CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN RIVERSIDE

DIY Wrapping Paper by Atiliay.com

I’m looking forward to teaching this DIY Wrapping Paper Modern Calligraphy Workshop in Riverside! This is the final class for 2018 (where did this year go?!) and I hope to see you there! If you can’t make it, don’t worry–I’ll be scheduling workshops for 2019.

If you’d like to be notified when workshops are scheduled, be sure to follow my Instagram (you can always find the workshop calendar by month in my highlighted stories on my profile page if you miss the posts), Facebook, and sign up for my newsletter to have the info emailed to you.

Workshop experiences make great gifts! I have had husbands surprise their wives or friends come together for birthdays and it’s so much fun! The gal or guy we are celebrating also gets a little surprise from me to help make their day extra special :) I know it can be hard to purchase tickets for a specific date without consulting first AND keep things a surprise so that’s where my gift certificates come in! What you can do is wrap and give the certificate and once your recipient opens it, you guys can figure out a date and you can purchase the tickets for both of you (no reservations need to be made in advance in order to give a certificate). The gift certificates are completely free and can be personalized–just email me at hello@atiliay.com to request one!

Please note this is a holiday inspired workshop where we will be learning faux calligraphy and using it to create wrapping paper and packaging you’ll be able to use for the holidays! There will be brief instruction in the beginning and the remainder of the time will be used to create. If you are looking to learn the basics of brush lettering, please sign up for one of my Beginners Brush Lettering Workshops. If you have any questions, feel free to email me! Click on the link below for more details and to reserve a seat at this workshop. I hope to letter with you soon!

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12/8/18 | DIY CALLIGRAPHY WRAPPING PAPER WORKSHOP
Hosted by Cursive / 2790 Cabot Drive Suite 4-115, Corona, CA 92883
10:00AM-Noon, Saturday, December 8th
$60/person
*Prior workshop attendees will receive a $5 off the workshop and be reimbursed day of the workshop!
Click here for details and registration

CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN THE OC

DIY Wrapping Paper by Atiliay.com

I’m looking forward to teaching this DIY Wrapping Paper Modern Calligraphy Workshop in the OC! This is the final class for 2018 (where did this year go?!) and I hope to see you there! If you can’t make it, don’t worry–I’ll be scheduling workshops for 2019.

If you’d like to be notified when workshops are scheduled, be sure to follow my Instagram (you can always find the workshop calendar by month in my highlighted stories on my profile page if you miss the posts), Facebook, and sign up for my newsletter to have the info emailed to you.

Workshop experiences make great gifts! I have had husbands surprise their wives or friends come together for birthdays and it’s so much fun! The gal or guy we are celebrating also gets a little surprise from me to help make their day extra special :) I know it can be hard to purchase tickets for a specific date without consulting first AND keep things a surprise so that’s where my gift certificates come in! What you can do is wrap and give the certificate and once your recipient opens it, you guys can figure out a date and you can purchase the tickets for both of you (no reservations need to be made in advance in order to give a certificate). The gift certificates are completely free and can be personalized–just email me at hello@atiliay.com to request one!

Please note this is a holiday inspired workshop where we will be learning faux calligraphy and using it to create wrapping paper and packaging you’ll be able to use for the holidays! There will be brief instruction in the beginning and the remainder of the time will be used to create. If you are looking to learn the basics of brush lettering, please sign up for one of my Beginners Brush Lettering Workshops. If you have any questions, feel free to email me! Click on the link below for more details and to reserve a seat at this workshop. I hope to letter with you soon!

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12/1/18 | DIY CALLIGRAPHY WRAPPING PAPER WORKSHOP
Hosted by The Potting Shed / 401 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866
10:30AM-Noon, Saturday, December 1st
$55/person
*Prior workshop attendees will receive a $5 off the workshop and be reimbursed day of the workshop!
Click here for details and registration

CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS IN LA

Calligraphy Workshops in LA by Atiliay

I’m looking forward to teaching these upcoming modern calligraphy workshops in LA and surrounding areas! These are the final classes for 2018 (where did this year go?!) and I hope to see you there! If you can’t make it, don’t worry–I’ll be scheduling workshops for 2019.

