About

pieces calligraphy brush workshop two twenty studio

So you want to learn brush calligraphy?

Super sweet! You’re in the right place.

When I first used a brush marker pen, I had no idea what to do with it.

It felt awkward, my brush strokes were so heavy and shaky, and my calligraphy looked nothing like the gorgeous work of others I saw on the Internet.

I took a class, and then another class, but all I seemed to be good at was wasting loads and loads of printer paper and hoarding all the pens I could. (I wanted them all!)

Once I figured things out, my writing was smoother and I started to have so much fun.

Over time, things started to click. Not only did my calligraphy improve, but I realized how aware I was of each stroke I put down. It’s like someone removed a blanket covering my head and I could clearly understand how the brush pen worked and how I could use it to make the writing I wanted.

I want you to do the same.

I want you to feel confidence as you write, I want you to be proud of your work, and most of all, I want you to enjoy the process of creating.

You might be wondering where to start and how to begin practicing… don’t worry, I’ll take you through all of it! Baby step by baby step, I’m all about going slowly and surely, while still covering all the details.

Does this sound like something you want?

Stick around and we’ll learn together!

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It’s so nice to “meet” you.

By the way, my name is Sharisse and I am not joking when I say I’m so excited to help you along your calligraphy journey.

When I’m not working at my day job, you’ll find me teaching all that I know about brush calligraphy. I live in Sacramento, California with my super supportive husband and our twin boys, plus their baby sister

You can find me on the web at…

Blog  | YouTube  | Instagram


Check me out in these cool places!

Tombow USA | Brand Ambassador Program Launch

Tombow USA | Applying Pressure in Brush Calligraphy

Tombow USA | Free Lettering Guide

Tombow USA | 20 Brush Letterers to Follow on Instagram

Rhodia Pads | Fan Profile

Ashley Bush | Creative Spotlight

The Fierce Entrepreneur | Interview with Brush Calligraphy Artist

Spiregram | Handlettering Calligraphy

Creative Market | Behind the Process of 10 Incredible Handletterers

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Photo credit: Two Twenty Photos

47 thoughts on “About

  1. Lauren says:

    Wow!! I feel like you just had your 3k giveaway yesterday, and now it’s 4k!! Congrats and keep up all the good work!!! 🙂

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  2. Kristie Lin says:

    I love your works! I’ve been meaning to get into calligraphy but don’t know really where to start. Your beginner tips are super helpful :).

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi there! I love your Calligraphy and was so bummed that I didnt have post notifications turned on for you! I missed that Melissa Esplin was here in Hawaii giving a class! Maybe next time 🙂

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    • IntegratedBoutique says:

      Oopsie I forgot to leave my name for my above comment! Any chance you’d come to Hawaii and give a class 😄

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    • piecescalligraphy says:

      Oh darn! Hopefully there will be another opportunity soon. In the meantime, did you take a peek at her online class? I cannot recommend it enough for beginners! Let me know if you get a chance to take it…

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  4. Monica E. says:

    Hi! I have been following your IG page for a few months and have seen your work blossom and grow and love it!! Your videos are mesmerizing!! I, too, have always loved fonts and writing and hand-lettering!! So excited to see more to come!!

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  5. Marie says:

    this is awesome!!! I wanted to start learning, but didn’t know where? how? and with whom? THANK YOU for sharing your talent! May I ask if you have any template for the alphabet?

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  6. Andrea says:

    Hello Sharisse! I really love your work and i wanna learn calligraphy…. i found the video “Brush calligraphy | Start handlettering and build your foundation” but i would like one with all letters of vocabulary is possible??

    Thanks for all Sharisse!!

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  7. Karmen says:

    Hi Sharisse! Your blog looks is so inspirational and I can’t wait to get started! But watching your videos where your handlettering is so absolutely beautiful, I can’t help but wonder whether I need to be artistic to really be good at this and create beautiful artwork like yours? Do you have an artistic background? Thank you! xx

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    • piecescalligraphy says:

      Hi Karmen! I don’t have any formal training in the arts or design. I’ve simply enjoyed doodling growing up and making posters and homemade cards. Truthfully, I believe everyone has an artistic side – it just needs the right environment and tools to come out! Focus on one small aspect at a time. For most people, that means building control of the brush calligraphy pen and learning how to use it. Once you get more comfortable with it, you’ll find more confidence in creating letters, stroke by stroke. Hope this helps you! And always aim for progress, not perfection.

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  8. Jade Kelsey says:

    I was gifted a set of Pentel Sign Pens over the holidays, and have been searching for the right place to start and practice for a few days. I’ve watched just a few of your videos and already I am seeing improvement in my lettering practice. THANK YOU Sharisse! I love how you break everything down, it makes your beautiful art so accessible.

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  9. pen.ology says:

    Hi Sharisse. I love all of your work! Wow! I was wondering if you have every done any pointed pen calligraphy with Winsor and Newton drawing inks? If so, do you know how to thicken them? Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.

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    • piecescalligraphy says:

      Hi there! At this time, I’m actually 99.999999% using brush pens! I would love to pick up pointed pen again. So I’m afraid I don’t have any feedback for you… Hope you can find the answer soon!

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