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Class Descriptions

Summer 2020
Schedule of Workshops & Events


For the maker and curious creative looking for new artistic expressions, Paper Seahorse classes are modern and fun.  All materials included.  Bring an open heart and mind.  Learn something new, make with your hands, give from the heart. Register online and visit www.paperseahorse.com for updates. Please make sure to read our classes policy.*

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EVENTS + GUEST TEACHER WORKSHOPS     

SPECIAL EVENT: Florida Origami Group VIRTUAL Meet-Up, FREE and open to the public

Have you always wanted to try this ancient art of paper folding? Have you been folding in solitude? Have you tried to watch a video or read a pattern only to be frustrated? Or maybe you already fold and want to learn new models with fun and interesting people? Then we have the group for you! Our mission it to spread the joys of folding to all ages. We will be folding two to three models.

No experience is necessary. Please be warned, folding paper is addictive, meditative and highly enjoyable. 

This event is FREE, join us via Google Meet: meet.google.com/bgc-nzwq-dfy

July 18th Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm, FREE
August 1st Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm, FREE
August 15th Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm, FREE
August 29th Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm, FREE

SPECIAL EVENT: Tampa Bay Letter Writer's Social, Members Only
Calling anyone who loves writing and keeping in touch. This group is dedicated to those interested in letter writing, snail mail, and mail art. Our goal is to keep putting pen to paper, typing, and keeping the written word alive. This includes all forms of correspondence. We host regular letter writing socials and special events throughout Tampa Bay. We look forward to meeting everyone and bringing the joys of letter writing to as many folks as possible. Everybody brings something to share and we have a monthly theme.

If you’d like to join us throughout the year there is an annual membership fee of $35. Right now we are hosting virtual meet ups. We meet the last Saturday of each month except October, we will meet the Saturday before and we are off in December. Please become a member today and we will send you the online link to join our monthly meet ups!

July 25th Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm 
August 29th Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm
September 26th Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm
October 24th Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm

  

SPECIAL EVENT: What the Snail? A Youth Letter Writing, FREE and open to youth ages 9 -15

Come learn why snail mail is the hottest thing right now. Letter writing is so cool. Send a letter, get a letter back. Discover the power of the written word. Find out how to make your letters and cards stand out, how to properly address envelopes, the unique world of stamps and more. Each participant receives a letter writing kit to continue the journey as well as a membership into The Paper Seahorse Youth Letter Writers Alliance! This event is limited to 12 attendees. Pre-registration required. Sorry, no big kids allowed.

This will be reschedule. FREE

 

SPECIAL EVENT: “Inky Geeks” Fountain Pen VIRTUAL Meet-Up

If you love fountain pens, are curious about them, or are just getting started - this meetup is for you! We have had so many requests for a Tampa Bay Group that we are going to host regular socials. Come join us, bring your pens, and bring any burning questions you've had about pens. Refreshments will be provided for this afternoon meet up. We meet each quarter and alternate days/times: during the week at night and on the weekend during the day. Come get inky with us! This event is FREE and open to the public but please RSVP so we can send you link and password. 

July 30th Thursday 6pm - 7:30pm, FREE

 

 

ARTS & PAPER CRAFTS         

 

Mer-Mail: Letter Writing for Mermaids and Mermen. Coming soon.  

 

CALLIGRAPHY & LETTERING CLASSES  

 

 

Tombow Brush Pen Lettering 101
Are you interested in hand lettering but not sure where to begin? Have you seen the pretty lettering all over social media and in the stores and want to try to do it yourself? Do you have bad handwriting and are afraid to try to learn hand lettering? Then this class is for you! In this basics class, you will learn how to hold a Tombow brush pen along with the basic strokes needed to create letters. You will also learn how to letter the alphabet and then connect those letters to make words. This is a great introduction to get your feet wet with the Tombow brush markers. At the end of the class, you’ll leave with your own brush pens, practice sheets and the confidence to continue lettering!  Note: this is different than the Brush Pen Calligraphy technique class. Teacher: Amanda Kammarada 

This is now an online class that will be open for registration August 1, 2020!

