We had such a wonderful time at our Calligraphy & Craft Collective! The experience was all about taking a break from the constant typing and texting of everyday life and slowing down to put pen to paper and rediscover the beautiful art of hand lettering.
We welcomed the incredibly talented Brandy Brown of Marabou Design, who guided everyone through the basics of modern calligraphy. Fitting with the “seas” the day theme, participants took in breathtaking views of Elliot Bay from the Nolo Rooftop as they learned about nibs, pen strokes, and writing with ink — including the ever popular white ink on kraft paper.
They then applied the calligraphy techniques to a fun message in a bottle crafting project, where they were encouraged to handwrite a message to a loved one (or a note to themselves) and seal it in a corked glass bottle for a meaningful keepsake to take home.
A special thank you to all who joined us for Calligraphy & Craft, and to our generous partners who helped make this Collective possible:
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Written by Veda Sonexaysana // Photography by GH Kim Photography // Videography by Tim Nguyen