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Since we’ve had such fun with Snail Mail Sunday, Sami and I are excited to kick-off Write a letter Wednesday. Every Wednesday we will challenge you to carve a little time to pen a long letter, jot a quick note or find a great card and send to a friend, colleague, family member, acquaintance or anyone else you want to touch with words of love, compassion, humor or gratitude. Words are free but their value is priceless. We hope to be a little reminder each week to share the easy but oh-so meaningful gift of a letter.

Be sure to follow along with us on Wednesdays for lots of letter writing prompts, giveaways and special events.

Write on!

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We had such fun with Louise Dean in July when she christened our new studio space with her “Flourish” Beginner Watercolor Workshop so we jumped at the chance to have her back. Louise is adorable, talented and a fabulous teacher so be sure to join us for what I know will be a sold-out class. With your registration, you will receive Louise’s expert instruction, lots of supplies to take home, delicious treats and a jolly good time.

Call the shop to register 405-509-6336

Date: Saturday, November 19th

Time: 1-4 pm

Registration: $215* (includes supplies)

Place: chirps & cheers studio (1112 North Walker Avenue, OKC) FREE parking behind building

*Payment is due at time of registration. All sales are final.

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BIG NEWS! The amazing Rachel Denbow of Smile and Wave is coming back to OKC to teach a parent & child weaving workshop on Saturday, November 12th from 1-2:30 pm.  Both parent and child will receive a beautiful acrylic loom from Sonora Handmade, a needle and comb, yarn, yummy treats and oodles of fun with your registration. You will learn a basic woven design plus warping, plain weave and rya knots. You will leave with a simple brochure referencing all the steps and a great memory with your child.

Space is limited to eight pairings. Call soon to register 405-509.6336

Date: Saturday, November 12th

Time: 1-2:30 pm

Age: 6-16 with a parent (or grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc…)

Registration: $150* (covers parent and child)

Place: chirps & cheers studio  (1112 North Walker Avenue, OKC 73103  // FREE parking behind building.

*Payment due at time of registration. All sales are final.

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Say hello to the new bird in the Midtown nest — Chickadee Community. Nestled in our wonderful chirps & cheers studio space is a brand new gem of a business. Our very own shop girl Sami and her superstar partner, Keri Salas, have combined their talents of teaching, love of the written word and the value of harnessing the power of small to cultivate a community of individuals who are eager to learn from and support one another. Through group classes, fun excursions and individual coaching, the dynamic duo are eager to make magic happen. And believe you me, the transformation you will feel after attending one of their book swaps will be nothing short of amazing.

As a mom, friend and a partner to Sami, I couldn’t be more excited about this new venture. As any of you who have been in the shop know, Sami’s zest for life, enthusiasm and happiness is contagious. It gives me nothing but joy to see her expand on the creativity classes that she develops for the shop and spread her wings with Keri to offer even more class offerings in other areas. Who doesn’t want to know Sami’s secret for that permanent smile and joyful heart?

So do yourself a favor and visit the Chickadee Community website, follow their instagram and register for one of their truly spectacular classes  (I suggest starting with the Quintessential Chickadee Bookswap). Start small but get ready to fly with these two extraordinary chickadees.

 

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We are all smiles about weaving because Rachel Debow of Smile and Wave is heading to OKC. Rachel, author of DIY Woven Art, will be in our studio on Saturday, October 1st to teach her super popular and uber fun Weaving Basics Workshop from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Not only will you take home a mostly finished wall hanging, you’ll take home a 14″ x 16″ lap loom and tool kit handcrafted in the Ozark mountains. You’ll also receive a full-color brochure with step-by-step instructions to keep for reference as well as a resource list for her favorite fiber and loom shops, lunch and a 10% discount in the shop.

To reserve your place in the class, please call 405.509.6336. Space is limited so don’t delay. Payment is required at time of registration. All sales are final. No returns or exchanges.

DATE: Saturday, October 1st

TIME: 10:30 am -1:30 pm

COST: $175

LOCATION: chirps & cheers

1112 North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City

FREE parking available behind the building

 

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Have you always wanted to write pretty? Address your invitations or holiday cards? Adorn your gifts with lovely tags? Make your table shine with beautiful place cards?

Come join us in September and learn the art of modern calligraphy with the oh-so-talented Lauren Essl from Blue Eye Brown Eye. We are thrilled to welcome her back to OKC on September 8th, 9th and 10th so she can once again teach her very popular, sellout workshop. Come by yourself or gather a few friends and take together. Either way, we are certain you will have such fun.

Your class fee includes ONE three hour class of hands-on instruction plus all your materials, snacks and a 10% in-store discount the day of the class. You will be delighted and amazed at how much you learn. Come ready to soak in all of Lauren’s talent, expertise and bubbly personality.

To reserve your place in the class, please call 405.509.6336. Space is limited to 12 students. Sessions fill quickly so don’t delay. Payment is required at time of registration. All sales are final. No returns or exchanges.

LOWERCASE/BEGINNING CALLIGRAPHY CLASS – $185

Fee includes: 1 oblique pen | 3 Zebra G nibs | pot of ink | washi tape | tracing paper pad | practice alphabet and grid | extra goodies and surprises.

This class is truly meant for beginners – if you’ve never picked up a calligraphy pen before, Lauren will go over the basics, including dipping your pin in ink, understanding ink flow and pressure, basic script letter forms, and developing your own lettering style.

