This event occurs weekly on Tuesdays at the Village from Sept 26-Oct 17, 2019. It is offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth and registration is open to the public.
I love decorated snail mail, who doesn’t? There’s nothing better to me than receiving a hand-addressed card or letter especially when it comes adorned with art! In this class we’ll have fun decorating envelopes and making our recipients excited to open their mailboxes!
I grew up in an age where a hand-written “thank you” note was mandatory and birthday cards were sent a week ahead. I still love putting pen-to-paper, maybe I’m an old soul that way. I seek out stationary stores, all sorts of interesting papers, beautiful postage stamps, and I even have a small collection of fountain pens that sit next to my hundreds of markers. I’m hooked, and maybe you will be too!
We are going to learn all about decorated envelopes using colorful papers, pens, clear stamps, and artful doodles. You don’t have to be artistic to decorate an envelope because these easy-to-learn techniques and ideas will make you a star with the people you cherish…and the mail carriers too! I’ll provide loads of examples and models, and the materials we’ll need.
It’s amazing how much of an impact a personal artful, hand-written correspondence can make! So put away Twitter and Facebook for a while, and come have fun with us. Let’s push the envelope!
Gael is a retired speech-language pathologist and reading specialist who has always had an affection for artistic lettering and handmade cards along with watercolor painting. After studying formal calligraphy, she chose instead the playful and creative style of hand lettering to decorate anything she can get her hands on. She is also a self-proclaimed pen hoarder and can be seen stalking stationary stores.