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Intro to Hand Lettering Workshop

  • Steadfast Supply 301 Tingey Street Southeast #120 Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)

SUNDAY, MAY 19TH, 2019
2:00PM - 4:00PM

Join Samantha Testa, the owner of Painted Palettes, at Steadfast Supply for an afternoon of hand lettering and good vibes!

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN: In this workshop, you will learn the basics of hand lettering using four unique pens perfect for brush calligraphy and faux calligraphy. You will have a personalized workbook that walks you through the step by step process and provides four different styles to practice.

We'll go over the basics so if you are a total newbie...don't worry, you've got this. If you have done some hand lettering before but would just like some more guidance, we can make that happen, too!

WHAT YOU'LL MAKE: You will have several blank greeting cards ready for you to letter on and personalize to make your own set.

WHAT'S PROVIDED: The workshop fee includes a personalized hand lettering workbook with several styles of lettering, 4 unique pens perfect for hand lettering, and access to shared materials to complete the workshop skills and make your greeting card set, and light sips and snacks!

*Please note: We will NOT be covering traditional, dip pen calligraphy. This is a modern hand lettering class, using pen and marker techniques.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Samantha Testa is an artist living in Washington, DC. In her hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, her grandfather instilled a love of creating art that has lasted her entire life. In January of 2016 she made this love official and created her business, Painted Palettes.  Since then, Samantha can be found teaching hand lettering workshops and she spends time painting commissioned artwork and expanding her growing line of prints and stationery. Sam loves puns, coffee, red wine, pickles, fresh flowers, 70-degree days, brand new markers, and the "little things." When Samantha studied abroad in Italy many years ago, she visited an artist's studio in Ravenna. Posted on the door of this studio was a simple sign.  It said, "Life without art is stupid." She agrees wholeheartedly.

All attendees will receive 10% off any day-of Steadfast Supply purchase :)