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Creativity Circle: Calligraphy 101 with Stephanie McKenna of Bowerbird Atelier

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Join us for an opportunity to explore your creativity in community! The Creativity Circle, held the first Thursday of every month, features guest creatives, artists, designers, and makers who will inspire you to explore your inner artist within the walls of The Hivery's Creative Studio. This month, we're thrilled to welcome Stephanie McKenna of Bowerbird Atelier.

In this creative session, Stephanie will be teaching an introduction to Calligraphy + Hand-Lettering.

Have you been curious about learning the art of calligraphy, but been too intimidated to try? Stephanie will walk you through the basics of writing in a gorgeous, instagramable way, to make all your future envelope addressing easy and fun! No experience needed. Come with a short (one sentence) quote or phrase that you would like to turn into something to proudly display at your desk!

Key takeaways from this workshop will include:

  • How to get started with calligraphy

  • How to use pressure to make letters go from thick to thin

  • How to compose a quote by picking out the key words

  • The difference between hand-lettering and calligraphy (and how starting with hand-lettering can make you a better calligrapher)

  • How it helps to get inspiration from fonts + typefaces when you're starting out

Pop Up Shop

Bowerbird Atelier will also have a Pop-Up shop after the workshop from 1. 45 pm - 3. 00 pm, selling her beautiful prints and new Floral Tarot Deck called Fleurot, which blends the meanings of the Victorian Language of Flowers with the meanings of the traditional Rider-Waite Tarot deck. You can find out more about Bowerbird Atelier here.

As seats are limited, advance online registration is required. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Creativity Circle is one of The Hivery's monthly member events. Mark your calendar for the first Thursday of each month from 12:30-1:45pm to join this program.

Refund Policy
We know that life happens and things change. We will gladly offer you a full refund for a workshop or event when requested via email to events@thehivery.com at least seven days prior to the event. Please note that no refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of a workshop or event.

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About Stephanie McKenna

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Stephanie is the owner of Bowerbird Atelier, a custom stationery studio specializing in weddings and events. She's passionate about helping committed couples curate a visual language that perfectly represents their unique love, so that they can share it loudly and proudly with their community. In her spare time she loves cuddling with her two cats and drawing flowers in her backyard in Oakland, California. You can find out more about Bowerbird Atelier here.