Exploration in Pen, Ink & Paint

"Calligraphy is graphic music moving with rhythmic gesture across a field of silent space which surrounds it and gives it dimension.”—Robert J. Palladino

stephanie fishwick calligraphy suite
stephanie fishwick studio

When was the last time that you had a day dedicated to your creative practice; for learning a new skill and soothing the soul with a wash of paint on paper? Imagine a day in an airy, light-filled historic space in the heart of downtown Charlottesville. Large farm tables and chiavari chairs with plenty of space to get creative. A day of learning how to express a calligraphic skill that is already built-in and uniquely your own. A space dedicated to rejuvenating your creativity...

Learn the basics of calligraphy, sketching, watercolor painting, and composition with artist, illustrator and calligrapher Stephanie Fishwick. Draw and paint from imaginative still life vignettes and floral arrangements by Mallory Joyce. Esteemed photographer Corbin Gurkin will capture this memorable day with her camera, and share her secrets to styling finished pieces like a pro.


Your personalized kit of creative tools awaits you for a day making a beautiful mess. The day will begin with an introduction to calligraphy and writing the alphabet with plenty of time for one-on-one instruction. Sip tea as you discover the unique style of calligraphy you have already in your hands.

A delicious light lunch will be provided, and serve as an informal Q&A; your opportunity to ask us anything! Following this, a quick demonstration of photo styling to make the most of your paper products on camera.

The afternoon will begin with a lesson on sketching and watercolors. Including loads of inspiration from some of Stephanie's favorite books, tools and supplies to explore while you work. You will leave with inspiration to last a lifetime and a creative glow that your soul will thank you for.


When: November 16, 2014, from 10am—4pm
Where: 101 E Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
If you have any questions, about the class, contact Stephanie. We really hope you can join us for this special class.

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Stephanie Fishwick

Stephanie Fishwick

Commissioned by industry leaders in weddings, interior design, and lifestyle, Stephanie's work has been recognized internationally and featured in publications across the country. Her signature style combines a respect for calligraphic tradition with a smash-it-up rule breaking spirit.


Mallory Joyce

Mallory Joyce

An event stylist, planner, and floral designer, Mallory Joyce specializes in unique weddings with bespoke details. Her work has been featured both in print and online in such publications as Weddings Unveiled, Once Wed, Style Me Pretty, and Grey Likes Weddings. Her artistry in event design and floristry has been praised by industry leaders and clients alike.


Corbin Gurkin

Corbin Gurkin

Named a top photographer in 2014 by Martha Stewart Weddings, Corbin Gurkin has photographed events in places as diverse as California’s wine country, the streets of Paris, the beaches of Hawaii and the hillside villages of Tuscany. Along the way, Corbin has won accolades from couples, clients and countless publications. Her work has been regularly featured in Brides, Town & Country, and Martha Stewart Weddings, and can be seen on this season's cover of The Knot.



Old Metropolitan Hall
old met hall charlottesville va

Once the site of the Metropolitan Cafe during the 1940′s and 50′s, the artfully restored space features an expansive upstairs ballroom displaying aged wood floors, 14 ft ceilings adorned with their original antique tin tiles, and white-washed walls, all exquisitely lit with era-inspired glass chandeliers. Downstairs opens up onto a more intimate space with black and white diamond flooring, a custom built-in copper bar and exposed beams.