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2022 Summer 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: Origami Groups 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. 

Monday Origami with Sonia
Meets 7pm - 8pm EST every Monday night
Google Meet link:
meet.google.com/rsa-eqqj-yon

Beginners welcome. You just need simple origami paper. Come join us and meet fellow origami enthusiasts!

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 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! Not sure? Your first meeting is FREE, just call or send us a message.

SPECIAL EVENT: Summer Postcard Party

Mark your calendars! June 18th, all day Saturday, we celebrate Summer with postcards. Take a drawing class, sketch the Soho neighborhood around the studio and receive a free limited edition TRAVELER'S COMPANY x The Paper Seahorse postcard, and type a postcard in honor of World Typewriter Day.

FREE 

SPECIAL EVENT: A TRAVELER'S Notebook Meet Up - Wild Heart Free Spirit

Do  you have a love of all things TRAVELER’S NOTEBOOKS? Are you curious about this worldwide cult brand? Do you love journaling, planning and have a wild heart? This event was made for you. Come meet like-minded free spirits and get inspired. Your flight kit includes: official itinerary, boarding pass, materials for a travel make & take, TRAVELER'S FACTORY goodies, and many more surprises. THIS IS A VIRTUAL LIVE event. We will mail your travel goodies two weeks ahead of time. So sign up now and let’s spread the love of all things TRAVELER’S COMPANY. 

10 am – 12pm EST Saturday August 13th  

LETTER WRITING

Mer-Mail: Letter Writing for Mermaids and Mermen 

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 Tampa Bay Letter Writers Club and the Youth Letter Writers Alliance! This event is limited to 12 attendees. This online virtual class is geared for kids aged 9 - 13.. Sorry, no big kids allowed.

July 16th 10a - 12p

 

CALLIGRAPHY & LETTERING CLASSES  

Introduction to Brush Lettering

Our in person classes are starting again! The very popular Introduction to Brush Lettering with Amanda Kammarada is back. All materials are included. Come learn with Amanda in this LIVE in-studio class.

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 think 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!  

Two dates to choose from, both are 10am - 12pm EST at our flagship location in Tampa. June 11th and August 6th

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 a recorded online class you can take and have your kit sent to you. Register here.   

 

WRITING & JOURNALING CLASSES 

Meditative Drawing with Blackwings

The question is not what you look at, but what do you see. - Henry David Thoreau

Let's slow down, get quiet, keep it simple, and really see something. Taught by local artist Lynda Fishbourne, Lynda is known for her very popular Watercolor Journaling class. She fell in love with the graphite of the Blackwings and was inspired to create this experience to share with others.

June 18th 10am - 12pm EST

Gratitude Journaling

“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.”

This quote reminds us that we can be happy, we just need to recognize what we do have. Did you know it is a scientific fact that when you are appreciative, you cannot be sad? It is impossible for the brain to be both at the same time! Starting a regular gratitude journaling practice is a game changer. It will help you be more mindful and allow you to receive. In this class, your kit will have everything to start and design your very own journal. You will also learn techniques to begin the positive habit of journaling. Gratefulness starts here. 

This is an online, live class presented via Zoom. All materials will be sent ahead of time. The workshop also makes a wonderful group activity or team building across the miles.

Thursday June 30th 6 - 8pm EST

Teen Journaling

Smartphones and anxiety go hand in hand. Discovering tools to help us reconnect with ourselves are needed now more than ever. Depression, suicides and anxiety have exponentially risen in recent years. We believe the power of putting pen to paper will changes lives and allow kids to help navigate the world better. 

Come join us for this online live creative class where you will explore and experience the various types of journaling. Part of getting started is personalizing a practice that speaks to you. 

July 9th 10am - 12pm

Introduction to Journaling

⁠Journaling sparks creativity. Increases self-confidence, provides clarity, expands awareness, and reduces stress. A regular practice can be an important step towards self-care.⁠ ⁠ Have you ever wanted to journal but just didn’t know how to get started? Come join us for this online live class where you will explore and experience the various types of journaling. Part of getting started or being re-introduced to journaling is discovering a practice that speaks to you. ⁠ ⁠This online class includes a journaling starter kit that will be mailed to you two weeks prior to the workshop. All materials you need for class as well as more goodies to continue your journaling adventures.: two pens, two journals, inspiration, and more.⁠ ⁠

August 20th 10am - 12pm

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 an online recorded class you can take in the comfort of your own home. Immediate registration and kits are mailed out. Register for our most popular class here.

 

     

CREATE CHANGE NOW: SELF-DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

 

 

Finding Your Ikigai

What Do You Wake Up For?

The process of allowing the self's possibilities to blossom; of finding the intersection of your heart's desire and the world's needs. This self-development workshop will help you find your true purpose in life and aid you in your life's passion. You will walk away with a fresh perspective and a roadmap for your future, personally and professionally. This is a live, virtual experience via Zoom. Materials will be sent ahead of time. Space is limited due to the intimate and interactive nature of the workshop.

August 7, 2022 10am-4pm EST 

 

 

* 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 two weeks prior to the class date. Cancellations for store-credit can be made the week off 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: fountain pen friendly stationery, letterpress, 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.