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A Beginner's Guide to Keeping a Journal
In the age of Facebook and Insta-everything, keeping a journal might 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 hose to use your own individual style to spark and maintain the practice. Students can expect discussion, demonstration, and application in this class.
They will receive 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.
If you don't, no worries! You will leave equipped with new techniques and the courage to journal the details of your days.
Teacher - Laura Beth Knepler
Chunky and cozy handmade cowls are all the rage right now. Complete one yourself using the best most efficient tools of all – your own two hands. Please bring your hands and arms to complete the project for this class. *Moved from February 12th.
Teacher – Julie Clarke
Blogging For Makers And Creators
A blog helps you connect with an audience of dedicated fans of your work, it tells the story of you and your creations, and lets the world get a behind the scenes peak of what, where, why, and how you create.
A blog is an essential part of building your brand on the internet.
In this beginning class we will cover:
- What is a blog and why would I want one?
- Your blog and getting found on the internet (a non-techy guide to SEO)
- Exploration of blogging platforms (free and paid)
- Anatomy of a blog post
- Now what? What to do after you write your blog post.
- Rinse. Repeat. How often do I need to do this blog thing?
- Is this thing on? How to let the world know your blog exists.
Closing notes. Newsletters. Ecommerce. Branching out from blog to full-blown website.
Teacher – Jodi Fritch
Boho Tassel Necklace
How would you like to be complimented on your beautiful and trendy necklace?
How would you like to respond, "Thanks, I made it myself?" That's exactly what will happen when you make and take this super fun and creative class. This easygoing class goes perfect with a glass of wine and your favorite girlfriends. All materials included.
Teacher - Julie Clarke
Learn several techniques to make books for many different uses: from journaling; to notes and sketching, you will be inspired by simple bookbinding techniques to quick and easy formats. In this class we will cover a brief history of book making, learn basic book making techniques and create several that you will cherish forever.
Teacher – Tona Bell
Branding for Creatives: A Crash Course Class
Designed for creative entrepreneurs and independent artists and makers starting their own business, this 2-hour branding crash course covers the basics of what you need to know to build an identity for your business and communicate that identity to potential customers. We'll talk about brand values, target audiences, and how to tie it all together. You'll walk away with the framework for building your own brand, and an action plan for moving forward.
Teacher – Christina Lembo
Capturing Your Children’s Memorable Moments - A Beginners Photography Workshop for Parents
Crochet like a Grandma!
Listen. Grandma was waaay cooler than we knew. Crochet is a classic and it’s back in fashion. Learn about different types of yarn, gauge, and other helpful tools. Learn to chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, increase, decrease and finish off your work.
Teacher – Julie Clarke
Documenting 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
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
Explorations in Creative Writing
Creative writing is like dance. Yes, we move everyday, and yet when we open our heart, and connect movements to our emotions and spirit, it becomes art. The same is true of our words. Words, when generated from deep within, have the power to affect us in unexpected ways. We all have the ability to write creatively. In this mini workshop you will not only learn about how to tap into this creativity, you will also have the opportunity to experience generating words from a profoundly personal and creative place. This class is for anyone with a desire to express themselves; from beginners to old pros. No prerequisite necessary.
Teacher – Randy Rosenthal