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Creativity Abounds at Igloo Letterpress

What’s new at Igloo Letterpress? We’re so glad you asked! It’s been nearly a year since the studio moved to its new location in Old Worthington, and Igloo owner Allison Chapman and her crew are celebrating with a host of creative classes you're sure to love.

From traditional letterpress to bookbinding, leather works, calligraphy and kids classes, folks of all ages can join the fun at Igloo. Now that they've relocated to a much larger space, the lineup of classes continues to expand.  

“We’re offering a lot of really cool classes right now,” said Beth Dekker, project manager. “In addition to our fabulous instructors, we’re excited to share our space with several local artists and to introduce the community to new art forms.”

Here’s a look at a few classes we can’t wait to try:

·      Pumpkin Spice Journal – Sounds delicious, doesn't it? This is a chance to create an autumnal themed journal. With pumpkin spiced latte in hand, you’ll personalize your journal with options like embossed covers, edge painting, ribbon bookmarks and pockets.

·      Introduction to Calligraphy – If you haven’t noticed, calligraphy is all the rage these days. Join Lindsey Buck of The Hive Studio for an in-depth look at this beautiful writing style. In this beginner class, you’ll learn the basics of holding the pen and nib, dipping ink and writing letters. In addition to instruction, each participant will receive a calligraphy kit to continue practicing at home. At the end of the class, Chapman will teach you how to transform your creation into a custom letterpress print.

·      Rainbow BookTalk about a colorful class! Show up dressed in your favorite hue and get ready to create a vibrant, 112-page, hand-sewn book that's perfect for journaling.

·      Leather 101 with Branch Line Leather Co. – Loving leather lately? This is the class for you. You’ll learn where leather comes from, how it’s made and where to buy it. You’ll then move on to the make-and-take portion of the class where you’ll create two leather goods to keep or give away as gifts.

·      Hardcover Sketchbook – There’s nothing like a blank, crisp canvas that's ready for watercolor. You’ll walk away from this bookbinding class with a gorgeous, hardcover book, complete with 140# cover weight watercolor paper. Participants will choose their own material for the book, fold and hole punch the paper and use a needle and thread to sew the binding. 

Igloo Letterpress is located at 661 High St. To learn more about their classes, visit www.iglooletterpress.com or like them on Facebook. As an added bonus, all classes are 15 percent off until the end of October—so sign up today!  

 

 

The perfect Christmas gift for your Valentine
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UJC Combo-PicWhile you're rushing around to get ready for Christmas, why not stop for a moment and think about Valentine's Day as well? The Holiday Inn Worthington

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makes it easy with a Valentine's Day package that includes room and dinner at the hotel for $149, and they're running it in tandem with a special jazz concert at the McConnell Arts Center on February 14. Add in a few hours to take in some of your favorite Worthington hotspots—like Denig Jewelers, Igloo Letterpress, House Wine, The Candle Lab, and the Shops at Worthington Place, to name a few—and you've got a romantic getaway.

The concert, which is presented by the Urban Jazz Coalition and the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center, features the Urban Jazz Coalition and Trippin 'N' Rhythm recording artist Nick Colionne, as well as special guest Elizabeth Mis. It's part of the Live @ The MAC Concert Series. Tickets are not included in the hotel package, but they're available online at mcconnellarts.org and urbanjazzcoalition.net. You can also call 614-431-0329 for more information.

Back at the Holiday Inn Worthington, the dinner menu will include split lobster tail stuffed with crab meat, petite filet with demi-glace, twice-baked potato, sautéed asparagus, and chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream. This delectable dinner is part of the package and a wonderful complement to the evening.

To reserve your package, call the Holiday Inn Worthington at 614-436-0700 and ask for the Valentine Package. For more information about things to do in and around Worthington, go to visitworthingtonohio.com.

About the concert.....

With a jazz style that is both urban and contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to the top of the smooth jazz music world and is one of the most in-demand artists in the genre. Combining all of the various influences of his music career, from jazz and R&B, to blues and rock, Colionne has created an unmistakable sound and a vibe that is instantly recognizable.

Elizabeth Mis is an emerging soprano saxophone superstar who was originally introduced to Columbus music fans by Urban Jazz Coalition. The Cleveland native gave a crowd pleasing performance at The 2013 Jazz & Rib Festival and has gained a strong national fan base among smooth jazz lovers.