Learn Calligraphy at Home
While our world is being turned upside down,
take time away from the news to unwind.
Choose dip pen or brush calligraphy, beginner or improver.
We have five different books that teach you how to create beautiful lettering, whatever your level of expertise. You can buy a discounted 'bundle' made up of a book and the 'kit' you need to go with it.
Choose a book and follow our short video tutorials on YouTube.
Kirsten Burke and Jill Hembling set up The Modern Calligraphy Company in 1997, establishing it as the leading contemporary calligraphy company in the UK.
The company began life by creating pieces in calligraphy for The Globe Theatre- London.
Having begun to run modern calligraphy workshops for luxury brands, Bonnier Publishing approached them to create a book to teach beginners. Their book ‘Secrets of Modern Calligraphy’ proved hugely popular, being translated into Dutch and Slovak as well as being taken by American publishers. Teaching modern calligraphy in simple steps came naturally to them, and so when asked to create a follow-up book 'Secrets of Brush Calligraphy' they happily agreed. A practice pad followed, and then the pocket sized title ‘The Little Book of Calming Calligraphy’. Their latest book 'A Year in Calligraphy' came out in 2019, with different projects for each month of the year. It is their most ambitious so far, and will keep even the most enthusiastic calligraphers busy as it is packed with ideas, photography and expert advise.
Kirsten Burke is a world-renowned calligraphic artist working with leading luxury brands. As founder and creative director of The Modern Calligraphy Company she aims to inspire beginners to start learning and encourage professionals to continue to develop their calligraphy skills.