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Beginners modern calligraphy with a Christmas twist at Swallows & Artisans

Beginner's Modern Calligraphy

Duration: 1 day

Price: £80

Book with: Karen Duncan
at Swallows & Artisans

East of Lake
LA21 8AA

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About the Course

Learn the art of beautiful modern lettering just in time for Christmas - and bring home some lovely festive goodies!

In this relaxed and friendly modern calligraphy workshop you’ll learn how to use a calligraphy pen and dippy ink pot.
We’ll practice alphabets then write some festive treats:-
- gift tags
- christmas cards
- glitter baubles
- gorgeous festive gift boxes

About Claire
Local calligrapher Claire Gould has been teaching workshops for 6 years and spends her days writing beautiful things for weddings and special occasions.

Claire grew up in the Lakes and fell in love with words and letters at school. After studying languages she realised a more artistic approach to words and letters was her thing, and taught herself calligraphy. She writes all styles, from gothic scripts to swirly copperplate lettering, but teaches in a pretty, quirky modern style because it’s the most fun to learn!

Pop-up shop
If you’ve fallen in love with calligraphy and want to practice more at home, you’ll love Claire’s pop-up shop! There’ll be festive themed inks, calligraphy Christmas cards and extra nibs to buy on the day, as well as calligraphy books and baubles for sale at the end of the class!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This relaxed event takes place at our inspiring, purpose-built creative workshop located in a spectacular setting overlooking beautiful Coniston Water in the Lake District.

All materials are supplied for the duration of the workshop and you will take home your calligraphy pen and nib to practice at home. A warming soup, Christmas nibbles and refreshments will be provided. Bring your specs if required for close work. Please let me know if you have any dietary requirements.

Before or after your workshop why not stay and relax at our adjacent property, Lanehead, the historic home of artist William G. Collingwood and where Arthur Ransome taught William's grandchildren to sail in Swallow II and provided the inspiration for the book Swallows & Amazons.

Our accommodation is exclusive to Swallows & Artisans guests and their friends/families. Our super king/twin rooms are offered on a simple B&B basis and the majority have lake and mountain views. Please contact me for rates and availability.

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Course Start Dates

Wednesday 27th November 2019

  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Residential
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups

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