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Festive Calligraphy Workshop

30th November 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm


The art of handwriting is a dying one, the keyboard having taken over almost all forms of written communication. And yet there is great satisfaction in writing by hand. ‘The intelligence of hands’. And to produce lovely script on Christmas cards, on gift labels, on thank-you letters is a source of lasting pleasure both to the receiver and to the giver.

The Lowther Christmas theme is A Letter from Lowther with an emphasis on writing, corresponding, letters, letterboxes and the post. So here on 30th November, Nikki Whiston Inks offers a two-hour workshop teaching the art of modern calligraphy using Brush Pens. The workshop will begin with an exploration of the techniques of mark-making to give workshoppers confidence. It will move to joining letters as well as creating beautifully scripted festive words and quotes.

Plenty of one-to-one guidance throughout the workshop and all materials supplied. Writers will leave the session with a font of knowledge, a new-found skill and a brush pen.

Nikki Whiston is an established Hand Lettering Artist. She works in a variety of styles using brush pens, inks, brushes and nibs – and besides running workshops, takes on custom lettering commissions and coaching sessions.

Sculpture Gallery
12 places per workshop

The workshops include tea, coffee and a mince pie alongside admission to Lowther Castle & Gardens.

£35.00 per person


Booking is essential


Lowther Castle
01931 712192
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Lowther Castle
Lowther, Cumbria CA10 2HH United Kingdom + Google Map
01931 712192
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