On a chilly and bright day in November, local women donned their cutest outfits + cheery attitudes and met together with the common goal of learning calligraphy. Flourish: A Modern Calligraphy Workshop had been a dream of ours for quite some time and seeing it all come together in the most wonderful way was such a treat. We love finding unexpected spaces in our city and envisioning just how we can highlight its natural beauty. We did just that by choosing to host the workshop at The Mobile Design Box, a blank slate venue for creatives set against the North End buildings downtown Milwaukee. Fresh pour over coffee and delicious pastries from Colectivo welcomed the guests.
When we met Angela of Saffron Avenue, we knew we had met our perfect match to teach the workshop. She not only creates brands for some very notable clients, but she’s been honing her craft of calligraphy for years. Angela led guests through the basics of modern pointed pen calligraphy like how to prep the nib, hold the pen and gave out tips and tricks to ensure the best possible results for all in attendance.
Supporting local businesses is a value we hold dear and our workshop swag bags were no different. Each guest headed home with not only all of the materials needed to continue honing their new skill at home but a hand dyed tote bag stuffed with items from some of our favorite local small businesses. Handcrafted bracelets, fragrant body scrub and hand painted macarons were just a few of the beautiful items guests took home along with all of the supplies they needed to continue practicing their newly learned artform.
The response to Flourish was overwhelming! We were so humbled by the amount of women that wanted to invest in an experience and learn a great skill in the process.
In fact, we’ve received so many inquiries asking if we’ll be hosting another workshop that we’ve decided to offer another calligraphy workshop on Sunday, April 9 in order to allow even more people to take part in this one of a kind experience!
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