Modern Calligraphy at Swallows & Artisans, Lake District

Duration: 1 day

Price: £65

Run by: Karen Duncan
at Swallows & Artisans

07903 324310

East of Lake
LA21 8AA

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About the Course

Join the talented Caron Romney of The Creative Nib for a lesson in modern calligraphy.

Whether you're a bride to be looking to write your own place cards, an illustrator wanting to add that extra special touch to a design or looking for a new hobby, this workshop will set you on your way to creating beautiful writing.

Aimed at beginners, you will learn the basic techniques with warm up strokes, form letters and move onto letter drills. By the end of the workshop you will have tested different inks, nibs and pens to find your preferred medium and write names or quotes onto a set of cards. You could even create your own piece of art which you could even frame at home as a gift!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

This relaxed event takes place at our inspiring, purpose-built creative workshop located in a spectacular setting overlooking beautiful Coniston Water in the Lake District. To view more photos take a look at our Facebook or Instagram pages under swallowsandartisans

The course fee includes a starter kit including nibs, holder, inks and cards - all you need to continue this beautiful art.

A healthy lunch along with all refreshments and sweet treats will be provided during the day. Refunds are unavailable but tickets can be transferred upon request.

There is limited on site parking however you will find additional parking in Coniston and we will come and pick you up!


For the full retreat experience, combine your creative workshop with a relaxing, rejuvenating stay at Lanehead. Situated adjacent to the workshop, Lanehead is the historic home of artist William G Collingwood and provides accommodation exclusively for Swallows & Artisans guests.

The Swallows & Artisans name draws on Lanehead's connections to Arthur Ransome, the author of the world famous Swallows & Amazons novel which is based on his experiences teaching the children of the Collingwood Family to sail at Lanehead's boathouse.

Stay for either 2 or 3 nights (Friday to Sunday) in shared accommodation (max 3 people).

Cost: 2 nights £90 / 3 nights £125 to include continental breakfast.

If you wish to bring friends or family along with you, please contact us for an exclusive use room price. Room sizes vary and sleep 2 to 6 people. A breakdown of each room can be provided.

Accommodation will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book accommodation, please contact me directly

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 15th April 2018

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