City Lights: Write Love Letters with Galentine’s Day Calligraphy

Galentine’s Day Calligraphy

Looking to celebrate the holiday of love, but missing a date? A decade ago, Parks and recreationit is Leslie Knope gave us the perfect reason to do just that: Galentine’s Day, a day that falls around Valentine’s Day and is dedicated to celebrating the love you have for your friends. Taking after the Pawnee legend, Sip and Script instructor Shannon Ho will teach a Galentine’s Day calligraphy class for beginners at Union Market’s La Cosecha. Although the event is meant to be a general introduction to modern calligraphy, in the spirit of the holiday, Ho will incorporate the Valentine’s Day and Galentine themed article into his lesson, giving attendees the chance to surprise their friends and lovers with homemade cards. Then, students can take home a calligraphy kit for beginners, including two nibs, a pot of black ink, two letter guides, tracing paper and a straight pen holder. But that’s not all. “You walk away with a skill you can use for the rest of your life,” Ho says. She designed the course as an accessible introduction to the world of calligraphy. “I hope to inspire people to not be afraid to try something new and really unleash their creative potential,” Ho says. “I think a lot of people are really intimidated by calligraphy. I often hear that people think you have to be artistic, or you have to have good handwriting, or that lefties can’t do it. But none of this is true. Anyone can do it, it’s just a matter of starting. Class begins at 6:30 p.m. on February 15 at La Cosecha, 1280 4th St. NE. $75. Proof of vax and masks required.

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