The Sketchbook Series Featured on Smitten Magazine

We're thrilled to see this workshop for creatives featured on Smitten Magazine! When Mary Phan of The Sketchbook Series asked us to design her first tour stop of the 2016 year in our beloved city of San Francisco, we knew we couldn't pass up the opportunity! Click HERE to see the full feature. 

The Sketchbook Series is a workshop for creative professionals developed and taught by Mary Phan. After using her sketching skills as both an interior designer and to illustrate design concepts and as an event planner, Mary has developed a workshop that aim to teach creative professionals -- from event designers and planners to cake bakers and florists, and any creative individuals in between -- how to use sketching to bring ideas to life.

To kick start The Sketchbook Series we wanted to create a unique design that was bright, fun and inspiring. Hues of pink, orange, green, white and gold presented the perfect color palette to embolden the students motivation to think outside of the box. Bountiful floral, modern white tables with bright pink pattern inlays, faux grass walls, iridescent draping, shiny gold vases + chairs and wooden accents to pull the look and feel together. 

We started off the day practicing some simple techniques and went into sketching a gorgeous cake created by Jolene of The Batterup Cakery. Jolene seriously nailed the cake design, it was wonderful seeing all the sketches from our attendees interpret her design. 

The second day started with a floral lesson by sketching florals put together by Blueprint Studios. Our amazing stationery design, Laura Lambrix, provided the cutest details. From potted name cards to foiled artwork, she made every attendee feel special. For lunch, Stephanie Graham Events catered the event. She treated us with the most delicious and healthy lunch box boxes. It's not a surprise as she specializes in small, intimate dinner parties and is a private chef. 

Mary Phan of The Sketchbook Series + Raquel Bickford of ROQUE Events
Haley Ahnfeldt + Raquel Bickford of ROQUE Events

Sketching Class: The Sketchbook Series  

Artist/Founder: Very Mary Inspired 

Venue/Rentals/Florals : Blueprint Studios

Design + Coordination : Roque Events 

Cake: Batter Up Cakery 

Stationery : Laura Labrix Designs 

Photography: Caitlin O'Reilly Photography

Caterer: Stephanie Graham Events 

National Sponsors: Aisle Planner & Imagination International