I recently put on an Intro to Graphic Design Workshop at Wayfare HQ in Costa Mesa. It's a beautiful co-work space, where during the week, people who work from home, coffee shops, or just need a unique space for a meeting, can come and rent space to work for the day. On the weekends, they host workshops that are open to the public. I was first introduced to them by taking a POPPYjack calligraphy workshop, it was so inspiring. It was a room full of people who want to learn a specific skill set. Surrounded by positive attitudes, fresh flowers and the want to try something new.
It was shortly after that workshop that I was asked to host my very own. I was nervous, my husband and I were in the middle of a move, but I could not and would not say no to the opportunity. I created a course syllabus, design icons and flourishes to give out to each student and toolbox that broke down and explained the various tools we would be discussing in class. There was a lot of prep that went into the day, but it was everything I hoped for and more. It allowed me to stand in front of a group of people, (the same group I had just recently been a part of) and teach them a subject I am so incredibly passionate about. From this experience I learned that when I teach, I feel at home. I feel like I am helping others and sharing information that is going to make their life easier and more fun.
Check out the Instagram hashtag to see what we worked on.
More workshops are definitely to come in the future! If you are interested in learning anything specific in one of my next workshops, comment below and we'll see what we can do.
Pictures from the event taken by Jamie Chung.