Meet Your Instructors
Dawn Nicole is a self-taught lettering artist who has run the creative website Dawn Nicole Designs for 10+ years. She’s an Enneagram Type 1w9 with a love of kindness, coffee, ampersands, reading, hoop earrings, Thai food, traveling, and her Apple Pencil. She currently resides in beautiful Charleston, SC, with her Air Force husband, three school-aged kiddos, and two German Shepherds.
Rosalie is an illustrator who specializes in creating captivating hand-rendered visuals that celebrate the natural world. Her first book, Watercolor in Nature: Paint Woodland Wildlife and Botanicals with 20 Beginner-Friendly Projects, will be published by Page Street Publishing Co. in November 2021.
Julie is a self-taught artist living in Central California with her husband & three daughters. She rekindled her love of art during the most trying years of early motherhood and has found a passion for helping others ignite their creative spark.
Amanda Rakoczy is a self-taught hand lettering artist currently based in the Orlando, Florida. She has been drawn to calligraphy and lettering since before she knew what to even call it! She started sharing her artwork on Instagram in 2019 and hasn't looked back since! Amanda is most passionate about watercolor brush lettering and the joy of finding the perfect pen!
Kelley Bren Burke
PROCREATE BLOOMING FLOWER ANIMATION
Kelley is a self-taught illustrator, animator, doodler and educator. She creates art on her iPad with Procreate and is excited to share her love of the illustration app with artists of all levels.
Maira is a Colombian artist living in sunny Florida, USA and has been creating art for as long as she can remember! After discovering calligraphy 6 years ago, she hasn't stopped practicing and learning, which has sparked her passion for helping other women become more creative by learning calligraphy through her easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorials.
Theresa is a wife and mama who is passionate about sharing the joy of making fun things through her craft subscription bo. for kids, The Create Kit, and her virtual watercolor classes. When she's not sharing the freedom that creativity brings into our lives, you can find her experimenting with her own art pieces.
My name is Winifred, but feel free to call me Wini. I love calligraphy and I love putting that calligraphy on anything I can find. I am a native of Atlanta, Georgia. When I'm not working on my calligraphy, you can probably find me on my Peloton.
PASSION PLANNER WEEKLY LAYOUT: OCEAN VIBES
Hi! It's Makiko. I'm fairly new to the online creative community but I've been a dedicated crafter (craft supply collector?) for over 20 years. I'm a mom to 2 teenagers so my planner has become my lifeline - and recently I've discovered that creating in my planner is the perfect form of art therapy for me! I love taking my crafting experience and sharing tips and tricks for incorporating simple art into your planner.
Isa Down is an illustrator and author with her company Poppy & Gray Co. Proudly self-taught, Isa loves teaching and inspiring others to create, and has taught thousands of students in-person and online. You can find her classes on Skillshare. She is the author of Inking Florals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Modern Florals in Ink and Watercolor (2020).
Mixed media artist, graphic, surface pattern designer and multi-faced creative entrepreneur. Visionary, intuitive, passionate and full of ideas mom of 3 who combines a vivid imagination with a desire for practical solutions. Full of big dreams, ability to see potential and possibility everywhere. Florals that she paints grow both in her head and in her garden.
Dylan Mierzwinski (“M” for short), is an illustrator and surface designer living in the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix, Arizona. A top teacher on Skillshare, Dylan is known for her warmth, ability to communicate difficult ideas clearly, and bold and retro botanical illustrations. As a self taught artist, Dylan has enthusiastically grown into her position in the art world as a creative cheerleader, sharer of helpful keyboard shortcuts, and combiner of unexpected colors. She enjoys waving at dogs, quoting Michael Scott, and encouraging people to talk about their feelings (not a joke).
Emily Caroline is the CEO & Founder of That Mom With A Laser, Inc.; a brand committed to teaching crafty entrepreneurs how to operate industrial laser engraving machines. Formerly a high school history teacher, this crafty mom now spends her days on YouTube simplifying lasers in a fun and engaging way.
Originally from Australia, Jessica spends most of her time in her art studio amongst the tall trees of Seattle. She is an artist who’s obsessed with paper, bright colors and florals. Jessica loves to teach, both online and in person, and she believes that everyone is creative, whether they realize it yet or not. When she’s not illustrating or working on her next class, Jessica is out enjoying the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughter. Her favorite Tombow Dual Brush Pen is number 835 (Persimmon) and she never leaves home without a sketchbook in her purse.
PHOTOGRAPHY/STYLING FOR FLATLAYS
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Karla Lim of Written Word Calligraphy is a calligraphy educator + wedding invitation designer + calligraphy product creator based in Vancouver, Canada. She's a serial entrepreneur, guilty of juggling too many things, and passionate about creating some new pretty packaging. In the realm of invitations, she's known for creating bespoke, minimal and cohesive suites that feature her modern calligraphy style and illustration, that blend in the love story and style of the couple.