If you’d like to be notified when workshops are scheduled, be sure to follow my Instagram (you can always find the workshop calendar by month in my highlighted stories on my profile page if you miss the posts), Facebook, and sign up for my newsletter to have the info emailed to you.

Workshop experiences make great gifts! I have had husbands surprise their wives or friends come together for birthdays and it’s so much fun! The gal or guy we are celebrating also gets a little surprise from me to help make their day extra special :) I know it can be hard to purchase tickets for a specific date without consulting first AND keep things a surprise so that’s where my gift certificates come in! What you can do is wrap and give the certificate and once your recipient opens it, you guys can figure out a date and you can purchase the tickets for both of you (no reservations need to be made in advance in order to give a certificate). The gift certificates are completely free and can be personalized–just email me at hello@atiliay.com to request one!

Here is the schedule for calligraphy workshops in LA and surrounding areas–click on the links for more details and to reserve your seats. I can’t wait to share lettering with you!

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12/9/18 | BEGINNERS BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP – PART 1
Hosted by Oh Shiny Paper Co / 513 South Del Mar Ave, San Gabriel, CA 91776
10:00AM-11:45AM, Sunday, December 9th
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12/9/18 | DIY CALLIGRAPHY WRAPPING PAPER WORKSHOP
Hosted by Oh Shiny Paper Co / 513 South Del Mar Ave, San Gabriel, CA 91776
1:00PM-2:30PM, Sunday, December 9th
$55/person
*Prior workshop attendees will receive a $5 off the workshop and be reimbursed day of the workshop!
Click here for details and registration
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12/16/18 | BEGINNERS BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP – PART 1
Hosted by Cottonwood Home / 1016 Lawson St City of Industry, CA 91748
10:30AM-12:15PM, Sunday, December 16th

DIY HALLOWEEN CALLIGRAPHY PUMPKINS

Boo Pumpkin Tutorial by Atiliay.com

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DIY Halloween calligraphy pumpkins has become my new favorite way to create fun and cute decorations for fall and Halloween! There’s so many different shapes and sizes that can be used for a variety of things from table top center pieces to porch decor to mini pumpkins to gift or top Halloween treats with–you can even branch out and letter on squash or apples! Here are all of my tips and directions on how to create your own lettered pumpkins!

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BEFORE GETTING STARTED…

Here’s a few things to think about to help you get great results on your final lettered pumpkin!

PUMPKIN PICKING TIPS: Before getting your pumpkin, decide what color marker you’ll be using and what you want to write–this will help you decide what color/size pumpkin to get. Once you’re at the store, make sure to pick a pumpkin that has enough surface area to fit your text and that the portion that you’ll be writing on is smooth and blemish-free. Try to find a pumpkin that will sit flat on a surface so it’ll be easy to display.

WHAT TO WRITE: Short phrases work well because you can letter it large enough for people to read and it’ll fit on one side of a pumpkin. You can letter something that goes all the way around a pumpkin but that would work best if people are either allowed to pick it up to admire it or it’s a centerpiece for a table that can be seen from all sides. Otherwise, if this guy is going on your porch, it’s best to stick with someone that people can easily read as they are walking or driving by.

PRACTICE YOUR WORD/PHRASE: Before lettering on the pumpkin, I recommend practicing your word/phrase on paper first so you know how you want your letters to look, your hand gets used to the movements you will have to make, and you can practice the word/phrase in the actual size it’ll be on the pumpkin.

If you’d like to write the word “boo” as shown in the image, DOWNLOAD MY FREE BOO PRACTICE WORKSHEET! Trace the word in two different sizes then write it on your own.

