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A Beginner's Guide to Keeping a Journal
In the age of Facebook and Insta-everything, keeping a journal may seem antiquated. But if you're interested in slowing down and reaching beyond the status updates, this class is for you! The aim of this class is to cut out the intimidation factor of the blank page and teach you how to use your own individual style to spark and maintain the practice. Students can expect discussion, demonstration, and application in this class.
You will also have the opportunity to select a journal to take home, as well as a kit containing entry prompts, tips of the trade, and examples of mixed media extras to take home. Basic writing supplies will be provided, and students are encouraged to bring a journal if they already have one.
Block Printing Basics
This workshop teaches you the basics of block printing. We will create a simple stamp to print by hand. You will design into a block, then learn how to cut into the block to create a variety of markings and textures. The printing press will be employed to make the final prints. This is an excellent beginners workshop introducing you to the artistic process of printmaking!
Teacher – Judy Bales
Double Dip - Guided Practice for Modern Calligraphy
So you’ve taken one of our Modern Calligraphy classes and loved it, but you’d like a little bit more guided practice – you’re welcome to Double Dip at The Paper Seahorse. This is a great “in-between,” stepping-stone, refresher-type class for those who have taken a Beginners Class in pointed pen calligraphy but aren’t ready to make the leap to Intermediate. In this class we will continue style development and review helpful drills for spacing, letterform consistency, and common letter groupings. While the class will feature primarily lowercase letter forms, Double Dip would benefit anyone who has taken either class (Beginners or Intermediate) and wants more guided instruction to progress their intentional practice.
Teacher - Risha Roa
Finding Your Ikigai Workshop
Ikigai: the process of allowing the self’s possibilities to blossom; of finding the intersection of your heart’s desire and the world’s needs. Self discovery of your “reason for being” will bring satisfaction and meaning to life. It also lays the foundation for your story. This full day workshop will help you find your true purpose in life and aid you in your life’s passion. Bring your gifts and talents to others. This hands-on, interactive workshop will balance both sides of your brain. You will walk away with a fresh perspective and a roadmap for your future personally and professionally. Includes lunch. Teacher – Tammy Wright/Tona Bell
April 17th Sunday 9:30 am - 4pm
Hand Lettering with Watercolors
Hand Lettering: An Introduction
Different than calligraphy or penmanship, lettering is the art of drawing letterforms to illustrate a quote, word, or concept. In this class, you'll learn the basics of drawing 10 different lettering styles and explore creative ways to illustrate your favorite quote or saying. At the end of the class, you'll walk away with a piece that you hand-drew and colored, and be able to apply these new skills in artwork, gifts and fancy envelope addressing and more!
Teacher – Christina Lembo
Just a Dip – Introduction to Modern Calligraphy (Beginners)
If you’re interested in learning pointed pen calligraphy with a modern twist, or just want to try something new – this class is for you! This class is geared towards beginners; so if you’ve never picked up a calligraphy pen before don’t be scared to join us. We’ll be covering the basics, including prepping your pen to take its first ink dip, understanding ink flow and pressure essential to pointed pen calligraphy, and the creation of basic script letterforms. You’ll walk away with the basic fundamentals of modern calligraphy, the ability to replicate or produce your own lowercase alphabet, and the encouragement to practice and develop your own lettering style – all without having to have perfect handwriting! Basic supplies for this class will be provided and kits will be available for purchase if you’d like to practice your calligraphy at home (which is totally encouraged!).
Teacher – Risha Roa
Let’s Write Pretty – Modern Calligraphy 101 (Intermediate)
This class is ideal if you’ve completed the Intro to Modern Calligraphy class or any similar beginners class in pointed pen calligraphy. We’ll build on the basics of Intro and jump right into learning uppercase letterforms. We’ll learn how to use various materials (like colored inks) and have plenty of practice time to work on connecting letters to composing phrases. We’ll work further to develop, embrace, and refine your own style and at the end we’ll learn how to bring your finished compositions into the computer for digital editing. This is an easy way to apply your lettering to images for Facebook, Instagram, and blogs. Basic supplies for this class will be provided and you are more than welcome to bring your own calligraphy supplies to class. Kits will also be available for purchase if you’d like to practice your calligraphy at home.
Teacher – Risha Roa
Mindfulness with Midori Traveler's Notebook
We all know how cool it is to carry a beautiful Midori Traveler's Notebook. But, how do we actually use it? If you have been been wondering how to get started with the Midori notebook system, this class is for you. Creative visualization is the key to achieving our desires. You will learn these techniques to guide you in 2016. We will begin the class by reviewing the system in general and share the different ways users are customizing notebooks for their own needs. Our class activity will introduce participants to weekly journaling and provide prompts for tying in 2016 goals and resolutions. We'll also demonstrate how to incorporate personal mission/vision boards into journaling. Your Midori kit is included in the workshop fee (pen, stickers, labels, washi tape, Weekly Memo Planner Diary Notebook)
Teacher - Tammy Wright
Origami Oh My!
In this introduction class, you will learn the history of origami, the basic folds, and several simple models. You will also explore the more complex art of the fold and origami inspired creations. Students receive a starter kit with an assortment of outstanding papers and models. Warning: Be careful before signing up, origami is extremely addictive and can cause you to go into a folding frenzy. Teacher – Tona Bell
May 12th Thursday 6 - 8pm