Summer calligraphy workshop dates for your diary!

If you’d like to join me for a modern calligraphy workshop over the summer, here are all the dates you need!

6th June – I’ll be in Coniston (south Cumbria – 45 mins from the M6) all day for a modern calligraphy workshop at Swallows & Artisans. In the morning we’ll learn the basics of modern calligraphy. This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners and is loads of fun! You will learn how to write your own gorgeous script with a dip pen and nib. Stay for the afternoon session where we’ll play with brush pen lettering, colour blending and more!

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15th June – Join me in Nantwich at The Little Paper Shop for an intimate and fun modern calligraphy class. In the morning we’ll learn how to hold, load(!) and use a calligraphy pen and write our very own unique and beautiful alphabets.  The afternoon session will be all about beautiful brush pen lettering, and we’ll blend colours and create beautiful wall art in modern calligraphy!

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21st June – Beginners brush pen calligraphy workshop at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, Northern Quarter. Join me to play with brush pens, colour blending and a relaxed and fun modern lettering workshop! The class starts at 2:30 and ends at 4:30 – why not take the afternoon off work and indulge in a little shopping trip while you’re there?

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5th July – Absolute beginners modern calligraphy in Manchester at the Craft & Design Centre. My lovely home from home, the classroom at Manchester Craft & Design is spacious and perfect for learning the beautiful art of modern calligraphy! Every attendee will be given a personalised calligraphy set to take home – included in the price!

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New dates for modern calligraphy workshops in Manchester!


I’m delighted to announce some new modern calligraphy workshops in Manchester for 2016. I LOVE these days: they’re an adventure for me, away from my little studio and a chance to meet brilliant, creative and friendly people. I do hope to see you at one of these dates! More info & online booking here

Friday 29th April
Friday 27th May
Friday 22nd July
Friday 19th August
Friday 7th October
Friday 18th November

All workshops run from 1pm until 4pm and are held in Space2, the lovely little classroom space at the Manchester Craft & Design Centre.

Handwritten invitations and envelopes are making a huge comeback for UK weddings this year – and they look amazing. The beauty of modern calligraphy is its freedom: there are no rules to how you form your letters, and once you’ve learned the basics at one of my workshops you’ll go on to develop your own lettering style which you can use for your wedding stationery, or simply as a wonderfully therapeutic hobby!


If you’d like a taster of what’s in store, back in February my lovely friend Paul from joined us to film part of a workshop – I’m thrilled with this little film which shows just what happens in a modern calligraphy workshop – and I wanted to share it with you! If you’re interested in learning a little lettering and calligraphy for your wedding day, join me in Manchester for one of our dates this year – it’ll be fun!

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February’s modern calligraphy workshop was filmed by Paul Kyte Wedding Photography for the blog. Paul is a Cheshire photographer whose style I love – we featured James & Sarah’s gorgeous sunflower wedding on the blog a few months ago.

Even though I wasn’t actually taking part in the class I was struck by the welcoming, warm atmosphere of the workshop and in no time at all the participants were busy learning their craft while chatting, laughing and listening to Claire’s tuition which was delivered with a friendly smile and easy going nature. I really hope that my film captures the fun of the session as well as demonstrating how the class is set up.” ~ Paul Kyte Photography