Intro to Hand Lettering with Samantha Testa

Intro to Hand Lettering with Samantha Testa


Join Samantha Testa, the owner of Painted Palettes, at Shop Made in DC, for an afternoon of hand lettering and good vibes!

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of hand lettering using four unique pens perfect for brush calligraphy and faux calligraphy. You will have a personalized workbook that walks you through the step by step process and provides four different styles to practice. You will have several blank greeting cards ready for you to letter on and personalize to make your own set.

The workshop fee includes a personalized hand lettering workbook with several styles of lettering, 4 unique pens perfect for hand lettering, and access to shared materials to complete the workshop skills and make your greeting card set, and light sips and snacks!

We’ll go over the basics so if you are a total newbie…don’t worry, you’ve got this. If you have done some hand lettering before but would just like some more guidance, we can make that happen, too!

Check out Instagram (@painted_palettes) and Painted Palettes’ website for everything else!

*Please note: We will NOT be covering traditional, dip pen calligraphy. This is a modern hand lettering class, using pen and marker techniques.


About Samantha:

Samantha Testa is the owner and artist of Painted Palettes, a small business based in DC that specializes in watercolor and modern calligraphy. Samantha spends most of her time making custom illustrations of clients’ houses and pets. She loves teaching lettering and/or watercolor workshops and making art accessible for everyone willing to learn!

Samantha has lived in DC for almost 10 years but grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. She was a teacher for 9 years in FCPS and left education to pursue her passion for the arts. Sam loves red wine, baseball, pickles, 70 degree days, and the “little things.”

Come early for a drink and bite! FOOD, SNACKS, BEER, WINE, KOMBUCHA & DRAFT COCKTAILS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BEFORE AND DURING THIS CLASS.

*SHOP MADE IN DC IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE DUPONT CIRCLE SOUTH METRO EXIT