8/29 | Beginner Visual Journaling Workshop | Pleasant Grove, UT
August 29, 2019 | 5:30-9pm | Close To My Heart
Learn how to improve your penmanship and make keepsake journals for you and your family! Instructor Melissa Esplin will take you through the foundations of penmanship and then how to make it your very own! This is an in-person local class. See the online class if you'd like to learn calligraphy online.
In this 3 hour workshop, we'll cover how to hold a pen, proper letter structures, troubleshoot issues, and how to make it clever. You will leave with a knowledge of proper grip, posture, orientation, materials and basic print and cursive alphabets. You will have the tools necessary to start your journey mastering your own visual journaling!
- 3 hours of instruction
- Materials (pen, pencil, practice papers)
- An exclusive never-before seen handout!!!
- Post-class email with links to helpful resources
All skill levels (and lefties!!) are welcome. If you have prior experience, please come prepared with samples of your work and any questions you may have. Melissa will work one-on-one with you to make sure that you're adequately challenged throughout the class. No prior experience necessary.
Infants in arms are welcome. We're happy to provide you with a special space with privacy for feeding your child. Please contact us beforehand so we can make the appropriate adjustments to the classroom layout.
Please contact the organizer if you have dietary restrictions. We're happy to make accommodations.
No refunds. If you're unable to make it to the workshop, you can transfer your ticket to one of Melissa's online classes or you may sell your ticket to someone else. Attendees are responsible for selling tickets and notifying Melissa of any changes. Purchasing this local class does not give you access to the online class.
Sign up early to make sure to get your spot! The class is organized in a series of demonstrations and work time with one-on-one critiques, adjustments and encouragement.
See you there!
About the instructor:
Melissa Esplin has loved hand-lettering since she was very young. She started a stationery business at 15 and from there her passion for design and letters has only grown. She earned a BFA in Painting & Drawing at BYU with an unofficial “minor” in graphic design. She started out self-taught in calligraphy (it was bad) but has since taken classes from Jake Weidmann, Kathy Milici, Cora Pearl and Michael Sull to name a few. She’s been doing pen and ink since 2009 when she inherited her great-great grandfather's sign painting resource book.