Fall Classes.

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Be A Heart classes are finally coming to Los Angeles!!! I couldn't be more excited to have been invited by the new studio in my own neighborhood, Makers Mess, to teach four classes over the next two months.

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I am totally humbled and honored to be amongst so many amazing makers in the LA area. Check them all out here. And then sign up for classes via these links:

Beginner Modern Calligraphy

October 21st

November 14th

Beginner Brush Lettering

October 27th

November 17th

 

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I cannot wait to meet all of you!

xx, Erica

Brooklyn Hand Lettering Workshop.

We had such a blast teaching a workshop in July with Cultivate NYC in Brooklyn. The studio was in Fort Greene, just down the road from where I lived with Heart's Home in 2013 after returning from Brazil. I was seriously in awe of where my life has come since those days. 8

Kelsea of East Olivia and Amy of Parker Etc.  curated a beautiful setting. (And special thanks to Jennifer Trahan for capturing the day so beautifully.)

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I loved meeting all the wonderful students. Everyone was so bright.

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I wanted to a teacher since the age of three. I never thought it would look this way, but I was totally in my element.

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Practice is the most important part so I wanted to give everyone enough time. I spent (and spend) hours and hours practicing this craft.

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They all impressed me SO much!! Love how they all came out.

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I'll be hosting a similar brush lettering class in Phoenix on September 2nd so if you're in the area, join us here!

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.

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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