Introduction to calligraphy - italic hand



On this introduction to calligraphy with local artist Panna Chauhan, you will focus on learning the italic font, one of Panna's favourites and often referred to as the most elegant of the popular calligraphic scripts. "You can be incredibly creative and flamboyant once you have practiced the basic Italic lettering. I feel, with this font, you do not have to be so 'rigid' and just let your hand flow!" Learning calligraphy takes patience. Under Panna's watchful eye, you will spend the morning practising letters in the italic hand on special paper, where the lines are at a slant which will help you with the font. Using the calligraphy skills you have developed during the workshop, you will then create an abstract calligraphy piece to frame and take home along with your pack of practice sheets. This workshop is suitable for beginners, returners and those wanting to try out the italic font. The Arienas Collective workshops are run from a supportive and welcoming home-based environment within Edinburgh’s City Centre Georgian New Town. We invite you to turn up, leave any day-to-day worries behind, and immerse yourself in creating something unique. Spaces on our workshops are limited so that our artists and makers can offer you the hands-on help and support you need to make the most of your time with us.

What's included in the price?

All equipment is provided, and the materials you need to complete your project are included in the price of your workshop (unless stated otherwise). Light refreshments are included in the price, and a wide range of dietary requirements can be catered for. This includes a selection of individually wrapped teas from local blender Shibui Tea, coffees, and hot chocolate plus access to drinking water. On full day workshops, you are welcome to bring your own lunch to eat in, or we have a wide range of independent sit-in and takeaway cafés and delicatessens nearby, plus local shops and supermarkets.


5 hours (11:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



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The Arienas Collective supports local artists and makers to earn a living by sharing their creative skills and passions with others through delivering workshops. The workshops are run from our mews home in the beautiful Georgian New Town of central Edinburgh. We believe in the wellbeing benefits of engaging in creative activity, and our class sizes are kept small so that you get the support you need to make the most of your time with us. We teach you creative skills you can continue at home.

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  • Adults
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  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for all abilities
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  • Public transport
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  • Residential
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