When I began learning a formal calligraphy script (Copperplate) a couple of years ago, I was desperate to find some classes I could take. I know that I learn best by watching teachers, rather than by reading books. Don’t get me wrong, books are essential and play a big part in evolving your skill, but I personal get a lot of mileage out of direct tuition. So, when I hear about calligraphy events in the UK, I’m all ears.
Leanda from The Fine Lettering Co. got in touch with me recently as she has an Introduction to Modern Calligraphy coming up on 13 April 2016.
- When: 13th April 2016, 10am – 1.30pm
- Where: The Epoch Art Gallery, Redhill
Whether you have a special event in mind, want to add that extra ‘wow’ factor to your cards and gifts or simply feel the need to learn a new creative skill, this taster workshop will show you everything you need to get you started in modern calligraphy, from how to use a dip pen and ink to writing complete letterforms. By the end of the session you may feel ready to write your name or even a short phrase!
A beginner’s calligraphy kit and delicious coffee and pastries from the Chalk Hills Bakery are included! Places are very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment! For information and booking please visit www.fineletterco.com/learn
Unfortunately, I can’t go along to this event, so, if you do go, please get back to me and let me know how it goes!