Modern Calligraphy (1 day) in the Peak District



An introduction to Modern Calligraphy. Learn the art of pointed pen and ink calligraphy from initial concepts to finishing flourishes. Develop your own distinctive lettering style with this modern free flowing approach. Go with the flow creating basic strokes and shapes, guided step by step by professional calligrapher, Allie. Play with letter-forms, layout and font to develop projects of your own. Perfect for anyone organising a wedding/special event or wishing to add personalised touches to gifts. Open to both beginners and those with experience. The class starts with an introduction to ‘Faux Calligraphy’ – for the times when a dip ink pen cannot be used. This could be signage, chalkboards, or just doodling! The next step is to learn to hold the pen correctly and how to control the nib and ink. There will then be time to perfect your skills combining all the elements. Tutor: Allie (from Polly & Me Calligraphy) “Lovely day in a beautiful setting, informative tuition, easy work sheets and different ink mediums, lovely lunch and tea time cakes, plenty of tea breaks, really enjoyed the day and feel prepared to start my own projects.” Join us from 9.30 am for tea/coffee and introductions. There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish. The class finishes at 4.30pm • Purpose built a studio in the beautiful Peak District setting • Relaxed, creative atmosphere • 6 - 8 students per workshop • Open to both beginners and those with experience • Good fresh food, homemade cakes • Accommodation on-site and nearby if required • Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people) Please get in touch for bookings or further information.

What's included in the price?

Fee includes professional tuition, lunch and refreshments - there will be an additional materials fee of approx £20 A tasty light lunch is included in the course fee. Let us know of any special dietary needs. Drinks and biscuits are available all day to help yourself with homemade cake mid-afternoon. Accommodation available at extra charge: 'Godfrey Hole Cottage' - On-site. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3 'The Counting House' - Georgian townhouse in Wirksworth, 1 mile away. 1 bedroom. Sleeps 2


1 day (9:30am to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



Zantium Studios Ltd

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends
  • Accommodation offered
  • Stag dos
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Hen dos
  • Romantic
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Mother's Day
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
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Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House, Near Hopton, Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4DF