How to Write a Beautiful Letter Workshop

A letter is one of the most generous things 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.

Next Workshop at Port Townsend School of the Arts,
Three 3-hour sessions Monday evenings in June, 6-9
June 4th, June 11th, June 18th
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Photographs by Jen Lee Light


Private Workshops

Arrange a truly memorable event for your group of friends or organization 

Minimum of 8 participants.

calligraphy tools, lindsey wayland, photograph by Jen Lee Light

Private Calligraphy or Handwriting Tutoring