Erin is a former attorney that turned to lettering and crafts for a creative outlet and never looked back. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona - she packed up everything and moved to San Diego, California for a fresh start. She is obsessed with all things crafty and does not hesitate to try something new. Although her start was with faux calligraphy and brush lettering, she has ventured into everything from acrylic painting to polymer clay and anything creative in between.
My name is Jess and I am the Melbourne-based artist behind Art By Panza. After dabbling in painting since I was young, I started to take watercolour seriously in 2017 and I've never looked back. Not only have my skills grown in the last few years, but I've gone on to learn to handletter, illustrate and even teach classes online. You will notice common themes in my artwork - from my love of pop culture to cats, to work created to inspire and promote self care and mental health awareness.
Eunice is a watercolor artist and author, also known as Electric Eunice. Along with illustrating and creating custom designs, she teaches watercolor illustration and lettering workshops. Her book, Watercolor Botanicals is the perfect way to learn how to paint your favorite plants and florals. She is known for her loud laugh, love for painting house plants, and is every girl's BFF!
WOOD BURNING BY HAND:
A RELAXING + VERSATILE CRAFT
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Rachel Strauss (she/her) is the hands, heart, and mind behind Wood Burn Corner (@woodburncorner). Rachel found wood burning in 2011 while browsing Michael's. Its relaxing qualities and beautiful finished look had her hooked. Rachel hosts challenges (#burntmarch) to help anyone with a pyrography tool from around the globe to expand their skills, try new things, and connect with their fellow pyrographers. Wood Burn Corner reflects her love of creating, collaborating, supporting the wood burning community, teaching, and giving back. Rachel chooses to use wood from sustainable sources and donates 30% of all profits to organizations that plant trees around the globe.
Lisa is a self-taught letterer most known for her black and white sarcastic lettering compositions. She has created letter-based designs for t-shirts, jewelry, and logos for a variety of clients, but her greatest passion is in spreading the joy of lettering through teaching along with bringing folks together to create a supportive lettering community.
Watercolor gorgeousness meets laid-back fun through Amarilys Henderson’s art and teaching. Published author, popular online instructor and experienced surface designer, Amarilys knows the power of her favorite medium. Her work features a flair for the retro, lush watercolor bleeds on florals, brush lettering and throwback whimsey. Amarilys found her creative renaissance in newfound motherhood and refreshed Christian faith. You’ll find this boy-mom curled up like a cat in her Minnesota studio.
COLLAGING YOUR PERSPECTIVE
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Hi friends, my name is Savina a freelance graphic designer and outspoken collage artist creating my reality through shredded pieces of old comic books, National Geographic magazines, and a lot of Playboys. When I'm not cutting and pasting, I help run a grassroots labor organization called Cannabis Workers Coalition.
Kristin Andrews has been a calligraphy artist for the past 5 years and is the Owner and Chief Kreative Officer of Kreative Blends & Company in the Chicagoland area. She specializes in acrylic signage (think weddings, baby showers, and other events!), chalkboard signage (restaurants, I'm talking to you!), and drinkables (check out my custom tumblers and wine glasses!). Kristin picked up the love of calligraphy after stumbling across the craft on Instagram. It started off as a hobby and from there, she was hooked!
FLORAL LINEART: SHADING WITH LINES IS EASY!
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Anna Oszvald a.k.a. @oszvaldann, is a botanical illustrator based in Budapest, with a serious obsession to lines and botanicals. Oh yes, and details. Her botanical journey started after her son was born, as a naptime hobby. By that time she was working as an engineer in the automotive industry, in the need for creating some aesthetic value too. Drawing flowers started as a hobby with making an Instagram account, and taking part in a daily drawing challenge, but Anna’s passion made her stay up at night, drawing flowers every single stolen minute a mommy can afford.
Dan is a lettering artist, writer, graphic designer, and all-around creative over thinker who’s learning that it’s good to always be learning. Hailing initially from the City of Brotherly Love (and forever a Philly kid at heart), Dan is currently based in the beautiful West, calling Sheridan, Wyoming and its incredible art community his home. When he’s not trying to perfect his Garth Brooks cover act, Dan can be found alternating between Red Bull and coffee for fuel, devouring mystery and horror fiction, and generally wondering about wonder.
NEON 3D LETTERING
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Jimbo Bernaus is an accomplished hand lettering artist and graphic designer, Jimbo is most known for the powerful colour palettes and clever design techniques he uses to demonstrate mastery of the form. Many of his pieces are accented with floral embellishments
A BEACHTASTIC WATERCOLOR
Watercolor artist Katherine here and art has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Originally from the east coast of Florida, I now live and work just outside of Dallas, Texas. My inspiration comes from my love of the ocean and nature. When I am not teaching or painting I can be found exploring the outdoors.
