Calligraphy and Cocktails!

with Sam Meyer

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4.9 | 44 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners at Rhine Hall Distillery 


Join Delaina Doshi at Rhine Hall Distillery as we learn the art of Modern Calligraphy. 


In this two-hour workshop, we will begin by learning how to prepare the nib and ink for writing. Then we will practice the basics strokes of script calligraphy, and you will gain confidence as we move into letters and then words. Finally, we will begin working on a small project to take home!. As we practice in the tasting room of Rhine Hall, we'll sip on a delicious cocktail! 


If you've never been to Rhine Hall, you're in for a treat! This family-owned distillery makes fruit-based brandies made from fresh fruit from the Great Lakes Region, and their expert bartenders whip up unique, tasty cocktails in their beautiful tasting room. You can see their seasoning tasting room cocktail menu here. If you're interested, you can also sign up for a distillery tour, which will take place right after the calligraphy class. (I do recommend signing up in advance, as the 3:00 tour often sells out.)


This date is hosted by Delaina Doshi of Delaina J Designs. Please see Sam's bio below or check out her Instagram to learn more about her! 


  


Please note: Left-handers are definitely encouraged to try calligraphy, but it can be more challenging! Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions. 

What You Can Expect
  • 1 Pointed nib + penholder to take home
  • 1 Bottle of black ink to take home
  • Specially designed practice sheets to learn basic strokes, letters and words
  • Supplies needed to create a small project to take home
  • 1 Seasonal Rhine Hall Cocktail
Please Note

This experience has a minimum of 10 students required to go forward. If we don’t reach, you’ll have the option to make it a private class, transfer to another date or experience, or receive a refund.

Cancellation Policy
Location
Rhine Hall Distillery Tasting Room
2010 W. Fulton Street,
Chicago , IL , 60612

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

This workshop is led by two different professional calligraphers, Sam Meyer and Delaina Doshi. Please look at each date's description to know which teacher is leading this date's class.

ABOUT SAM:
Hey, I'm Sam, owner of Samantha Meyer Studio! My favorite things include guacamole, traveling, and taking naps with my dachshund mix, Iggy. I taught myself calligraphy a few years ago. I designed my first invitation suite for my own wedding, and then I was hooked! I love designing custom stationery for weddings all over the world.

website: www.samanthameyerstudio.com
insta: instagram.com/samanthameyerstudio

ABOUT DELAINA:
Hi! I’m Delaina, owner of Delaina J Designs. I’m a small town gal living in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. I enjoy a good cup of cold brew (I personally think my husband’s is the best), a relaxing windows-down drive, & a workout at my local Pure Barre studio.

In 2016, I started lettering by addressing envelopes for a friend’s wedding. I never thought my new found hobby would become a true #sidehustle. I specialize in wedding stationary & signage, chalk design & apparel design.

website: www.delainaj.com
insta: instagram.com/delaina_j

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Danielle Renee S.
    Reviewed on 05/18/19

    This was such a great class! Sam was a wonderful teacher and I learned a lot.

    This was such a great class! Sam was a wonderful teacher and I learned a lot.

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    Vianey A.
    Reviewed on 05/12/19

    This was my first calligraphy class and first Dabble. It was great! Sam (teacher) was friendly, respectful, patient and was a great instructor. I hope I can take another class by her soon (when is the next Harry Potter class?!).

    This was my first calligraphy class and first Dabble. It was great! Sam (teacher) was friendly, respectful, patient and was a great instructor. I hope I can take another class by her soon (when is the next Harry Potter class?!).

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    Basia Z.
    Reviewed on 05/11/19

    I enjoyed this class. This class teaches you the basics and sets you up to keep practicing at home.

    I enjoyed this class. This class teaches you the basics and sets you up to keep practicing at home.

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    Cheewasri B.
    Reviewed on 04/13/19

    The class was very enjoyable. Delaina is awesome and very helpful.

    The class was very enjoyable. Delaina is awesome and very helpful.

