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20/09 Kirsten Burke's Expressive Calligraphy Escape - Chichester

Learn to create gestural mark making - expressive, high energy calligraphy using a variety of tools: Ruling pen, automatic pen, cola pen. Limited tickets available.

20/09 Kirsten Burke's Expressive Calligraphy Escape - Chichester
20/09 Kirsten Burke's Expressive Calligraphy Escape - Chichester

Time & Location

20 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00

The Modern Calligraphy Company, Alandale Rd, Birdham, Chichester PO20 7QN, UK

About the Event

Expressive Calligraphy Escape

Tutor: Master calligrapher Kirsten Burke - One of the UK's leading contemporary calligraphers.

Join Kirsten in a day of creativity, inspiration, and relaxation. Explore expressive ways to create calligraphy while you unwind by the sea, this workshop offers the perfect blend of artistic exploration and coastal charm.

Designed for beginners and seasoned calligraphers alike, the emphasis is on capturing strength in the marks, rather than achieving perfect letterforms, making each piece distinctive and full of personality.  

In simple steps and with stunning live demonstrations, Kirsten will break down techniques and teach you how to use folded and pointed ruling pens, to confidently create energetic calligraphy, where speed and spontaneity take centre stage. 

Using a Haiku poem for your final piece, (a Japanese poetic form that consists of three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third) you will design a style and layout that conveys the meaning of the words through the gestures of your calligraphy.

Book your spot now as places are extremely limited - 9 people only.

We will provide you with a delicious lunch to refuel for the afternoon! If you have any particular dietary requirements, please let us know on the booking form so we can cater for them.

Workshop Highlights:

Using folded and pointed ruling pens and making your a Cola Pen.

Pen manipulation, the position of the hand and application of pressure.

Creating powerful strokes and letterforms to create explosive pieces.

Achieving that splatter effect.

Creating large textural designs using composition techniques and colour blending the inks.

Why not make a weekend of it? Our workshop location is surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches and a peaceful marina, perfect for strolls and quiet reflection. Extend your stay to enjoy a seaside break, marina walks, and the picturesque city of Chichester.

Additional information

All the materials you need are provided. We also have a small shop at our studio, stocking some of our favourite calligraphy supplies, including the items you will have used during your workshop so you can buy your favourites and continue your calligraphy journey at home!

Payment Option

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


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