May 24 2016

Summer Workshops


Watercolor Brush Lettering 

with Nicole Miyuki Santo

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 • 10 am – 1 pm • $145

In this 3-hour class, you will learn how to gain confidence with the brush, how to create a brush-lettering style and the steps to take a piece from concept to finalized piece. Nicole demonstrates how to transition to combining the letters into words, how to create/define your own style and how to blend colors to create an ombre look.

With the small class environment and Nicole’s teaching style, each student will receive one-on-one attention and individual help.

All supplies in a custom wooden box: 36 color watercolor palette, pad of paper that Nicole has found is best for scanning/creating work, 2 brushes, jar of white and gold ink and the booklet of information with Nicole’s lettering style and lesson plan.

If you have any questions, feel free to email



Early Intermediate Modern Calligraphy: Writing with Gouache

with Molly Super Thorpe of Plurabelle

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 • 10 am – 2 pm • $225

Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This four-hour, early intermediate workshop covers some of modern calligraphy’s most fun, popular techniques. You’ll learn how to write with gouache, calligraphy’s most versatile color medium, and how to achieve opaque white lettering on dark paper. Emphasis will be placed on refining and playing with letterforms – both upper and lowercase – with guidance on how to create your own unique style. We will also cover troubleshooting techniques for common issues faced by working calligraphers.

Whether you’ve taught yourself or learned from a teacher, if you can hold a calligraphy pen and write full words then this class is right for you! If you’ve ever taken one of my beginner workshops then you definitely qualify.

All the supplies you’ll need for the workshop, including a beautifully-packaged, deluxe kit, are included in the ticket price. This workshop includes:

  • 4 hours of instruction time with Molly Suber Thorpe
  • 2 tubes of calligraphy-grade gouache
  • 2 different pen nibs
  • 1 pen holder (feel free to bring your own if you have a favorite)
  • 2 mixing jars
  • 1 water pipette
  • 1 small paint brush
  • 1 pad of quality black paper
  • 1 pad of quality white paper
  • Plurabelle’s own resource and letter specimen booklet
  • Light refreshments throughout the class

Please email Molly directly with any questions:


Paper Flowers

with Sara Kim of Handmade by Sara Kim

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 • 10 am – 12 pm • $40

Click HERE to reserve your spot!

Come join us as we teach a step by step class on how to make paper flowers with regular card stock paper. We will be showing you how to make different types of paper flowers along with different ways to incorporate them into your wedding, events, and your home! We will be supplying all the materials, which include, card stock paper, scissors, glue, and a packet of paper to take home for practice along with light refreshments.  #letsmakeflowers

If you are interested in taking this class but it is sold out, please contact us to be on the waiting list. We will take the next students on the waiting list if we have cancellations and we will contact you once there is an open space. If you would like to issue a refund for this class, please let us know 2 weeks prior to the event date.

Floral Watercolors

with Dianuh of Chasing Linen

Saturday, August 27th, 2016 • 10 am – 1 pm • $95

Click HERE to reserve your spot!

In this 3-hour class, we will learn the basics of watercolor and will go onto painting fun floral designs! We will first go over tools that the instructor prefers to use then cover different watercolor techniques. Once we’ve gone through the material, students will practice making watercolor strokes and washes before going onto painting flowers and leaves. At the end of this class, you will be able to leave with your finished watercolor floral painting, own set of painting supplies and a fun new skill set that can be used for future projects! Each student will take home a watercolor starter kit, 13 page worksheet and a floral watercolor print for inspiration.

You can send any of your questions to Please be sure to include the workshop title and date in the subject.

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