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    Kamaca C.
    Reviewed on 04/04/19

    It was a good opportunity to practice and get feedback. I appreciated getting a nib, pen and ink. Sam was encouraging and very clear and easy in her guidance. It was a great evening.

    It was a good opportunity to practice and get feedback. I appreciated getting a nib, pen and ink. Sam was encouraging and very clear and easy in her guidance. It was a great evening.

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    Emma P.
    Reviewed on 04/04/19

    Highly recommend this class! Sam is super friendly and a great teacher. I was surprised by how much progress I was able to make in just a couple of hours, and I'm excited to continue practicing :-)

    Highly recommend this class! Sam is super friendly and a great teacher. I was surprised by how much progress I was able to make in just a couple of hours, and I'm excited to continue practicing :-)

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    Evan B.
    Reviewed on 04/03/19

    Sam was an amazing instructor! She spoke to the tools and how they work, gave great visuals, was inclusive to everyone in the class and kept things moving along without rushing anyone! I recommend this class to ANYONE interested in beginner calligraphy.

    Sam was an amazing instructor! She spoke to the tools and how they work, gave great visuals, was inclusive to everyone in the class and kept things moving along without rushing anyone! I recommend this class to ANYONE interested in beginner calligraphy.

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    Lauren C.
    Reviewed on 03/30/19

    The class was so much fun, and I appreciate that everyone was able to go to at their own pace. Delaina was awesome!

    The class was so much fun, and I appreciate that everyone was able to go to at their own pace. Delaina was awesome!

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    Emily F.
    Reviewed on 03/16/19

    Sam’s Calligraphy and Cocktails class was such a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon! The class was organized, personal, and relaxed. It was very clear that Sam is an experienced teacher - she made this new skill accessible and was so encouraging! I’m so excited to continue to practice what I learned!

    Sam’s Calligraphy and Cocktails class was such a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon! The class was organized, personal, and relaxed. It was very clear that Sam is an experienced teacher - she made this new skill accessible and was so encouraging! I’m so excited to continue to practice what I learned!

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    Mike P.
    Reviewed on 02/25/19

    This was not exactly my favorite workshop as it felt like something I could've done on my own. The teacher was helpful and was available to answer any questions, but I do wish that there was a little more to this workshop than individually working on our packets. It would've been more interesting if we were all working together on something unique to the individual class. I also discovered that this style of calligraphy is much more formal and old-fashioned which didn't necessarily mesh with what I was hoping for which is more of a lettering styling (marker and sharpie script work). At any rate, it was a good intro class but I think it was overpriced for what I got out of it.

    This was not exactly my favorite workshop as it felt like something I could've done on my own. The teacher was helpful and was available to answer any questions, but I do wish that there was a little more to this workshop than individually working on our packets. It would've been more interesting if we were all working together on something unique to the individual class. I also discovered that this style of calligraphy is much more formal and old-fashioned which didn't necessarily mesh with what I was hoping for which is more of a lettering styling (marker and sharpie script work). At any rate, it was a good intro class but I think it was overpriced for what I got out of it.

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    Rachel G.
    Reviewed on 02/24/19

    My sister and I agreed that the 1.5 hour drive was worth it! Our instructor Deliana was so fun and her skill was just what we were looking for!

    My sister and I agreed that the 1.5 hour drive was worth it! Our instructor Deliana was so fun and her skill was just what we were looking for!

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    Amanda A.
    Reviewed on 02/14/19

    The class was well taught and very enjoyable!

    The class was well taught and very enjoyable!

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    Stacey W.
    Reviewed on 11/21/18

    I had a wonderful time at this event! The vibe of the distillery was awesome and the drinks were really tasty. Sam was a very welcoming teacher and answered all questions and made sure to help us out when we needed. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to learn a new skill or have some fun with friends!

    I had a wonderful time at this event! The vibe of the distillery was awesome and the drinks were really tasty. Sam was a very welcoming teacher and answered all questions and made sure to help us out when we needed. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to learn a new skill or have some fun with friends!

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    Stacy B.
    Reviewed on 11/11/18

    Had a great time at Calligraphy and Cocktails! Materials were of a high quality, organized, and well-thought out. Sam is an enthusiastic teacher and excited to share feedback and tips!

