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Grounds for Coffee, 2088 Commercial Dr

Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A9


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Learn pointed pen calligraphy in a modern style while meeting new friends at cool cafes in Vancouver!

Please note: The purpose of this BETA pointed pen calligraphy workshop is to help Dina (Instagram @jennidicreative) design her final pointed pen calligraphy workshop curriculum better. Once the workshop is fully developed, it will be priced at about $70.

The price is $40 + fees for this 2.5 hour BETA workshop. Once Dina has finalized her workshop, the full price will be $70 and up. There will not be additional discounts on the beta workshop price.

It is HIGHLY recommended that you have taken one of Dina's previous brush lettering workshops or already have experience with lettering. (Register for August brush lettering workshops here.)

All supplies will be provided.


There will be THREE 2.5 hour workshops happening in August/September. The location of the three workshops will be at Grounds for Coffee (2088 Commercial Drive).

  • Workshop #1: Friday, August 23 at 6:00-8:30 pm

  • Workshop #2: Tuesday, August 27 at 6:00-8:30 pm

  • Workshop #3: Wednesday, September 4 at 6:00-8:30 pm

At the workshop, you will get a COMPREHENSIVE POINTED PEN KIT that you can take home to practice with afterward.

  • Jar of black india ink

  • Pen holder (If you are right-handed, you will get an oblique pen holder. If you are left-handed, you will get a straight pen holder. Please specify when you register which is your dominant hand.)

  • G Nib (best for beginners)

  • Set of calligraphy worksheets

  • Blank premium HP Laserjet printer paper



I'm left-handed, can I still do pointed pen calligraphy?

Yes! This workshop is for both RIGHT-HANDED and LEFT-HANDED people. Right-handed people will get an oblique pen holder. Left-handed people will get a straight pen holder.

What should I bring into the workshop?

All materials are provided so you do not need to bring anything.

Do I need to purchase something at the cafe?

It's highly encouraged that you purchase something at the cafe (drink and/or food) as a respectful gesture. A main part of the event is for people to try out trendy cafes in Vancouver!

What are the benefits of knowing calligraphy?

You can use it to do everything and anything you think of! These include:

  • Handmade greeting cards

  • Wedding invitations

  • Event name cards

  • Party signage

  • Journaling

  • Quotes

  • Stationary

  • Handmade gifts

  • Home decor

  • Letters and postcards

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions of any kind, don't hesitate to email the workshop instructor, Dina, at

What is the refund policy?

No refunds. But you can transfer your ticket to someone else if you email 24 hours before the workshop.

No money back for no-shows.



Dina is a modern calligrapher based in Vancouver, BC. She is a self-taught calligrapher and letterer and knows all the frustrations and questions that come with learning this beautiful art! Although she is left-handed, she is ambidextrous to an extent. Her favourite part about calligraphy is making beautiful art to give to people as gifts. To see some examples of her modern calligraphy work, check out her Instagram account @jennidicreative.



“Dina's Calligraphy classes are such a joy, truly food for the soul!

Walking into something not knowing who you're going to meet, what the atmosphere will be like; and on top of that asking questions like "what if I'm not good enough?" "Will I be laughed at?", etc. It's scary, and can be nerve-wracking.

From the moment you buy a ticket go the moment you finish and walk out of the class, not once will any of those thoughts cross your mind. From minute one Dina makes you feel as though you and all else who attend are a family. One that learns, grows, has fun together!

Dina's way of teaching is so fun, casual, and personal which makes each and every class such a joy to participate in. Learning calligraphy can be daunting, especially if like me, cursive was never your strong suit. Dina takes it step by step, letter by letter, literally letter by letter, and at the end you come out feeling like you just had a giant bowl/plate of your favourite comfort food, and feel so accomplished at having finished it!

Dina's classes are a must attend for anyone, and everyone! I am so glad I had the chance to go to one, and CANNOT wait to go again! Trust me, best decision you'll make this year!!”

Sukhmani Purewal

“Dina was very attentive and really paid attention to our progress. The workbook she developed was great because it broke down our learning into very practical steps. I thought her idea to get everyone making a greeting card at the end of the workshop was fun! It made people feel like they accomplished something. Going into the workshop I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it because I never tried brush lettering before but the two hours went by in a breeze. Highly recommended - don’t hesitate!”

Jimmy Chang

“Took Dina’s Brush Lettering workshop and highly recommend it! Her smile made you feel instantly comfortable and the pace of the night was great. It was great getting to bring something home and I loved how frequently she walked around and watched us as we practiced what had just been taught. She had a nice way of offering suggestions and was always open to questions. I already notice an improvement in my lettering!”

Lindsay McGuire

"Dina’s Lettering Pop-Up Workshop was my first introduction to hand lettering and she made it super easy, fun, and engaging. She even set us up with a brush pen and lettering worksheets to continue practicing at home. Now I hand letter all my birthday cards and people love it!"

Sasha Cooke

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Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A9


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