 

   

 

WRITING & JOURNALING CLASSES     

Watercolor Journaling 101
In our fast-paced digital world, it’s challenging to slow down and just enjoy life. Watercolor Journaling can do just that by helping you relax, observe and notice the little things around you.

Journaling is all about you, about self-nurturing, and about knowing yourself better. Watercolors are a great companion to your journaling practice as they are portable, easy to use and lend themselves to happy playing.

In this workshop, you’ll learn some watercolor basics and simple tips for working with them. Start playing in your new journal, making colorful borders and backgrounds, plus more. Get ideas on what to paint and how to maintain a rewarding journaling experience. A portable watercolor set, a journal and 2 brushes are yours to take home and continue with the fun. Teacher: Lynda Fishbourne

This is becoming an online class, stay tuned!

 

     

CREATE CHANGE NOW: SELF-DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

 

A Paper Seahorse Experience: Mindfulness in Modern Times
In today’s hectic and frantic paced world, wouldn’t it be nice to reduce stress and anxiety? Exhale and find more calm? We have one precious life and we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to make it the best we can. In this two hour workshop, you will learn how to enhance the everyday with tools to help you slow down, be in the present moment and optimize happiness. Mindfulness concepts and techniques will be explored so you can start living a more peaceful and richer life. Your mini mindfulness kit is included.  Enjoy a digital detox with us.

This is going to become an online class, stay tuned.



 

* THE FINE PRINT/OUR POLICIES:

Registration required for all classes. Please register for all classes either on the phone, in the studio, or online – space is limited and some classes fill up quickly.  We need a minimum number of students to hold any class.  Payment is due in full when registering.  

To receive a refund, class cancellation requests must be received one week prior to the class date. Cancellations for store-credit can be made within the week, up to 48-hours before the class start-time. Due to the nature of planning and material prep, we cannot offer a refund or store-credit for cancellations within 48 hours of the class or for “no-shows” the day of. Pre-registration is required for classes and events.

We try very hard to host a class that you are registered for, however sometimes unexpected class cancellations do happen. In the event your class is cancelled, we will notify you immediately- we try to give a 48 hours notice. You will have the option to transfer to another class, receive a refund, or wait until the class is scheduled again.

Classes start promptly on time. Please arrive a few minutes early to get settled.  If you arrive 15+ minutes after the class starts, you will have to reschedule and there will be no refund.  Classes are appropriate for ages 13 and up, unless otherwise noted.

 


 

 

Private, Group Lessons And Parties Available

If you are unavailable to attend a scheduled class, we can hold any class on the schedule with a minimum of five students. Private party classes have a minimum of six students and a maximum of 12.  Want to have a girls’ night out?  A friends’ crafternoon? We offer birthday parties (adults/kids) wedding and baby showers, too.  Contact us today to set up your next class via phone: 813.251.8096, email:hello@paperseahorse.com or better yet, stop in the studio, we’d love to meet you!

 

ABOUT THE PAPER SEAHORSE
The Paper Seahorse is a studio for creativity and mindfulness. Helping solve the digital dilemma is our specialty.  Curating handwritten and handmade experiences, we are dedicated to celebrating the creative spirit and the makers.From stationery finds, creative classes and special events, we have the tools to help you digitally detox.Mindfulness starts here with us.

 

Specialty Stationery

We offer a carefully curated collection of modern and nostalgic goods for the art of writing, paper and presentation.  These include: stationery, letterpress, custom and handmade invitations, giftwrap, writing instruments and accessories.

 

Creative Classes

For the maker and curious creative looking for new creative expressions, Paper Seahorse classes are modern and fun. These classes are also perfect for girls’ night out, date night, parties and special events.  All materials and refreshments are included.  Bring an open heart and mind.  Learn something new, make with your hands, give from the heart.  We also offers creative classes, pop-up events, wedding and baby showers as well as birthday parties for kids little and big.

 

Tampa Type: Typewriter Experiences

Our signature “writing bar” consists of a curated selection of typewriters from the 20’s to the 70’s ready for creating. We also specialize in customizing typewriter rentals for photo shoots props/display and parties. Tampa Type has the largest inventory of restored vintage typewriters for sale in Florida. Tampa Type’s permanent home is The Paper Seahorse.