Discover calligraphy pens and nibs at my calligraphy classes in Cumbria!

It’s always an absolute treat to teach calligraphy, and this coming November and December I’ll be hosting a handful of calligraphy classes in Cumbria: in Ulverston, High Newton, Kendal and around Penrith. These calligraphy classes will all be playful and experimental. I will be showing you the calligraphy tools I use, so that you can explore your own beautiful lettering and illustration with them!

modern calligraphy in colourful shimmer inks on black paper

Calligraphy workshops are all about beginning your lettering adventures. I try to keep all the sessions really playful and fun, helping you to explore what your new pens and nibs will do. Everyone is different, and some people like to try drawing with calligraphy pens rather than focusing on letters.

That’s why I love teaching calligraphy. I write my own worksheets (which I’ll be doing this afternoon, ready for a private class on Wednesday!) which incorporate as many swirls and flourishes as they do letters. Learning this way takes the focus off ‘handwriting’ and onto something more enjoyable and free!

calligraphy leaves and names in metallic ink with pens and nibs and paints

My calligraphy workshops in November and December 2023

Abbey Mill Cafe, Barrow

Limited classes on Friday afternoons from 17th November until 1st December
Please contact the cafe to enquire about places

Rheged Centre, Penrith

Sunday 19th November 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm
£55 per person
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Quirky Workshops, Greystoke

Saturday 25th November 10am-12.30 or 1.30 to 4pm
£55 inc fresh coffee/ tea/ home made biscuits
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Foodie calligraphy workshop at HEFT

Wednesday 29th November 10am start, delicious lunch included!
An unmissable foodie experience for £95 per person
Arrive at Heft at 10am for coffee and home baked treats followed by a morning of craft and mulled wine.
The chefs at Heft will then prepare a light lunch for you to enjoy
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Quaker Tapestry Museum, Kendal

Friday 8th December 10am-1pm
£45 per person
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Shed One Distillery

Sunday 10th December 2 – 5pm
£45 per person for a wonderful Shed One Crafternoon with a welcome Shed One G&T (other drinks available) plus scone and sweet treats
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modern calligraphy pens and two different nibs held against a background of calligraphy art

Every calligraphy workshop is suitable for absolute beginners, or for those with a little experience.

I teach in a contemporary ‘modern calligraphy’ style. This style is based on copperplate calligraphy, but is more informal in style. The script allows you to play with letter shapes and flourishes, adding your own creativity to the pieces of calligraphy you write on the day.

I will also bring along my pop-up shop where you can purchase calligraphy supplies for practice at home: spare nibs and colourful inks, my calligraphy guide book and more!

modern calligraphy examples with flourishing and supplies close up modern calligraphy with swirly designs and illustration contemporary calligraphy art from workshops in Cumbria

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  1. This is such a gorgeous, colourful post on this very bleak, stormy day. You have such an eye for colour! I wish I lived closer so that I could take a class.