Oxford: beginners pointed nib workshop



Come and join us in Oxford at The West Oxford Community Centre and learn how to create beautiful lettering in this relaxed and informal workshop. Modern calligraphy is about lettering that is dynamic and has energy, so if you have always wanted to try modern calligraphy but you’re concerned you don't have nice handwriting or you can’t draw, don’t worry, that really doesn’t matter! Creating your own style and enjoying the process is what it’s all about. Carefully structured, our lesson plan takes you through guided exercises, creating the letters of the alphabet and turning them into elegant words. Finally, you’ll work onto our lovely card templates, designed by Kirsten Burke, the UK’s leading calligrapher. We’ll build your confidence by gradually adding to your understanding of the techniques which make modern calligraphy so beautiful. By the end of the session, you’ll have progressed from making basic strokes to being able to connect letter forms and create your own calligraphic words and phrases. As well as guiding the whole group with demonstrations and instructions, your tutor will be there to provide you with one-on-one tuition and troubleshoot any issues you may come across. Throughout the workshop you’ll learn about letterforms, use metallics, and try some colour blending. With these techniques in your repertoire, you'll soon be creating greeting cards, party invitations and artworks for your home and loved ones!

What's included in the price?

All the materials you need are provided so you can simply relax and enjoy this inspiring workshop. The workshop will take place in the Mary Town Room. There is an excellent cafe in the centre where you can purchase a drink and maybe even a slice of the homemade cake prior to the workshop.


2½ hours

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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Botley Road, , Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0BT