Courtney is an artist and illustrator who works primarily with watercolors, but she highly values the opportunity to explore different media, art styles, and subject matter. Most of her current work reflects the joy of family, faith, and home both representationally and abstractly. As a visually impaired artist, Courtney believes that the beauty of art should be accessible to everyone and advocates through education and vulnerability in hopes of fostering acceptance and understanding. She is constantly inspired by her husband and children, nature, and the beauty and complexity of human nature.
BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION IN GOUACHE
Bindiya is an Illustrator, Creativentreprenuer and Educator based in Mumbai, India. As a child she has spent all her summer vacations learning new things, taking up classes and exploring different materials! She could just spend hours unaware of her surroundings doing stuff she loved! This has not changed till today. Currently she works full time in designing stationery and home decor products illustrated in Gouache. She draws her inspiration from nature and likes to tell a story with my artwork.
She is known for detailing and vibrant colour palettes.
Liz Gray is a lettering artist, illustrator, and muralist, but she’s better known around the internet as @thegraytergood. She lives in Virginia with her husband and also her cat Emmy, and enjoys creating content and client work from the comfort of her home studio. Her style of work is usually characterized by the use of a black + white color palette and is detailed, modern, and legible.
Hi, I’m Illyahna, a modern calligrapher and lettering artist behind IllyBoo Designs. I set up my calligraphy business over 4 years ago and the idea grew from my passion for lettering. Although I still consider myself a newcomer to the world of calligraphy, I have worked within the creative industry as a fashion and graphic designer. So I am able to draw on those skills, to create beautiful bespoke lettering artwork in any project I do. I teach both dip pen and brush lettering workshops for all abilities and I have my own range of lettering starter kits, so people can join in the fun and practice at home.
GLASS ENGRAVING: TRANSFORMING BOTTLES INTO SPECTACULAR GIFTS!
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Kestrel Montes, San Francisco Bay Area calligrapher and engraver, is the creative force behind INKMETHIS, a boutique of specialty calligraphy supplies. After 14 years in public education, Kestrel left the school world for a life of creating and teaching beautiful writing!
Aloha! My name is Keiko and I love to create. I'm half Japanese, half German and spent most of my life in Southern Germany and Switzerland before moving to a little coffee farm and treehouse on the magical Big island of Hawai'i. For 12 years I worked as a professional photographer for weddings and events but in 2018 decided to make a big leap and put all my time into making watercolor paints. Aloha watercolors is my full time job now but it's also my passion.
Becca is a modern calligrapher and instructor based in Ottawa, Canada. She started The Happy Ever Crafter Inc. in 2015, and has since grown a community of over 500,000 aspiring artists and art business owners all over the world. If you’re looking to learn new skills– both art and business– in a simple, fun and stress-free way, Becca aims to help you do just that. But beware... if “Dad jokes” and terrible puns aren’t your jam, you may want to find a different place to learn!
BLENDED LETTERING: EASY WAY TO BLEND WITH BRUSH MARKERS
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My name is Diana, I am the artist behind Prisleters. I am from Caracas-Venezuela and right now I am based in Northern Virginia. I’ve always been passionate about calligraphy and the design of wonderful letters, even though I am a totally self-taught person, without any Graphic Design background. I love art, and I love to express myself through letters, colors, compositions, and I love to create letters with different techniques. I have discovered how much I love to teach this art, and I am always happy to help people that want to learn calligraphy and hand lettering. My motto: Progress not Perfection!
Jillian & Jordan
Jillian & Jordan are twin sisters, educators, authors, and co-founders of Loveleigh Loops, a business that specializes in teaching calligraphy and iPad lettering. Having come from engineering and business analytics backgrounds, they’re best known for their logical, encouraging approach to teaching. Together they’ve taught over 25K students in workshops and online courses. They’re passionate about helping lettering enthusiasts learn, improve, and find their style.
Founder of This Writing Desk, Kolbie Blume is a self-taught artist, online educator, and author of the popular how-to watercolor book, Wilderness Watercolor Landscapes. Through her social media tutorials, workshops, Skillshare classes, and other courses, she has taught thousands of creatives all over the world to love watercolor and landscapes as much as she does.
SUMMER WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL: PAINT POPSICLES WITH ME!
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Hi! I'm Nikki, a Watercolor and Calligraphy artist. I currently do most of my work for couples who are getting married (I just love paper) but I also have an Etsy shop full of my watercolor prints! I love bringing joy to people through my work. I live in Sunny San Diego with my sweet husband and naughty little Corgi named Beignet. In my free time I love to explore outdoors, cook and roller skate!
Shinah is a whiskey-loving, curse-word slinging, Harvard-trained former corporate attorney who left everything behind to find her passion. After quitting law, Shinah created her business, Crooked Calligraphy to spread creativity, courage and honest, gritty life inspiration through calligraphy. Crooked Calligraphy has worked with huge brands like Disney, Anthropologie, Jo Malone, and Dom Perignon, but Shinah’s favorite work is teaching calligraphy and encouraging her students to look their fears in the face and move toward a life that will make them happy.
