MARCH BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOPS

Atiliay Brush Lettering Workshops Part 1 and Part 2

I’m excited to be teaching both Beginners Brush Lettering Part 1 and Part 2 this month! Details and the link to purchase tickets are below. If these dates don’t work for you, check the Workshop Calendar for future dates or contact me to host a private workshop at your home with your friends! 

What’s the difference between a Part 1 class and a Part 2 workshop?

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Part 1 covers the basics–this is the class to take if you have no experience or have dabbled on your own and would like more direction/aren’t sure if you are doing it right. We will go over tools and supplies used in brush lettering, how to hold the pen, how to create basic strokes, how to create letters, how to create words, and we’ll also go over common mistakes and project ideas. You will receive one-on-one direction and time to practice and ask questions.

Included in this workshop are: my favorite 3 brush pens in varying sizes for beginners, a selection of paper, workbook and worksheets, and an additional 50+ PDFs that will be emailed to you for you to print out at home and continue practicing. 

Part 2 is designed for beginners who have taken Part 1 or have basic brush lettering knowledge and feel comfortable with creating strokes, letters, and words. In this workshop we will add more style and decorative elements to our lettering by learning how to create bounce/movement and how to add flourishes. We will also go over how to layout a sentence or quote.

Included in this workshop are: 3 brush pens I like using for decorative elements (different from the ones you received in the part 1 class), a selection of paper, workbook and worksheets, and PDFs that will be emailed to you for you to print out at home and continue practicing.

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Here are the March Brush Lettering Workshop Dates:

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3/9/19 | BEGINNERS BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP – PART 1

Hosted by RunwayTrash / 4019 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
1:00PM-2:45PM, Saturday, March 9th
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3/9/19 | BEGINNERS BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP – PART 2

Hosted by RunwayTrash / 4019 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
3:30PM-5:15PM, Saturday, March 9th
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3/24/19 | BEGINNERS BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP – PART 1

Hosted by Oh Shiny Paper Co / 513 South Del Mar Avenue San Gabriel, CA 91776
12PM-1:45PM, Sunday, March 24th
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3/24/19 | BEGINNERS BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP – PART 2

Hosted by Oh Shiny Paper Co / 513 South Del Mar Avenue San Gabriel, CA 91776
2:30PM-4:15PM, Sunday, March 24th
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3/31/19 | BEGINNERS BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP – PART 1

Hosted by The Potting Shed / 401 W Chapman Ave Orange, CA 92866
10:30AM-12:15PM, Sunday, March 31st
$65/person
More details coming soon!
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Lettering For A Cause: Each seat at a workshop will help to provide 20 nutritious meals for children at The Ebongalethu Educare Center Preschool + Nursery in Motherwell, South Africa!
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If you have any questions at all, please email Olivia at hello(at)atiliay.com and I will be happy to help! If you’d like to see photos from previous workshops click here: #atiliayworkshops. I hope to letter with you soon! :)

JAN + FEB 2019 | MODERN BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP RECAP

After a short holiday break, it was nice to get back to teaching modern brush calligraphy workshops! I had the chance to return to some of my favorite venues, teach at a new location, and of course make new friends :) My favorite part of the workshops is definitely getting to know so many wonderful people who I probably wouldn’t have crossed paths with otherwise. This first few months of workshops have also been extra special because several people have shared that they really love the give back aspect and it’s something they strongly connect with. Hearing that really warms my heart–it’s something that I am very passionate about and the reason why Atiliay exists! :)

Workshops For A Cause: Each workshop seat helps to provide 20 meals for The Ebongalethu Educare Center Preschool & Nursery in Motherwell, South Africa
January and February workshops helped to provide 1,280 meals!
Thank you to every attendee who made this possible!

See below for photos and details about each workshop.


Are you interested in learning the art of brush lettering? I’d love to letter with you!

To view the current schedule, please head over to the Workshop Calendar.
To view more photos from previous workshops, please click here #atiliayworkshops.

Private workshops are also available!

If you have any questions, please send me an email at hello@atiliay.com.


1.12.19 | RUNWAY TRASH | LONG BEACH

Long Beach Brush Lettering Workshop by Atiliay
Long Beach Brush Lettering Workshop by Atiliay

I had the wonderful opportunity of kicking off 2019 with back to back workshops at RunwayTrash in Long Beach! Lauree is the hostess with the mostess and what makes this extra special is that she hosted my very first workshop 2 years ago so I feel like it has come full circle :) Thank you Laura, Erin, Arisbet, Alfreda, Vanessa, Erin, Cathy, Rachel, Camee and Teresa, Janice, Rachel, Lilia, Brenda, Gisela, Aprilyn, and Shikha for being part of the first workshops of the year! PS: RunwayTrash has the BEST collection of vintage clothes and accessories as well as a variety of goods from local makers and artists!