    Had a great time at Calligraphy and Cocktails! Materials were of a high quality, organized, and well-thought out. Sam is an enthusiastic teacher and excited to share feedback and tips!

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    Lily W.
    Reviewed on 07/29/18

    Really loved this class and the location's atmosphere! Sam is the nicest -- super encouraging and explained the technical aspect of calligraphy really well. Great class for beginners, and a relaxing, meditative way to get your creative juices flowing.

    Really loved this class and the location's atmosphere! Sam is the nicest -- super encouraging and explained the technical aspect of calligraphy really well. Great class for beginners, and a relaxing, meditative way to get your creative juices flowing.

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    Jennifer G.
    Reviewed on 07/29/18

    Sam is a great instructor and the class was a lot of fun. She provided materials we could take with us and followed up with more helpful resources. Unique venue and a cocktail to boot made it even better! I would definitely take another class with Sam - she's delightful!

    Sam is a great instructor and the class was a lot of fun. She provided materials we could take with us and followed up with more helpful resources. Unique venue and a cocktail to boot made it even better! I would definitely take another class with Sam - she's delightful!

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    Elizabeth O.
    Reviewed on 06/04/18

    I thoroughly enjoyed this class! Sam is an excellent teacher and quite hilarious also :). She gave great feedback and tips on lettering and materials to use. With the class included a pen holder, ink and a nib as well as practice sheets to use at home. I would definitely take one of her classes in the future. If you love the art of handwriting and lettering this is the class for you! The cocktails are amazing too!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this class! Sam is an excellent teacher and quite hilarious also :). She gave great feedback and tips on lettering and materials to use. With the class included a pen holder, ink and a nib as well as practice sheets to use at home. I would definitely take one of her classes in the future. If you love the art of handwriting and lettering this is the class for you! The cocktails are amazing too!

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    Cc W.
    Reviewed on 06/04/18

    Sam was great and the venue was awesome. Highly recommend.

    Sam was great and the venue was awesome. Highly recommend.

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    Julie S.
    Reviewed on 05/08/18

    The class was fun and informative. Sam let's you go at your own pace and is very helpful when you have any questions or want tips. Class attendance had various levels (modern calligraphy and brush lettering) and everyone was able to learn something new. I highly recommend the class.

    The class was fun and informative. Sam let's you go at your own pace and is very helpful when you have any questions or want tips. Class attendance had various levels (modern calligraphy and brush lettering) and everyone was able to learn something new. I highly recommend the class.

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    Emily S.
    Reviewed on 04/08/18

    I had a wonderful time in Sam’s calligraphy class. She explained the process well starting with the very basics of how to hold the pen properly and then we moved into actual strokes. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of pen and ink calligraphy.

    I had a wonderful time in Sam’s calligraphy class. She explained the process well starting with the very basics of how to hold the pen properly and then we moved into actual strokes. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of pen and ink calligraphy.

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    Pauline A.
    Reviewed on 03/03/18

    Sam did an amazing job of walking us through the basics of calligraphy. By the end of the session i felt super comfortable with writing! Great atmosphere in the distillery with amazing drinks! I would definitely do this again!!!

    Sam did an amazing job of walking us through the basics of calligraphy. By the end of the session i felt super comfortable with writing! Great atmosphere in the distillery with amazing drinks! I would definitely do this again!!!

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    Janet M.
    Reviewed on 02/11/18

    This was a terrific dabble class! Sam was fun and informative. She spent time with all of us to make sure we were understanding the strokes and process. We even had a fun take away of creating or own drink flags! The venue was really great and provided amazing drinks. I would strongly recommend.

    This was a terrific dabble class! Sam was fun and informative. She spent time with all of us to make sure we were understanding the strokes and process. We even had a fun take away of creating or own drink flags! The venue was really great and provided amazing drinks. I would strongly recommend.

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    Victoria S.
    Reviewed on 02/11/18

    I’m so glad I took this class! Sam was a very easy going and helpful instructor and I feel like I got enough from the class to build my confidence so that I can now go out and practice on my own. Sam gave us great advice and resources to keep dabbling in calligraphy.