Katie & Ilana
DESIGN A GREETING CARD
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Katie and Ilana are hand lettering artists who met after sliding into each other's DMs. The two have YET to meet in person, but their paths are incredibly similar. They both graduated from design school and went on to become art directors who wanted more control of their schedule and creativity. Years later, they each own their own successful art businesses and are passionate about sharing their knowledge through Loomier, the ultimate resource for artists who mean business, so that other artists can do the same. The big difference between them? Cats vs. dogs.
I’m Marie - an ENFP, Enneagram 7, Libra, and aspiring calligrapher to the Real Housewives (Seriously, Andy, call me - the ladies need help with their place cards). I’m also the creator of the Calligrapher’s Rate Book Template. Calligraphy has transformed my life, and now I transform my clients’ most special words into works of art. I work with engaged people, event planners, small businesses, and brands to help transform spaces and events through the art of calligraphy.
Maricar is a Brush Calligraphy artist based in Manila, Philippines. She's better known as Seven Brush Strokes and taught thousands of aspiring artists all over the world through her online classes, best-seller workbooks, and social media platforms. She believes that art can heal and that everyone should embrace their own creative journey.
Hi! I'm Megan. I'm an artist who really enjoys sarcasm and London fogs. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina with my husband and the cutest calico cat. Right now I work full-time at an advertising agency, but my hope is to take my passion for art and turn it into a business. Connect with me on Instagram, I love making new friends!
I am Naina, an artist , author and creator behind Twitcher Writes. I am presently living in Switzerland & have fallen in love with nature and mountains here. I always loved creative writing and self-trained on basics and worked hard towards my lettering goals. Presently, I am immensely enjoying watercolors & gouache. I am normally creating everyday & doing crafts with my 6yo daughter.
Liz Kohler Brown
EASY BLOCK LETTERING
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Liz is an artist, designer, author, and teacher who loves sharing ideas and resources with other creatives. She's been painting, collaging, and drawing since she was old enough to hold scissors and pencils without adult supervision, and earned an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in art in 2013. Since then, she's been teaching around the world, online and in person.
Katie is an Artist, Crafter, and Blogger. She loves anything and everything creative – from art journaling, to drawing, and oil painting, to mixed media, paper crafts, and DIY's. If it’s creative, she loves it! You can usually find Katie in her studio making things, or outside hiking and gathering inspiration for her next project. Katie is a published artist in multiple magazines and books, and teaches online art classes to share her creative passion. Katie also runs Studio Sisters with her sister, Taylor, where they help other creatives learn to grow their handmade shop.
MIXED MEDIA SUMMER ILLUSTRATION
Lynissa Hayes is an artist and explorer of creative pursuits. She is a warm, fun-loving city girl based in Houston Texas. Lynissa is passionate about art & teaching and uses her brand, Maker’s Ave., as an outlet to share & inspire others to get in touch with their creative side. After working several years in the corporate setting, she renewed her creativity by jumping back into painting, mixed media art, and art journaling & now finds bliss in the everyday process of making and sharing with others. When she is not working, you can find her experimenting & playing with new materials and techniques and laying the groundwork for her artistic journey.
FREESTYLE GOUACHE FLORALS IN PROCREATE
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Teela is the designer and content creator behind Every Tuesday, which she runs alongside her web developer/designer husband, Spencer. Every Tuesday for the past 7 years, she has published a new free design, illustration or lettering tutorial on her YouTube channel which has amassed over 19 million views. In 2015, she and her husband quit their full time jobs to pursue Every Tuesday together and they are proud to have now shared their knowledge with over 200,000 students through their online courses.
Samantha Dion Baker graduated from The Cooper Union in New York City and spent over 20 years working as a graphic designer. Now a full-time illustrator and artist, her favorite thing to do is wander the city streets and travel with her family, drawing all of the things she does, eats and sees on the pages of her sketch journal. Originally from Philadelphia, Samantha lives and works in Brooklyn with her husband and two boys. She is the author of Draw Your Day, Draw Your Day Sketchbook, Draw Your World, and upcoming Draw Your Day For Kids!
MISSY BRIGGS is a full-time artist and author of Easy Creative
Lettering and Cursive Handwriting Workbook for Teens. She turns creative lettering into an approachable art form for all—especially her fellow lefties—and offers demos, tips, and tricks on Instagram @missybriggs. (Follow her to see the weird, bendy thumb.) Missy lives and works at her never-tidy home studio in Miami,Florida.
Camilla Damsbo is a watercolorartist inspired by nature, by the movement of paint in water and by flowers... lots of flowers. She lives in Denmark with husband, kids, cats and 4 chicks in the countryside where everything is green. She has been teaching watercolor for more than 3 years and she just loves the Loose style, like a lot.