1.13.19 | THE POTTING SHED | ORANGE

Orange County Brush Lettering Workshop by Atiliay

This is one of my favorite places to teach at because The Potting Shed is such a beautiful and inspiring space (it is both a gift shop and nursery and where I get my succulents)! I got to see some familiar faces as well as meet new friends. These ladies did an AMAZING job with lettering and it was so nice to spend the morning getting to know each other and lettering together! Thank you Teri, Debbi, Shiloe, Kylie, Chloe, René, Molly, Reo, and Debra for joining me for this workshop!


1.26.19 | OH SHINY PAPER CO | SAN GABRIEL

Los Angeles Brush Lettering Workshop by Atiliay

It was great to be back at Oh Shiny Paper Co in their bright, fun, and colorful balloon-filled space! Kelly of OSPC joined in on the workshop fun along with Jayne, Katie, Tiffany, Lyla, Katy, Hyun, Sarah, and Lily! Jayne reached out after the class to let me know that she chose my workshop because she really connected with the giving back aspect–it’s something that is important to her too and she sponsors a little girl in Ethiopia! Reading that was really special and I love that this is something that is close to both of our hearts.


2.3.19 | OH SHINY PAPER CO | SAN GABRIEL

Los Angeles Brush Lettering Workshop by Atiliay

Los Angeles Brush Lettering Workshop by Atiliay

This is the second year in a row I’ve spend Superbowl Sunday teaching at Oh Shiny Paper Co–and I wouldn’t have it any other way :)! Thank you Pearlin, Nathalie, Angie, Susan, Robin, Guy, Megan, and Fiona as well as Becca (who also hosted us!), Lauren, Joey, Yvonne, Kate, Sherry, Jennifer and Yoko for spending this rainy day lettering with me! I loved that Pearlin really connected with the give back aspect and I also had Girl Scout Lauren join the class because she’d like to teach her fellow scouts brush lettering for one of her projects! I loved getting to know everyone and had so much fun–and I actually made it back to see the half time show!


2.9.19 | COTTONWOOD HOME | CITY OF INDUSTRY

Los Angeles Brush Lettering Workshop by Atiliay

Los Angeles Brush Lettering Workshop by Atiliay

This was my first workshop teaching at Cottonwood Home! They are a lifestyle brand dedicated to kiddos and they host workshops for both children and adults at their bright and open space. A big thank you to owner Kari for hosting us–it was so wonderful to meet her in person! We had a great group of creative ladies that rainy morning–Carol, Sylvia, Ruth, Allison, and Kacy! I really enjoyed my time with them and I absolutely loved the green wall so we took 2 class pics :)


2.17.19 | THE POTTING SHED | ORANGE

Orange County Brush Lettering Workshop by Atiliay

Thank you Andra, Traci, Mandy, Kelly, Susan, and Ann for joining me at The Potting Shed for a Sunday Funday workshop! I loved seeing how everyone’s focus and how their strokes and lettering progressed throughout the workshop! A special shout out and thanks to Ro for sharing the workshop with Mandy :)


2.20.19 | WEST ELM | COSTA MESA

West Elm Costa Mesa Brush Lettering Workshop by Atiliay

I got to wrap up February with a workshop at West Elm South Coast Plaza with Rie, Donna, Claire, Catherine, and Linda! This was a mid-week evening workshop and it was nice to change things up and get creative on a Wednesday night! Both Catherine and Donna asked how I ended up teaching a class at West Elm so I thought I’d share that with you as well–I had seen other workshops take place at West Elm and they do a great job of showcasing local artists and hosting pop-ups and classes at their stores. I love their furniture and thought it’d be a beautiful place to teach so I reached out and that’s how I connected with them. Thank you ladies for joining me for a workshop and a special thank you to West Elm and their team for hosting us!


If you are interested in joining me for a workshop, click here to view the workshop calendar for upcoming dates!

If you’d like to host a private workshop or have any questions, please feel free to email me at hello(at)atiliay.com.
I am happy to help and hope to letter with you soon!

