Tutors: Master Calligrapher Kirsten Burke, Lead Calligrapher Maisie Minett and Jill Hembling (MD of The Modern Calligraphy Company) This three-week course will run from Monday 20th February to Monday 6th March. Our Masterclass in pointed nib calligraphy is for enthusiastic amateurs and professional calligraphers who wish to be trained to do ‘live’ event work in the luxury brand market. This masterclass draws on our 25 years of experience in the business, giving you an absolutely invaluable insight into this high profile, fast paced and prestigious world. Week 1 Kirsten Burke has written a series of books about calligraphy and has worked as a professional calligrapher for 25 years. She will look at how to vary your style to meet your clients' brief and deliver ‘product perfect’ calligraphy. She will take you through issues that event calligraphers can come up against, and show you how to ensure you are always able to deliver product perfect calligraphy at high profile, high volume, high-pressure events. You will work onto a variety of different challenging surfaces, learn how to adjust the balance of your lettering, be able to work successfully onto awkward objects, and do all of this while having an audience of curious customers watching you 'live'. Week 2 Jill has run The Modern Calligraphy Company since 1997 working closely with many high-profile clients, ensuring the calligraphy offered reaches their very exacting expectations. She will reveal what happens behind the scenes, examine an actual client brief, explain how to navigate brand guidelines, the legal obligations and rates of pay. Week 3 Maisie is our lead calligrapher and Kirsten's right hand woman! She will navigate you through the dos and don’ts of social media and how to use this powerful medium to maximise your impact. She will give you advice on how to use photography on location, to wow your clients and impress your followers. She will build on what you have covered in the previous weeks, give feedback and build on your knowledge so that you have total confidence in your abilities to work for prestigious companies as a professional calligraphy artist. You will receive one-to-one feedback on your skills and expert tips, tricks, and most importantly, troubleshooting! Jill will return for the last half an hour of the session for a Q & A Kit We will supply you with different surfaces to work onto, gold finetec, and markers that are covered within the course. Please supply your own pen holder, nibs, and basic black ink. If you are a self-taught modern calligrapher, this course will give you the opportunity to discuss and review your working methods and check that you are working in the most efficient way, in order to succeed in this environment. This course will also be looking to identify calligraphers with the ability to join The Modern Calligraphy Co. team as a freelance associate calligrapher. As such you will be considered for opportunities at prestigious live events for world-renowned luxury brands. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide refunds or class changes for cancellations, so please make sure you are able to attend on a specific date before you book. Payment Option There is now the option to split your payment into 3 monthly instalments by using Clearpay at the checkout.

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We will supply you with different surfaces to work onto, gold finetec, and markers that are covered within the course. Please supply your own pen holder, nibs, and basic black ink.


2 hours (7:00pm to 9:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



Kirsten Burke

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Advanced/pro level
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This course is taught online