    I’m so glad I took this class! Sam was a very easy going and helpful instructor and I feel like I got enough from the class to build my confidence so that I can now go out and practice on my own. Sam gave us great advice and resources to keep dabbling in calligraphy.

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    Tara S.
    Reviewed on 09/15/17

    Sam's teaching style and class were so perfect for a beginner! Calligraphy seemed a little intimidating on my own or with an intense teacher but I am SO happy I went to Sam's class. She has a great hands off teaching style where she shoes the techniques but lets you go at your own pace, which I really appreciated. She is super encouraging and helpful. I cannot wait to take another class with her!

    Also, the space the class was held was BEAUTIFUL! I am now obsessed with Great Lakes Home. If you haven't been, go ASAP!

    Sam's teaching style and class were so perfect for a beginner! Calligraphy seemed a little intimidating on my own or with an intense teacher but I am SO happy I went to Sam's class. She has a great hands off teaching style where she shoes the techniques but lets you go at your own pace, which I really appreciated. She is super encouraging and helpful. I cannot wait to take another class with her!

    Also, the space the class was held was BEAUTIFUL! I am now obsessed with Great Lakes Home. If you haven't been, go ASAP!

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    Ashley B.
    Reviewed on 09/10/17

    Sam was an amazing instructor! She made the class fun while still teaching us all the tools we needed to know. Calligraphy can feel very intimidating, but her approach and hands off teaching style allowed everyone to go at their own pace and feel comfortable with their progress! I would definitely go back!

    Sam was an amazing instructor! She made the class fun while still teaching us all the tools we needed to know. Calligraphy can feel very intimidating, but her approach and hands off teaching style allowed everyone to go at their own pace and feel comfortable with their progress! I would definitely go back!

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    Connie M.
    Reviewed on 08/22/17

    Terrific class, teacher was informative and helpful and made class setting fun for all. I'm now inspired to doing calligraphy and would love to take an advanced class next !!!!!

    Terrific class, teacher was informative and helpful and made class setting fun for all. I'm now inspired to doing calligraphy and would love to take an advanced class next !!!!!

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    Irene G.
    Reviewed on 08/22/17

    I loved this class!! I always wanted to learn Calligraphy and this class is the perfect entry to that art. Sam, the teacher (and she really is a teacher), is fantastic and made every person feel at ease. She was very engaging and gave everyone tips on how to better complete their tasks. I would definitely take other classes from Sam...she is awesome!

    I loved this class!! I always wanted to learn Calligraphy and this class is the perfect entry to that art. Sam, the teacher (and she really is a teacher), is fantastic and made every person feel at ease. She was very engaging and gave everyone tips on how to better complete their tasks. I would definitely take other classes from Sam...she is awesome!

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    Alisha H.
    Reviewed on 07/24/17

    The calligraphy class with Samantha was very fun and I look forward to trying another class with her. I was interested in taking the class to improve my address labeling to pen pals. The class provided the tools and practice time with a calligraphy pro.

    The calligraphy class with Samantha was very fun and I look forward to trying another class with her. I was interested in taking the class to improve my address labeling to pen pals. The class provided the tools and practice time with a calligraphy pro.

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    Delaina D.
    Reviewed on 07/24/17

    I found Sam's class via a local makers group we are both part of. I was interested in trying calligraphy after practicing "faux"ligraphy/hand-lettering for the last year. I had previously tried pointed pen calligraphy and had gotten extremely frustrated. Sam was a great instructor and the class was so fun! It was set in a beautiful home store & our group had a big table where we could all spread out. Sam talked through all of the skills and was able to help us perfect our grips & strokes - exactly what I struggled trying to teach myself on my own! We left the class with a good baseline of skills and all of the tools to keep practicing. I would definitely recommend taking this course if you're interested in learning a new and fun hobby or perfecting your calligraphy!