Please select ONE session from the following options:

Friday, September 9th, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Friday, September 9th, 6-9 pm

Saturday, September 10th, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

UPPERCASE/ADVANCED CALLIGRAPHY CLASS – $195

Fee includes: 1 oblique pen | 3 Zebra G nibs | pot of ink refill | 1 tube of gouache | washi tape | tracing paper pad | practice alphabet and grid | extra goodies and surprises

This class is intended for those who have taken Lauren’s beginner class, or have taken a course before using an oblique pen and pointed nib. You will learn the uppercase alphabet, go over using colored inks and mixing gouache, practice writing words and connecting letters, and touch on addressing envelopes.

Thursday, September 8th, 6-9 pm

All classes will be held at chirps & cheers in Midtown OKC at 1112 North Walker Avenue. There is FREE parking behind the building.

#calligraphy #bebeworkshops

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Creativity classes are now available for kids and adults in our new c&c studio space which is just above the shop. These are fun, no pressure, no experience-needed classes where we will explore different mediums and processes to create adorable and whimsical projects. We’ll provide the supplies and snacks as long as you bring the creative juice. Call the shop at 509-6336 to register for one or more classes.

Dates: (single class sessions) Wednesday (July 20, 27) and Friday (July 22)

Times: 1-2:30 pm $15 (6-11 yrs)  3-5:30 pm $15 (11-15 yrs)  6-8 pm $20 (16 yrs-adult)

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 4.43.47 PMKick off summer with the oh-so-talented Lauren Essl from Blue Eye Brown Eye Calligraphy. Come join us the weekend of June 3-4 and experience the fun of calligraphy. Your class fee includes three full hours of hands-on instruction plus all your materials, snacks and a 10% in-store discount the day of the class. You will be delighted and amazed at how much you learn. Come ready to soak in all of Lauren’s talent, expertise and bubbly personality.

To reserve a place in the class please call 405.509.6336. Payment is required at time of registration. All sales are final. No returns or exchanges. Class fees include materials, snacks and a 10% discount on all in-store purchases on the day of the class.

LOWERCASE/BEGINNING CALLIGRAPHY CLASS – $185

Fee includes: 1 oblique pen | 3 Zebra G nibs | pot of ink | washi tape | tracing paper pad | practice alphabet and grid | extra goodies and surprises.

This class is truly meant for beginners – if you’ve never picked up a calligraphy pen before, Lauren will go over the basics, including dipping your pin in ink, understanding ink flow and pressure, basic script letter forms, and developing your own lettering style.

Friday, June 3rd  6 – 9 pm

Saturday, June 4th  2:30 – 5:30 pm

UPPERCASE/ADVANCED CALLIGRAPHY CLASS – $195

Fee includes: 1 oblique pen | 3 Zebra G nibs | pot of ink refill | 1 tube of gouache | washi tape | tracing paper pad | practice alphabet and grid | extra goodies and surprises

This class is intended for those who have taken Lauren’s beginner class, or have taken a course before using an oblique pen and pointed nib. You will learn the uppercase alphabet, go over using colored inks and mixing gouache, practice writing words and connecting letters, and touch on addressing envelopes.

Saturday, June 4th  10:30 am – 1:30 pm

All classes will be held at chirps & cheers in Midtown OKC at 1112 North Walker Avenue. There is FREE parking behind the building.

#calligraphy #bebeworkshops

 

FullSizeRenderWe couldn’t be happier to host our first calligraphy workshop of 2016 with the oh-so-talented Lauren Essl from Blue Eye Brown Eye Calligraphy. Come join us the weekend of February 19-20 and experience the fun of calligraphy. Your class fee includes three full hours of hands-on instruction plus all your materials, snacks and a 10% in-store discount the day of the class. You will be delighted and amazed at how much you learn. Come ready to soak in all of Lauren’s talent, expertise and bubbly personality.

To reserve a place in the class please call 405.509.6336. Payment is required at time of registration. All sales are final. No returns or exchanges. Class fees include materials, snacks and a 10% discount on all in-store purchases on the day of the class.

LOWERCASE/BEGINNING CALLIGRAPHY CLASS – $185

Fee includes: 1 oblique pen | 3 Zebra G nibs | pot of ink | washi tape | tracing paper pad | practice alphabet and grid | extra goodies and surprises.

This class is truly meant for beginners – if you’ve never picked up a calligraphy pen before, Lauren will go over the basics, including dipping your pin in ink, understanding ink flow and pressure, basic script letter forms, and developing your own lettering style.

Friday, February 19th 6 – 9 pm

Saturday,  February 20th  2:30 – 5:30 pm

UPPERCASE/ADVANCED CALLIGRAPHY CLASS – $195

Fee includes: 1 oblique pen | 3 Zebra G nibs | pot of ink refill | 1 tube of gouache | washi tape | tracing paper pad | practice alphabet and grid | extra goodies and surprises

This class is intended for those who have taken Lauren’s beginner class, or have taken a course before using an oblique pen and pointed nib. You will learn the uppercase alphabet, go over using colored inks and mixing gouache, practice writing words and connecting letters, and touch on addressing envelopes.

Saturday, February 20th  10:30 am – 1:30 pm

All classes will be held at chirps & cheers in Midtown OKC at 1112 North Walker Avenue. There is FREE parking behind the building.

#calligraphy #bebeworkshops