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Hand Lettering Basics at the Baltimore Pen Show
Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

Hand Lettering Basics at the Baltimore Pen Show

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Join us for a fun introduction to hand lettering led by Amina Ahmad & Christy Batta, co-founders of the Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring. We’ll walk through how to chose a lettering style for your lettering practice as well as how to lay out and hand letter a quote of your choosing.

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Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Papercut Lettering Workshop

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Join us for a paper cut lettering workshop with paper cut artist and illustrator Annie Howe! We are so excited to have Annie bring this special workshop to us this fall. She will walk you through paper cutting and how to design lettering to be papercut.

In this three hour workshop you will learn the basics about papercutting and how to create your very own custom papercuts. Annie will cover the nitty gritty details of how to use lettering in your papercuts as well as adding in your own special details and elements to your designs. Workshop participants will leave with at least one finished and framed papercut and the resources to keep papercutting at home.

All materials provided plus some fun treats!

This workshop is held at Handmade Habitat's studio at Off the Beaten Track Warehouse. 

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Yoga and Hand Lettering Workshop - for Strength
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga and Hand Lettering Workshop - for Strength

Our first yoga and hand lettering workshop was such a hit that we're bringing it back again, this time for strength. Join us at Third Space Wellness to hand letter your favorite strength-building affirmations and mantras and maybe find some new ones too. We'll intersperse yoga and lettering / journaling time in this 90 minute practice designed for all levels of yogis and letterers. We hope you'll join us! 

This workshop includes a 50 minute yoga practice plus 40 minutes of hand lettering and journaling time interspersed.

This workshop is open to all levels of yogis and hand letterers. Don't be shy if it's your first time in yoga or hand lettering! We'd love to have you join us!

DRESS: Please wear yoga-appropriate clothing, as this is primarily a yoga workshop. We will provide all lettering supplies, and yoga mats are available to rent at Third Space Wellness for $1 each (cash). You are welcome to bring your own mat if you would like!

About the Instructor: Artist and chandler Amina Ahmad grew up in the rolling hills and bushy woods of the less glamorous parts of Maryland. After beginning her studies in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Maryland, she soon discovered the toxic effects that traditionally-made candles have on the environment, home, and ultimately, body. As a lifelong DIYer, she started making her own non-toxic, eco-friendly soy candles in her college apartment. By using only natural materials, her candle creations would purely and non-toxically illuminate the home, uplift the spirit, and inspire the soul. Since 2010, Amina has designed and poured all natural candles and beauty goods under the brand Handmade Habitat. Amina also co-organizes the Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring, dabbles in creative consulting, and is a yoga teacher.

This workshop is a collaboration between Handmade Habitat, the Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring and Third Space Wellness

Participants will take away a hand lettered affirmation or mantra.

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Yoga and Hand Lettering Workshop
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga and Hand Lettering Workshop

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We are so excited to bring you a yoga and hand lettering workshop for the soul! Join us at Third Space Wellness to hand letter your favorite affirmations and mantras and maybe find some new ones too. We'll intersperse yoga and lettering / journaling time in this 90 minute practice designed for all levels of yogis and letterers. We hope you'll join us! 

This workshop includes a 50 minute yoga practice plus 40 minutes of hand lettering and journaling time interspersed.

This workshop is open to all levels of yogis and hand letterers. Don't be shy if it's your first time in yoga or hand lettering! We'd love to have you join us!

DRESS: Please wear yoga-appropriate clothing, as this is primarily a yoga workshop. We will provide all lettering supplies, and yoga mats are available to rent at Third Space Wellness for $1 each (cash). You are welcome to bring your own mat if you would like!

About the Instructor: Artist and chandler Amina Ahmad grew up in the rolling hills and bushy woods of the less glamorous parts of Maryland. After beginning her studies in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Maryland, she soon discovered the toxic effects that traditionally-made candles have on the environment, home, and ultimately, body. As a lifelong DIYer, she started making her own non-toxic, eco-friendly soy candles in her college apartment. By using only natural materials, her candle creations would purely and non-toxically illuminate the home, uplift the spirit, and inspire the soul. Since 2010, Amina has designed and poured all natural candles and beauty goods under the brand Handmade Habitat. Amina also co-organizes the Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring, dabbles in creative consulting, and is a yoga teacher.

This workshop is a collaboration between Handmade Habitat, the Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring and Third Space Wellness

Participants will take away a hand lettered affirmation or mantra.

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Recipe Hand Lettering Workshop
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Recipe Hand Lettering Workshop

Thanks to  Melanie Ouellette Karlins  for the workshop promo image!

Thanks to Melanie Ouellette Karlins for the workshop promo image!

Join us for this unique hand lettering workshop where we'll get to both improve our hand lettering skills and enjoy the munchies available at Modern Market! Letterpress printer and hand lettering wiz Melanie Ouellette Karlins will walk us through the process of drafting and beautifying a recipe using watercolors and markers. All materials included as well as 1 drink (includes beer & wine) and buffet-style pizza and salad. Just bring yourself and a simple recipe with up to 5 steps to letter.

About the Instructor: Melanie Ouellette Karlins is a letterpress printer in Northeast DC. Melanie started printing in 2008 when she needed a creative outlet during her time in law school. She learned to print, racked up lots of volunteer hours, and then taught letterpress classes at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (now in Hyattsville). Since 2011, Melanie has designed and printed greeting cards under the wholesale and retail line Grey Moggie Press. She has exhibited the line at the National Stationery Show and sold the greeting cards at Crafty Bastards, Eastern Market, and many other local craft fairs. Recently, Melanie has started adding hand-lettered elements to her greeting cards and is excited to share this medium with others. You can see her work at greymoggie.com.

This workshop is a collaboration between Grey Moggie Press, the Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring and Modern Market.

Participants will take away with one watercolor 8 x10 watercolor recipe of their making.

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May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Neon Lettering Workshop

Who doesn't love oggling a really great neon sign out in the wild? Here's your chance to learn how to make your own custom neon sign to show off your love of all things that glow! Hand letterer and crafter extraordinaire Abdullah Syed will walk you through the process of designing and crafting letters made of neon colored EL wire. Participants will take away with their own handmade sign! All materials included. Just bring yourself and an idea of a single word (around 5 letters works best) to use for your sign.

About the Instructor: Abdullah Syed is an artist and designer based in Washington, DC. He has been making stuff on and off the internet all his life. His work revolves around pop culture, words, cities and food- their relationship with each other. More info is available at abdullasyed.com

This workshop is a collaboration between Abdullah Syed, the Unofficial Hand Lettering Society of Silver Spring and Catylator Makerspace.

Participants will leave with one 20"x15" neon sign. All materials provided.

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