MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
WITH MELLOR & ROSE
Beverley Mellor and Polly Mellor of Mellor and Rose Calligraphy are hosting Modern Calligraphy workshops at various locations across the North West in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Merseyside. Beverley's friendly workshops bring together groups of likeminded people who want to try their hand at this super on-trend lettering style. We would recommend you start with the Beginners workshop where all the basics are taught along with technique and the full Modern Calligraphy alphabet. A starter pack of straight dip pen, nib, practice sheets and stationery are included in all our Beginners workshops.
Our step-by-step 2 and a half hour Beginners Modern Calligraphy workshops for those wanting to learn this beautiful relaxed lettering style that is gaining in popularity and is taking place at venues across the North West.
Whether you want to write your own invitations, create some hand lettered wall art or simply want to try something new; come along to one of our Beginners Workshops which start right at the beginning and focuses on modern lettering techniques.
At our relaxed workshops - in lovely settings; our class sizes are kept small to ensure there is plenty of one-to-one help and guidance. We'll look at how to form letters, strokes and shapes; introduce how to use the dip pen and ink (and how hopefully not get covered ink). We'll develop these into letters with some exercises and start forming words and finish with a hand lettered gift tag.
I have been to the beginners modern calligraphy, beginners brush lettering and the beginners Christmas brush lettering and thoroughly enjoyed all of the classes. The amount of progress I have made in such a short time is amazing. Beverley and Polly are excellent teachers and give fantastic guidance, they spend lots of time with each member of the class, so much is covered. Lucy who handles the booking side is so helpful. Thank you to all at Mellor & Rose!
Modern Calligraphy workshops
Join us on our 2 and a half hour Beginners Modern Calligraphy workshop!
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!
Includes Starter Kit of dip pen, nib, entire upper and lower case alphabet, joining up the letters, practice sheets, design and layout sheets (wall art), ornaments plus stationery items to letter up. Plus, Refreshments of course.
See you soon, Mawdesley! // Cedar Farm // Thursday September 5th at 6:30pm
WHAT WE GET UP TO...
CASS ART, LIVERPOOL
GLAZEY DAYS, FLEETWOOD
VINTAGE HOME, BIRKDALE
Modern Calligraphy workshops
If you have joined us on one of our Beginners Modern Calligraphy workshops and wanting to develop your calligraphy skill set and style a little further - come and join us at our Refreshers workshop. During the session, we will build upon the basics already learnt - we will start with a contrast alphabet style to which compliments our modern calligraphy script, plus how to use and apply illustrative elements whilst placing greater focus on the design layout elements of hand lettering.
BIRTHDAYS • CHRISTMAS • VALENTINES • MOTHERS & FATHERS DAY
All our Gift Vouchers include the Workshop itself, voucher, personalised and handlettered envelope, postage envelope and first class P&P.
Beginners Modern Calligraphy
Introductory Brush Lettering
BEGINNERS MODERN CALLIGRAPHY
£42 // 2 and a half hours // Includes Starter Kit & Refreshments
Mawdesley • Cedar Farm // Thursday September 5th at 6:30pm
Clitheroe • Mitton Hall // Sunday September 8th at 11am
Fleetwood • Glazey Days // Tuesday September 17th at 6:30pm
Liverpool • CASS Art // Saturday September 28th at 2:30pm
Mawdesley • Cedar Farm // Thursday October 10th at 6:30pm
REFRESHERS MODERN CALLIGRAPHY
£38 // 2 and a half hours // Includes new alphabet, new wall art designs, stationery items & Refreshments
Birkdale • Vintage Home // Saturday July 20th at 11am
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KNOW THE WORKSHOP DATE? LETS GET YOU BOOKED IN
All our Beginners & Introductory workshops start from the very beginning covering the fundamentals of each hand lettering style - included is the relevant Starter Kit to use both in the workshop and take home to practice with along with the all important refreshments!
We also host Refresher workshops where new stationery is provided and advanced techniques are taught.
Along with our regular workshops at our venues, we offer Private Lettering Parties usually for a minimum of 6 people hosted at your home or friend's home (anywhere where you feel comfortable) and can be any day of the week.
FIND A WORKSHOP
Clitheroe • Holmes Mill, Mitton Hall & Shireburn Arms
Barton • Barton Grange Garden Centre
Lytham St Annes • Vintage Sewing Bunny
Liverpool & Manchester • CASS Art
Blackpool • Montagues
Stockport • The Produce Hall
Bolton • Bridge Coffee
Fleetwood • Glazey Days
Mawdesley • Cedar Farm
Birkdale • Vintage Home
Lancaster • Printroom Cafe
Bamber Bridge • Valley Coffee
HOW TO BOOK
To book your spot at any of our lettering workshops:
Step 1. Get in touch via link below or email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know the date, place and time of the workshop you fancy.
Step 2. Deposit invoice of £12pp/ £10pp is sent to your email via Paypal before the workshop to confirm your spot.
Step 3. An email is sent to you 48 hours before the workshop confirming your spot, the venue and time. No need to bring anything as Starter Kit & Refreshments are provided.
Step 4. Workshop time! Remaining balance (£30/ £29) is paid on the day. Workbooks available to purchase on the day as a practice follow on guide with new designs templates to keep your hand flowing even after the session.
Deposits are non-refundable but are transferrable to a different workshop if 48 hours notice given.
See you there!
"Attended a beginners modern calligraphy course on Saturday at Ham and Jam. It was fantastic, the structure of the course was really good, broken down into simple tasks to do. I came away having learnt the basics, which I didn't expect I'd be able to do in such a short time but I did and I cannot wait now to go on the follow on course to learn even more about it. Oh, and the cake was delicious!"
"Fantastic afternoon at the introduction to modern calligraphy class. Beverley is a very skilled and patient teacher. Me and my Mum loved our afternoon. We're now hooked and have bought more ink to keep practicing. Thanks again Beverley!"
"Had a great time on the beginners calligraphy course!! Really enjoyed it and have learned a fantastic new skill!! Will definitely be returning on the additional courses!! Thank you"
Mellor & Rose worksheets are the perfect companion to our Modern Calligraphy workshop to keep developing your eye and hand - with grid sheets, exercises, new lettering templates, graphics and banners, double letters (never fear the word 'coffee' again!), envelope calligraphy, wall art and many other lettering ideas and templates to keep us inspired!