Learn the art of pointed pen and ink calligraphy from initial concepts to finishing flourishes. Develop your own distinctive lettering style with this modern free flowing approach.
Go with the flow creating basic strokes and shapes, guided step by step by professional calligrapher, Allie. Play with letter-forms, layout and font to develop projects of your own. Perfect for anyone organising a wedding/special event or wishing to add personalised touches to gifts.
Open to both beginners and those with experience.
The class starts with an introduction to ‘Faux Calligraphy’ – for the times when a dip ink pen cannot be used. This could be signage, chalkboards, or just doodling! The next step is to learn to hold the pen correctly and how to control the nib and ink. There will then be time to perfect your skills combining all the elements.
“Lovely day in a beautiful setting, informative tuition, easy work sheets and different ink mediums, lovely lunch and tea time cakes, plenty of tea breaks, really enjoyed the day and feel prepared to start my own projects.”
Allie is a Nottingham based calligrapher with a string of varied commissions to her name. Her company Polly & Me produces beautiful bespoke work for branding, product design and events. She specialises in wedding stationery and display signage.
Allie has been offering calligraphy workshops for several years. We are delighted to welcome her to share her skills at Zantium Studios.
To view Allie’s own work visit: pollyandme.co.uk
Each student will receive a personalised pack to use on the course and take home. This includes a pointed pen, specialist ink, pencil and an A4 workbook.
The materials fee: approx £20
Note: This is in addition to the course fee
Timing & Refreshments
Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee & introductions
Tuition: 10.00am – 4.30pm
We take an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish
Lunch & refreshments are included in the course fee
Help yourself to drinks & biscuits. Home-made cake mid afternoon