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HIDDEN 09/01 - Ruling Pen, exclusive online with Master Calligrapher Kirsten Burke (1)

An opportunity to learn with Kirsten Burke - £60

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HIDDEN 09/01 - Ruling Pen, exclusive online with Master Calligrapher Kirsten Burke   (1)
HIDDEN 09/01 - Ruling Pen, exclusive online with Master Calligrapher Kirsten Burke   (1)

Time & Location

09 Jan 2023, 19:00 – 19:05 GMT


About the Event

Gestural Calligraphy - Discover how to form expressive lettering, using a ruling pen.

Kirsten Burke is known for her gestural, mark-making aesthetic - a style that lends itself perfectly to the speed and energy involved in automatic pen lettering. She will show you how the creativity and gestures of the scribe, along with the splashes and splatters of the pen, come together to form a one-of-a-kind, spectacular work of art.

This special workshop explores the sensory reactions we have to hand-lettering, throwing light on the exciting balance between happy accidents and pen control. With the right amount of force, a spray of ink will fire out from your lettering. This gestural way of working allows for eye-catching sprays of colour to add drama to your calligraphy!

By the end of your time with Kirsten, not only will you feel fantastically inspired and empowered to continue creating expressive, confident lettering, you'll have created your very own artwork to enjoy (or perhaps gift to a loved one) along with the memories of time spent with a true master of their discipline.

Your Kit

In advance of your workshop, you will receive:

- A3 traditional white Fabriano Artistico watercolour paper (this is extremely high quality, mould-made, 100% cotton paper that is both chlorine and acid-free. 

-  A Ruling pen

-  Magenta, blue and yellow pigment ink

Payment Option

There is now the option to split your payment into 3 monthly instalments by using Clearpay at the checkout.


Included within this ticket price is postage to the UK mainland only, no Islands or Highlands. For other UK and international locations, please email Emily at with your name, address and workshop/course title and date you would like to attend and she will be able to let you know the additional postage charge and eta for your kit via Royal Mail.

PLEASE NOTE Once your kit has been posted, workshop tickets are not refundable. This does not affect your statutory rights.

System requirements

This workshop will be hosted via Zoom. Your Zoom invite will come with your booking email confirmation, and we'll send it to you in your reminder email 3 days before your workshop. Please check your Spam folder in case the emails end up in there.


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