Calligraphy and a Cold One!

with Sam Meyer

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5.0 | 26 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners


One of my favorite December traditions is walking down Oak Street with a warm drink, window shopping and enjoying all the lights sparkling in trees lining the street. While you're at it, why don't you stop in Athleta and take a calligraphy class with me? 


Join me for a Modern Calligraphy workshop for Beginners. We will start by learning now to put together a calligraphy pen, and then we'll dip it in ink and start writing! We'll start by going over some basic strokes, and you'll be surprised at how quickly those strokes turn into letters and words. Near the end of the class, we'll make a couple of personalized tags to adorn the gifts you're wrapping for your family and friends. Plus, you'll take home your calligraphy kit to keep practicing and making at home! As we learn, we'll munch on festive snacks courtesy of the team at Athleta. 


 


 


 


*Please note: Although all are welcome to come try their hand at calligraphy, some left-handers do find it more challenging. Feel free to send me a message if you have a question or concern! 


 


What you get:

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • 1 Pointed nib + nib holder (pen) to take home
  • 1 Bottle of black ink to take home
  • Practice sheets to learn basic strokes, letters, and words
  • A gift tag to decorate with your new skills
  • Refreshments
Cancellation Policy
Location

MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Sam Meyer

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Sam's passion is pretty words, and she has been filling notebooks with them since she learned cursive in second grade. A school teacher by day, Sam is also a self-taught calligrapher who enjoys creating paper goods and signage for weddings and events, decorating gifts and envelopes, and making the world a more beautiful place. She loves teaching adults and children alike all about the art of calligraphy!

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Lindsey P.
    Reviewed on 10/31/17

    Sam's calligraphy class was great as an introduction to calligraphy. She was super helpful in answering questions and explaining the basics. After class, she provided additional resources so that we could continue to practice. I would definitely take another class taught by Sam. Super fun for a Sunday afternoon event!

    Sam's calligraphy class was great as an introduction to calligraphy. She was super helpful in answering questions and explaining the basics. After class, she provided additional resources so that we could continue to practice. I would definitely take another class taught by Sam. Super fun for a Sunday afternoon event!

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    Meghan T.
    Reviewed on 10/30/17

    What an awesome class! The two hours flew by, and I really felt like I learned a new skill. Sam is an awesome gal to work with, I will definitely be taking her Harry Potter class when I get the chance!

    What an awesome class! The two hours flew by, and I really felt like I learned a new skill. Sam is an awesome gal to work with, I will definitely be taking her Harry Potter class when I get the chance!

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    Molly L.
    Reviewed on 07/28/17

    Loved this class and the pace that it was taught. She had everything to learn the proper techniques and went home with supplies to start testing out my new found skill! Can't wait to see what other classes she has lined up!

    Loved this class and the pace that it was taught. She had everything to learn the proper techniques and went home with supplies to start testing out my new found skill! Can't wait to see what other classes she has lined up!

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    Lindi J.
    Reviewed on 07/24/17

    The venue was great and the beer I tried was delicious! Definitely recommend Hopewell Brewery! I also really enjoyed Sam and her class. She is thorough and encouraging. She answered all of my questions and I feel like I learned a lot! Five stars!!

    The venue was great and the beer I tried was delicious! Definitely recommend Hopewell Brewery! I also really enjoyed Sam and her class. She is thorough and encouraging. She answered all of my questions and I feel like I learned a lot! Five stars!!

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    Kristin A.
    Reviewed on 07/24/17

    This was a wonderful class! I learned the basics to start doing modern calligraphy. Sam (teacher) clearly put a lot of time into structuring this class so we maximized our time and felt confident to use our new writing skills after the workshop. She even gave us resources to keep progressing and learning from home. Fun venue too!

    This was a wonderful class! I learned the basics to start doing modern calligraphy. Sam (teacher) clearly put a lot of time into structuring this class so we maximized our time and felt confident to use our new writing skills after the workshop. She even gave us resources to keep progressing and learning from home. Fun venue too!

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    Linda Y.
    Reviewed on 06/06/17

    Sam's class setting was light, casual, and intimate. The large windows in Hopewell Brewing let in sunlight while we worked on our calligraphy skills. It's a small group of students, so Sam was able to give us each personal attention - something we simply couldn't get from watching a Youtube video. I can't wait to take more of her classes!

    Sam's class setting was light, casual, and intimate. The large windows in Hopewell Brewing let in sunlight while we worked on our calligraphy skills. It's a small group of students, so Sam was able to give us each personal attention - something we simply couldn't get from watching a Youtube video. I can't wait to take more of her classes!

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    Margaret H.
    Reviewed on 06/05/17

    This was a fantastic class. Sam went over the basics and gave a solid foundation for Calligraphy. The space at Hopewell was awesome and the beer was delicious. I can't wait for the next Calligraphy class with Sam and for an excuse to go to Hopewell.

    This was a fantastic class. Sam went over the basics and gave a solid foundation for Calligraphy. The space at Hopewell was awesome and the beer was delicious. I can't wait for the next Calligraphy class with Sam and for an excuse to go to Hopewell.

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    Andrea R.
    Reviewed on 04/16/17

    This class was so fun and I learned so much in such a short amount of time!

    This class was so fun and I learned so much in such a short amount of time!

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    Judith W.
    Reviewed on 04/10/17

    Nice venue for a class!!
    Great group of people!!
    Sam is a great teacher, very patient. Looking forward to taking more classes with her!!

    Nice venue for a class!!
    Great group of people!!
    Sam is a great teacher, very patient. Looking forward to taking more classes with her!!

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    Madison S.
    Reviewed on 04/03/17

    First dabble experience, and first calligraphy experience. Both are overwhelmingly positive. Sam is personable, offers individual instruction, and keeps the class casual and fun. Hopewell is an awesome setting for this type of class. Highly recommend!