    I found Sam's class via a local makers group we are both part of. I was interested in trying calligraphy after practicing "faux"ligraphy/hand-lettering for the last year. I had previously tried pointed pen calligraphy and had gotten extremely frustrated. Sam was a great instructor and the class was so fun! It was set in a beautiful home store & our group had a big table where we could all spread out. Sam talked through all of the skills and was able to help us perfect our grips & strokes - exactly what I struggled trying to teach myself on my own! We left the class with a good baseline of skills and all of the tools to keep practicing. I would definitely recommend taking this course if you're interested in learning a new and fun hobby or perfecting your calligraphy!

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    Rachel F.
    Reviewed on 06/02/17

    I really enjoyed this class. I liked that the beginning was very instructional and then we had the chance to work at our own pace. It was nice to get a little starter pack -- calligraphy pen, nib, ink, practice sheets. To top it off, the class was in a really cool space with yummy cocktails and cookies. I highly recommend this class!

    I really enjoyed this class. I liked that the beginning was very instructional and then we had the chance to work at our own pace. It was nice to get a little starter pack -- calligraphy pen, nib, ink, practice sheets. To top it off, the class was in a really cool space with yummy cocktails and cookies. I highly recommend this class!

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    Allie S.
    Reviewed on 05/22/17

    I loved this class! Sam was a great teacher - she had a lot of helpful tips for how to make your calligraphy look more modern, which I needed since I had never done calligraphy before. She also shared a bunch of calligraphy resources with us via email after class. The venue was cute and they served delicious cocktails and cookies - overall, a great experience. I hope to do the class again with a friend.

    I loved this class! Sam was a great teacher - she had a lot of helpful tips for how to make your calligraphy look more modern, which I needed since I had never done calligraphy before. She also shared a bunch of calligraphy resources with us via email after class. The venue was cute and they served delicious cocktails and cookies - overall, a great experience. I hope to do the class again with a friend.

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    Jessica R.
    Reviewed on 04/30/17

    This was a such a fun class! I didn't know what to expect, but the pace was low key and fun. Great instructor, who made sure we all covered everything we wanted to cover, but also let the class flow (so that it didn't seem too rigid). Location (Great Lakes Home) was wonderful - and the cocktails they made were delicious. I wish I could go there every Saturday and drink cocktails and hang with Sam.

    This was a such a fun class! I didn't know what to expect, but the pace was low key and fun. Great instructor, who made sure we all covered everything we wanted to cover, but also let the class flow (so that it didn't seem too rigid). Location (Great Lakes Home) was wonderful - and the cocktails they made were delicious. I wish I could go there every Saturday and drink cocktails and hang with Sam.

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    Michelle M.
    Reviewed on 04/05/17

    Sam was a delightful instructor and had very specific feedback for each student, which was so helpful! She's super sweet and very down-to-earth. You should definitely take this class as a first intro to pointed pen!

    Sam was a delightful instructor and had very specific feedback for each student, which was so helpful! She's super sweet and very down-to-earth. You should definitely take this class as a first intro to pointed pen!

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    Lizzie K.
    Reviewed on 03/22/17

    A great class! Sam is an excellent teacher. The class vibe was very relaxed and fun. The location (Great Lakes Home) was amazing as well. I highly recommend.

    A great class! Sam is an excellent teacher. The class vibe was very relaxed and fun. The location (Great Lakes Home) was amazing as well. I highly recommend.

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    Melinda B.
    Reviewed on 03/12/17

    Sam was supportive and gave great advice to beginners as well as people a little more experienced. The space was cute and parking was easy (street and free!) The store owner provided us delicious cocktails and cookies as a lovely little bonus. I love that you get the supplies so you can continue your journey at home.

    Sam was supportive and gave great advice to beginners as well as people a little more experienced. The space was cute and parking was easy (street and free!) The store owner provided us delicious cocktails and cookies as a lovely little bonus. I love that you get the supplies so you can continue your journey at home.

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    Sara H.
    Reviewed on 02/13/17

    I signed up for this class to prepare for my upcoming wedding, and it was amazing! Sam was very friendly and taught me basics that I couldn't have learned on my own. I was impressed with the small size of the class, too, as I felt like we all received good feedback. The space was really cute and the time flew by! Recommended.

