Illustrative Flourishing - Quills [Online]

Learn flourishing techniques to create delicate quills with a pointed pen via Zoom!

Course Summary

Did you know that there's more to flourishing than adding swirls to letters?

Take your pointed pen calligraphy up a level and learn to illustrate with flourishing!

In this 3hr workshop, Michelle will teach you how to manipulate the pointed nib to create different types of quills. To attend this workshop, you must have a basic understanding of calligraphy (any pointed pen script).

By the end of this  online class, you'll be able to draw elegant quills that will add extra oomph to your calligraphy!

Read more about your instructor, Michelle Lee, below.


11 Feb [Sat]


9pm - 12am [UTC +08]



Class Size


"I really learned a lot - especially more of the dreaded arm movements and round ovals because of how you broke down the different parts of the quill & how to utilize the different basic strokes to create different quills! Also loved how you structured the class so that it’s not too overwhelming & your attention to detail when it came to arm movements & how the ovals looked!

Definitely looking forward to your bird flourishing class in the future!" 

Alicia Wong
Calligrapher at @inkexperienced

Course Curriculum

I was a little concerned about the difficulty of this technique but the workshop flow is very manageable and Michelle made it easy to follow! Michelle's workbook is very useful as it helps to build the foundation and understand the structure of the quill, and yes I can draw different types of quills now! I'll recommend the class to anyone that is interested in drawing or calligraphy :)

Calligrapher & Engraver at @ling.lettering

What You'll Need:

  • Nib of your choice
  • Straight nib holder
  • Ink of your choice
  • Pencil
  • Your printed worksheets
  • A tripod for a top-down view of your writing if you'd like Michelle to assess it

Artsynibs Studio

Hi, I'm Michelle!

I'm an early childhood educator by training and a calligraphy lover. I go by the pen name- Written spaces. It's my hope to spread positivity through the many spaces we use.

My modern calligraphy journey began in 2019 and I made the switch to traditional scripts soon after. My favourite scripts to write in are Copperplate and Engrosser's, two of which I've spent years studying under various calligraphy masters.

When I’m not writing, I’m out exploring nature sights with my rescue dog, Coco and husband; or, I’ll be in front of my television, binging on Korean or American Netflix shows!

Course Pricing

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  • $130 USD

    Zoom Workshop on 11 Feb 2023

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Illustrating with flourishing is a very intimidating concept to me. But not only do I now know how to draw a quill with flourishing, I know the steps to draw different quills! If it weren’t for Michelle explaining the steps clearly to guide me, I would not have the courage to start since I’m not good at drawing! I didn’t know that such flourishing techniques existed; it opens up a different world. So anyone who likes to go with the flow in calligraphy would probably enjoy this course alot too! 

Rebekah Tay
Calligraphy Hobbyist

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  • A refund of 50% of the workshop fee will be issued for all the cancellations made in writing and received less than 7 days prior to the workshop date
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