Learn Modern Calligraphy


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.


21.02.20 // 2:30PM

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.   



Modern Calligraphy workshop with Mellor and Rose in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Merseyside
Modern Calligraphy workshop with Mellor&Rose in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Merseyside


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!

Lucy, Lytham


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, Manchester! // PAPERCHASE // Friday February 21st at 2:30pm

Birkdale • Vintage Home // Sat Feb 1st at 11am

Lancaster • The Sun Hotel // Wed Feb 12th at 6:30pm

St Annes • Vintage Sewing Bunny // Sun Feb 16th at 11am

Mawdesley • Cedar Farm // Thurs Feb 20th at 6:30pm

Manchester • Paperchase // Fri Feb 21st at 2:30pm till 5pm

Liverpool • CASS ART // Sat Feb 29th 2:30pm

St Annes • Vintage Sewing Bunny // Sun March 8th at 11am

Mawdesley • Cedar Farm // Thurs March 12th at 6:30pm

Barton • Barton Grange // Sun May 10th at 11am

Skipton • The Devonshire Arms // Sun March 15th at 11am

St Annes • Vintage Sewing Bunny // Fri March 20th at 6:30pm

Birkdale • Vintage Home // Sat March 28th at 11am

Manchester • Paperchase // Thurs April 9th at 2:30pm

Lytham • Lytham Hall // Weds April 15th at 11am

Mawdesley • Cedar Farm // Thurs April 16th at 6:30pm

Liverpool • CASS ART // Sat April 18th 2:30pm

St Annes • Vintage Sewing Bunny // Sun April 25th at 10:30am

Lytham • Lytham Hall // Sat May 16th at 11am

Barton • Barton Grange // Sun June 21st at 11am


Modern Calligraphy workshop with Mellor & Rose Lancashire


Modern Calligraphy workshop with Mellor & Rose Lancashire


Modern Calligraphy workshop with Mellor & Rose Lancashire



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.


Mellor and Rose Calligraphy Gift Voucher

All our Gift Vouchers include the Workshop itself, voucher, personalised and handlettered envelope, postage envelope and first class P&P.

Mellor and Rose Calligraphy Workshop Gift Vouchers

Beginners Modern Calligraphy


Introductory Brush Lettering 


Mellor and Rose Calligraphy Lancashire






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. 


Clitheroe • Holmes Mill, Mitton Hall & Shireburn Arms

Barton • Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lytham St Annes • Vintage Sewing Bunny

Liverpool • CASS ART

Scorton • Wyresdale Park

Manchester • Paperchase

Staveley • Hawkshead Brewery

Liverpool • One Fine Day 

Lancaster • Lancaster Brewery

Skipton • The Devonshire Arms

Fleetwood • Glazey Days

Mawdesley • Cedar Farm

Birkdale • Vintage Home


To book your spot at any of our Mellor & Rose Calligraphy workshops:

Step 1. Get in touch via the 'Book' button below or email Lucy Mellor at mellorandrose@icloud.com - simply let us know the date of the workshop and how many booking onto the workshop.

Step 2. Deposit invoice of £12pp/ £15pp 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/ £40) 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.

We'll see you there!

Modern Calligraphy hand lettering workshops lancashire lytham preston blackpool lancaster southport liverpool mawdesley manchester harrogate

"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!"

Stacy, Preston

Modern Calligraphy hand lettering workshops lancashire lytham preston blackpool lancaster southport liverpool mawdesley manchester harrogate

"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!"

Lucy, Lytham

Modern Calligraphy hand lettering workshops lancashire lytham preston blackpool lancaster southport liverpool mawdesley manchester harrogate

"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"

Fiona, Southport

Mellor & Rose Modern Calligraphy worksheets



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!

Only available at our workshops.


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