We begin with exploring modern calligraphy pens: how do they work? How do you create lovely flowing thick and thin strokes to form letters? We’ll write swirls and shapes, then practice a modern calligraphy alphabet.
By the end of the morning you’ll have learned everything you need to know about modern calligraphy to practice and perfect your art at home! You’ll also have a framed quote of your very own to take home and display – and to keep as a reminder of that very first day you tried modern calligraphy!
The modern calligraphy workshop is on the 2nd of November from 10am until 12:30. You can book your places here!
I’m actually a little bit sad to say that October’s modern calligraphy workshop at Manchester Craft & Design centre is going to be my last one for the forseeable future at this venue.
In 2020 almost all of my calligraphy workshops are going to be at weekends. This is to make them available to more people – so those of you who work all week can attend without having to book time off work. (And it means I get to play out on random Tuesdays, especially when it’s sunny.)
￼Unfortunately this means that I wasn’t able to book our lovely little classroom at the Craft & Design centre – so this October workshop is going to be my last one in one of my favourite little craft spaces.
Having said that, we might well come back in 2021 so watch this space!
For now though join me one last time at Manchester Craft & Design Centre for a beginners modern calligraphy workshop on Friday, the 11th of October. The class is half full already so please be quick if you’d like to come along.
“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
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!
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!
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?
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!
Happy November! How are you? If you’re a calligraphy beginner then I have something rather unique I’d like to share with you today – my introduction to modern calligraphy ON FILM! This is the first time I’ve ever shared this calligraphy tutorial for free. It’s usually included in my online calligraphy course where you buy all 6 tutorials for a set price. But for one month only, I’m sharing this first video and worksheets with you FREE!
I filmed a series of 6 modern calligraphy workshops a couple of years ago. This is the first tutorial in the series, and introduces my modern calligraphy set – which now looks SO different to the original (I’ll do a little ‘unbox’ clip on the blog or my Instagram in a few days’ time).
If you’ve been to a calligraphy class with me in person, you’ll recognise the exercises and the advice I give about super thin, hairline strokes… and about not being too gentle with your nib on the downwards strokes.
The worksheets you’ll need to complete this workshop are here –
If you enjoyed the video I would love for you to complete the full series of modern calligraphy workshops online. They cover alphabets and layouts, quotes and practice – and offer suggestions for exciting calligraphy projects in the last video.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. Why not spice up your July with something special – come and join me for a modern calligraphy workshop in Manchester’s brilliantly creative Northern Quarter? The next workshop will be on the afternoon of the 22nd of July (a Friday). I’d love to see you there!
You’ll learn how to write with a traditional dip pen, using lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. I’ll teach the basics of a modern calligraphy alphabet and introduce you to brush pen calligraphy too!
The price is £59 payable on booking and places are limited so please book early! I teach every workshop myself and will be there all day to help you learn your calligraphy skills.
Calligraphy pens, paper, inks, practice sheets and examples will be provided.
At the end of the calligraphy workshop you’ll take home your pen and nib set, paper and practice sheets and guidelines for practicing at home. I’ll also bring a handful of my own calligraphy books which you can buy on the day at a reduced rate of just £15 – perfect if you want to keep practising modern calligraphy at home.