What is Georgetown Calligraphy?
Making time for joyful expression
Georgetown Calligraphy was born in the streets of the historic Georgetown neighborhood when a Tampa native met the endlessly endearing and storied Just Paper and Tea studio. Struck by the charm of the store, founder Logan Kant was inspired to create a place where people could come together to explore the timeless and elegant art of beautiful writing that is calligraphy in a relaxed, authentic, and chic setting. Today, Georgetown Calligraphy aims to equip its students with the skills and supplies to make their own beautiful writing while letting them grow in whatever directions their heart desires
(while having a good bit of fun along the way!)
What we believe in
Creating beautiful lettering with calligraphy requires authentic, quality materials and instruction that doesn't cut corners. We want to make sure that all of our students and customers only come into contact with the best, most genuine materials and instruction: so we pay close attention to the entire learning process and give our students the same inks, paper, and nibs that we work with ourselves. Attention to detail is important, and an authentic experience is the beautiful outcome of dedication to these details at every level.
A Relaxed Environment
Georgetown Calligraphy should provide a place where everyone feels welcome to express themselves, and this is only possible in a laid-back, judgment-free, relaxed environment. Calligraphy should be fun! We believe that when the right environment is cultivated, calligraphy can become a kind of meditation. We want our classes to provide a setting in which every student can benefit from this wonderful power so that learning calligraphy can be both social and calming.
Calligraphy comes from a rich historical tradition of thousands of years, and respecting this heritage while being a part of the continued carrying of the art into the modern age is at the center of our mission. Calligraphy is relevant! We want to share the amazing innovations, modern stylings, and chic applications that so many modern calligraphers around the world have been creating with our students. Calligraphy shouldn't feel stiff and rigid, but full of life, freedom, and expressivity for everyone who wants to pick it up today.
All of our classes are taught for the benefit of our students, and we believe their input should drive the direction of every class. We want to teach you what you want to learn! After laying a solid foundation for students with the fundamentals necessary for all calligraphy, we want students to help shape the direction of classes to fit their curiosities. We think our role should be more tour guide than lecturer, and by letting students input some of their favorite destinations along the calligraphy tour, we hope everyone can walk away from each class with a sense of excitement and fulfillment.