Myriam, 27, tends to geek out about everything her heart attaches to. Be it Code in her dayjob, Calligraphy and Lettering for her side hustle or Coffee, which she basically runs on. Started the journey of Calligraphy over half a decade ago and fell deep into the rabbit hole of its rich history, while also diving head first into modern mediums like iPad Lettering.
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Karen Reynolds is the hand lettering artist behind Lettering by Karen. She enjoys dabbling in a variety of mediums, but she is most known for her chalk lettering. Karen enjoys pushing the limits with her art and sharing the tips and tricks that she learns along the way. When her lettering classes came to a halt in 2020, Karen found herself designing her own line of washi tape that can now be found in mailboxes all around the world!
I’m a passionate artist + crafter, creating projects that makes me happy and sharing step by step video tutorials so that anyone can easily recreate them! I love how even simple art pieces make me happy from within when I create them and can uplift my mood. My hope is that when you stop by blog/ YouTube channel and leave inspired to create something yourself.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN STAMPS FOR YOUR BULLET JOURNAL
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Mark Figueiredo runs the Bullet Journal Account, @MenWhoBullet, and believes that Bullet Journaling can boost – and transform – your productivity. Mark describes his style as “functional and fun,” and says that while he does love including design and some color into his spreads, he usually keeps it pretty simple. Mark uses his bullet journal to track and manage his full-time job, as a design leader, and has seen, first hand, how keeping his bullet journal has benefitted him and his personal organization.
Kristy Rice is a 10 time creative empowerment author and obsessed with bringing the world to watercolor. Often called the Bob Ross of Watercolor, she rallies a joyous spirit when teaching that is difficult to resist! Kristy encourages a free spirit approach with a no fuss supply list and relaxed vibe at every step.
I started Arabic calligraphy after taking an Arabic calligraphy course in my summer holidays three years ago. After studying Arabic calligraphy, I started doing modern English calligraphy too and absolutely loved it. Aside from doing calligraphy for weddings, events and brands like Tom Ford, I now teach Arabic and English calligraphy, which I have now taught to over 200 students worldwide, through my family business Crescent Calligraphy, working alongside my mum and sisters. When I'm not doing calligraphy, I'm studying history at university, in London.
BRING AN ILLUSTRATION TO LIFE
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Jake Bartlett is a motion designer and online instructor based in Denver Colorado where he lives with his wife, two kids, and dalmatian. After working at a production company in Los Angeles for nearly five years he decided to quit his day job to pursue the freelancer’s life and teaching animation online.
COLOURFUL RIBBON LETTERING
Gadis is the creative calligrapher of Made by Mutiara and is currently based in the UK. She is originally from Singapore where she picked up brush lettering while teaching math full time back in 2016 and has been hooked ever since. Gadis creates lettering art using a range of mediums from watercolours to brush pens, and also runs a small business selling a range of hand-lettered products. For her, lettering has played a positive role in maintaining her mental health, and she hopes that her art helps inspire others the same way.
EASY ROSY WREATHS WITH WATERCOLOR AND INK
I'm a free-lance artist (and kid and dog mom) living in Richmond, Virginia. With no formal art training, I came to watercolor later in life after years of practicing law. I began to teach myself to paint as a way to de-stress and reconnect with my creative side and I fell in love with watercolor and gouache! All things floral (particularly wreaths) are my first love, but I also enjoy painting houses and food and am now dabbling in digital design. Nature always inspires me and I love to switch up my designs depending on the time of year, as there is something special about each season!
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Hope is an embroidery artist and teacher based in Knoxville, TN. Her beginner-friendly embroidery kits have been featured in Buzzfeed and USA Today, and her teaching philosophy (process over reward) has been written about in Shondaland.
WATERCOLOR CACTUS FUN USING PROCREATE
Hi, my name is Brenda Bakker and I’m from the Netherlands. A proud mom of 2 grown up sons and married to a wonderful and supporting husband who is always helping me and supporting me for everything I would like to try in life.
I work as a hairstylist 2 days a week in a hair salon and besides that I call myself a messy, chaotic creative. I can call myself a proud Skillshare teacher of 12 classes for having fun with Procreate.
BRUSH LETTERING WITH POP!
Melinda is a pathologist most of the time, and a lettering and illustration artist and circus
aerialist-wannabe the rest of the time. She is based in the Boston area. Melinda first tried
lettering and painting four years ago and fell in love with the magic of watercolor. She is
creatively inspired by beautiful script and vintage lettering compositions, and her favorite thing
to paint is food (preferably dessert).
