Lettering Gratitude into Your Heart
[Online Live, Real Time Workshop]
Reflect on what your life is speaking as you write out your heart on the page. Release the power of gratitude and creativity combined with expressive lettering as a tool for mindfulness, self expression, and awareness.
We’ll hold space together to recognize and honour the beauty in both hopeful and hard times, and commemorate all that is going on in your life and world.
Leave with fresh perspective and courage to engage both the joyful and challenging times.
Come refresh your heart and be empowered with the creative confidence and tools to live an inspired and intentional life of impact.
Join us as we celebrate relationships, life and all its lessons, and anything that calls out to you, in an encouraging, collaborative space.
By sharing in heart-centred conversations and creative art expression, you’ll have opportunity to make meaningful connections with what’s going on in your heart and life, and with others in community.
Focusing on creative exploration (and less on precise technical how-to’s), this workshop will empower you with expressive lettering as a tool for self-care and self-discovery. Think of it as an artistic life coaching session… or a creative mini retreat!
Leave feeling lighter, with a full heart and with tools that will lead you to stronger emotional, mental, and social health.
Craft mementos for yourself, make memories with loved ones, or create meaningful gifts for the people and world around you.
Creative Self Care
Guided creative reflection
Tune in to the messages your life is speaking to you as you engage in an intentional space of reflection through guided prompts, visualization, journalling, and creative exercises.
Create meaningful connections and share honest conversations with others in community to counter disconnection and isolation. Meet some new people, or invite a friend for a creative date (makes a great gift!)
You've got questions? We have answers!
Which class do I start with? Is this the right one for me?
Good question! All of our classes are designed to be accessible to beginners, so it really depends on what your main goal is.
If you’re not sure of which style or tool you want to learn and would like a broad overview, start with the Appetizer Sampler Class, like a 100 level where you get to try all the main tools and see which you like best before you invest more time and money into classes or supplies. There are usually some surprises of what people end up liking 🙂 Note that for this one it is a broad overview and we won’t be going into the details of any one specific lettering style, as we focus more on getting to know the instruments.
If you prefer a deeper dive into a specific instrument or style, I have a few 200 level type classes (still 100% suitable for beginners, but it's 200 level in that it has a sharper focus and is less of a broad overview).
The most popular class here is the Brush Calligraphy Basics class, featuring a deep dive into the script lettering style that is currently very popular. This class will go through every letter of the lowercase alphabet in a script lettering style, with no time spent on design principles.
If you want to be able to create your own quotes and gifts using design principles, the class for you is the Design & Layout for Lettering Class. This is our most intermediate class, where many students prefer to have some lettering experience under their belt. But it's still taught in an accessible way for beginners if you're set on learning the design element.
If you're looking for a more creative exploration of how to use lettering as a tool for mindfulness, such as a supplement to your journaling practices, you'll want to join us for Lettering Gratitude into Your Heart.
I really want to come but can't make the date. Will there be a replay available? How often do you run your workshops?
Replays: Technical workshops will have a replay available. Expressive lettering workshops will not be recorded in order to provide full safety and confidentiality for participants to share freely in the live experience.
Frequency: We typically run workshops every 2-3 months, but may consider doing them more frequently based on interest/demand. So the best thing to do is to pop us a quick message DM on Instagram or from my site here to let me know what topics you're most interested in. Then join my email community for the latest workshop release dates.
What's your Refund Policy?
For online workshops, refunds are available up to 10 days before the class date. You may also choose to defer your ticket to a future date, or transfer your ticket to a friend. Email your request and reason for refund to justine @ itjustflows.com or you may use the contact form on this site.
For in person workshops, refunds are not available due to the nature of venue rentals and limited seats, however you may defer your ticket to a future workshop, or you may transfer your ticket to a friend. Email your request and reason for refund to justine @ itjustflows.com or you may use the contact form on this site.
For ALL workshops, if the workshop is cancelled by It Just Flows for any reason, including not reaching the minimum number of participants required to run it, you will have a choice of deferring your ticket to a future workshop, or receiving a full refund.
Does the cost of your workshops include supplies?
For online workshops, you have two options:
- Provide your own supplies: You will receive a PDF of the course workbook and practice sheets to print out for the class. You will also receive a supply list to shop for your own supplies (or use your own existing supplies).
- Purchase a kit that will be mailed to you: The kit includes everything you need, including the course workbook, and pens.
For in person workshops, all supplies are provided.
Do you teach in person classes or online only? Where are you geographically located?
I teach online live, real time workshops. I currently do not offer on-demand pre-recorded videos, although that is in the works for the future. Let me know if you are interested in this option!
I'm based in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, where I teach in person workshops but have been known to travel to do workshops in other cities, such as Toronto. Obviously this is currently on pause until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Do you teach private workshops or lessons?
Yes, I love working with existing communities (staff team, bridal parties, group of friends for a holiday party, etc.) to create a workshop experience tailored to your group. Find out more on my private art party page here. >>
How long have you been teaching? What are your credentials?
Lettering expertise: I've been building my practice since I got my first pen when I was 8 years old. I started selling my handlettering work in high school. I am constantly investing in classes to increase my knowledge and practice. I also have a professional background in graphic design.
Teaching experience: I have 20 years of experience teaching and facilitating workshops in the corporate and non profit world. I have 5 years experience teaching lettering and art workshops specifically. I am constantly honing in on how to improve my workshop experiences, and continuing my education as a facilitator and coach.
Together I combine all of this and bottom line is that I'm skilled at creating transformative experiences to give you the confidence you need to get you started on your journey in a solid way, rather than wasting precious time and energy feeling discouraged or stuck about your progress.
I can't teach you to be a master calligrapher in one class, so what I can do is to give you the mindset and confidence to engage and enjoy the process so that you'll want to practice... because practice is the only way you'll get really good! And if you're just looking for something fun to do VS mastery, then I've got you covered there too!
Lettering Gratitude into Your Heart
[Online Live, Real Time Class]
Expressive Lettering Workshop
- Choose a date.
- Choose if you want all supplies snail mailed to you. Or you may choose to use your own supplies (you will be emailed a materials list + PDF of the workbook).
- Add the number of tickets you wish to purchase to your cart. Proceed to checkout.
- You will be emailed a Zoom link for the class once your order is received.