    I signed up for this class to prepare for my upcoming wedding, and it was amazing! Sam was very friendly and taught me basics that I couldn't have learned on my own. I was impressed with the small size of the class, too, as I felt like we all received good feedback. The space was really cute and the time flew by! Recommended.

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    Courtney L.
    Reviewed on 02/13/17

    I had SO much fun learning from Sam. She's amazing and extremely helpful. I can't wait to keep practicing calligraphy and get better at it!

    I had SO much fun learning from Sam. She's amazing and extremely helpful. I can't wait to keep practicing calligraphy and get better at it!

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    Maggie T.
    Reviewed on 02/13/17

    Absolutely loved this class! I have been wanting to learn calligraphy for a while now and this was a perfect introduction. The class was small and intimate which allowed us to ask questions and for Samnto give personal attention / instruction when needed. Would highly recommend!

    Absolutely loved this class! I have been wanting to learn calligraphy for a while now and this was a perfect introduction. The class was small and intimate which allowed us to ask questions and for Samnto give personal attention / instruction when needed. Would highly recommend!

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    Jessica H.
    Reviewed on 01/22/17

    My mom and I attended this class together and absolutely loved it. Sam was a great instructor who provided helpful demonstrations and was very well prepared. The venue space was beautiful and the cocktails were a nice addition. I would definitely take another one of her classes and was pleased to leave with the resources and materials I need to continue to practice on my own.

    My mom and I attended this class together and absolutely loved it. Sam was a great instructor who provided helpful demonstrations and was very well prepared. The venue space was beautiful and the cocktails were a nice addition. I would definitely take another one of her classes and was pleased to leave with the resources and materials I need to continue to practice on my own.

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    Carly G.
    Reviewed on 11/18/16

    Sam had a beautiful table set up at Great Lakes Home with all the supplies and materials we needed. She created a clear and helpful packet to ease us into calligraphy strokes. She then built us up to writing single and then multiple letters. She really scaffolded the practice and offered a lot of personalized help and freedom at the end to write whatever we desired. Highly recommend this class and teacher! :)

    Sam had a beautiful table set up at Great Lakes Home with all the supplies and materials we needed. She created a clear and helpful packet to ease us into calligraphy strokes. She then built us up to writing single and then multiple letters. She really scaffolded the practice and offered a lot of personalized help and freedom at the end to write whatever we desired. Highly recommend this class and teacher! :)

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    Emily B.
    Reviewed on 11/13/16

    Awesome intro class to calligraphy. Instructor is organized, passionate and helpful. The lesson was easy to understand and fun. Great venue, and tasty cocktails and treats! Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a new skill. We took home materials and practice sheets and Sam also emailed following the class with activities and resources.

    Awesome intro class to calligraphy. Instructor is organized, passionate and helpful. The lesson was easy to understand and fun. Great venue, and tasty cocktails and treats! Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a new skill. We took home materials and practice sheets and Sam also emailed following the class with activities and resources.

