Announcing | Poppytalk Workshops



We are thrilled today to announce the first set of our Poppytalk-hosted workshops!  Continuing with our newest venture, bringing our online world into the real world, we're so excited to bring three workshops to our new space/shop here in Vancouver!  Our plan, when we first started talking about getting a space was to host workshops, learning from super talented folks, (whether it be from around the world or locally) and we couldn't be more thrilled to start out with three talented ladies (Rena Tom from San Francisco, Brittany Jepsen  from Utah and Karla Lim from Vancouver) in our first set of creative workshops at our Poppytalk space at 109 East Broadway in Vancouver, B.C.

As there is limited space for each class, we're thinking these spots might go fast.  We have listed them up on our online shop here. If you do find they have filled up, feel free to shoot us an email asking to be put on a waitlist, if you'd still like to attend. We may add extra classes if there is enough interest.

Paper Flower Wreath | Aug. 20 (5 to 7 pm)
with Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built



Come learn the art of paper flower making! In this class, you will learn the basics of paper flower making, discover some great resources, learn how to work with crepe paper, and apply them to a self-made wreath. Materials are included. This class is taught by Brittany Watson Jepsen, blogger and designer of The House That Lars Built, a DIY/lifestyle blog with a focus on paper flowers. Click HERE for more information and how to register.


Beginner Calligraphy | Aug. 27 (5 to 7 pm)
with Karla Lim of Written Word Calligraphy + Design




Kickstart your love for calligraphy with this starter class with Karla Lim of Written Word Calligraphy and Design. This beginner's workshop in modern pointed-pen calligraphy will teach you how to use the tools of calligraphy, the various strokes and techniques, and also the alphabet from A-Z (both small and capitals!).  Click HERE for more information and how to register.


Retail Readiness | Sept. 27/14 (10 am to 12 pm)
with Rena Tom of renatom.net and Makeshift Society


Do you make and sell products to a loyal following online or at craft shows but want to see your work on the shelves of your favorite boutique? It takes more than having great products to earn a retailer's interest, trust and money. Learn how to approach stores and make it easy for them to buy from you from Rena Tom, founder of Makeshift Society, a coworking space and clubhouse for creative freelancers in San Francisco and Brooklyn and former owner of Rare Device, a boutique and art gallery in New York and San Francisco, which was featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lucky, Real Simple, Food and Wine and Martha Stewart Weddings. Click HERE for more information and how to register.

Stay tuned for more workshops planned, including weaving, photography, social media workshops and more! If you are a master in your field and would like to teach a workshop in our new space, please email us here, we are happy to discuss possibilities with you.

Jan Halvarson

1 comment:

Unknown said...

hi,I would love to do the retail readiness workshop,but am overseas....Would it be possible for you to have a laptop or ipad at the side and skype the lecture ?if so ,I'll go pay & sign up straight away...I await your reply.
Best Ruth

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