Sam

662 have dabbled | 92 reviews
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4.95 | 92 reviews

Sam

662 have dabbled | 92 reviews
Big square screen shot 2019 01 17 at 4.12.21 pm
4.95 | 92 reviews
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Sam Meyer

Sam's passion is pretty words, and she has been filling notebooks with them since she learned cursive in second grade. The owner of Samantha Meyer Studio, Sam is 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.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

Sam's passion is pretty words, and she has been filling notebooks with them since she learned cursive in second grade. The owner of Samantha Meyer Studio, Sam is 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.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Steffi L.
    Reviewed on 02/15/20

    This was such a fun class! Our teacher Delaina broke down the basics of calligraphy and allowed us to practice at our own pace. She was just the nicest! Whether you want to seriously learn calligraphy or just have a fun afternoon making pretty words, this class is for you! I am excited to continue to practice on my own.

    This was such a fun class! Our teacher Delaina broke down the basics of calligraphy and allowed us to practice at our own pace. She was just the nicest! Whether you want to seriously learn calligraphy or just have a fun afternoon making pretty words, this class is for you! I am excited to continue to practice on my own.

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    Emily T.
    Reviewed on 01/12/20

    This was a great class for anyone curious about getting started with calligraphy, improving their existing skills, or even just looking for a fun, low key activity for an afternoon. Sam is an excellent teacher and takes the time to really break down the craft in a way that is accessible and really fun. The venue (Rhine Hall) is the perfect space, with friendly bar staff and delicious cocktails. Highly recommend this class!

    This was a great class for anyone curious about getting started with calligraphy, improving their existing skills, or even just looking for a fun, low key activity for an afternoon. Sam is an excellent teacher and takes the time to really break down the craft in a way that is accessible and really fun. The venue (Rhine Hall) is the perfect space, with friendly bar staff and delicious cocktails. Highly recommend this class!

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    Leah S.
    Reviewed on 01/11/20

    I had the best time at Calligraphy and Cocktails! Sam is an excellent teacher and the class is really fun. She has a beautiful, romantic, and modern calligraphy style. After just two hours, I feel confident in the basics and am excited to continue practicing and learning on my own. Highly recommend!

    I had the best time at Calligraphy and Cocktails! Sam is an excellent teacher and the class is really fun. She has a beautiful, romantic, and modern calligraphy style. After just two hours, I feel confident in the basics and am excited to continue practicing and learning on my own. Highly recommend!

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    Mia K.
    Reviewed on 01/11/20

    Such an amazing event! My friend and I signed up for a fun "adventure"/outing. I could not have been more impressed. Samantha was such a great instructor/host. Perfect balance of learning a new skill/hobby and time to socialize. Rhine Hall was also the cutest little spot.

    Such an amazing event! My friend and I signed up for a fun "adventure"/outing. I could not have been more impressed. Samantha was such a great instructor/host. Perfect balance of learning a new skill/hobby and time to socialize. Rhine Hall was also the cutest little spot.

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    Samantha K.
    Reviewed on 11/04/19

    I've been looking for a calligraphy class to take and came across this one. First off - Rhine Hall Distillery has great bevs! Delaina was the perfect teacher and was so patient with everyone. She shared her story and how she got into calligraphy (relatable). During the class she shared helpful tips and techniques to perfect your letters. After class she shared links to great blogs, supply companies, and products we used. I'm definitely looking forward to taking another class with her soon.

    I've been looking for a calligraphy class to take and came across this one. First off - Rhine Hall Distillery has great bevs! Delaina was the perfect teacher and was so patient with everyone. She shared her story and how she got into calligraphy (relatable). During the class she shared helpful tips and techniques to perfect your letters. After class she shared links to great blogs, supply companies, and products we used. I'm definitely looking forward to taking another class with her soon.

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    Juana G.
    Reviewed on 09/19/19

    Fun event with friends. Got some guidance and we got to practice on our own.

    Fun event with friends. Got some guidance and we got to practice on our own.

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    Nicole B.
    Reviewed on 06/03/19

    As a left-hander, I've heard calligraphy is very difficult. But with this class (and the wonderful teacher, Delaina)- it was great!! I appreciated it was with the quill (and not the markers), and we got to take them home, along with a pot of ink and take-home crafts!!

    (Oh- and the cocktail I got from Rhine Distillery (the Secret Garden) was perfect! Summery, not sweet, and delicious!)

    As a left-hander, I've heard calligraphy is very difficult. But with this class (and the wonderful teacher, Delaina)- it was great!! I appreciated it was with the quill (and not the markers), and we got to take them home, along with a pot of ink and take-home crafts!!

    (Oh- and the cocktail I got from Rhine Distillery (the Secret Garden) was perfect! Summery, not sweet, and delicious!)

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    Jen R.
    Reviewed on 06/02/19

    Class was great! I was really nervous as a first time calligrapher. Everyone was able to go at your own pace and Rhine Hall was a great, relaxed atmosphere!

