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Floral Sketching and Calligraphy Workshop with Alessa of Life After Breakfast

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Discover freehand pointed pen techniques and develop your own style of scripts and serifs as you create custom stationery sets. In this class, you will practice basic strokes and movement drills which will be combined to create letterforms. Learn the basic botanical structures that will help you sketch flowers in various angles, and compose your own floral bouquets and wreaths. All materials are provided with your sign up, including handmade gouache by LifeAfterBreakfast, a wooden calligraphy pen with pointed flexible nibs, calligraphy paper, a blank slate black calligraphy pad, a ceramic pen rest, as well as a workshop zine.

Whether you're a first-timer, a long-time enthusiast, or a lettering artist who wants to try a new medium or style, Alessa’s workshops are the perfect way to de-stress, learn something new, create new friends, or bond with old ones.

Alessandra Lanot is a surface pattern designer and craft instructor. For many years now, Alessa has been encouraging creativity by teaching watercolor and craft classes, with over 300 workshops in Manila and in other parts of the world to beginners and 'non-artists'. is Alessa's blog where she chronicles her craft adventures that begin after the most important (and her favorite) meal of the day. Her blog has been featured on Buzzfeed’s 30 Instagram Accounts That’ll Add Beauty to Your Feed, and HOW Magazine’s Top 10 Websites for Designers. Alessa has been a brand ambassador for Canon Pixma and Sharpie PH. She has also collaborated with various brands, such as Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and recently with Havaianas. Many of Alessa’s former students are now full-time letterer and watercolor artists creating custom work for clients, or for their own merchandise.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served and you’ll also receive a 15% off discount at the Poketo shop in the lobby as well as all future workshops. 

This is a great workshop for team-building and for the whole family. Please read our Workshop FAQ for more info

The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010
213-381-7411 Ext: 3076

*Please arrive 15 minutes early and check in at the Poketo store inside The Line Hotel. Valet parking is available at the hotel at a reduced rate of $12 for workshop attendees. Otherwise, there is offsite street parking available nearby.

All materials are included in the workshop and light snacks and refreshments will be served. In need of a little post-workshop R&R? Book a room online at with code: POK3515 and receive a very special Friends and Family rate from Poketo.

If you are no longer able to attend, we are able to provide online store credit only if the cancellation is made more than one week prior to the course date. Should you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please visit our Workshops FAQ's page or email