The Hive Studio

A light & airy array of art + calligraphy goods.

 
 
 

It all started five years ago at a small shop near my small Ohio town: my first calligraphy workshop, just after moving back from Philadelphia. Who knew? I had no idea it would blossom to become such a fun part of this studio's business. With a degree in Art Education, I suppose it made sense teaching around a table of willing-to-learn folks would grow on me so quickly. Witnessing so many individuals realize their potential on such a timeless art is such a beautiful process; whether it's for the reason of wanting to learn something new, or to enhance their skillset for their future creative endeavors, it's such a joy to provide even the smallest stepping stone for each person who leaves with a new pen in hand.

Workshops are held at a variety of inspirational spots around Ohio, although the travel bug in me is always willing to pack up & set up anywhere. New dates are always listed below, & you may also join the email list to stay in the loop.

 
 
 
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Beginner Calligraphy at Igloo Letterpress

November 17th, Saturday, 10-12:00pm
You will learn the basics of holding & understanding your pen & nib, dipping ink, practicing upstrokes & downstrokes, scribing the alphabet, & practicing your own alphabet writing style. Your kits will include (2) nibs, 1 nib holder, ink well + black ink, notepad & practice papers & a resources sheet in a nice, wooden tray box made here in the USA. 

At the end of the class, everyone will learn how to manipulate your calligraphy designs into files to use in letterpress printing and graphic design, and will pull a letterpress calligraphy print to take home.

 
 
 
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Calligraphy Workshop for Holidays

December 8th, Saturday, 10:30am-12:30am
Join in on a whimsical morning of trying your hand at calligraphy, & learning how to write on envelopes, cards, or gift tags for your holiday cheer! This will be the first workshop at my studio space & home, so it will be a cozy time.

To start, you will learn the basics of holding & understanding your pen & nib, dipping ink, practicing upstrokes & downstrokes, scribing the alphabet, & practicing your own alphabet writing style. Then I will guide you on tips & tricks with writing addresses on envelopes, writing phrases on cards, or gift tags (whilst listening to Christmas music, of course). Feel free to bring your own stash of holiday cards, envelopes, or gift tags if you’d like to practice on them!

I will have holiday mimosas, coffee, some breakfast goodies, & be ready for you to join in on some Christmas-y, Calligraphy-y fun.

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Your kits will include 1 nib, 1 nib holder, ink well + black ink, notepad, practice papers, & a resources sheet in a nice, wooden tray box made here in the USA. You will also take home some envelopes, cards, & gift tags to practice at home.

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Extra ink colors will be available for purchase to add to your kit, as well!

 

Past Workshops
& Dates:

 

2018

FERN STUDIO
March 10th

IGLOO LETTERPRESS
March 3rd
May 26th
August 25th

STUDIO OF
CHRISTINE WISNIESKI

April 21st

2017

FERN STUDIO
January 30th
April 29th
August 5th

STUDIO OF
CHRISTINE WISNIESKI

March 31st
April 1st
June 29th
June 30th
October 7th

IGLOO LETTERPRESS
February 4th
April 22nd
June 17th
September 9th
October 21st
December 2nd

ANTHROPOLOGIE HQ
APPAREL PRINT TEAM

April 19th

2016

FERN STUDIO
April 2nd
July 30th
November 5th

STUDIO OF
CHRISTINE WISNIESKI

June 17th
June 18th
September 30th
October 1st

IGLOO LETTERPRESS
April 23rd
June 25th
August 27th
October 8th
November 19th

OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY
March 19th

TOTEM SUPPLY CO.
February 6th

2015

FERN STUDIO
August 1st
December 3rd

STUDIO OF
CHRISTINE WISNIESKI

May 2nd
October 9th
October 10th

IGLOO LETTERPRESS
November 21st

HEART & DASH-
POWELL HOUSE

July 19th

TOTEM SUPPLY CO.
February 5th

SPARK! CREATIVE
ART SPACE

January 24th

2014

FERN STUDIO
November 12th

TERRAIN
September 14th

THE NEW OLD-FASHIONED
May 24th
May 25th

TOTEM SUPPLY CO.
January 30th
April 24th
April 25th
October 2nd

SPARK! CREATIVE
ART SPACE

October 25th