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{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Emily F.","created_at":"2 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Sam’s Calligraphy and Cocktails class was such a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon! The class was organized, personal, and relaxed. It was very clear that Sam is an experienced teacher - she made this new skill accessible and was so encouraging! I’m so excited to continue to practice what I learned!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Mike P.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":null,"review_content":"This was not exactly my favorite workshop as it felt like something I could've done on my own. The teacher was helpful and was available to answer any questions, but I do wish that there was a little more to this workshop than individually working on our packets. It would've been more interesting if we were all working together on something unique to the individual class. I also discovered that this style of calligraphy is much more formal and old-fashioned which didn't necessarily mesh with what I was hoping for which is more of a lettering styling (marker and sharpie script work). At any rate, it was a good intro class but I think it was overpriced for what I got out of it.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Rachel G.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"My sister and I agreed that the 1.5 hour drive was worth it! Our instructor Deliana was so fun and her skill was just what we were looking for! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Amanda A.","created_at":"3 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was well taught and very enjoyable! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Stacey W.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a wonderful time at this event! The vibe of the distillery was awesome and the drinks were really tasty. Sam was a very welcoming teacher and answered all questions and made sure to help us out when we needed. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to learn a new skill or have some fun with friends!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Stacy B.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Had a great time at Calligraphy and Cocktails! Materials were of a high quality, organized, and well-thought out. Sam is an enthusiastic teacher and excited to share feedback and tips!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Lily W.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Really loved this class and the location's atmosphere! Sam is the nicest -- super encouraging and explained the technical aspect of calligraphy really well. Great class for beginners, and a relaxing, meditative way to get your creative juices flowing.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Jennifer G.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Sam is a great instructor and the class was a lot of fun. She provided materials we could take with us and followed up with more helpful resources. Unique venue and a cocktail to boot made it even better! I would definitely take another class with Sam - she's delightful!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Elizabeth O.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I thoroughly enjoyed this class! Sam is an excellent teacher and quite hilarious also :). She gave great feedback and tips on lettering and materials to use. With the class included a pen holder, ink and a nib as well as practice sheets to use at home. I would definitely take one of her classes in the future. If you love the art of handwriting and lettering this is the class for you! The cocktails are amazing too!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Cc W.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Sam was great and the venue was awesome. Highly recommend.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Julie S.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was fun and informative. Sam let's you go at your own pace and is very helpful when you have any questions or want tips. Class attendance had various levels (modern calligraphy and brush lettering) and everyone was able to learn something new. I highly recommend the class.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Emily S.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a wonderful time in Sam’s calligraphy class. She explained the process well starting with the very basics of how to hold the pen properly and then we moved into actual strokes. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of pen and ink calligraphy. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Pauline A.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Sam did an amazing job of walking us through the basics of calligraphy. By the end of the session i felt super comfortable with writing! Great atmosphere in the distillery with amazing drinks! I would definitely do this again!!!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Janet M.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a terrific dabble class! Sam was fun and informative. She spent time with all of us to make sure we were understanding the strokes and process. We even had a fun take away of creating or own drink flags! The venue was really great and provided amazing drinks. I would strongly recommend.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/290141/thumb_Wrigley.jpg","reviewer_name":"Victoria S.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I’m so glad I took this class! Sam was a very easy going and helpful instructor and I feel like I got enough from the class to build my confidence so that I can now go out and practice on my own. Sam gave us great advice and resources to keep dabbling in calligraphy. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/469188/thumb_1.jpg","reviewer_name":"Tara S.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Sam's teaching style and class were so perfect for a beginner! Calligraphy seemed a little intimidating on my own or with an intense teacher but I am SO happy I went to Sam's class. She has a great hands off teaching style where she shoes the techniques but lets you go at your own pace, which I really appreciated. She is super encouraging and helpful. I cannot wait to take another class with her! \r\n\r\nAlso, the space the class was held was BEAUTIFUL! I am now obsessed with Great Lakes Home. If you haven't been, go ASAP! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Ashley B.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Sam was an amazing instructor! She made the class fun while still teaching us all the tools we needed to know. Calligraphy can feel very intimidating, but her approach and hands off teaching style allowed everyone to go at their own pace and feel comfortable with their progress! I would definitely go back! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Connie M.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Terrific class, teacher was informative and helpful and made class setting fun for all. I'm now inspired to doing calligraphy and would love to take an advanced class next !!!!!