'Gorgeously Swirly Calligraphy' for Summer or Christmas .. with Claire ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns



10.00am-12.40 pm OR 1.30pm to 4.10pm - please ask if a session doesn't appear available- we may have had a cancellation Material Charges : n/a Claire writes: Calligraphy workshops are all about beginning your lettering adventures. I try to keep all the sessions really playful and fun, helping you to explore what your new pens and nibs will do. Join Claire for this friendly and relaxed Calligraphy workshop and learn how to write using this wonderful style of modern Calligraphy to create your own gorgeous cards, gift tags and more! This workshop is perfect for absolute beginners as well as those with a little Calligraphy experience - all are welcome! Everyone is different, and some people like to try drawing with calligraphy pens rather than focusing on letters. That’s why I love teaching calligraphy. I write my own worksheets which incorporate as many swirls and flourishes as they do letters. Learning this way takes the focus off ‘handwriting’ and onto something more enjoyable and free! The workshop will take place in our lovely listed first floor studio, the Swallow Barn, where Claire's every hand movement and flourish will be filmed close up and projected onto a large screen above her, for all to see. This means everyone can enjoy their welcome coffee and biscuit from the comfort of their chairs and take it all in. Of course you can move closer to watch if you prefer! You’ll have fun getting to grips with a dip pen and copperplate nib in this friendly, relaxed class, from initial scratches and swirls you’ll soon be writing beautiful letters, all in the space of a couple of hours!  Please join us if you can – we’d love to help you learn the art of beautiful writing. Everyone will have some personal tuition on the day as well as the opportunity to watch demos and ask questions as you learn.

What's included in the price?

Includes fresh coffee/ tea and home made biscuits - plus your own Calligraphy set to take home at the end of the course!


2¾ hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Situated in a tranquil location on the fringes of the Lake District in north west England, we have been hosting a Quirky range of workshops since 2005. We are now proud to offer over 140 Arts, Craft and Heritage Skills Workshops each year, led by an incredible and talented range of local and national tutors, all experts in their field. We have two teaching studios, the 'Squirrel Barn' and the newly renovated, spacious and airy 'Swallow Barn', the latter of which, at 60m2 was very popular in the months post Covid, allowing 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffee with Aga home-baking is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Romantic
  • Intermediate level
  • UK Holiday
  • Accommodation offered
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Parking provided
  • Hen dos
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Easter
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Weekends
  • Mother's Day
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Greystoke Craft Garden, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0UT

Booking options

Afternoon Calligraphy
13:30 - 16:15
£63.00 See dates
Morning Calligraphy
10:00 - 12:45
£63.00 See dates