Like many of us crafty types, I’m obsessed with the design aesthetic of Brit+Co, so when they opened up a retail shop in their offices in downtown San Francisco a few years back, I had to sign up to take a few classes as part of my 30 days of art class challenge.
About the Space
The Brit+Co space is beautiful, their offices are near Union Square and they have a lovely and unique gardeny front yard in front of the retail space. I think their corporate offices are in the same building, so I can only imagine working in such a prime space.
About the Class
When I arrived, I was excited to see that our instructor, Bri of Brown Fox Calligraphy, had put together a little introductory calligraphy kit for everyone. It included some of her favorite tools, including a pad of Rhodia paper (which has been recommended by other calligraphers as well) and some black and white ink.
Bri led us through a modern calligraphy alphabet – both upper and lower case. It was fun to practice letters with a group of people, especially since we were all beginners. Bri & Brown Fox Calligraphy offer classes from time to time, I’d highly recommend if you’re looking to learn. Warning: They fill up fast!