Hello from Lil’ Rhody! I’m Alyssa, and I’ve been instructing with Sip & Script since 2018. My love of calligraphy and hand lettering started back in elementary school, when my late uncle, a pointillist painter, gave me my first art set. Instead of painting beautiful landscapes like him, I found myself writing my name, friends’ names, dogs’ names — anything I could think of — in different fonts and styles. I quickly found myself as “the lefty with the neat handwriting” in all my classes, and was then the go-to for making classmates' desk name tags.
Fast forward to 2016 when I received the most beautiful calligraphy-addressed wedding invitation, and I knew I had to try my hand at this art form. Fortunately, I got to spend time with that calligrapher (who ended up joining Sip & Script right after me, thank you Allison!) at a bachelorette party and she set me up with all the tips and tricks. I was self-taught with help from Instagram videos, and finally found myself in a Sip & Script class! The rest is history.
After 11 amazing years in Boston, I moved to Providence, RI in 2020 and teach classes all around Rhode Island. I serve clients for wedding and special event calligraphy through Alyssa Drury Calligraphy, and have an Etsy shop for custom gifts and services. When not working at my “day job” as a marketing manager for a technology company or working to make my clients’ calligraphy dreams a reality, you can find me at Boston/Providence Bruins games, listening to true crime podcasts, or on the beach. Come say hi on Instagram or join me in an upcoming class!