Heather Spooner (She/Her) is a Northern Michigan based artist who uses her art to encourage communication and community. She creates murals and hand lettered signage for businesses, events and private homes. During COVID, while muraling took a pause, she created an adult pen pal club called The Letter League. Heather lives in Michigan with her wife and is the full time creative director and owner of Ampersand Lettering Lab, a hand lettering and mural studio in downtown Traverse City.
OUTSIDE THE LINES | TURN A CHALK DRAWING INTO A WHIMSICAL PAINTING
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Joanne “JoeGirl” Lauzon founded her creative biz way back in 1992—a studio offering brand + publication design and, since 2014, hand lettering, illustration, watercolour, and mixed media art. Through workshops, classes, and retreats—both local + in her online community, CAMP with JoeGirl—Joanne guides folks around the globe to live joyful lives through creative play.
Harriet de Winton
Harriet de Winton is an artist and stationer. Founder of the de Winton Paper co, Harriet hosts a popular youtube channel and patreon account as well as hosting workshops throughout the UK. She is also the author of the best selling New Botanical Painting and the soon to be released Birds, Bees and Blossoms.
Christina MacArthur is an artist based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a wife and mother of 4 awesome children. She enjoys all forms of art and lives by the motto, “my niche is not having a niche.”In her spare time she loves to adventure, snowboard, and wake surf!
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JJ Paperie & Co is a stationery, calligraphy & engraving studio based in CT founded by Johana Gutierrez-Griffiths. JJ Paperie & Co creates colorful & cheerful stationery that encourages you to embrace those feel-good vibes throughout your busy day. Johana has also worked with brands such as Nordstrom, Saks, Kleinfeld and more. JJ Paperie & Co strives to make paper goods and gifts you'll truly love.
Neus is a lettering artist, illustrator and graphic designer better known as @miss.meissa. Based in Barcelona, her goal is to inspire others to create beautiful things while enjoying the process.
She is passionate about helping others learn and improve in a positive and relaxed way. She believes in creation as a form of self-care and transmits this in her workshops and online courses.
Her style of work is usually characterized by the use of vibrant colors and messages of self-care and empowerment. Outside of her own personal brand she also does client work for major companies, NGOs and small clients.
I am Vinita or That Crazy Doodler, an artist and illustrator from India. I love dogs and enjoy trying out different mediums - I find watercolors with mandalas extremely therapeutic ( I have a 4 year old so therapy is much needed :) ) I have collaborated with various brands like Google, HP, Sony BBC Earth,Faber Castell etc for their creative campaigns.
COLOR, CREATIVE FREEDOM
& ALL YOUR SENSES
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My name is Marie-Noëlle Wurm, and I'm a French-American-German artist & illustrator based in the South of France. I'm also a Top Teacher on Skillshare where I teach how to overcome fear & perfectionism and unleash the creativity that I believe resides within all of us.
My work is delicate, dreamlike and sometimes, a little dark— filled with mystery, poetry and the space for complexity to unfold. Darkness, and ‘negative’ emotions are inherently part of the human condition – but rather than shun them, I think it’s important to integrate them, give them voice, space, and thus allow them to transform us.
Finding beauty within the darkness, shining light on our darkest corners, is what allows us to transcend the darkness, to grow, to keep coming home to ourselves. The natural world is a perfect illustration of this paradoxical truth, with its constant interweaving of life and death, chaos and serenity, destruction and rebirth. I'm most comfortable in those spaces where complexity is embraced, where you can be one thing and another, and neither, all at the same time. Those are the spaces that I’ve always navigated, where my truth lies — in my artwork, I embrace complexity and allow my truths to unfold.
Mimi is a former-lawyer-turned illustrator from Los Angeles. She has worked with clients including Disney, Adobe, and Samsung. She now creates for her own studio and shop, Mimochai, and is also a Top Teacher on Skillshare. Mimi enjoys sharing her personal experience of creative self-discovery and mindfulness meditation through her work and classes.
LOOSE FLORALS IN WATERCOLOR
I’m a self taught artist and landscape architect based in India. I work with watercolor, gouache and acrylics. For me medium almost always depends on the subject. Being a landscape architect I am a lover and hoarder of plants and painting them too!
Starting an Instagram page and painting daily has been a fun ride which started because I needed a stress buster from routine work life. And it has done wonders for me personally.
3 SIMPLE WAYS
TO ADD PERSONALITY
TO YOUR CHARACTER DRAWINGS
I'm a full time illustrator and teacher with a passion for helping others achieve their creative goals. In addition to selling digital resources for artist, I love sharing the knowledge I've gained over the years as an online business owner and artist. Can’t wait to share those nuggets with you!
MAKE A BRIDAL SIGN WITH ME!
Faizah has always had a passion for creativity. Her journey with calligraphy began with Islamic/Arabic calligraphy; Faizah sold and commissioned self-taught acrylic, abstract paintings with calligraphy for a time. Currently, Faizah also enjoys doing English calligraphy and lettering and discovering new mediums. Faizah is a Muslim and Bangladeshi artist and Registered Nurse, born and raised in New York.
