Modern Calligraphy Workshop in the Lake District

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In this workshop you will learn the basics of how to use a pointed nib, learn about different paper and inks (and their pitfalls!) then progress onto writing letters. You will be given lots of help and advice to enable you to carry on practicing at home and be able to complete your own projects. By the end of the day you should be able to write out a short quote or greeting in colour.

We will start with warm-up exercises to get used to the nib, followed by the practical session. The day is made up of demonstrations and practice, learning the lower-case alphabet first. We then progress onto capital letters which in turn will lead us to writing words and short sentences.

Your tutor, Janice McClelland, is a member of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) and the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. She is a CLAS Accredited Tutor. She is also a member of the North West Calligraphers Association. She regularly teaches workshops in a variety of scripts, and enjoys all aspects of calligraphy from historical scripts and Modern Calligraphy to pencil-drawn letters. As well as teaching, Janice enjoys continuing to learn about new tools and materials.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Alphabet copy sheets and other handouts are included.

All tools and materials will be available for use on the day, but you may of course bring your own if you already own them. Items will be available to purchase on the day, and advice given as to what to purchase should you wish to continue with the skill at home.

Homemade refreshments and a two course lunch will be provided.

We do not offer accommodation at Hare Hill Barn but being in the Lake District there are numerous places to stay locally to suit all budgets.

We continue to monitor the Covid19 situation and will follow Government guidelines.


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Hare Hill Barn
Cartmel Fell
Grange over Sands
LA11 6NZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


6 hours (10:01am to 4:01pm)

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