At this holiday ‘Crafternoon’, you’ll make a box of decadent chocolate truffles, construct a distinctive holiday wreath for your front door, and design your own Christmas cards to send to your loved ones this season. SIGN UP HERE!
Stacey will introduce you to truffle making, giving you tutorials on how to properly temper chocolate to make a variety of delectable truffles including salted caramels and peppermint truffles. Everyone will get hands on and ample opportunity to decorate their own truffles to take home. And yes — there will be plenty of chocolates to sample along the way! SIGN UP HERE!
Amy will guide you through making a compelling asymmetrical wreath for your front door and holiday decorating this season. Amy’s aesthetic tends towards the wild and she curates a variety of unexpected live specimens so your wreath will look like none other! SIGN UP HERE!
Sarah with Cable Car Calligraphy will help you create a set of distinctive holiday cards with decorative lined envelopes. Her session will include a hand lettering and design workshop, complete with festive card templates. If you’re feeling really adventurous, she’ll help you go off script and design a signature card to send to your loved ones this holiday season! SIGN UP HERE!
We’ve teamed up with Sarah Ward from Cable Car Calligraphy to teach a calligraphy and floral design classes!
PEONY FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS & WATERCOLOR CALLIGRAPHY
Brush and Bloom is a creative workshop collaboration between florist Amy of Gather Design Company and calligrapher Sarah Ward of Cable Car Calligraphy. In this 4-hour in-home workshop in Bellevue, you will complete a peony floral arrangement and a watercolor calligraphy quote.
PEONY FLORAL ARRANGING
Join us as we delight in spring’s queen: the peony. We’ll learn about how to handle cut peonies to maximize vase life and each student will create a centerpiece arrangement using peonies and other seasonal blooms sourced from local, sustainable farms.
Amy will lead us in constructing a fragrant floral arrangement, providing a variety of sumptuous blooms for you to choose from. You can be sure that no two arrangements ever look alike! You’ll take home your arrangement and the know-how to create your own at home!
WATERCOLOR CALLIGRAPHY WITH CABLE CAR CALLIGRAPHY
Watercolor calligraphy is all the rage in modern calligraphy right now! In this class we’re going to learn to blend watercolor paints to create beautiful ombre lettering art.
We will start by reviewing pressure / release technique, common to pointed pen and brush calligraphy, then experiment with blending colors. For our class project, everyone will have an opportunity to make a watercolor calligraphy print to take home with them. To prepare, think of a quote that’s 5 words or less.
All the materials will be provided for you to take home to continue with your personal calligraphy journey.
- Monday, June 6 from 6pm to 10pm
- Sarah Kim’s residence: 2015 NE 32nd St, Renton 98056
- $179 including floral arrangement and supplies, and watercolor calligraphy quote and supplies
- Or a la carte, choose from the Brush Only or Bloom Only for $95
- Register via Paypal below or wire funds via Venmo to @bysarahward
Wild & Free
Channel your inner gypsy heart for a daylong workshop with Brush & Bloom, making a bohemian floral crown and a brush calligraphy quote that speaks the language of your soul.
We’ll begin class by learning how to creating a beautiful brush calligraphy print to inspire your soul. Sarah will introduce you to brush calligraphy techniques, then lead you through conceptualizing your idea and using watercolor paints to design and letter your very own mantra. Once dry, we’ll help you frame your print for you to take home and enjoy.
After a short break, we’ll construct a delightful floral crown, perfect for summer music festivals, lazy day picnics in the park, or getting gussied up and going out on the town. You’ll leave class with a crown on your head and the know-how to create floral crowns for yourself, your friends, or even your faithful pup. For the DIY brides, bring along your bridesmaids and learn how to build floral crowns for your wedding day.
We’ll end class with professional photos of each student wearing their crown and holding their framed print. We hope you’ll join us and let your inner gypsy delight in these tactile arts.
Champagne and snacks will be provided, as will all floral crown and brush calligraphy materials.
- Saturday, April 16 from 12pm – 6pm (*Please note new time — we are eliminating the one hour lunch break in favor of a shorter day. There will still be a short break between sessions.)
- New Tomorrow, 1417 10th Ave. Seattle, WA
- $199, early bird pricing $169 — now extended!
- $85 for either the Calligraphy or Floral Crown portion