The Langham offers calligraphy courses with brunch

(Published April 29, 2019)

By Jesse Wright, Staff Writer

The Langham is hosting a calligraphy workshop at the restaurant Travelle, 330 N. Wabash Ave.

The brunch course is $65 and includes food, a glass of champagne and all calligraphy supplies.

The course premiered in April and student Aimee Gaspari said she attended the workshop because she’s getting married and wanted to hand-letter wedding invitations.

It’s also a hobby for her.

“I’ve been doing it for about a year,” Gaspari said. “And I thought it would be fun to take a course from someone with more experience than me.”

Workshop instructor Ricki DiCola said the class is geared toward the novice. She believes anyone can learn to write in calligraphy both for fun or to use it as a skill.

“A lot of brides like to DIY their weddings and so that’s how they begin doing calligraphy,” she said.

DiCola, a middle school teacher, said the art form can be appreciated by anyone, even if they don’t have a wedding approaching.

“This is what I do for fun,” she said.

The next class is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18  and there is a workshop June 1 as well. To register, call 312-923-7705.

Besides the calligraphy workshop, the Langham is also offering a pastry dessert plating brunch workshop July 29 and a phone photography class with food photographer Huge Galdones Aug. 17. Both classes are from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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