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Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshop at CASS ART Manchester

September 18 at 11:00 am till 1:30 pm


Hello CASS ART Manchester!

Beverley, Polly and Lucy Mellor from Mellor & Rose are delighted to welcome you back to their In-Person Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshop at CASS ART Manchester on Saturday September 18th from 11am til 1:30pm. All spaces and venues will be COVID secure – all surfaces wiped down before and after the Workshop with sanitiser provided. We will continue to keep to a max. of 6 persons per Workshops (this means a lot of one-to-one tuition… there’s an upside!)

Here’s what we’ll be getting up to

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!

What’s included?

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.

How to book

To book your spot on our In-Person Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshop at CASS ART Manchester on Saturday September 18th from 11am til 1:30pm, simply email Lucy Mellor at mellorandrose@icloud.com. We’ll see you there!


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September 18
11:00 am till 1:30 pm


Mellor & Rose


CASS Art Manchester
55-57 Oldham St
Manchester, M11JR United Kingdom
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