Recently, my mom and I traveled to Atlanta for a calligraphy workshop hosted by Laura Hooper Calligraphy. My mom has the most beautiful penmanship, and I have always wanted to learn the art so we decided to take a girls weekend and enjoy the workshop together. (Check out my photo recap of the trip here).
The workshop was hosted at The Ellis Hotel, which is right downtown near plenty of hotels of all price points and lots of dining options. We opted to stay across the street and walked to dinner. We found a great Irish pub where we appropriately watched the Notre Dame game.
The event was made picturesque by The Perfect Palette, an amazing resource for designing events, and Lauren Rae Photography. We were greeted by this beautiful sign that appropriately set the tone for an afternoon of learning, calligraphy, and Instagramming (of course).
The class was a perfect size. After Laura showed us how to draw each letter, she would come by and give students individual attention. At first it was intimidating, but soon it was obvious what an amazing resource Laura is.
Each place setting featured a beginner notepad + resource guide, additional nibs, a pen, ink, and a delicious Izze. The room was full of golds and greens combined with geometric designs. Their team really knew the demographics of the class – all women who appreciate little touches of beauty.
I also have a newfound infatuation with succulents. I just recently laid a bamboo plant to rest, so hopefully I will do better with these.
When you’re sitting in a class for 3 hours, a little snack is definitely in order. Their team designed a popcorn bar that had everything you could image from cheese topping to candies. They continued the green and gold color palette and included a little yellow on the bar.
If Laura Hooper is coming to your area, I would recommend taking her class. The beginner package that she offers is great, but nothing can beat one on one training. At the very least you a sure to attend a beautiful event with a delish snack.
For a full overview of the event from Laura herself, check out her blog post.