NOVEMBER'S MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN PATCHOGUE, LONG ISLAND

In November I started teaching my modern calligraphy workshops again after taking a few months off to regroup. Teaching is one of my favorite things - I love connecting with others and chatting about calligraphy. The Dusty Attic in Patchogue, New York was a creatively inspiring space to host our workshop. We had tasty pumpkin spice cupcakes by Lindz-A-Tartz and sipped on apple cider mimosas. 

SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP LONG ISLAND NEW YORK
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP LONG ISLAND NEW YORK | CUPCAKES BY LINDZ-A-TARTZ
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP LONG ISLAND NEW YORK
I took my first calligraphy class with Christie at the Dusty Attic in Patchogue, N.Y. She has a contagious smile that immediately puts you at ease. She explained things throughout the workshop and also answers any questions you may have. Both Christie and her assistant walked around to guide you and assist you throughout the workshop. I have not stopped telling my friends and relatives about the great experience!
— Jo
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP LONG ISLAND NEW YORK
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP LONG ISLAND NEW YORK
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP LONG ISLAND NEW YORK
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP LONG ISLAND NEW YORK
I’ve wanted to take a calligraphy class for a long time, but couldn’t find any on Long Island. I was so thrilled when I found the Swell Anchor class. Christie gave us all the tools that we needed to get started as well as a full list of other supplies and where to find them. It was helpful and reassuring to have Christie there in person to help answer questions. Christie is a great teacher and made the different strokes and tools easy to understand. I would definitely recommend this class to everyone interested in trying out calligraphy!
— Bonnie
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SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP LONG ISLAND NEW YORK

The workshop is three hours long and I teach all the basics about the tools, both lowercase + uppercase letters and give a crash course on creating words. The best part? You get to take your calligraphy kit home with you so you can continue practicing. If you're interested in learning calligraphy check my workshop schedule or request your city!

Photo Credit: Ian Jones

STEPPING OUT: LONG ISLAND

It may be the end of 2016, and it definitely has been wayyyy too long since I blogged. That's something I definitely plan on changing for 2017. I miss this space. I miss communicating this way, and I finally have things I want to share.

2016 was a really weird year - and it sounds like it was for a lot of people. One of the things I knew I needed this year was to GET OUT of the apartment. Working at home is great (more on this in another post) but it can get really lonely. 

That's why when my friend Jackie of Sincerely, Jackie reached out about becoming the Suffolk County, Long Island leader of Tuesday's Together (the local chapter of The Rising Tide Society) I was thrilled! In June I started hosting our once a month meetings and from the beginning I started making wonderful friends. Having other creative business gal pals helped me get through my major burnout and isolation. 

Earlier this week we combined the Nassau + Suffolk groups for a holiday party at Jackie's new studio. Our talented Tessie photographed the event and we celebrated with an ornament gift exchange.

TUESDAYS TOGETHER LONG ISLAND HOLIDAY PARTY | PHOTOS BY TESSIE REVELIOTIS
TUESDAYS TOGETHER LONG ISLAND HOLIDAY PARTY | PHOTOS BY TESSIE REVELIOTIS
TUESDAYS TOGETHER LONG ISLAND HOLIDAY PARTY | PHOTOS BY TESSIE REVELIOTIS
TUESDAYS TOGETHER LONG ISLAND HOLIDAY PARTY | PHOTOS BY TESSIE REVELIOTIS
TUESDAYS TOGETHER LONG ISLAND HOLIDAY PARTY | PHOTOS BY TESSIE REVELIOTIS
TUESDAYS TOGETHER LONG ISLAND HOLIDAY PARTY | PHOTOS BY TESSIE REVELIOTIS
TUESDAYS TOGETHER LONG ISLAND HOLIDAY PARTY | PHOTOS BY TESSIE REVELIOTIS
TUESDAYS TOGETHER LONG ISLAND HOLIDAY PARTY | PHOTOS BY TESSIE REVELIOTIS

It was such a great time getting to know each other and celebrating the holidays. If you're a local creative business owner and want to connect with a bunch of really cool chicks (and a few dudes are in our group too!) feel free to reach out and I'll happily connect you!

HARTFORD, CT: MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP MARCH 2016

We make it a point to travel to Hartford, Connecticut a few times throughout the year to bring our calligraphy workshops to this calligraphy loving city. We partnered once again with Hartford Prints! to use their adorable stationery shop for our workshop space. Yesterday we shared some behind the scenes prep that goes into putting together these workshops. 

Our workshop was the same day as Hartford's St. Patrick's Day parade so we tried to stick with the lucky theme and added some green flowers, key lime pie cupcakes that were SO tasty, mint mimosas, Irish soda bread, and rosemary quiches. 

SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT

One of our students said, "The beginner's Modern Calligraphy workshop was so much fun and has awoken a creative side in me that has been dormant for years! Christie gave us the perfect amount of information and basics to start off and I came away from the session feeling so pleased and inspired. I cannot wait to practice and hopefully attend an Advanced class in the near future."

SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
SWELL ANCHOR STUDIO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP | HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT

A huge thank you to everyone that came to our workshop (aren't they adorable!), to Hartford Prints!, and of course to Lindsay our amazing assistant who helped make it all possible! We're coming back to Hartford in June - check out our workshop schedule!