Events & Workshops
Write a Beautiful Letter Workshop
A letter is the most generous gift you can give someone. The gift of a letter gives the recipient a moment to pause and exist within the space and connection between letter-writer and recipient. In a world where most of us are plugged into the digital world for most communications and we even pay our bills online, the lost art of handwritten letters is a tragedy worthy of revolt. It is time to write a beautiful letter.
The class will focus on writing a beautiful letter. We will: hand-make envelopes from everyday supplies; artfully address an envelope with calligraphic typography; focus on raw, beautiful materials; learn the art of storytelling in letter-writing; read ancient letters for inspiration; unleash authentic language in letters; discover how to extract inspiration for artists and writers in the after-thought of letter-writing; implement systems to find time to write letters in today’s busy world.
Each student will leave with very beautiful supplies, but more importantly, students will leave with a refreshed or new deeply-felt sense of connection. No prerequisites, all levels are welcome.
At its core, this class is about connection.
This class will dive deep into the art of letter writing. Come get into your letters with me! We have so much to write together. (Read what my students have said about my classes! I’m so delighted to share their experience with you.)
Write a Beautiful Letter One Day Workshop Intensive. 9am - 5pm with a lunch break. Bring snacks, water, and a lunch. There is also a lovely restaurant just a block away from the school.
Port Townsend School of the Arts:
15 June 2019, 9am - 5pm
3 August 2019, 9am -5pm
Write a Beautiful Gratitude Letter
Gratitude Consultation for creative businesses and nonprofit organizations to connect more deeply to their clients and donors via Gratitude Presentation.
A letter is the most generous gift you can give. Within the gift of a letter is a moment to pause and exist within the space and connection between letter-writer and recipient. This pause and reflection helps donors and clients connect more deeply with the organization they support.
A hand-calligraphed, handwritten thank you card to brings with it a strong undercurrent of gratitude. Handwriting in a business aesthetic is warm and generous.
The class will focus on writing beautiful, artful thank you letters. We will: discuss the art of storytelling; discuss calligraphy to enhance the envelope and overall experience of the recipient; focus on raw, beautiful materials to create one-of-a-kind stationery that reflects the authenticity of each student’s creative business or nonprofit organization; unleash articulate, bona fide language in letters; implement systems to find time to write letters of gratitude in today’s busy world, and why a letter is much, much more important than an email for true connection.
This class is for you if: you have a creative business and you want to connect more deeply with your clients and customers; you have a nonprofit organization and you want to connect more deeply with your donors; you know thanking your clients and donors is important but you’re not exactly sure what to say or how to say it; you can’t seem to find the time to dedicate to this practice, even though your intentions are in the right place; you send your grant report and think about having more time to write a deeper thank you letter; you often scrawl thank you cards way past their window and feel bad you didn’t send them sooner (late IS better than never, though, and this is huge! Good work! Now you’re ready for the next level of gratitude).
Each student will leave with very beautiful supplies (listed in full below), but more importantly, students will leave with a refreshed or new deeply-felt sense of how gratitude can deepen relationships and connection to clients and donors and create a stronger, thriving community around you. No prerequisites, all levels are welcome.
Students will leave with an information packet, and blank letter-writing stationary, beautiful paper, envelopes and stamps.
Write a Beautiful Love Letter
A letter is the most generous gift you can give, and a love letter the most generous way you can express your love.
Come together with your beloved and write a beautiful love letter. This an artistic exploration date night! There is nothing more beautiful than loving your mate. Write a beautiful love letter to your partner and begin the practice that changes your relationship. Love letters are an investment in relationships. Here is a unique opportunity to work with poet calligrapher Lindsey Wayland and deepen your relationship, she will guide you through the process of accessing your personal style in expressing yourself via your letters.
Expect to explore love in the ancient ways, read some of the most revered love letters of history, and use beautiful supplies to create a beautiful personalized love letter. Join us if you're willing to dive deep into the way you love and the way you want to be loved. Come as a couple, come as a person willing to refresh yourself in love (writing a love letter to yourself is also one of the most valuable ways to explore love and being loved!). This would be a wonderful holiday gift to give to a couple you love. Join us to study and develop deep love letters!
Next Class To Be Determined!
