Come and join us for a relaxing morning here at our Birdham Studio. This workshop will be taught by our resident calligrapher Emily Goodwin. Emily trained as an illustrator and has worked at our head office with us since returning from travelling. She has spent this time learning the art of calligraphy and has now stepped into the role of tutor. She is enjoying passing on her knowledge and enthusiasm to the groups she teaches. Modern calligraphy is about dynamic lettering that has energy so if you have always wanted to try but you’re concerned you don't have nice handwriting, don’t worry because that really doesn’t matter, it's the imperfections that make it more appealing. We will build your confidence by gradually adding to your understanding of the techniques which make modern calligraphy so beautiful. Throughout the workshop you’ll learn about letterforms, use metallics, and try some colour blending. With these techniques in your repertoire, you'll soon be creating greeting cards, party invitations and artworks for your home and loved ones! By the end of the session, you’ll have progressed from making basic strokes to being able to connect letter forms and create your own calligraphic words and phrases. Finally, you’ll work onto our lovely card templates, designed by Kirsten Burke, the UK’s leading calligrapher. Guiding the whole group with demonstrations and instructions, your tutor will be there to provide you with one-on-one tuition and troubleshoot any issues you may come across. We have a small shop at our studio, stocking some of our favourite calligraphy supplies, including the items you will have used during your workshop, so that you can continue your calligraphy journey at home!

What's included in the price?

All the materials you’ll need are provided Refreshments will be available throughout.


2½ hours (7:00pm to 9:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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This course is taught online

Booking options

Chi Nib Morning
10:00 - 12:30
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19:00 - 21:00
£49.50 See dates