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Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Claire Gould

19th May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Have you ever wished you could pick up a pen and create a beautiful piece of hand lettering? Why not enjoy a fun introduction to modern calligraphy with Claire Gould from by Moon and Tide, where you will learn the basics of dippy ink pens as well as fabulous flourishing and swirly letter shapes. It won’t be long before you can create handmade gift tags or table settings. Practise shaping letters and making thin and thick strokes before moving on to create hand-lettered pieces in your own style.

All materials will be provided, including a calligraphy pen and nib, ink, paper, and a full set of calligraphy worksheets to take home. However, you are welcome to use your own gift tags and cards if you prefer. If you have your own watercolours please bring them along so you can add a little colour to your creations! If you don’t have any, basic watercolour palettes will be provided on the day

Claire taught her first modern calligraphy workshop at Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair back in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since! An experienced calligrapher specialising in flourished modern lettering, Claire’s teaching style is friendly, fun and relaxed. Claire is based in South Cumbria where she spends her days writing family trees, wedding stationery, quotes, and calligraphy poems.

Please wear clothes suitable for crafting, as the black ink we use can stain (especially sleeves)

10am -1pm or 2pm -5pm
£55 pp including materials
Minimum age 16. Maximum of 12 in the class


01768 868000
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The Rheged Centre, Redhills
Penrith , Cumbria CA11 0DQ United Kingdom
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01768 860008
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