If you like the practice sheet and would like more in the future as well as INSTANT access to my free PDF library–which includes boo gift tags and an “eat, drink, and be scary” sign–join my newsletter so you don’t miss out BY CLICKING HERE TO SIGN UP!

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Boo Pumpkin Tutorial by Atiliay.com

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DIY HALLOWEEN CALLIGRAPHY PUMPKINS

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MATERIALS

  • Pumpkin
  • Pencil (a #2 pencil works fine with a dull tip so it won’t pierce through the pumpkin)
  • Eraser
  • Permanent marker such as Sharpie or DecoColor Paint Pen
  • Nail polish remover
  • Q-tips

DIRECTIONS

1. Decide what area of the pumpkin you will be lettering on. Wipe that area with a damp towel to remove any dirt. Dry the pumpkin.

2. Before lettering, try to visualize where you want your word/phrase to start and end.

3. Lightly pencil in your word/phrase. If you need to make any adjustments, erase the area you’d like to change and pencil in your new line. Once you are happy with your light outline, go over it again in pencil, this time making the line darker.

4. Now you are ready to go over it with your permanent marker! Since this is a non-traditional surface, go very slowly! I’ve found that when you reach a ridge or dip, it works better to stop at the ridge, pick up your marker, and start again instead of trying to draw a continuous line through the ridge. If there are any gaps, go back and dot it in or draw a short line to connect it. Because these permanent markers do not have a brush tip, I used faux calligraphy to create my lettering. Faux calligraphy is manually making all the downstrokes you create thicker by coloring it in. I began by lettering the outline of my word first, then I went back to fill in all the downstrokes. Be careful when coloring to not scratch off the existing ink–it may help to fill in any light areas by creating small short strokes or dots to make that area darker. Don’t be afraid to turn your pumpkin upside down or sideways while you are lettering–whatever helps your hand and marker get to where it needs to go!

5. Make sure the ink is completely dry and erase any pencil lines that may be visible.

6. If you make a mistake, the ink can be removed with nail polish remover! If it’s in an area that is close to another letter, I recommend using Q-tips dipped in nail polish remover to erase your mistake. I originally made the dot of my exclamation point to high up and wanted to lower it. I was able to erase the original dot with the nail polish remover but it did take several tries and rubbing on the area pretty hard. So try to get it as close to how you want it as possible, without relying on being able to erase any mistakes. If you feel like you’ve messed up on a large area and want to start over, just turn to the other side of your pumpkin and start again there!

I hope you liked this tutorial and will try this project out and have discovered a new way to use pumpkins to celebrate the holidays! I love seeing what everyone comes up with so don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you post a picture or send me an email.

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

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Eat Drink and Be Merry Hand Lettered Sign by Atiliay.com

Boo Tags by Atiliay.com

ATILIAY X MARVY UCHIDA BEGINNERS BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP

Atiliay and Marvy Uchida Beginners Brush Lettering Workshop

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ATILIAY X MARVY UCHIDA BEGINNERS BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP
This workshop is designed for beginners, no experience is necessary! If you already have brush lettering knowledge please check out the Atiliay x Marvy Uchida Brush Lettering Event!

I am very excited to be teaching my Beginners Brush Lettering Workshop at Marvy Uchida HQ! This workshop includes a very special starters kit filled with over $50 worth of Marvy Uchida brush pens and tools. You will also receive a personalized pencil pouch and Marvy Uchida canvas tote to get organized and take everything home in. This workshop includes additional instruction on how to use all the items you will receive. There are 2 sessions available–please click on the time you are interested in for more details and to reserve your seat:

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.Sunday, October 14th
10:30AM-12:30PM or 1:30PM-3:30PM
Marvy Uchida HQ | 3535 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503
$75/person
Each seat will provide 25 meals for The EEC Preschool + Nursery
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If you have any questions, please email Olivia at hello (at) atiliay (dot) com.
I hope to see you there!
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Marvy Uchida Headquarters, Torrance, CA