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Introduction to modern calligraphy with Brahmin Lettering Co.

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About the Course

Always wanted to learn modern calligraphy but didn’t know where to start? Join calligraphy artist Caitlin McKenna for a live online Introduction to Modern Calligraphy workshop from the comfort of your home.

Whether you're a stationery addict, DIY bride planning your wedding or just intrigued with all things beautiful handwriting, this workshop will take you through the basics of using a dip calligraphy pen and ink. You will learn what modern calligraphy is, how to use a dip pen and ink and the basics of creating beautiful letterforms. You'll finish the workshop with your very own calligraphy print and the skills you need to add gorgeous hand-lettered details to your post, wedding, home decor and more.

This workshop will be run as a live video stream with Caitlin, NOT a pre-recorded video, so you will have the opportunity to ask questions and get one-to-one feedback on your work.

This class is suitable for beginners — no experience is necessary. Children over the age of 10 who are comfortable with joined up writing are also welcome.

Please note the booking deadline for tickets with kits provided is Wednesday 2nd September.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

You can opt to have all of your materials posted to you, or to provide them yourself. You can download and print my modern calligraphy worksheets and find a list of the other kit you will need for the workshop, please ask for details.

If you opt to have your kit provided, this includes: 1 x straight pen holder, 1 x Nikko Zebra G nib, 1 x Leonardt shorthand nib, 1 x 15ml pot of Higgins Eternal ink, pencil, a set of printed worksheets and print project paper.

What you will need

The workshop will be hosted via Zoom. To participate, all you will need is:

Computer (with video/audio capabilities for yourself)

OR a smartphone using the Zoom app. If you opt for a phone, you’ll need a holder or somewhere to comfortably put your phone throughout the workshop

A good WiFi connection.

You can find the full system requirements here. A link to join the online workshop will be emailed to you beforehand.


Caitlin McKenna at Brahmin Lettering Co.

This course is taught online

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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150 minutes (10:30am to 1:00pm)

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