Jessica Draper

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Chicago, IL

Joined December 2019

Hello from the Greater Chicago Area! I started my calligraphy journey in fifth grade during a forty-five minute class on “Explore More Day”. Flash forward to 2013 when I got engaged, and I knew I wanted to incorporate calligraphy into my big day. I took a one day class and practiced my little heart out. I addressed all of my invitation envelopes and created calligraphy name tags for my guest favors. I really didn't think about making calligraphy into a full-time business until a few years later. I got laid off from my Federal Government Executive Assistant job, and then took a year to finish my Bachelor's Degree. I had just had my second child and was looking for a way to stay mostly home but still have a creative outlet (and hey, make some money out of it!) I set up my wedding calligraphy business and told myself that if I failed within a year, I would go out and get a "real" job. Well, not a couple weeks later and I had a signed contract with my first bride! It's been a whirlwind of a few years, but I am still in LOVE with my job and all the people I have met through it. I have been published in multiple blogs and a couple of magazines, most recently the Celebration Society Weddings Chicago. I have done calligraphy for private events as well as for Kendra Scott Jewelry. My favorite work, however, is with my lovely couples for their weddings and making their dream details come to life. I tell them that I make their Pinterest boards come true! I love calligraphy because you truly never stop learning, and you can always keep improving your style. Life is hectic, but I love sitting down and carving out time to write and create. It truly is therapeutic for me! I look forward to teaching new students calligraphy and giving them a creative outlet. When I’m not practicing calligraphy, you can find me playing board games with the family, “Netflix and Chilling,” or trying out new craft beers.
Today

Modern Calligraphy at Granite City Brewery

Granite City Naperville 1828 Abriter Court, Naperville

Join Sip & Script® for a Night of Learning Calligraphy! Join us at Granite City Brewery in Naperville, Illinois for a night of craft beer, cocktails and pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, in this workshop you’ll be...

$65

Modern Calligraphy at Delish Cakes

Delish Cakes 148 S. Bloomingdale Rd., Bloomingdale

Join Sip & Script® for a Night of Learning Calligraphy! Join us at Delish Cakes in Bloomingdale, Illinois for a night of treats, BYOB and pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, in this workshop you’ll be learning an...

$70

Modern Calligraphy at KLAS Piercing and Tattoo

KLAS Piercing and Tattoo 38 Terry Drive, Sugar Grove

Join Sip & Script® for a Night of Learning Calligraphy! Join us at KLAS Piercing and Tattoo in Sugar Grove, Illinois for a night of drinks, tattoos (temporary!) and pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, in this workshop...

$70

Modern Calligraphy at The Haight

The Haight 166 Symphony Way, Elgin

Join Sip & Script® for a Night of Learning Calligraphy! Join us at The Haight in Elgin, Illinois for a night of cocktails and pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, in this workshop you’ll be learning an introduction...

$70

Virtual Modern Calligraphy with Jess D.

Join Sip & Script® to learn calligraphy at home! Join us from home and tune in to our virtual modern calligraphy class! Learn a relaxing new craft while in quarantine and get ready to write pretty letters from your kitchen table, sweats and wine welcome! In...

$25

Virtual Modern Calligraphy with Jess D.

Join Sip & Script® to learn calligraphy at home! Join us from home and tune in to our virtual modern calligraphy class! Learn a relaxing new craft while in quarantine and get ready to write pretty letters from your kitchen table, sweats and wine welcome! In...

$25

Virtual Modern Calligraphy with Jess D

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Join Sip & Script® to learn calligraphy at home! Join us from home and tune in to our virtual modern calligraphy class! Learn a relaxing new craft while in quarantine and get ready to write pretty letters from your kitchen table, sweats and wine welcome! In...

$25

Virtual Modern Calligraphy with Jess D!

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Join Sip & Script® to learn calligraphy at home! Join us from home and tune in to our virtual modern calligraphy class! Learn a relaxing new craft while in quarantine and get ready to write pretty letters from your kitchen table, sweats and wine welcome! In...

$25

Virtual Modern Calligraphy with Jess D!

virtual

Join Sip & Script® to learn calligraphy at home! Join us from home and tune in to our virtual modern calligraphy class! Learn a relaxing new craft while in quarantine and get ready to write pretty letters from your kitchen table, sweats and wine welcome! In...

$25

Virtual Modern Calligraphy with Jess D!

virtual

Join Sip & Script® to learn calligraphy at home! Join us from home and tune in to our virtual modern calligraphy class! Learn a relaxing new craft while in quarantine and get ready to write pretty letters from your kitchen table, sweats and wine welcome! In...

$25

Virtual Modern Calligraphy with Jess D!

virtual

Join Sip & Script® to learn calligraphy at home! Join us from home and tune in to our virtual modern calligraphy class! Learn a relaxing new craft while in quarantine and get ready to write pretty letters from your kitchen table, sweats and wine welcome! In...

$25

Virtual Modern Calligraphy with Jess Draper

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Join Sip & Script® to learn calligraphy at home! Join us from home and tune in to our virtual modern calligraphy class! Learn a relaxing new craft while in quarantine and get ready to write pretty letters from your kitchen table, sweats and wine welcome! In...

$25

Virtual Brush Lettering with Jess Draper

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Join Sip & Script® to learn brush lettering at home! Join us from home and tune in to our virtual brush lettering class! Learn a relaxing new craft while in quarantine and get ready to write pretty letters from your kitchen table, sweats and wine welcome!...

$25

Virtual Modern Calligraphy with Jess Draper

virtual

Join Sip & Script® to learn calligraphy at home! Join us from home and tune in to our virtual modern calligraphy class! Learn a relaxing new craft while in quarantine and get ready to write pretty letters from your kitchen table, sweats and wine welcome! In...

$25

Modern Calligraphy at The Haight

The Haight 166 Symphony Way, Elgin

Join Sip & Script® for a Night of Learning Calligraphy! Join us at The Haight in Elgin, Illinois for a night of calligraphy, champagne and pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, in this workshop you’ll be learning an...

$70

Pumpkins, Cider & Calligraphy OH MY!

Flight Tasting Room and Bottle Shoppe 508 Center Parkway, Suite C, Yorkville

Join Sip & Script® for a Night of Learning Calligraphy! Join us at Flight Tasting Room and Bottle Shoppe in Yorkville, Illinois for a night of decorating pumpkins, drinks, and pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, in this...

$70

Hops and Hand Lettering at Hopvine Brewing Co.

Hopvine Brewing Company 4030 Fox Valley Center Dr, Aurora

Join Sip & Script® for a Night of Learning Calligraphy! Join us at Hopvine Brewing Co. in Aurora, Illinois for a night of delicious snacks, drinks, and pretty lettering! It's also time to celebrate Oktoberfest! Prost! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a...

$65

Modern Calligraphy at Society 57

Society 57 100 SOUTH RIVER STREET, Aurora

Join us at Society 57 in Aurora, Illinois for a night of drinks, and pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, in this workshop you’ll be learning an introduction to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and...

$70

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