    Class was great! I was really nervous as a first time calligrapher. Everyone was able to go at your own pace and Rhine Hall was a great, relaxed atmosphere!

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    Leila A.
    Reviewed on 05/19/19

    I had such a fun time in the calligraphy class. I learned a lot from Samantha and was helpful.

    I had such a fun time in the calligraphy class. I learned a lot from Samantha and was helpful.

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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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    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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    Natalia B.
    Reviewed on 01/16/19

    I've always been mildly interested in learning the basics of calligraphy, and when I saw that this class was Harry Potter themed I was IN! I love that there was a specific theme/purpose to this class. Samantha was a great teacher, both in helping us learn the basics and also in being very committed to the Harry Potter theme, which I super appreciate. We met at a bar that had a very British/Hogwarts vibe, she provided quills that we could write with, and we got to write our own Hogwarts letter towards the end!

    I've always been mildly interested in learning the basics of calligraphy, and when I saw that this class was Harry Potter themed I was IN! I love that there was a specific theme/purpose to this class. Samantha was a great teacher, both in helping us learn the basics and also in being very committed to the Harry Potter theme, which I super appreciate. We met at a bar that had a very British/Hogwarts vibe, she provided quills that we could write with, and we got to write our own Hogwarts letter towards the end!

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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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    Julie R.
    Reviewed on 04/28/18

    Sam is such a great teacher, I highly recommend her calligraphy classes!

    Sam is such a great teacher, I highly recommend her calligraphy classes!

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    Mariana G.
    Reviewed on 04/11/18

    This was a great class. It was great to geek out for a couple of hours with Sam and the other women in the class. It was a small class and the atmosphere was very friendly. Sam brought along feather quills and gave us time to make our own Hogwarts letters. It was a nice souvenir to be able to take home.

    This was a great class. It was great to geek out for a couple of hours with Sam and the other women in the class. It was a small class and the atmosphere was very friendly. Sam brought along feather quills and gave us time to make our own Hogwarts letters. It was a nice souvenir to be able to take home.

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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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    Layne L.
    Reviewed on 03/26/18

    Sam’s Harry Potter calligraphy class was magically fun, interactive, and informative! I went with my mom and we had a blast!

    Sam’s Harry Potter calligraphy class was magically fun, interactive, and informative! I went with my mom and we had a blast!

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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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    Emily R.
    Reviewed on 02/26/18

    Sam's class was an absolute blast! She had a ton of cute Potter-Props & the venue just really made the whole thing come together. She's also an incredible teacher. I was super wary about trying calligraphy as a lefty based off a few google blogs but she had a quick hand-position change which made it a lot easier! I'm hoping to take another one of her classes because she's super down-to-earth and you learn a ton from her in such a short class. Can't wait for my next one :)

    Sam's class was an absolute blast! She had a ton of cute Potter-Props & the venue just really made the whole thing come together. She's also an incredible teacher. I was super wary about trying calligraphy as a lefty based off a few google blogs but she had a quick hand-position change which made it a lot easier! I'm hoping to take another one of her classes because she's super down-to-earth and you learn a ton from her in such a short class. Can't wait for my next one :)

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    Lisa B.
    Reviewed on 02/25/18

    This class was absolutely fun! The location matched the theme so it felt very cozy. Loved the Harry Potter theme!!!

    This class was absolutely fun! The location matched the theme so it felt very cozy. Loved the Harry Potter theme!!!

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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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    Brittany S.
    Reviewed on 12/15/17

    This is my second time taking one of Sam's classes. It was a lot of fun and a lot easier than I was expecting. She is great at teaching calligraphy and sharing all the tips and tricks she has learned along the way. I love hearing some of the history as well. Great location as well. Easy to get to and a fun atmosphere.

    This is my second time taking one of Sam's classes. It was a lot of fun and a lot easier than I was expecting. She is great at teaching calligraphy and sharing all the tips and tricks she has learned along the way. I love hearing some of the history as well. Great location as well. Easy to get to and a fun atmosphere.

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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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    Christy C.
    Reviewed on 10/30/17

    My friends and I had a fantastic time in this class! We were all surprised at how much we learned in the two hours with Sam.
    She is an approachable, fun teacher who I am already planning to take more classes from.

    My friends and I had a fantastic time in this class! We were all surprised at how much we learned in the two hours with Sam.
    She is an approachable, fun teacher who I am already planning to take more classes from.

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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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    Dana F.
    Reviewed on 10/06/17

    I really loved this class. The teacher was great and really provided a low key, helpful environment to practice within. It was a great learning experience and it was nice that we got to keep the water pens at the end so we could continue to practice on our own.

    I really loved this class. The teacher was great and really provided a low key, helpful environment to practice within. It was a great learning experience and it was nice that we got to keep the water pens at the end so we could continue to practice on our own.

