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Lindsey Wayland Write a Beautiful Letter Class
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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. 

On-going workshop at Port Townsend School of the Arts
This class will dive deep into the art of letter writing. I am so excited about extending the length of this class. The reviews of my classes have been a unanimous longer longer longer! So, here we are!

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.)


Five 3-hour sessions Thursday afternoons in April-May 2019
April 4th, April 11th, April 18th, April 25th, and May 2nd.
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Photographs by Jen Lee Light and Melissa Jentzsch.

 

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Write a Beautiful Holiday Letter Workshop

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.

The holiday season is a wonderful time to slow down and connect. In class, we will develop systems for writing letters, create our own personalized holiday stationery sets, choose from a wide variety of vintage stamps for our holiday letters and spend time together writing letters to those dear to us. Each student will leave with very beautiful stationery supplies, and systems for writing more beautiful letters this holiday season, and 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.

The student is welcome to bring old maps, sheet music, any old or new paper supplies they would like to turn into envelopes. Please bring thin cardboard or thick paper to make envelope templates.

Next Class Thursday 6 December from 10am - 1pm at Port Townsend School of the Arts, space limited!


Write a Beautiful Love Letter with Poet Calligrapher Lindsey Wayland
Write a Beautiful Love Letter with Poet Calligrapher Lindsey Wayland

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! 

Port Townsend School of the Arts 26 January 2019
Date night! Saturday evening 6pm - 8pm


 
lindsey wayland introduction to pointed pen calligraphy class
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Ink Meditations
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:
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 15 December 2018, 1pm - 5pm
Port Townsend School of the Arts, March 3, 2019, 11am - 3pm
Port Townsend School of the Arts, April 27th, 2019, 11am - 3pm


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Ink Meditations
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 lindseywayland@gmail.com if you’re not sure about your pre-requisite experience, or sign up for my Introduction 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. The full kit is optional (the basic kit for continuing calligraphic form is necessary), if you have your own supplies, bring them, too! 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 March and again in May.

March 7th, March 14th, March 21st.
May 9th, 16th May, and 23rd May.


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Private Workshop

Arrange a truly memorable private workshop for your friends or co-workers or family.

Minimum 6.

(Read what my students have said about my classes! I’m so delighted to share their experience with you.)

 

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Private Calligraphy or Handwriting Tutoring 

“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


Event Calligraphy 

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 martial 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.