One workshop down, more to come
In September of 2016, I had the wonderful opportunity of teaching my first Modern Calligraphy Workshop in Petoskey, Michigan. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity. It would not have been possible without the following wonderful people who helped to make it such an enjoyable event! Firstly, Jessica from Simply Sweet by Jessica, who not only allowed us to use her beautiful space but also provided the most scrumptious desserts. Rachel and Miranda from Sincerely Ginger were uber supportive and helped make everything so pretty! William from Monarch Garden and Floral Design provided the beautiful flowers. AND last but definitely not least Alexandra from A. Meyers Photo and Design captured these lovely shots!
Now a little bit about the workshop:
I am just going to give a little introduction but I do believe that pictures speak louder than words, so please browse the selection of pictures below. This was my first time teaching others the art of calligraphy. There were no workshops of this sort where I live when I decided to learn calligraphy. I had to teach myself from resources I could find online. There was so much troubleshooting and second guessing. So organizing a workshop to make learning easier for others has been a long time goal of mine.
I also really love to connect with people one on one. I have taught various things before, for example, I was a ballet instructor for a number of years, and I also volunteer to conduct bible studies. So to be able to transfer this love of helping others and spreading artistry to the calligraphy world is very close to my heart. I live in Petoskey, in Northern Michigan, and it is one of my favorite places in the world. While I love the this community and the Northern Michigan lifestyle, there are times when it can feel isolated, especially when it comes to artistic and cultural outlets. So I am so happy to be planning more classes and providing some fun nights out in the future.
This class was a dream. The space was beautiful, and we had the best group of ladies and gentlemen who were excited to learn as well as relax and have a good time. Each person walked out with practical instructions, worksheets, and a complete beginner's kit to continue their calligraphy journey. It was so fun to meet people I had previously known only online!
I have decided to put future workshops on hold this winter. I need to focus on client projects, as well as some personal projects (such as online classes!) in the next few months. However, new classes are in the works for late winter/early spring at Drip Works, in downtown Petoskey, as well as in the Traverse City area! I am also contemplating teaching small intimate classes on a more regular basis in my studio, so if this interests you send me an email! In the meantime, if you don't want to miss out, sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know when new dates and venues open up! This class did sell out and I expect similar enthusiasm for upcoming classes. So to be sure you'll have a seat, add your email below! I promise I will not send you cat memes. Unless of course you want them. In the meantime, check out the pictures from our latest class!