box craft store or online and it doesn’t turn out how they’ve seen it online and think they simply can’t do it. But the truth is that it’s probably the incorrect combination of tools and lack of instruction that’s the problem – not your actual potential to do well with the art!

Our beginner workshops include all the high-quality tools you need to get started in pointed-pen along with hands-on instruction from not one, but two seasoned instructors! With over 20 years of experience in the art, and having taught over 15,000 students through our in-person and online courses, you know you are in the best hands for getting these tools to work for you. We use supplies curated to work well together giving you the best chance at success with this art and cover all of our best tips for continued learning and practice after class. Your registration also includes access to our 2.5 hour video tutorial following your workshop.



Can’t make it to the December 7 class? We offer a starter kit + video tutorial for at-home learning {also great for gifting!} and will be releasing our Spring 2020 schedule in mid-December.

In addition to our beginner course, Laura Hooper Calligraphy also offers continuing online calligraphy education as well as an online shop of curated supplies



We’d love to get you started with this beautiful art form!


  • The latest from Laura & Alyssa
With more than 20 years of calligraphy experience, Laura Hooper, Owner and Creative Director, has produced scripts for hundreds of weddings, corporate clients, and even a celeb or two (yes, stars: they love calligraphy just like us!), handcrafting everything from addressed envelopes to custom signage, all from our Old Town Alexandria studio. At the holidays, we offer custom, handwritten décor items. Laura has trained under three amazing master penman to date; Michael Sull, Vivian Mungall, and Harvest Crittenden, and she is a certified instructor of American Cursive Handwriting. She resides in Mount Vernon, Alexandria. Alyssa, Laura’s sister, joined the company as Director of Operations in 2014, allowing the family business to go around the world with online video courses and in-person workshops. Alyssa runs the day-to-day logistics of Laura Hooper Calligraphy, allowing Laura to focus on the art. She resides in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.

Looking to learn the art of modern pointed-pen calligraphy? Laura Hooper Calligraphy has got you covered with both in-person workshops {right here in Old Town Alexandria!} as well as a starter kit plus video tutorial for at-home learning. Our online calligraphy shop is fully curated with the supplies we use daily that we know will work well together.


In addition to teaching and sharing calligraphy with students around the world, sisters Laura Hooper & Alyssa Law also serve wedding clients with custom stationery design and production as well as handwritten calligraphy services for envelopes, escort cards, place cards and more.


109 N Fairfax St.
Alexandria 22314

By appointment only

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