Our mission is simple:

To produce fun, affordable, high-quality, and innovative art products that make your life easier and more creative!

A message from the Owner

It all started with a calligraphy kit…

Back in 2013, I wanted to address my own wedding invitations in calligraphy… but I was sorely disappointed by the poor quality supplies I found in arts and craft stores. After months of testing, I finally found the best supplies and knew others must be struggling with the same problems. So I created a DIY calligraphy kit called The Lettered Bride™, which helped nearly 1,000 brides learn calligraphy for their own weddings.

After I mastered the basics of calligraphy, though, I wanted to learn more… so I gathered up a group of my favorite lettering artists from all around the world, coordinated an amazing curriculum, and produced the Modern Calligraphy Summit®, the world’s first online event of its kind. Soon after came the Watercolor Summit® and the Gouache Summit™, geared to helping students improve their painting skills step-by-step with the help of a diverse group of talented artists from around the world.

As the number of classes we’ve produced has grown over the years, I realized we needed a proper online shop so our customers could choose exactly what they want. So to mark the anniversary of our tenth (!!!) year in business, we’ve unbundled all of our classes and made them even more accessible than ever!

Art Summits® owner Ashley Matiash.
On set with Ashley and instructor Sarah Simon.

A tiny team with a big impact

We’re not a giant, faceless corporation, and we aren’t a VC-backed startup. We’re a small business (tiny, actually!) bootstrapped from the ground up in the United States with customers in 90 countries worldwide! We love working hard to provide you with high-quality art programs that will make your life more beautiful and creative.

Ashley and her late greyhound, Trixie, the sweetest dog who ever lived. 🌈

We believe in giving back

A portion of all proceeds from Art Summits® go to supporting God’s beautiful creatures through these amazing organizations: