Beginners Modern Calligraphy


Fancy trying your hand at Calligraphy and looking to get some tutoring on technique and design?

Have a browse at what we get up to in our Beginners Modern Calligraphy workshop where we start from the very beginning!


02.08.20 // 10:30AM

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 in Lytham St Annes, Preston, Blackpool, Southport, Birkdale, Mawdesley, Liverpool, Birkdale, Manchester, Bolton, Lancaster, Clitheroe and Harrogate.

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 Mellor & Rose Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshops which start right at the beginning and focuses on modern lettering techniques.  

At our relaxed Calligraphy 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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"I began with the beginners calligraphy and enjoyed it so much I came back for the brush and chalk calligraphy workshops. 
I have never done calligraphy before but had always wanted to learn. The classes only have a few students which is great as it’s a more intimate group. Beverley is a great teacher, she has such a calming influence and breaks the workshop down into easy steps. Brilliant as a creative afternoon and also great as a mindfulness activity.
If that’s not enough, there is always a break for coffee and a cake. Cannot recommend these workshops enough!"

Louise, Preston

Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshop

All our Gift Vouchers include the Workshop itself, Voucher, personalised hand lettered envelope, postage envelope and first class P&P.

Mellor and Rose Calligraphy Workshop Gift Vouchers

Beginners Modern Calligraphy


Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshop


All our Beginners & Introductory workshops at Mellor & Rose Calligraphy include 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 Follow-on & Intermediate workshops where new stationery is provided and advanced techniques are taught. 

Along with our regular workshops at our venues, we offer Private Lettering Parties for a minimum of 6 people hosted at your home or friend's home. 

We also offer Gift Vouchers for our workshops - valid at any venue! 

Now taking bookings for our Christmas Calligraphy workshops (never too early)


Clitheroe • Holmes Mill, Mitton Hall & Shireburn Arms

Barton • Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lytham St Annes • Vintage Sewing Bunny

Liverpool & Manchester • CASS ART

Scorton • Wyresdale Park

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 link below or email Lucy Mellor at - simply let us know the date of the workshop and how many booking onto the workshop.

Step 2. Deposit invoice of £15pp/ £18pp 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 in Lancashire, Merseyside and Yorkshire with Mellor and Rose (Lytham Preston Blackpool Liverpool Southport Birkdale Mawdesley Manchester Harrogate Lancaster)
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"I’ve now done two of these amazing workshops...Beginners Modern Calligraphy and Beginning Brush Lettering and had a super time at both. I came to Modern Calligraphy with absolutely no experience, so was delighted to find that by the end of the workshop I could form lovely letters and words. No body was more surprised than me. Brush Lettering is a different skill, but again by the end of the evening I’d got a grip of the basics. I put it down to gentle tutoring, plentiful encouragement, and steady progression through the exercises. I’d highly recommend these workshops to anyone who’d like to try lettering."

Evie, Mawdesley

"I recently took part in a Beginners workshop for modern calligraphy. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and the time spent there flew by. Beverley was super patient and encouraging to all of us on the workshop. Plenty of tea provided and a lovely piece of cake!! Always a bonus. Will definitely look to do another workshop plus good idea for a gift for someone. Now to get practicing!!"

Tracy, Lytham

"I attended the beginners calligraphy workshop at Ham and Jam and I absolutely loved it. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, patient and encouraging teaching style and lots of really interesting lettering to try. I will definitely be looking at booking some of your other workshops after I've spent some time practicing with my new pen and hopefully come back a little more confident. I feel like I've found a fun new hobby to learn and I can't wait to get cracking! Thank you x"

Ellie, Preston

Mellor & Rose Modern Calligraphy Workbooks

Calligraphy Workbooks


Comprehensive Calligraphy Workbooks brought to you by us; Beverley, Polly and Lucy Mellor!

Our calligraphy workbooks starts at the very beginning, similar to our physical workshops, covering the fundamentals of this incredibly stylish and super on-rend hand lettering style.
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:
dip pen, nib, small pot of ink, description and illustration of how to hold the pen along with how to use the use the nib and ink together, alphabets (the essentials), joining up the letters, catchy and useful words and phrases, first lettering quote, design templates. Never forgetting, stationery items of various sizes! Plus, access to our YouTube tutorial providing visual prompts along the way.

Fancy trying your hand at more lettering?

Delve into the world of Handlettering and learn the art of Brush Lettering with us at our Introductory Workshop.

In our Introductory Brush Lettering workshop with Beverley Mellor and Polly Mellor of Mellor and Rose, we'll be learning all the basics of this stylish super on-trend and bold lettering style; how to use a Tombow ABT brush pen, form strokes and letters. During the workshop, we'll learn in detail the fundamental technique by understanding the pressure techniques used to produce that characteristic contrasting style. 

With full modern lettering alphabet; both script style and sans serif, joining words and practice design layout sheets plus decorative and ornaments - by the end of the workshop you will be well on your way to creating your own great brush lettering!