Covid19 update: offering over 100+ courses in Cumbria & the Lakes, we hope to resume all 'in person' courses in late July 2020. During lock down, we've upgraded a listed barn into a beautiful spacious workshop studio, enabling courses to take place with 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. It's possible usual catered lunches may not be included for summer courses, depending on circumstances at the time.
Gaynor Goffe is one of the UK's foremost calligraphers and teachers in the country; she has produced many Calligraphy books, and is able to turn her hand to any style of lettering including her own beautiful typeface (Hamada) as well as the currently popular modern scripts.
Her last course here was attended by both beginners and experience calligraphers alike, each working on their own projects and many have already re booked - she is considered one of the best tutors in the UK and is inspiring for all levels including beginners.
Able to teach whichever style you choose on an individual level, (she can switch from one to another between students) be it uncial, roman, gothic, blackletter or any of the more formal scripts, or the currently very popular 'modern' pointed pen calligraphy, which is freer, less defined, with plenty of flourish and curls. Gaynor can do them all. She will bring beginner's dip pens and ink for you to use if you have no equipment and plenty of ideas of scripts for you to choose, if you're not sure, plus the various sheets to work from and practice so you can create perhaps an invitation, a poem, a name, a saying or simple sentence.
Suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced, Gaynor is a long-standing Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society and the Society of Scribes & Illuminators. You can learn a script of your choice, experiment with scripts and work towards finished calligraphic compositions, including using colour in the pen and background.
Gaynor has worked with calligraphy since 1974 and has taught many of today's most prominent calligraphers. This course provides a unique opportunity for both aspiring and existing calligraphy students.
Greystoke has a village pub serving lovely food, a number of lovely B and B's as well as accommodation in the surrounding areas, we are very happy to send an accommodation list if you plan to come from afar.
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?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
Annie Swarbrick at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns