03 Oct Script Squad: Meet Jess!
We have been dropping hints here and there but finally SO excited to announce our official Sip & Script instructor and licensee, Jessica Glazier of Canvas and Kale! Jess is beyond talented, so sweet and deserves major credit for being so patient with us while we got our expansion plan up and running. We first met and started emailing this past May when she applied for the internship position but we had different plans in store for her! After our first meet up in person we knew it was a match made in calligra-friend heaven.
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Jess Glazier has owned and operated Canvas & Kale since December of 2014, serving clients with hand calligraphy and lettering work for weddings, showers, events & more. Jess’ love for lettering was apparent early on. She would sneak into her mom’s home office and use an original feathered calligraphy pen that was used for her parents wedding. She has always had a love for art, and a love for creating pretty things.
Jess grew up in a small, quintessential New England town in Connecticut, with her parents and sister, and has always been considered the “artsy one” in the family. She studied Elementary Education, at Southern Connecticut State University, and after graduating, she moved to Boston, MA to pursue her Masters in Education at Boston University. Although teaching was what Jess always pictured her “grown up” job to be, she took a leap of faith on her true passion, calligraphy, and opened Canvas & Kale.
Most days, you’ll find Jess in her home studio, drinking kombucha, and watching reruns of One Tree Hill as she completes orders. She loves yoga, coffee shops and exploring with her Fiancé and fur-baby, Berkeley Kale. Catch up with her on Instagram @canvasandkale, her Etsy shop, or through her website www.canvasandkale.com
Jess will now be booking and running her own Sip & Script classes throughout Boston and beyond. We have been working all summer long on launching our expansion and script squad program to grow our community of creatives. We want calligraphers with their own businesses to be able to supplement their envelope jobs or seating charts with teaching Sip & Script classes wherever they please!
When we started teaching classes, one of the aspects we loved most was getting to write alongside likeminded calligraphers as a break from the traditional 10+ hour envelope jobs alone at home. Although sometimes there’s nothing more zen than making a killer playlist, lighting a candle and hammering out place cards or envelopes, we quickly realized how much joy it brought us to simply be at a table with pointed pen and wine glass in hand, next to fun and creative people. It brings a welcomed social element to an otherwise individual hobby!
What started out as a what we thought was a one-time holiday card making class, is now something we can share with a whole crew of talented letter lovers and we could not be more thankful. We can’t wait to share more, but in the meantime, stay tuned for Jessica’s classes you won’t want to miss!