Sweet Magic Event Space

08-05-2023 - Making Your Own Unique Tarot: From Inspiration to Production

Have you ever wanted to create your own tarot deck but never knew how to start? This 4-week workshop series with tarot deck creator and author Charlie Claire Burgess will guide you through the process of deck creation, from inspiration to production. This is not an art class because you don’t need to be a trained artist to create a tarot deck—Charlie themself is proof of that! Rather, this series explores the attributes of a powerful, functional, and unique tarot, demystifies the printing and production process, and empowers you to develop your own vision and style — even system — as you begin creating cards.

In class, you’ll learn about the moving parts that make the existing tarot system work, such as archetype and symbolism. You’ll begin distilling your own archetypes and interpretations, finding your own symbols, and developing your own unique iconography. In between classes, you’ll dive head-first into creating new cards each week, with the goal of having a meaningful start on a tarot deck by the end of the series, along with the knowledge needed to follow it through to revision and production. There also will be opportunities to share works-in-progress, receive constructive feedback from the class, and learn from and inspire each other in a supportive and non-judgmental workshop environment.

With practical, theoretical, and creative guidance on areas from color palette to trim sizes, from symbology to crowdfunding, this series will provide everything you need to create your first tarot deck (apart from the art supplies!)

In preparation for the class, please have:

  • A journal and pen
  • An idea of what art medium you’d like to use (i.e. collage, watercolor, Procreate) and appropriate supplies. These aren’t needed for use in class but for card creation between classes!

This is a 4 week long series! Your ticket price includes a ticket to all four digital gatherings. We will meet on Zoom the following dates:

  • August 5th, from 3-5pm PST
  • August 12th, from 3-5pm PST
  • August 19th, from 3-5pm PST
  • August 26th from 3-5pm PST



This live, online workshop series will be recorded. All replays will be available until September 30th.

The workshop recordings may be offered for sale on the Seagrape Apothecary website. By registering for this event, you consent to any use of this recording by Seagrape Apothecary.

Buying this course as a gift? Please include recipient’s email address during checkout.

We use Zoom for online workshops — please have the app downloaded if using a phone.

Enrollment is accepted up until the day of the event.

Technical difficulties on the attendees end (sound issues, tardiness, wifi connection, video cut out, etc.) do not entitle attendees to a refund. We recommend signing on 10 minutes early to sort out any issues.

Seagrape does not offer guidance around computer or Zoom usage, though we do send out a link including instructions on how to use Zoom two days prior to all workshops.

Honor the privacy of others; what is said and shared in a workshop is not meant to share outside of the workshop except for what instructors give permission to share.

When you register for this gathering, we'll add you to a private class mailing list, where we'll send out class materials such as workbooks and recording replays, as well as coven recommendations, before and after the gathering. You're welcome to unsubscribe at any time.

Questions? Email us at events@seagrapeapothecary.com

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