We love workshops. Not only do you get to learn new skills and explore new creative outlets; but you also get to network and meet new people. To us, being able to connect with like-minded individuals, while exploring something you are passionate about, is what this whole community is all about. So today, we are so excited to share with you this post with from Taryn Sutherland, owner of Twinkle & Toast , and a look at one of her Calligraphy workshops in San Diego, CA.
Last year I've started instructing introduction to modern calligraphy workshops and they've really taken off! Recently I teamed up with my friend Melissa at Pow Wow Design Studio who graciously hosted me for a fun Sunday afternoon. Jasmine from Let's Frolic Together kindly came on board to snap all the fun.
The workshops are three hours long and I include all materials: ink, nibs, paper, customized worksheets, and more. I keep them intimate, with no more than 12 attendees. I go into detail about the history, terminology and techniques of pointed pen calligraphy and allow for plenty of one-on-one time while practicing. Their supplies are theirs to take home in a tote bag from The Printed Palette (designed with my custom calligraphy, as a collaboration)
Not only do I like for them to learn a skill with great detail, but it's important that we all have a fun time while out! I brought in some delicious bites from Water's Catering, treats Sweet Lydia's (topped with cupcake toppers from The Roc Shop), and of course wine from One Hope Wine. My friend Sarah from L&S Design Co. knocked it out of the park with beautiful floral arrangements to compliment this rad space. It's been amazing to see a community come together (both the awesome attendees and the vendors) in a creative and positive learning environment. It's a space we can have fun, network and learn from one another and try something new.
Workshops are happening regularly in San Diego and beyond, and would love to extend and invitation to anyone interested to join in on the future fun. Those interested in attending a future workshop can sign up for email notifications on my website: http://www.twinkleandtoast.com/email-list
Calligraphy/Workshop: Twinkle & Toast - @twinkleandtoast
Venue/Rentals: Pow Wow Design Studio - @powwowdesignstudio
Photography: Let's Frolic Together - @letsfrolictogether
Florals: L&S Design Co. - @catalinaneal
Catering: Water's Catering - @waterscatering
Dessert: Sweet Lydia's - @sweetlydiasofsd
Wine: One Hope Wine - @onehopewine
Cupcake toppers/Drink Stirrers: The Roc Shop @the_rocshop
Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon - @bellameribbon
Tote Bag Collaboration: The Printed Palette - @theprintedpalette
Taryn's Dress: For Love and Lemons - @forloveandlemons