• Step 1: Basic Hand Lettering Class – Preparation for Calligraphy or Lettering

    A prerequisite for all Letter Create Workshops is the Basics Hand Letter Class. This class translates into all forms of writing techniques including brush lettering, calligraphy, modern flourish script, paint lettering, to name a few.  It is a pencil and paper penmanship class – you will learn a solid foundation for any type of lettering.  However, we highly recommend you take a Step 2 class if you would like to learn calligraphy, brush lettering or flourish calligraphy. This is a basic class to learn the techniques of pressure, angle and direction of your writing instrument, types of papers and pens to consider, as well as the types of lettering.  You will…

  • Intro To Brush Pen Lettering

    Have you been intrigued by the influx of beautiful hand lettering seen at special events, on restaurant chalkboards, or online? Curious to give it a try but think that you can’t because your regular handwriting is lacking? Then this class is for you. You do NOT have to have perfect handwriting in order to learn modern brush lettering. Brush lettering is more about drawing letters rather than writing them. In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of brush lettering including: How to do faux calligraphy with any type of writing tool How to hold a brush pen in order to get contrasting thick/thin lines Differences between brush…

  • Wall Hanging Board Workshop

    In this workshop, we will come together to paint and decorate a hanging board for organizing.  This little DIY hanger gives them the perfect place to drop off their bags and coats after school and is easy enough for little hands to handle. And the best part? It really is super simple to make! This workshop is open to all ages. However, anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult in our studio for the duration of this class. Check out our events tab above for more information on upcoming craft workshops, watercolor instruction, calligraphy classes or retreats!  Don’t forget we also provide invitation calligraphy services right in…

  • Feather Earrings Workshop

    In this workshop, we will each make THREE sets of feather earrings.  You will learn the pattern step-by-step with color choices.  Everyone will go home with 3 sets of feather earrings and the pattern to make more as gifts.  All supplies are provided. This workshop is open to all ages. However, anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult in our studio for the duration of this class. Check out our events tab above for more information on upcoming craft workshops, watercolor instruction, calligraphy classes or retreats!  Don’t forget we also provide invitation calligraphy services right in our Appleton studio! The view from our art studio faces…

  • Intensive (Step 1 and Step 2) Traditional Calligraphy Workshop

    This includes our Step 1:  Basic Foundation for Lettering Class followed by Spencerian Traditional Step 2 calligraphy.  **All materials and supplies provided.  You will get 1 pen holder, 2 nibs, practice worksheets, the Spencerian workbook series (2 books) as well as hands-on instruction in our studio. Join us for a fun afternoon learning the fundamentals of traditional calligraphy writing.  We will go through a variety of pen options and papers.  We will start with Step 1: which is a basic penmanship primer to get you ready for traditional Spencerian.  If you have taken Step 1, this will be a great refresher for part 2 of the class. I will go…

  • DIY Rug Making Class

    Make your own rug in this workshop.  You can bring additional fabric (any type) to this workshop to create a more interesting depth to your rug.  We will have a limited variety of fabrics to choose from.  Cotton is the best fabric to use.  T-shirts make a great option as well. Everyone will go home with a 2×3 foot rug.  If you do not finish your rug during the workshop you will take home the instructions and be able to finish your rug at home.   This workshop is open to all ages. However, anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult in our studio for the duration…

  • Boho Chic Wall Weaving Hanging – Basic Weaving and Loom Techniques

    We will begin by showing you how to build your own loom using an inexpensive frame and nails, and demonstrates how to set up threads. You will learn the basic over-under motion of classic weaving, create fringe, stripes, and colorful shapes. At the end of this first class, we will finish it so it can be hung on the wall.  You will also learn how to make your own loom. This workshop is open to all ages. However, anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult in our studio for the duration of this class. Check out our events tab above for more information on upcoming craft…

  • Make A Serving Tray Workshop Workshop

    Come to the studio to make a Painted Wood Serving Tray that is personalized with any color scheme.  We will go through the process step by step, showing you how to make these signs again and again at home with no special equipment. This workshop is open to all ages. However, anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult in our studio for the duration of this class. Check out our events tab above for more information on upcoming craft workshops, watercolor instruction, calligraphy classes or retreats!  Don’t forget we also provide invitation calligraphy services right in our Appleton studio! The view from our art studio faces…

  • Beaded Tassel Earrings Workshop

    In this workshop, we will each make a pair of beaded tassel earrings.  You will learn the pattern step-by-step with color choices.  Everyone will go home with a pair of earrings and the pattern to make more as gifts.  All supplies are provided. This workshop is open to all ages. However, anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult in our studio for the duration of this class. Check out our events tab above for more information on upcoming craft workshops, watercolor instruction, calligraphy classes or retreats!  Don’t forget we also provide invitation calligraphy services right in our Appleton studio! The view from our art studio faces…

  • Rug Hooking With T-Shirt Yarn Workshop

    Rug hooking is one of our favorite creative outlets in the studio!  This class is a little different from our rag rug fabric class.  This time we are going to take old t-shirts (or new) and create a yarn – we will show you how to do this step by step!  Then we will take our rug base that measures 24 by 30 inches.  We will create our pattern and show you how to finish your rug, including how to make the grip part on the back. For this workshop, you will need to bring at least 15-20 t-shirts of your choosing, adult sized.  You can find them at any…

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