Be A Heart Workshops - NYC

I am so so so excited to announce the dates of the workshops that I will be teaching while in New York in the next couple of weeks. calligraphy-styled-hand-lettering

Cultivate NYC Calligraphy Styled Hand Lettering

Wednesday, July 22nd 7pm to 10pm in Manhattan - tickets

Saturday, July 25th 11am to 2pm in Brooklyn  - tickets

My dear friend Kelsea of East Olivia asked me months ago if I would be interested in traveling to New York to teach some classes. Of course I jumped on the opportunity--I still have a deep love for the city. She let me come up with my own final project--a tree slice wall hanging. I keep seeing them EVERYWHERE and wanted to create my own. The workshop will cover hand lettering basics, layout, we'll get to play with all sorts of markers and brushes and then finally transfer everything over to a a cool piece of wood that you can hang in your house with whatever quote you want!

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I have found that lettering is SO much about experimentation and it gets really expensive when you have to buy all the pens for yourself, only to find that you like using one of the thirty-five you purchased. There will be lessons and time for practice, not to mention, they are in super rad locations around the city and you'll meet lots of new friends. (After all, Kelsea and I met years ago at a workshop ourselves!)

Cultivate NYC was born out of the desire for more spaces for creatives to connect with one another and to create beautiful things in the world that have purpose. As bloggers, designers and creatives we yearn to not only host events that give us the opportunity to learn a new craft or skill, but ultimately we are driven by the passion for fostering community and connection. We want you to leave our workshops with a new set of friends and something beautiful that you can add to your home or give as a gift to someone that you love.

Beginner-Brush-Lettering

Brooklyn Craft Company Beginner Brush Lettering

Sunday, July 26th in Greenpoint - tickets will be released shortly, keep checking here

When I lived in Brooklyn myself, I spent many weekends over at BkCraftCo. I offered my calligraphy skills to the sweet owner, Brett Bara and picked up so many new skills from the array of classes that they offer. I told her I would be back in town and we decided to offer a beginners class using brushes and watercolor. It will be a very basic class, two hours of learning and practicing.

I SO hope that you'll join me on one of the dates. They are going to be a great time.

XO, Erica