Thea is a watercolorist, calligrapher, crafter and a mixed-media artist from Manila, Philippines. She is a mother of 2 who has been giving in-person workshops and virtual watercolor classes for almost 5 years now. Her signature loose floral roses are a favorite amongst students. Thea is passionate with teaching and promotes inspiring creativity through art.
My name is Floor Giebels and I live in the Netherlands. Originally from a design background, I found my artistic freedom and expression
through the more traditional art of embroidery. Entirely self-taught, I started my journey in 2016 and am continually learning new skills and applying them to my work.
ILLUSTRATIONS MADE EASY
Hi! This is Rattan Kaur. I'm a full-time electronics engineer and a passionate self-taught artist based in India. I started my art journey with @the.purple.splash as a brush calligraphy artist back in 2018. Being someone who can't stick to one art form for long, I explored so many art mediums and subjects (and still continue to!). From acrylics to watercolors to gouache. From art journaling to illustrations to digital art to sketching and painting (the list continues to grow :p), I enjoy them all. In addition, I am intrigued by the world of art therapy these days and am trying to learn and observe how art deeply impacts our mindset in magical ways. I envision to use my passion for art as a medium through which I can spread happiness, healing and positivity amongst people. Can't wait to share my experiences and knowledge in the Retreat. See you in the session!
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Claudia (Clau) is a Linguist & Artist in continuous search of a balance between the hundreds of ideas and projects arising in her mind and the 16-ish hours a day to try and bring them to life. Passionate about journaling, lettering and painting, she started bullet journaling as a way to explore the self and new creative techniques. With a past of teaching and researching, she’s now working in Speech Technology and yearning to start her own creative business.
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Hi, I’m Amanda from @thrprettinessproject and I’m a lettering artist from Brisbane Australia. I’ve been lettering on Instagram for 3 years now. I started exploring wedding signage ideas when I was getting married and fell in love with lettering and the lettering community… and I’ve never looked back. I am a full-time interior designer, wife and mother to 2 boys. I’m into just about anything crafty and sing everywhere I go.
Hello! My name is Jaclynn, the digital artist/calligrapher behind @dustyjadestudio. I am a mom to 3 rambunctious boys and my work is mostly completed during their naps and bedtimes. :). I am a pharmacist by profession and have worked in academia/residency training for many years before I decided to become a stay-at-home mom. I have taken my passion for teaching to my creative side and I hope to be able to continue to inspire many others to create! I strive to make digital art fun, mimicking real art as much as possible.
Kaviya is a mixed media Maker and Artist living in Louisville Kentucky. Having born and raised in India she developed her love for all things colors. This love would eventually lead to the creation of her "Unapologetically Colorful" brand Khromophilia. She is a maker on the NBC show Making It where she shares her affinity for colorful creations and the importance of a simple and silly life.
Telisa Roessein is a Toronto calligrapher, engraver and NFT artist. She has been doing calligraphy since 2018. She brings out her ESFP (AKA the Entertainer) personality in her social channels while she passionately talks about calligraphy and engraving. She showcases her mix of modern and traditional calligraphy style in her many partnerships with notable brands. When she's not doing calligraphy, she's a mom of 2 and a Zumba instructor.
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Gursimran is a Gurmukhi + English Calligrapher, Watercolour and Traditional/Spiritual Artist known as "The Little Kaur" @thelittlekaurstudio. Based in Bhopal, India she is inspired to spread the message of God through her artworks either in the form of calligraphy or illustration. Earlier she has done Interior Designing and Urban Planning in her academics, inclining her interests in designing as well. Along with exploring different mediums and art forms, she also commissions artworks; sold calendars. Not so good at sticking to one type of artwork, she keeps exploring different topics and her mindset changes from detailed art to lose style from time to time.
Paige is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Portland, OR with a Bachelor of Arts in music studies. She got her start studying drawing and painting techniques under local artists and later found inspiration and friendships within the art and hand lettering community on Instagram. Since then she has branched out by opening up her freelance graphic design company under Letters & Paiges and also creates commissioned art pieces for people including prints, paintings, illustrations, and resin art.
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Ezhil is the artist behind @ezhil.art. Juggling an art & corporate profession, Art for her is the way of life, and which is an integral part of her world. The strokes & colours are what drives her and make her passionate about all things creative. She is inspired by the limitless nature, which is reflected in her landscapes & florals. She has a penchant for Watercolours, though she explores Acrylic, Oil & Pastels.
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Hi! My name is Younghae and I'm a classically trained left handed calligrapher + creative mompreneur based in southern California. I love helping others along in their creative journey and believe it's never too late to start!
Hello, My name is Stacey and I am based in New Zealand. I have been making watercolor paint since 2018. I love to work with all kinds of different pigments. I love color, especially teal. When I have time, I like to paint abstracts with watercolors and acrylics.
