Welcome to Calligraphic Arts


Susie-Melissa is in great demand as an instructor, and teaches calligraphy through several venues.  She offers Beginning Calligraphy and Intermediate Calligraphy through Southern Methodist University Informal Education Courses. You may register online at or call us at (214) 522-4731. In addition, Susie-Melissa regularly conducts onsite seminars at her studio in Dallas, Texas. Script, Illumination, Portfolio, and Private Lessons are offered in the studio. She has recently produced online videos for those who desire to learn calligraphy but live too far away to attend class in Dallas. Classes can be purchased through this website in the Online Classes link. Calligraphy supplies may be purchased from Calligraphic Arts. Call us at 214.522.4731 and we'll be happy to answer any questions.


This is a six week course that meets every Monday evening from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. You may register online at Calligraphy supplies for this class are $75 and are available for purchase from Calligraphic Arts Design Studio. We encourage you to purchase your supply kit in advance. You will be introduced to seven lettering styles:
Gothic · Uncial · Roundhand · Italic · Old English · Roman · Flourished Italic


Follows the Beginner Class and is six weeks in length at SMU. The class covers different projects such as a spiral, note pad layout, quotes and sayings, invitations, envelopes, place cards, menus, and a class certificate. Classes are from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. on Monday evenings. Paper products may be purchased from Susie-Melissa by calling 214.522.4731. These may also be purchased the first night of class. You may register online at


We offer two classes for Script: Lower Case and Upper Case. Each class is two hours. The cost includes calligraphy supplies and numerous handouts from priceless and vintage works of the masters. The materials you purchase will serve for both classes. In the first class, students learn Lower Case Script alphabet and the skills for immediate application. The Upper Case Script is offered in a second session. You will love the results. These classes are offered on location at Calligraphic Arts Studio.


You will learn the art of embellishing your own ornamental letters with designs. Step-by-step instruction on the use of gold, silver, bronze, and colors. The term "Illuminated" is of medieval origin, meaning that which is lighted with colored decoration. Illuminating allows great freedom in design. This full day seminar will introduce the student to the basic design concept and techniques of ornamental letters. Through the undertaking of a specific project, each person will experience working with 23k gold, silver, and bronze leaf. This rare and beautiful art form is in great demand by private and corporate clients. This is one of our most popular classes. Seating is LIMITED!


Designed for those interested in calligraphy as a profession. Through step-by-step instruction, each student will design and complete an individual portfolio...ready for presentation. The focus is on projects currently in great demand. You will learn business concepts and strategies and obtain valuable insight as you plan and launch your own hand lettering business. Topics are:

  • how to find your market
  • pricing your work
  • basic set up on books and billing
  • setting up your work area
  • designing your business card
  • other helpful hints

Seating is limited for our classes and seminars, so please register early. Please call for prices. See the 'Kind Words' page to read comments from former students.