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Sat, Jan 11


TC Art Shop

1/11: Hand Lettering and Mindful Journalling w/ Christine of @squinkleletters

Start 2020 off on the right foot! In this unique class, you will learn the art of drawing beautiful letters in different styles, including brush and mono-line lettering. Then, you will be guided to use your new skills to record and create meaningful memories through the art of mindful journalling.

1/11: Hand Lettering and Mindful Journalling w/ Christine of @squinkleletters
1/11: Hand Lettering and Mindful Journalling w/ Christine of @squinkleletters

Time & Location

Jan 11, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM

TC Art Shop, 60 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110

About the event

Class Level: Absolute Beginner

Age Requirements: 12 and older

Average Class Size: 4-12

Teacher: Christine (IG: @squinkleletters)

Are you looking to start off the new year well?  Do you want to learn a new skill or upgrade one you’ve just begun?  Do you want to start a new hobby or passion project?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you’ll enjoy this truly unique course.

Spend a morning with Christine of Squinkleletters, a certified teacher and lettering artist visiting from Toronto, Canada, as she helps you develop a new skill AND a new mindset.  Together, you will make strides in becoming the best version of you in 2020.

The first part of the workshop will be devoted to learning and practising hand-lettering foundations.  Christine will teach you the basics (e.g., stances, strokes, and shapes) of using brush and monoline pens to draw letters.  You will master how to write your own name, as well as common phrases and greetings, in several different styles.

The second half of the learnshop will be focused on using your new lettering skills to do some mindful journalling.  Using worksheets and activities that she employs in her own school classes, Christine will guide you through various strategies that will encourage you to celebrate moments, establish goals, recognize patterns, and create meaningful memories.  You will leave the workshop feeling accomplished and ready to make 2020 your year.



If you’ve been thinking about picking up a new skill or hobby this year, absolutely!  If you’ve been considering changing your mindset to make this new year better than the last, this is the learnshop for you!  (Participants must be at least 12 years old.)


Christine will be the first to tell you: It doesn’t matter.  Hand lettering is a distinct art form with rules, techniques, and functions that are different from your regular everyday penmanship.


An eagerness to learn new things!  Light refreshments will be provided in case your eagerness makes you peckish.


Christine will provide you with a starter kit that includes: two notebooks, lettering worksheets, activity handouts, brush and monoline pens, and a personalized gift bag.  All yours to keep and use to continue your journeys at home.


This learnshop is designed for beginners in hand lettering, though if you have a little experience in this technique, you are still welcome to join.  Please note that advanced techniques will be beyond the scope of the class.  Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable.  Please email Christine at with the name of the original guest and of the new guest at least 48 hours before the event to ensure that items are personalized with the correct name.


Christine is a penchantress – a magic maker who has been wielding her wand to draw beautiful letters since elementary school.  Creating signage and writing place cards have led her to adopt an unofficial gig as party coordinator of games and giveaways.  Besides being a lettering artist, she’s also a foodie, traveller, and bookworm.  Christine has a Master’s in education, a bachelor’s in linguistics, and a membership to the official Disney Fan Club.


The Traveling Calligrapher Art Studio is located on San Pedro Street in Downtown San Jose across the street from The Old Spaghetti Factory. There is a parking structure right on the street, so it's convenient and if you're looking for something to eat, drink or do after class, there's the San Pedro Square Market. 

We validate parking, validation covers 2 hours. 


*registration is limited, an advanced payment is required to secure the workshop. 

*travel and accommodations not included.

*This class is beginner level course catered to students with no previous knowledge.


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