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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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    Zoe M.
    Reviewed on 09/01/17

    Such a fun class with fellow HP fans. Highly recommend :)

    Such a fun class with fellow HP fans. Highly recommend :)

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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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    Nerissa I.
    Reviewed on 08/07/17

    This class was exactly as described, and it was a lot of fun. Learning to hand-dye silk ribbon was enjoyable and easy to learn, and I look forward to making more of it at home. Sam, the instructor, was friendly, approachable, and has genuine enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge with others. Great class!

    This class was exactly as described, and it was a lot of fun. Learning to hand-dye silk ribbon was enjoyable and easy to learn, and I look forward to making more of it at home. Sam, the instructor, was friendly, approachable, and has genuine enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge with others. Great class!

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    Lindi J.
    Reviewed on 08/07/17

    This was so much fun! And actually a super easy thing to do. This is an amazing skill to learn since hand dyed ribbon is SUPER expensive to purchase!

    This was so much fun! And actually a super easy thing to do. This is an amazing skill to learn since hand dyed ribbon is SUPER expensive to purchase!

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    Brittany P.
    Reviewed on 08/01/17

    Sam's class was great! I was looking to learning the basics of calligraphy and wanted to be a little more creative which was why I selected this class - which was perfect for me. If you are looking to really learn, have fun, and take home a new skill, than this is the class for you!

    Sam's class was great! I was looking to learning the basics of calligraphy and wanted to be a little more creative which was why I selected this class - which was perfect for me. If you are looking to really learn, have fun, and take home a new skill, than this is the class for you!

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Brittany S.
    Reviewed on 04/09/17

    The class took place at a great location. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the class. There were only 7 of us in the class which made it very personal. I would highly recommend a class with Sam. She was fun and energetic!

    The class took place at a great location. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the class. There were only 7 of us in the class which made it very personal. I would highly recommend a class with Sam. She was fun and energetic!

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Jennifer P.
    Reviewed on 02/12/17

    This event was a blast! Creating our own stamps and learning calligraphy while eating pie and drinking pink cocktails! Excellent girls night! Hands on instruction from both teachers

    This event was a blast! Creating our own stamps and learning calligraphy while eating pie and drinking pink cocktails! Excellent girls night! Hands on instruction from both teachers

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    Russell S.
    Reviewed on 02/12/17

    I took my gf to this because I knew she was interested in learning calligraphy. Overall I'm very happy with the experience. Wasn't sure what to expect at first but it was a lot of fun and I would definitely do it again. Worth every penny

    I took my gf to this because I knew she was interested in learning calligraphy. Overall I'm very happy with the experience. Wasn't sure what to expect at first but it was a lot of fun and I would definitely do it again. Worth every penny

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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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    Maureen O.
    Reviewed on 01/19/17

    Two hours went by fast! Hotel Lincoln provided a great space for this class and Sam was a patient instructor who introduced us to Cabernet and Fresca (think sangria) and of course the art of modern calligraphy. Low stress, no pressure kind of class. I would absolutely do it again.

    Two hours went by fast! Hotel Lincoln provided a great space for this class and Sam was a patient instructor who introduced us to Cabernet and Fresca (think sangria) and of course the art of modern calligraphy. Low stress, no pressure kind of class. I would absolutely do it again.

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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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    Roxanne D.
    Reviewed on 01/14/17

    I really enjoyed this class with Sam! While I've heard of dabble from a friend of mine, this was my first dabble class and I regret nothing about signing up. I learned about Sam's class through Instagram. Really loved our small group and Sam really went around and provided constructive criticism and praise. She guided the class at a good, natural pace. We had snacks, drinks, and a fun playlist. It was a warm and inviting environment. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would highly consider signing up for another class with Sam. Bonus: Hotel Lincoln has a great rooftop bar called The J Parker for post-class drinks!

    I really enjoyed this class with Sam! While I've heard of dabble from a friend of mine, this was my first dabble class and I regret nothing about signing up. I learned about Sam's class through Instagram. Really loved our small group and Sam really went around and provided constructive criticism and praise. She guided the class at a good, natural pace. We had snacks, drinks, and a fun playlist. It was a warm and inviting environment. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would highly consider signing up for another class with Sam. Bonus: Hotel Lincoln has a great rooftop bar called The J Parker for post-class drinks!

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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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    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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    Anna W.
    Reviewed on 10/04/16

    Sam is an excellent teacher! The class had a great vibe with just the right amount of guidance while you worked at your own pace from there. I feel much more confident using these tools and doing watercolor calligraphy on my own. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in lettering and even just for a fun outing with your friends!

    Sam is an excellent teacher! The class had a great vibe with just the right amount of guidance while you worked at your own pace from there. I feel much more confident using these tools and doing watercolor calligraphy on my own. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in lettering and even just for a fun outing with your friends!

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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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    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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    M J.
    Reviewed on 02/13/17

    Not what I expected, I was hoping for a more thorough class teaching calligraphy, even if it was just the basics. This was more a social events with crafts thrown in rather than an actual workshop.

    Not what I expected, I was hoping for a more thorough class teaching calligraphy, even if it was just the basics. This was more a social events with crafts thrown in rather than an actual workshop.

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