My name is Melissa Matthews and I am the creative mastermind behind Cloverset Lettering and Print! I’ve been the typical creative person my whole life, generally rocking wildly colored hair and listening to music entirely too loud, but the first time I picked up a paint brush in earnest was 5 years ago. Cloverset pays homage to my late father as well as to my grandmother, who was an artist and florist. I have a Bachelor of Science in Photography with a dual minor in Graphic Arts and Design. Besides making watercolor, I also work with resin as it gives me an excuse to play with glitter! =) I absolutely love the color purple, anything strawberry flavored, Tom Hardy, unicorns and of course my friends and family!
Sharon, also known as Mad Paper Crush, is a digital designer, journal maker and artist who loves all things paper. Laid off from a corporate job in 2017, she has begun fulfilling her life-long dream of being an artist - and she hasn't looked back!
And while she's always been a #1 fan of paper, she's also a techie who loves to learn new things and teach creatives easy ways to use technology to their advantage.
Most days you can find her sharing her love of paper with tutorials on her YouTube channel and other days she's probably out on the lake with her brown dog and favorite humans.
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Mabz (or Marie-Andrée Brisson, if you want to get technical) is the left-handed modern calligrapher, floral illustrator, muralist and #WannaBeBeautyBlogger behind Chalked by Mabz.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, Mabz offers a number of hand lettering and illustration services including on-site event calligraphy, custom hand painted apparel and most notably, her #GlassMural designs which can be found sprinkled across the city.
In an effort to add a little more "real" to the world of social media, Mabz candidly shares the ups, the downs and the all-arounds of running a creative small business all while juggling life as a single mom to her two gremlins (/children).
Anna Bucciarelli is a Canadian money designer and illustrator of all things intricate and beautiful. You may have seen her art on Canadian silver dollar coins, Starbucks holiday cups, or your favourite book covers. Anna's watercolor style is influenced by the decorative tradition of Eastern European art, focusing on floral and plant motifs.
I’m Angie Chua and I’m the owner and the creative heart and soul behind bobo design studio. When I hit my early 30's I made a conscious decision to spend less of my disposable income on stuff, and more of my income on experiences. Travel became an integral part of how I chose to enrich my life. At bobo design studio, we create travel and wanderlust inspired travel journals, stationery and travel accessories that encourage and enable you to explore the world around you.
EASY WAYS TO USE YOUR BULLET JOURNAL FOR SELF-CARE & MINDFULNESS
Yashna is a self-taught artist who found her creative calling a few months after she landed her first job. She has been creating & journaling for as long as she can remember but she rekindled her love for art as a form of self-care. After a long day at work, she found solace in drawing flowers and patterns every day and started sharing her work on Instagram as @teatimewithyaya (Yaya is her nickname!). She married creativity with productivity in her bullet journal to explore herself and what began as a post-work hobby has now become her passion. Florals are her favourite thing to draw/paint and with her work, she shares her passion for creative expression as a form of self-care & mindfulness. She loves spending time in nature, getting to know new flowers and drinking tea. Currently, she juggles her time between her day job at a non-profit in India, her art journal and cuddling her dog Milo. She is always pinning inspiration for her dream studio and yearns to start her own creative biz soon!
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Anjali is a Jack (or Jill?) of all trades. She loves art, craft, and everything in between. A content writer by profession, she spends her spare time learning new skills and creating content for her YouTube and Instagram. She loves creating lettering compositions and people are usually quite inquisitive of her unique, lefty way of writing. Follow her @fromanjalisdesk on Instagram to know more about her hobbies and interests.
Malka Klein is a calligrapher and illustrator specializing in Hebrew calligraphy. Originally from the US, she now lives in Israel with her family and dog. Her background in history & museum sciences inspired her to ultimately take the path of handmade artistry. In her studio, she creates art that celebrates the tradition of intentional letter writing and tangible connection in our increasingly digital & fast-paced world.
Malka has been practicing letter arts all her life but began teaching workshops in 2020. She has since taught hundreds of individuals worldwide for institutions such as Facebook, Skillshare and Kallicamp Academy.
Hope Yoder is an entrepreneur and industry leader based out of Sarasota, FL. She is the owner of Hope Sew Creative (laser engraved hand-made goods and fabric collections) and Designs By Hope Yoder including machine embroidery and quilting designs found in quilt shops everywhere. She specializes in sewing, quilting, machine embroidery, digital cutting and laser art. She has been leading large events for the past 20 years and has freelanced for many of the sewing machine manufacturing companies. Her work has even been featured on television and on the cover of sewing magazines. Hope’s passion for creating, teaching and mentoring opened doors for her to be the spokesperson and driving force behind the brand Embellish® from RNK Distributing. Hope has been writing for sewing and quilting magazines for over a decade and her laser crafts have been featured in magazines.