A calligraphy teacher and his daughter are currently trying to get a piece of the $300 million Calligraphy Academy in Brooklyn, NY.
“We’ve been working on it for years and it’s only just gotten started,” says Mekelberg.
He says that he was inspired by a friend who had just signed up to the calligraphies school, and when he saw the cost of the tuition, he decided to make his own.
Mekelber has already created a book of hand-crafted pieces and is also working on a book for kids.
His daughter, who was born in 2013, is currently working on the final pages of her second book.
Meelberg says he wants to be an entrepreneur, and his family hopes to make it happen.
“We’ve always wanted to have our own studio, to have a shop, and to sell it.
We want to be in the hands of the public, so it’s important to me that it’s not just me,” he says.
“I love the business side, and it will be a good learning experience for me.”
Mekelenberg says he’s also passionate about making people smile.
He’s hoping to sell a line of handcrafted artworks at an art show in New York.
“When I saw the prices, I was like, ‘OK, I’ll do it,'” he says, laughing.
He thinks the calligraphic arts will help kids and adults alike learn and create.
“It’s like a dream, right?” he says of making money from his hobby.