Simply Grace is honored to present...

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Whimsical Art maker
Joanne Sharpe


Mindful Mantras... A Hand Lettering Workshop 

Saturday, October 28th, 2017
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Simply Serendipity

The Shops at Marketplace
1341 Main Street, Rear
Springfield, MA


Art makes the soul visible…and you don’t have to be an artist to embrace your creative curiosities and adventurous spirit. Join us as we welcome New York artist Joanne Sharpe, “the Whimsy Whisperer”, for a soulful creative art experience.  

with Joanne Sharpe

Whimsical art maker, Joanne Sharpe is a hand lettering guru whose famous lettering mantra is "use your own handwriting" to make stylized hand lettering. Come and “find your font” to illustrate your favorite life messages and personal mantras. 

In this supercharged class, learn FIVE design and drawing techniques to easily transform your own script and printed handwriting into a signature font that is unique to you. We’ll use lettering grids, pens and watercolors in a notebook to master perfect composition and pleasing layouts. Letter your favorite mantras, words, sayings or scripture verses on colorful backgrounds illustrated with simple imagery. Take home 4 finished watercolors ready to gift or frame.  

Bring a lined, school type composition book (school grade from office supply store), a ballpoint pen, pencil and eraser. No experience necessary, we mean it!

All other materials and pens will be provided for class use.
Additional art supplies will be available for purchase at the event.  

We’ll paint, play, laugh and learn with Joanne, who will inspire you,
empower you and encourage you every step of the way!


Guests are invited to arrive early and join us from 1:00 - 2:30
as we enjoy a delicous, healthy lunch offering by NOSH...

 Lunch cost is $10.00


Meet Artist Joanne Sharpe

Joanne Sharpe is an energetic, whimsical artist dedicated to empowering women to embrace their own creativity through online classes as well as national and international workshops and innovative experiences that explore journaling, lettering, textiles and mixed media art.

She is the author of the best-belling title: The Art of Whimsical Lettering named an Amazon's Editor's Pick for the Best Craft Book of 2014.

Joanne is proud to be a BERNINA Artisan Ambassador, sharing her love of threads and fabric with an audience eager to learn how to bring these expressive media into their own artwork. Look for her second book, The Art of Whimsical Stitching, a colorful handbook of ideas and techniques for playful art sewing. Get into the coloring groove with her interactive, playful coloring book, The Art of Whimsical Living.

Joanne resides in Rochester, New York with her very supportive husband, is the mom to a daughter, three sons and a first time grandma to a precious baby girl.