I’ll be revisiting a favourite craft venue at the end of April, and I’d love to see you there! Swallows & Artisans is a beautifully presented craft workshop, perfect for modern calligraphy classes. Set on the hills above Coniston Water, the views are spectacular. I love coming here: the cakes are always amazing, workshops are relaxed and mindful, and it’s the most wonderful experience just to be there! My modern calligraphy workshop at Swallows & Artisans is on the 30th of April, starting at 10am and running through the day until 4pm.

“A great workshop to start you off on your calligraphy journey! I really enjoyed it and Claire was so lovely and is an amazing calligrapher! Would highly recommend!!” – Leanne, June 2019

In this relaxed and friendly one day modern calligraphy workshop you’ll learn how to write beautiful modern calligraphy using a dip pen and nib with a pot of dippy ink.

Following step-by-step instructions you’ll learn how a calligraphy nib creates its magic – even if you’re an absolute beginner and have never held a calligraphy pen before! After practicing your modern calligraphy alphabet and learning how to link letters to form words, you’ll be shown how to position, write and illustrate a beautiful quote which will be framed in a hoop for you to display in your home or give to someone special.

Your calligraphy pen and nib are yours to take home for you to put into practice what you have learnt! All materials, healthy lunch and refreshments are included.

Learning modern calligraphy with Claire Gould at a workshop in 2019


At the end of your modern calligraphy workshop you’ll have an opportunity to buy colourful inks, alternative nibs and pretty penholders to make your future calligraphy adventures even more exciting!

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Reviews for previous modern calligraphy workshops:

“Spent a lovely couple of hours discovering modern calligraphy skills with Claire in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Would recommend to anyone wanting to try their hand at a uniquely personal art form.” – Ara, April 2018

“Returned to the workshop for the second time, such a lovely afternoon always nice to learn something new and practice on old skills. Claire is wonderful and so patient – thank you 🙂 x” – Kate, November 2017

“A super super experience, with a fab and patient teacher. I booked this as a gift for a friend and myself, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The personalised letter, the beautifully presented personalised calligraphy kit, right down to the presentation of the table, and the teaching, I wish it was a weekly workshop for me to escape to!! Thank you again Claire. x” – Zehra, October 2017


All photographs are by Jessica Reeve Photography


Class sizes are limited so everyone has some personal tuition – and no matter what your skill level (we all learn at different speeds) I will help you along the way!

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