We are delighted to be hosting our Modern Calligraphy workshops again in the month of July!
New workshop dates are being confirmed to accommodate all our workshop attendees ensuring we all get started with calligraphy and lettering. Please see our full list below of all upcoming Beginners Modern Calligraphy and Introductory Brush Lettering workshop with us; Beverley, Polly and Lucy Mellor across the North West.
WHERE + WHEN
Saturday July 4th at Vintage Home in Birkdale
20 MINS FROM FORMBY, CROSTON, ORMSKIRK + RUFFORD
Thursday July 23rd at Cedar Farm in Mawdesley
15 MINS FROM PARBOLD, LEYLAND, CHORLEY, ORMSKIRK + ECCLESTON
Photos by Lucy Mellor
In this workbook, we include all the kit you need to get started. With all the gear in one place, you're ready to go straight out of the box. The materials included in this workbook are:
In our easy going sessions, we start from the very beginning. In the 2 and a half hours, we cover the fundamentals of this modern and versatile style of calligraphy, using a dip pen and a pot of ink. We'll learn the entire alphabet; upper and lower case alphabets then we'll progress onto joining up those individual letters to create words and phrases - we work on different papers to see how the ink reacts to glossier paper plus black ink on brown paper looks pretty lovely! From here, we delve into the layout elements of hand lettering - looking into varying ways to put your designs on paper (not only on a straight line!) along with the use of ornaments to shape our designs and bring some pop! Take some time away from our screens and pick up a pen - possibly a new pen, a pen we haven't held before - a dip pen! In our workshops, we use a metallic nib and to get the desired effect of lovely calligraphy, we simply dip the nib into a pot of ink - a method rather therapeutic in itself. Once we have the hang of the core technique - we work through the individual letters of the alphabet and joining of the words to then spacing and layout, plus a couple of ornaments here and there!