WorkshopAre you looking for calligraphy, bullet journal, or creative planning classes in Minnesota and other areas? Are you looking for a speaker at your next event about creativity, perfectionism, personal leadership, or self care?

For years, I’ve been working as a curriculum writer and teacher, always learning about how to better create spaces for students’ process. Teaching is something I love to do. My belief is that we can all learn anything if we had the right space to do it – so I create those spaces in my workshops.

My workshops and classes have a mix of demonstration and instruction, practice time, some individual attention, jokes, and hopefully some laughter. I care most about holding a casual atmosphere that invites questions, experimentation, play, and for participants to get what they want out of the time together. At the heart, I want people to feel like creative planning and calligraphy are skills they can actually do.

Through these classes I tend to infuse messages around self-care, personal leadership, writing your own story, empowerment, and creativity. I find that planning, bullet journaling, and calligraphy are amazing ways to learn about ourselves, and it’s fun for me to bring t2hose elements into our time together. These are topics I care deeply about, and if you already follow my #realtalk captions on my Instagram feed, you have a sense of what I bring as an engaging and dynamic public speaker as well.

I teach classes through a variety of venues, as well as individual lessons and private classes. Just ask!

What the students are saying…

Jessica was born to teach. She teaches the class in a way that all levels of calligraphers can benefit from and makes sure you are having fun along the way. She has so much knowledge and encouragement to offer, while challenging you to really hone in on your natural skills and style. Not to mention that she is a kick butt human being with wisdom to share beyond her years.” – Montana, 21

Jessica is a wonderful teacher ~ patient, intuitive and energetic. She is generous in sharing her own process and encouraging students to create their own. The class was informative, helpful and Fun!” – Deb

Jessica’s videos on planning and hand lettering are of the best I have encountered. Helpful advice; very creative; interesting videos that are specific and well-structured. Please keep up the good work!” -Cat

You are amazing!!!! I have tried to do calligraphy but I think I caught on!!” – Kristi

Jessica was fantastic! Fun and great at answering questions. I actually feel like I can do this (with practice :)!)

Excellent breakdown of letter formation. I found the class to feel very supportive of all skill levels so I could feel more confident.

Photo courtesy of Grace Vo

Lettering and Calligraphy Workshops

Lettering & Your Vision Board (as part of the Life By Design Course) | Zoom

Beginning Feb 25, participants spend 6 connection calls working through personal development activities such as developing a personal mission statement. I will be joining during the vision board session to do a crash course in hand lettering  so you can letter your personal mission. 

“I’ve been trying to learn brush calligraphy for months but this was the first time I really got it – thank you!” – Ashley

Past lettering workshops have been at Wet Paint Art in St. Paul, ModernWell, Carver Junk Company, during yoga and mindfulness retreats, for 35 young aspiring businesswomen, for up to 200 conference participants, women’s camps at DuNord, teen birthday parties

Journaling Workshops

Unofficial Bullet Journal Meet Up Wet Paint Art, St. Paul MN
These are fun opportunities for bullet journal fans of all stages (beginner to super experienced) to get together and nerd out about layouts, ideas, pens, and inspiration. Bring your supplies, journals, and questions and get ready to talk and connect!

Intentions and Bullet Journaling | February 17, 2021, Zoom

Would you like to be more organized and intentional in 2021? If you’re looking for a creative way to spice up your planner or guidance on how the bullet journal system can help you build an intentional (or at least a less stressful!) life, then this event is for you! Join me to learn how to bullet journal like a pro virtually on February 17th at 7:00 pm CST!

Booking Classes, Lessons, and Workshops

Looking for fun online classes or workshops? Having taught groups between 1-300 people, I can tailor my lessons for whatever you or the group needs. With a strong comfort on Zoom, I pride myself on creating meaningful experiences online and in person (when it is safe to do so) where people can engage in a lot of different ways. From girl’s weekends, to college student programming, student organization events, individual lessons, lunch & learns, and conference workshops, I love working with people to design just the right event for your group.

Some examples of past private workshops:

  • Watercolor & Handlettering for college students (one hour Zoom session, supply packs provided by the org, first half practicing watercolor and then hand lettering techniques)
  • Handlettering in your planner (one hour Zoom session, easily accessible to anyone who has a pen and paper)
  • Vision Boarding
  • Word of the year + Handlettering

Please email to outline what would work best for you and for pricing. Here are a few things that I will ask:

  • Preferred dates/times
  • Estimated number of people (there is a minimum of 4 people for private classes)
  • What you’re hoping for in the workshop/lesson. Some typical workshops include:
    • Brush calligraphy
    • Creative journaling
    • Self care
    • Stenciling and watercolor techniques
  • All classes are currently being held on Zoom

I look forward to working with you!

Teaching for the second time at the Pinner’s Conference in Minnesota!

Conferences & Camps

I’ve had the pleasure of sharing about creative planning and calligraphy in a variety of settings. Catch me at upcoming planner conferences!

Past conferences and meet ups have included Minnesota Planner Addicts, Chicago Planner Conference, Pinner’s Conferences, Sugary Gal Shop New York Planner Conference


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