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Irene G.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I loved this class!! I always wanted to learn Calligraphy and this class is the perfect entry to that art. Sam, the teacher (and she really is a teacher), is fantastic and made every person feel at ease. She was very engaging and gave everyone tips on how to better complete their tasks. I would definitely take other classes from Sam...she is awesome!\r\n","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/475730/thumb_IMG_9114.JPG","reviewer_name":"Alisha H.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"The calligraphy class with Samantha was very fun and I look forward to trying another class with her. I was interested in taking the class to improve my address labeling to pen pals. The class provided the tools and practice time with a calligraphy pro. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Delaina D.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I found Sam's class via a local makers group we are both part of. I was interested in trying calligraphy after practicing \"faux\"ligraphy/hand-lettering for the last year. I had previously tried pointed pen calligraphy and had gotten extremely frustrated. Sam was a great instructor and the class was so fun! It was set in a beautiful home store \u0026 our group had a big table where we could all spread out. Sam talked through all of the skills and was able to help us perfect our grips \u0026 strokes - exactly what I struggled trying to teach myself on my own! We left the class with a good baseline of skills and all of the tools to keep practicing. I would definitely recommend taking this course if you're interested in learning a new and fun hobby or perfecting your calligraphy! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Rachel F.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I really enjoyed this class. I liked that the beginning was very instructional and then we had the chance to work at our own pace. It was nice to get a little starter pack -- calligraphy pen, nib, ink, practice sheets. To top it off, the class was in a really cool space with yummy cocktails and cookies. I highly recommend this class!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/473675/thumb_IMG_1651.PNG","reviewer_name":"Allie S.","created_at":"almost 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I loved this class! Sam was a great teacher - she had a lot of helpful tips for how to make your calligraphy look more modern, which I needed since I had never done calligraphy before. She also shared a bunch of calligraphy resources with us via email after class. The venue was cute and they served delicious cocktails and cookies - overall, a great experience. I hope to do the class again with a friend.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Jessica R.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a such a fun class! I didn't know what to expect, but the pace was low key and fun. Great instructor, who made sure we all covered everything we wanted to cover, but also let the class flow (so that it didn't seem too rigid). Location (Great Lakes Home) was wonderful - and the cocktails they made were delicious. I wish I could go there every Saturday and drink cocktails and hang with Sam.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/473209/thumb_MMaurer_HS2.JPG","reviewer_name":"Michelle M.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Sam was a delightful instructor and had very specific feedback for each student, which was so helpful! She's super sweet and very down-to-earth. You should definitely take this class as a first intro to pointed pen!","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Lizzie K.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"A great class! Sam is an excellent teacher. The class vibe was very relaxed and fun. The location (Great Lakes Home) was amazing as well. I highly recommend.","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Melinda B.","created_at":"about 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Sam was supportive and gave great advice to beginners as well as people a little more experienced. The space was cute and parking was easy (street and free!) The store owner provided us delicious cocktails and cookies as a lovely little bonus. I love that you get the supplies so you can continue your journey at home. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Sara H.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I signed up for this class to prepare for my upcoming wedding, and it was amazing! Sam was very friendly and taught me basics that I couldn't have learned on my own. I was impressed with the small size of the class, too, as I felt like we all received good feedback. The space was really cute and the time flew by! Recommended. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Courtney L.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"I had SO much fun learning from Sam. She's amazing and extremely helpful. I can't wait to keep practicing calligraphy and get better at it! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Maggie T.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Absolutely loved this class! I have been wanting to learn calligraphy for a while now and this was a perfect introduction. The class was small and intimate which allowed us to ask questions and for Samnto give personal attention / instruction when needed. Would highly recommend! ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/451271/thumb_IMG_4214.JPG","reviewer_name":"Jessica H.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"My mom and I attended this class together and absolutely loved it. Sam was a great instructor who provided helpful demonstrations and was very well prepared. The venue space was beautiful and the cocktails were a nice addition. I would definitely take another one of her classes and was pleased to leave with the resources and materials I need to continue to practice on my own. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Carly G.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Sam had a beautiful table set up at Great Lakes Home with all the supplies and materials we needed. She created a clear and helpful packet to ease us into calligraphy strokes. She then built us up to writing single and then multiple letters. She really scaffolded the practice and offered a lot of personalized help and freedom at the end to write whatever we desired. Highly recommend this class and teacher! :)","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/414431/thumb_headshot_ekb.jpg","reviewer_name":"Emily B.","created_at":"over 2 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003eCalligraphy and Cocktails!\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Awesome intro class to calligraphy. Instructor is organized, passionate and helpful. The lesson was easy to understand and fun. Great venue, and tasty cocktails and treats! Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a new skill. We took home materials and practice sheets and Sam also emailed following the class with activities and resources. ","teacher_response":null}

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