Bloom and Flourish - Kathy Milici

This brand-new class teaches you how to use inspiration to translate, draw, paint and flourish beautiful, detailed flower compositions from beginning to end! You’ll follow along with Kathy Milici as you learn her design process, step-by-step, with lots of tips, techniques and insights along the way.

From finding inspiration online legally, to drawing, painting, adding flourishes and extraordinarily intricate detail…you’ll create magical designs to be admired! You’ll also enjoy Kathy’s thoughtful, fun and stress-free approach to learning.

Class Schedule

2 Sessions per day: May 16 & 20, 2023

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm, (break), then 2-4pm US Eastern time

Level: Beginners to Advanced

Cost: $195 USD

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What You'll Learn

  • How to find inspiration online legally
  • Critical thinking and visioning
  • Translating ideas onto paper
  • Pencil sketching and planning your composition
  • Understanding contour drawing and linear design
  • Creating a balanced look
  • Choosing paper, tools and color media

You will also learn:

  • How to make a color study   
  • Choosing a monochromatic color palette
  • Painting on a dry surface
  • Basic Pointed pen flourishing strokes
  • Creating flow, movement and direction
  • Thinking in layers
  • Detailed pen texturizing techniques
  • Adding optional backgrounds
  • Maximizing visual interest and impact
  • Building depth and dimension with shadows/highlights
  • Final finishing touches and embellishments

What You'll Receive

  • Handout package with line art templates
  • Helpful hints to encourage your creative journey
  • Bonus Online Image Resources
  • Bonus Paper Resources
  • Bonus templates for you to trace and enjoy
  • Inspirational photos copyright-free stock photos

Kathy’s teaching style has been described as thoughtful, intelligent, detailed, entertaining, and joyful! She believes in the healing power of creating art.

Kathy creates a safe environment where participants can express themselves without judgment. She encourages, inspires, uplifts, and supports your learning experience. It’s never too late to learn!


Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email and can login to the Student Portal to find the supplies list in the Welcome Module.

Class Recordings

We will post links to the class recordings and teacher demo sheets in the student portal the day after class. The recordings will be available until July 31, 2023.

Refund Policy

All sales are final. Fees paid for this online workshop are non-refundable and non-transferable to future workshops.

About Your Instructor, Kathy MiliciKathy-Milici-Calligraphy-Crush-class

Kathy is an internationally known calligrapher, designer, teacher, speaker, author and mentor, who happily admits to being obsessed with letters since childhood. With a studio located in northern New Jersey, her work has been featured in books, design blogs, national magazines and on television. Kathy's clients include private individuals, collectors and corporations, worldwide.

Kathy Milici has been an instructor for the Society of Scribes in New York City, a popular instructor at national and international calligraphy conferences, including IAMPETH, Letters California Style, and for the Sacred Arts Program at Enders Island in Mystic, CT. She teaches both small group classes and privately in NJ, and travels the country, promoting, lecturing and teaching calligraphy and the related arts.

The originator of the #1 best-selling font Gratitude Script, a modern typeface, Kathy also enjoys mentoring fellow artists and students on how to create a living and maintain a viable business as a working artist.

With a reputation for consistent excellence, a joyful heart, and a fun, encouraging teaching style, Kathy is honored to be a professional calligrapher and teacher for over 40 years. She feels privileged to have studied under some of the best known and well-respected Master Penmen of the world, including White House calligraphers. Her teachers have included Sheila and Julian Waters, Valerie Weilmunster, and IAMPETH Master Penmen Pat Blair, Michael Sull, John DeCollibus, Harvest Crittenden, Jake Weidmann, and Rosemary Buczek.

After all these years, Kathy is still enjoying her lifelong passion for “everything calligraphy.”

About Your Tech Host, Maureen VickeryMaureen Vickery

Maureen Vickery is a professional calligrapher and engraver with PenDance Studio in Houston, Texas. She also is the publisher and editor of Calligraphy Crush Magazine.

Her specialties include wedding calligraphy and hand engraving on glass and metal gift items. She loves working in both historic and modern calligraphy styles. Her main focus is pointed pen lettering, but she also enjoys creating compositions with broad edge pens, markers, and paint brushes.

Maureen's work has appeared in Dasherie, UPPERCASE, Expression, Letter Arts Review, Modern Luxury Weddings Houston, and Weddings in Houston magazines, as well as Kitty Burns Florey's book Script & Scribble. She is a member of the Houston Calligraphy Guild, the Society of Scribes, and IAMPETH.

You can find her wedding calligraphy on Instagram at @pendancestudio. Brand activations and calligraphy clients include Creed, Coty, Tiffany & Co., The Menil Collection, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Calligraphy and art classes are her favorite way to re-energize. Other interests include Keto recipes, gardening, Zentangle® (she’s a CZT), urban sketching, genealogy (she’s a descendant of 11 Mayflower passengers), watercolor illustrations, doubles tennis, and lemon bar cookies — not necessarily in that order.

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