The creative community has always been kind to us. Ever since launching Mint & Lovely in 2014, we’ve connected with some amazing people that have opened their hearts and their talents to us unselfishly. This same giving spirit was so apparent in our most recent Flourish: A Modern Calligraphy Workshop feat. loveletter studio that we hosted in Kansas City this September.
Scroll on to read more about the event and take in lots of beautiful photos from the day and make sure you make it all the way to the end where we’re making a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT about an upcoming workshop!
To start, we were blown away by the generosity of our venue host and photographer Sarah Sweeney. She is an incredibly talented photographer, mom to an adorable boy named Wilder and the proud owner of a stunning creative space called Market Studio that recently opened in Kansas City. We had the distinct honor of being one of the first events held there and to say her space was a dream come true was an understatement!
On top of bringing a new and exciting way to learn to creative, highlighting artists who have a strong desire to teach but feel overwhelmed with the prospect of planning, ticketing, and pulling together a full workshop experience is one of the main reasons we began hosting workshops. Our instructor for our Kansas City workshop, Lily Stork of loveletter studio did an amazing job of making each guest feel at ease immediately. Her one-on-one instruction allowed students to ask questions, get immediate feedback and hone their skills during the 2.5 hour class.
Katherine Taylor of Studio 421 Floral Design floored us with her custom vessels and stunning arrangements that adorned each table along with a flowing garland on the classroom chalkboard. Au Bon Macaron crafted up delicious champagne, blueberry hibiscus and mango macarons for our lucky guests.
Connecting our workshop guests with as many small business owners as possible is just another highlight that we love to include at our workshops. Not only did our guests head home with all of the materials they needed to continue practicing calligraphy but they also left with swag bags full of items from local KC vendors. Each item shined a spotlight on some of our favorite local businesses including Meta Coffee, A Little Papery, Rubia Rojo, 5b & Co Candles and our spotlight vendor Wild Juniper Jewelry.
We are honored know that each of our guests chose to invest in this unique experience and we always keep this at the forefront of our minds as we design and curate each detail of our workshops. “I LOVED the class! The decor and room set up were adorable and loved every detail. The instructor was super friendly and professional. I felt I learned a lot and am excited to start practicing”. We truly want our workshops to feel like an experience, not just a class. With that in mind, we make it a priority to design an inviting and beautiful space and gift a personalized item to each of our guests, cute tumblers with gold names this time!
Ready to join in and experience a Mint & Lovely workshop? You’re in luck! Mark your calendars for December 4th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when we’ll be hosting Gather: A Holiday Workshop!
Complete details will be released on our WORKSHOPS page on Monday October 31st! Make sure to sign up for our Lovely Insider mailing list to nab a code to access presale tickets one week before general admission tickets go on sale, we expect seats to go quickly!
Emilee + Haley