Pointed Pen Calligraphy
for the Curious Beginner
Using the ancient dip pen and black sumi ink, come discover the joy and beauty of calligraphy and the calming meditation of letterforms. Join poet calligrapher Lindsey Wayland to connect deeply with the letters you already use and read daily in Ink Meditations. The meditative quality of calligraphy will bring each student closer to their center and presence.
The word calligraphy comes from two Greek words: kallos, which means “beauty,” and graphein, which means “to write” thus, “beautiful writing.” However, because calligraphy is less about beautiful handwriting and more about drawing the letterforms beautifully, anyone with enough patience can learn calligraphy.
Each student will learn the basic alphabet in classic Copperplate cursive as the foundation to experiment and add their own creative flair. Students will leave class with a more confident ability to write beautifully, to understand the letters used in nearly every application of life, and very beautiful materials. Students must have a basic understanding of writing. No other prerequisites necessary.
Please let us know in advance if you’re left-handed.
(Read what my students have said about my classes, I’m delighted to share their experience with you.)
Upcoming Classes at Port Townsend School of the Arts:
April 27, 2019, 11am - 3pm (this class is also filling quickly!)
June 2, 2019, 1pm - 4 pm
July 21, 2019, 1pm - 4 pm
Pointed Pen Calligraphy for Intermediates
Deepen your relationship with calligraphic form and continue your path with the pointed pen. This class is for all levels of intermediate, budding calligraphers, who have been to a class and understand the basics. Get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re not sure about your pre-requisite experience, or sign up for my Beginner Class (see above).
An all new supplies kit will be compatible with your current supplies if you’ve already taken a class with me, and will be perfect for you if you don’t have any of your old supplies. This kit is structured as a way to deepen your relationship with the content and supplies, you can pick and choose from some upper level materials, if you have your own supplies, bring them, too and we can discuss your needs! We will be gathering to practice together and talk about our love for ancient dip pens and old fashioned letters. If you like connecting, if you like the days of yore, if you like the meditation of calligraphy, if you’ve taken a calligraphy class before, join us!
Please let us know in advance if you’re left handed.
Next Continuing Pointed Pen Calligraphy Class, (for intermediates only!): Port Townsend School of the Arts, Thursday mornings in May or June
May 9th, 16th, and 23rd
June 4th, 11th, and 18th.
Brushstroke Calligraphy for the Curious Beginner
Brushstroke calligraphy is playful and casual, which also makes it more approachable than traditional script calligraphy. Join poet calligrapher Lindsey Wayland to learn all about beginning brushstroke calligraphy. Each student will learn the basic techniques for brush lettering and the alphabet. And true to Lindsey's classes, she will teach you the foundational requirements to springboard into your authentic style.
“I want to thank Lindsey again for the wonderful impact she has had on me. Since I met Lindsey, I knew I wanted to work with her. If there is one word to describe Lindsey, it is grace. I love Lindsey’s style of teaching, her soft and caring demeanor, her way of encouraging and empowering and the effort she puts forth in making each class unique and special.
I most greatly look forward to joining the next class Lindsey teaches.”
—Dr. Dolores Jacoby
Arrange a truly memorable private workshop for your friends or co-workers or family.
Private Calligraphy or Handwriting Tutoring
My private lessons are facilitated in my beautiful round studio with windows overlooking my meadow.
“My private lessons are everything I imagined them to be and much more. Lindsey provided the tools and the patterns, a specific style of calligraphy that I was drawn to and felt I could master. There was no pressure or sense of ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ Lindsey encourages creativity. All her suggestions are positive and aimed at making the student feel confident and proud of whatever they accomplish.”
—excerpt from Joanne Clarkson’s words
Hire me to calligraph for your next event. I love love love dressing up to match the events for which I'm hired.
Some of my favorite ideas:
FOR YOUR WEDDING: I set up my beautiful, elegant event table (milled and made by my favorite artistic builder, Cody Wayland of Wayland Constructive), either at your pre-ceremony gathering or at the reception and your guests approach my table and give me a short marital tidbit of wisdom from their experience, or perhaps a bit of wisdom from any experience they wish to impart to the wedding couple. I calligraph each word beautifully into a book for YOU.
FOR YOUR CORPORATE EVENT: a similar set up, with my elegant event table and we can discuss ideas for the artistic calligraphic element of your event.