Learn Modern Calligraphy
WITH MELLOR & ROSE
Join us on our Modern Calligraphy Workshop!
Beverley Mellor, Polly Mellor and Lucy 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 Kit of straight dip pen, nib, practice sheets and stationery are included in all our Beginners Workshops.
SEE YOU in 2021, LYTHAM!
07.01.21 // 11AM
Whether you are already familiar with a dip pen or looking to try your hand for the first time, we have workshops for all abilities. We recommend starting off your calligraphy journey with our Complete Beginners Modern Calligraphy workshop, which starts from the very beginning covering the fundamentals of the super on-trend and incredibly versatile lettering style. With a minimum of 2 tutors each workshop and comprehensive materials provided, you will be well on your way to creating those letters we so longingly desire. If you have joined us before and keen to delve deeper looking at more designs, templates, styles and illustrative elements of calligraphy then please have a look at our Refreshers Modern Calligraphy workshop.
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.
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Beginners Modern Calligraphy
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:
2.5 hour workshop // 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, LYTHAM HALL ON JANUARY 7TH FROM 11AM
WORKSHOPS COMING UP SOON...
Lytham • Lytham Hall // January 7th from 11am
St Annes • Vintage Sewing Bunny // January 14th from 6:30pm
Birkdale • Vintage Home // January 16th from 11am
Milnthorpe • Beetham Nurseries // January 17th from 11am (£65)
Mawdesley • Cedar Farm // January 21st from 6:30pm
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!
Refreshers Modern Calligraphy
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 in our Beginners session. We will delve into the world of handlettering as a whole; starting with a recap of the alphabet (to get our hands back 'in the zone), then moving on - learning a contrasting 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 - using white space and where to place certain styles of lettering.
Also included, is a hand lettered envelope design and stationery items to letter up along with refreshments of course.
2.5 hour workshop // new contrasting alphabet, new decorative ornaments, new envelope design, skills to complete your designs using space and placement of letters and illustrations, stationery items // Refreshments
SEE YOU SOON, CEDAR FARM! THURSDAY JUNE 18TH AT 6:30PM
WORKSHOPS COMING UP SOON...
Barton • Barton Grange // Sun June 21st at 11am
Birkdale • Vintage Home // Sat August 1st at 11am
St Annes • Vintage Sewing Bunny // Sun August 2nd at 10:30am
Lytham • Lytham Hall // Weds August 19th at 11am
Mawdesley • Cedar Farm // Thurs Sept 3rd at 6:30pm
Liverpool • CASS ART // Sat Sept 19th at 2:30pm
All our Gift Vouchers include the Workshop itself, voucher, personalised and handlettered envelope, postage envelope and first class P&P. Valid for 12 months from January 2021.
Beginners Modern Calligraphy
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January 28 at 6:00 pm till 8:30 pm
February 4 at 11:00 am till 1:30 pm
February 18 at 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm
February 20 at 11:00 am till 1:30 pm
February 25 at 6:30 pm till 9:00 pm
BOOK YOUR SPOT
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 • 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
HOW TO BOOK
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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.
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"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"