Medium: Calligraphy, Illustration, Mixed Media, Pen/Ink, and Pencil
Phawnda has an academic background in design (UC Davis ’92), earned a California state teaching credential, and studies with the world’s best lettering artists. She has led calligraphy and design classes in art groups, community education and art museums for over 20 years in California: Crocker Art Museum, Sierra College Community Education, OLLI, Mendocino Art Center and The Haggin Museum. She has also worked with children in art bereavement programs, gifted education, and incarcerated young adults.
“I believe beautiful lettering (including most modern styles) relates to historical scribes’ calligraphy, created by hand and heart. Getting acquainted with basic design principles also allows a student’s personal style to evolve with knowledge, confidence and creativity.”
Her classes encourage personal style, are interactive and fun. Learn practical and professional techniques to make everyday projects such as cards, journals and gifts.
Some of her recent client projects include: framed prayers for homes, lettering on slate for a celebration of life, intimate wedding packages, cards for births and graduations, a physician’s prayer, Bible inscriptions with pages of family trees, and certificates.
Phawnda has been a professional calligrapher since the 1970s and also brings experience from an award-winning career in communication, graphic design, and writing. She was the editor/designer for California state and county offices of education and worked with clients in corporate events, health care, food commissions and publishing for several decades. She recently published her own 92-page, full-color book, “Lettering From A to Z”, which was selected by Next Generation INDIE judges as the 2019 winner of the gift book category, one of 70 in the competition.
Phawnda is a member of the Washington Calligraphers Guild and the Society for Calligraphy. She contributes articles and art to TombowUSA, Rhodia, Royal Talens Ecoline, Chameleon, Empty Easel, Paper&Ink Arts, Bound&Lettered, and Mendocino Arts. She was featured in Style magazine in Nov. 2016, and frequently appears on Good Day Sacramento, where she shares holiday ideas for the community.
A Sacramento native, Phawnda lives in Rocklin with her husband, Ronald D. Greenwood, and collects succulents, shoes, and shells. She’s a lifelong learner who loves new places and cultures, cooking, and being outdoors.
Hand Lettering and Calligraphic Design
Publication Design & Editing
Greeting Card Design
Galleries & Affiliations: High Hand Gallery
Hours Of Operation