WEST ELM BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP IN COSTA MESA

I’m excited to be heading back to West Elm at South Coast Plaza for a Beginners Brush Lettering Workshop in Costa Mesa! Join me Wednesday evening, February 20, 2019, to break up the week with something creative and fun! Here are the details:

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West Elm Brush Lettering Workshop in Costa Mesa

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BEGINNERS BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP

Hosted by West Elm South Coast Plaza
3333 Bear St Ste 231, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
6:15PM-8PM, Wednesday, February 20th
$65/person
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You will receive a starter kit to begin your lettering journey with that includes 3 different sized brush pens, your workbook, and a selection of papers. After the workshop, you will receive 50+ PDFs that you can print out at home to continue practicing with! Everything you need will be provided as well as light refreshments–just bring yourself! :)
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Workshops For A Cause: A portion of proceeds from each ticket will be used to provide 20 meals for The Ebongalethu Educare Center Preschool & Nursery in Motherwell, South Africa.
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To reserve your seat, click here: Brush Lettering Workshop in Costa Mesa Tickets
If you have any questions, please email me, Olivia, at hello@atiliay.com.
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I hope to letter with you soon!

FRIDAY 5 | THE EBONGALETHU EDUCARE CENTER

Atiliay Friday 5 | The EEC

The Friday 5 series is a way for me to share 5 facts each week about Atiliay with you so we can get to know one another better!

Friday 5 | The Ebongalethu Educare Center Preschool & Nursery | All love and Valentine’s Day cards help to provide meals for The EEC–today I wanted to tell you more about who they are and how this works!

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1) The EEC is a home-based preschool and nursery in Motherwell, South Africa. Motherwell is a large and poverty-stricken township on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth.
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Atiliay Friday 5 | The EEC
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2) The EEC was founded and run by an amazing woman named Gladys Zenani who I believe recently turned 70 (she is pictured in the photo above)! She created the school so that parents who need to travel far for work or to look for work have a safe place they could take their children. She has 3 ladies who help her: Fiziwe Majola, Nomfundo Minnie, and Sibongile Mpupa.
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Atiliay Friday 5 | The EEC
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3) Most children stay with Gladys from 5AM to 5PM. They receive breakfast and lunch at The EEC and these are the meals Atiliay is committed to providing. The meals consist of a specially formulated porridge which consists of cooked maize, soy, 26 vitamins, minerals and amino acids, carbs, fiber, and cereal fats that work to maximize nutrient intake on a daily basis. It has the nutritional density 29 times that of refined maize which is the staple diet there.
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Atiliay Friday 5 | The EEC
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4) I sponsor the EEC through Food4Africa whom I met in South Africa in 2007. This is how it works: I make the donation online to F4A. 100% of the donation is used to provide food for The EEC. A Food4Africa volunteer delivers the food to the school. The awesome volunteer and my contact for The EEC is Byron from Miracle Meals Trust–he is also the one who emails me photos and updates!
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Atiliay Friday 5 | The EEC
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5) #Cardsforacause provide between 5-10 meals each depending on the design and each workshop seat provides 20 meals. Together we have provided 140,000 meals to date–and counting!
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Atiliay Cards For A Cause

FREE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT TAGS

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays and I think it’s such a great reason to celebrate love–ALL the different kinds of love and relationships that exist! I have created these free Valentine’s Day gift tags for you to top your presents with this month! There’s something for everyone including your Galentine and several of these can be used the rest of the year as well.

Free Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Atiliay.com

Free Valentine's Day Gift Tags by Atiliay.com

The designs included are:

Be Mine Galentine
For: Love,
Happy Valentine’s Day
Love you!

You can download them instantly by clicking on the links below.
There are 3 versions–black text, pink text, and red text:

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Be Mine Galentine / For: Love, / Happy Valentine’s Day / Love You! – Black Text

Be Mine Galentine / For: Love, / Happy Valentine’s Day / Love You! – Pink Text

Be Mine Galentine / For: Love, / Happy Valentine’s Day / Love You! – Red Text

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If you’d like some more tag designs as well as a few other Valentine’s Day printables including the Love List and Mini Love Notes, subscribe to my newsletter by clicking below and you will receive the links to download those as well!

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Love List PDF by Atiliay.com

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I came up with the Love List while cooking dinner one night and thinking about how much I love the sound of a sizzling pan and the smell of garlic and onions being cooked! That moment made me want to create something simple and fun to remind us of the random things that we love whether they are big or little or mundane or exciting. It’s easy to focus on the negative or the one bad thing that happened in a day and I hope this list helps us focus on the good things we experience in life :)

The Mini Love Notes are just that–mini notes that you can cut out and leave for friends, family, co-workers, or even strangers to find! You can also try stringing them together to create a cute little banner for someone special in your life!

To receive these additional PDFs plus more gift tags, sign up for Atiliay’s newsletter and you’ll continue to get new freebies and be automatically entered to win a free card every month!

I hope you enjoy these PDFs!

Wishing you a Happy February and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Free Printable Valentine's Day Gift Tags