    First dabble experience, and first calligraphy experience. Both are overwhelmingly positive. Sam is personable, offers individual instruction, and keeps the class casual and fun. Hopewell is an awesome setting for this type of class. Highly recommend!

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    Mandaline D.
    Reviewed on 03/09/17

    This class was awesome! Sam was a great teacher - very clear and helpful. Great for beginners as she lets you move at your own pace and offers adjustments specific to your style. Highly recommend for anyone who's been thinking about trying calligraphy!

    This class was awesome! Sam was a great teacher - very clear and helpful. Great for beginners as she lets you move at your own pace and offers adjustments specific to your style. Highly recommend for anyone who's been thinking about trying calligraphy!

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    Hannah D.
    Reviewed on 03/06/17

    This was my first Dabble class and I can't say enough good things. Sam was a great instructor and the class had a perfect balance of instructor oversight and time to work independently. Sam was observant without hovering and all of her comments were constructive and delivered in a way that didn't make you feel insecure. There were people of all different skill levels in this class, myself being a beginner, and she catered to everyone's needs without compromising anyone's experience. Highly recommend!

    This was my first Dabble class and I can't say enough good things. Sam was a great instructor and the class had a perfect balance of instructor oversight and time to work independently. Sam was observant without hovering and all of her comments were constructive and delivered in a way that didn't make you feel insecure. There were people of all different skill levels in this class, myself being a beginner, and she catered to everyone's needs without compromising anyone's experience. Highly recommend!

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    Ali F.
    Reviewed on 03/06/17

    Sam was great at explaining, demonstrating, and teaching us how to properly use our calligraphy tools, how to make letters, and how to connect them to make words. She encourage us to find our own calligraphic style, didn't hover or overextend herself, and was super fun to talk to! I would highly recommend her class to anyone, she's a total sweetheart and her passion for her work is contagious :)

    Sam was great at explaining, demonstrating, and teaching us how to properly use our calligraphy tools, how to make letters, and how to connect them to make words. She encourage us to find our own calligraphic style, didn't hover or overextend herself, and was super fun to talk to! I would highly recommend her class to anyone, she's a total sweetheart and her passion for her work is contagious :)

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    Britt C.
    Reviewed on 01/17/17

    A friend and I went to this class and had an absolutely fantastic time. Sam did a wonderful job of teaching us the basics of modern calligraphy, helping us to learn the fundamentals while also encouraging us to make it our own. We got some great materials to take home and practice with, and even got to do a cute little project. For it being a relatively short class, I feel like I learned a ton and had a great time - and can't wait to keep working on my calligraphy on my own!

    A friend and I went to this class and had an absolutely fantastic time. Sam did a wonderful job of teaching us the basics of modern calligraphy, helping us to learn the fundamentals while also encouraging us to make it our own. We got some great materials to take home and practice with, and even got to do a cute little project. For it being a relatively short class, I feel like I learned a ton and had a great time - and can't wait to keep working on my calligraphy on my own!

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    Kate K.
    Reviewed on 01/16/17

    Super fun class! Sam is patient and incredibly helpful. I will be taking another class with her soon.

    Super fun class! Sam is patient and incredibly helpful. I will be taking another class with her soon.

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    Amber H.
    Reviewed on 10/25/16

    Sam is a great teacher! She'll guide you through the class at your own pace, answering questions along the way.

    Sam is a great teacher! She'll guide you through the class at your own pace, answering questions along the way.

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    Mayon Y.
    Reviewed on 10/17/16

    Loved this class! Sam was a great instructor. She provided a very helpful workbook and took the class through the steps of learning the different strokes, putting them together into letters and finally words. She was also great at providing individual attention if anyone needed more help. I had a great time and found a new hobby!

    Loved this class! Sam was a great instructor. She provided a very helpful workbook and took the class through the steps of learning the different strokes, putting them together into letters and finally words. She was also great at providing individual attention if anyone needed more help. I had a great time and found a new hobby!

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    Alyson Y.
    Reviewed on 10/11/16

    Fantastic class! Sam was fun, easy going and patient with all of us, encouraging everyone to find their own style. I had never tried calligraphy before and am confident that I will be able to address some adorable envelopes for my Christmas cards this year. This class definitely made me interested in the art of modern calligraphy, and I will absolutely be using this style going forward.

    Fantastic class! Sam was fun, easy going and patient with all of us, encouraging everyone to find their own style. I had never tried calligraphy before and am confident that I will be able to address some adorable envelopes for my Christmas cards this year. This class definitely made me interested in the art of modern calligraphy, and I will absolutely be using this style going forward.

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    Wileen H.
    Reviewed on 10/09/16

    Sam is a great teacher! She is patient, clear, and organized, and the location is great too. I really enjoyed this class!

    Sam is a great teacher! She is patient, clear, and organized, and the location is great too. I really enjoyed this class!

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    Sadie T.
    Reviewed on 09/18/16

    Great class! Sam was really nice and knowledgable.

    Great class! Sam was really nice and knowledgable.

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    Kelly R.
    Reviewed on 08/23/16

    Sam was well-prepared and very friendly. She gave clear instructions and gave us a lot of time to independently practice, with helpful feedback when requested! Plus she brought snacks. I would happily recommend this class and this instructor again.

    Sam was well-prepared and very friendly. She gave clear instructions and gave us a lot of time to independently practice, with helpful feedback when requested! Plus she brought snacks. I would happily recommend this class and this instructor again.

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    Courtney P.
    Reviewed on 08/07/16

    I really enjoyed the class and the venue. It was great to see different styles and techniques with feedback.

    I really enjoyed the class and the venue. It was great to see different styles and techniques with feedback.

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