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Essential Workshops

We are thrilled to be able to offer the following workshops at Essential Packaging!





April 2017



 Beginner Quilling Workshop - Cards & Tags 


Tuesday, April 25th

6:00pm - 7:30pm

$65 per person*

All supplies included.

Instructor: Cheryl from A Paper Life and Essential Packaging

Self proclaimed paper addict, Cheryl from A Paper Life, is offering a workshop on the basic techniques of quilling. You may have seen Cheryl's cards in our Store or on Instagram (@apaperlife) so here is your chance to try this age old craft for yourself. Quilling is rolling thin strips of paper into circles that are then glued and formed into any number of shapes. You will leave the class with 3 finished cards and 2 finished tags.  

In this workshop you will learn the following:

1. Introduction to quilling tools & paper
2. How to hold and use a slotted quilling tool
3. Basic quilling techniques and shapes
4. How to write quill hearts, a flower and a balloon

All supplies and packaging are included in the workshop. 

Limited seats so register early!

Please see website for more details You can register over the phone or in person at the Store 604-575-1117


June 2017


Script Brush Lettering 101

epwmar2017-6.jpgSaturday, June 3, 2017
4:30pm - 7:30pm 
$165 per person* 
All supplies included. 
Instructor: Maurelle from Hello Maurelle (www.hellomaurelle.com)
The wonderful Maurelle is back again with a fabulous new workshop... learn to create beautiful contemporary pointed brush script lettering! Learn the basic rules that you can eventually break to find your own style that translate your positive energy using brush pen and paper.  
In this 3- hour intensive workshop, we will cover the fundamentals of modern script brush lettering. 
You will learn the following : 
1. Correct way of holding both felt and watercolour pen brush, proper posture and body mechanics  
2. Using watercolour in brush lettering  
3. The most important drills and proper strokes to create letter forms 
 4. How to write the complete lowercase alphabet*  
5. Connect letters the right way  
6. Techniques to lay out your piece This workshop is for beginners , no experience necessary. 
Workshop kit that you will take home includes: Watercolour brush pen, watercolour set, felt brush pen, smooth pad for brush lettering practice, instructional manual and guidelines, uppercase and lowercase exemplar 
Light refreshments will be served. 
 NOTES: * Due to time constraint we cannot have a in-depth study of the capital letters. It will still be discussed briefly during the course 
Limited seats so register early! 
Please see website for more details You can register over the phone or in person at the Store 604-575-1117


Please call us for more details.
You can register over the phone 604-575-1117 or
in person at the Store 

Limited seats so register early!

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held at

The Essential Packaging Store #104 - 5433 152nd Street, Surrey, B.C. Canada

* Note: Workshop purchases are transferable to another person but can only be used on the workshop date purchased.

* Cancellation: There is no refund once a workshop has been purchased.

* We reserve the right to cancel workshops. If this occurs we will gladly issue a full refund for the workshop.