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22/02 West Midlands: Beginner Nib Calligraphy Workshop 7-9.30pm


22/02 West Midlands: Beginner Nib Calligraphy Workshop 7-9.30pm
22/02 West Midlands: Beginner Nib Calligraphy Workshop 7-9.30pm

Time & Location

22 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 21:30

Ruskin Glass Centre, The Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Rd, Amblecote, Stourbridge DY8 4HF, UK

About the Event

Calligrapher: Katie Thornton

Katie became hooked on calligraphy after completing her first online class in 2020. Discovering how calming and mindful calligraphy is, Katie loves being able to personalise just about anything. As well as freelancing for us throughout the year at some of our Corporate Events, Katie is also our West Midlands Ambassador teaching brush and nib calligraphy to beginners.

Join Katie at Ruskin Glass Centre for a relaxing evening learning pointed nib calligraphy. Modern calligraphy is about lettering that is dynamic and has energy, so rather than worrying about getting every letter identical, you can relax and have fun with it. Creating your own style and enjoying the process is what it’s all about.

Our 2.5 hour dip pen workshop is specifically designed for beginners. Carefully structured, our lesson plan takes you through guided exercises, creating the letters of the alphabet and turning them into elegant words. Throughout the workshop you’ll learn about letterforms, use metallics, and try some colour blending. Finally, you’ll work onto our lovely card templates, designed by Kirsten Burke, the UK’s leading calligrapher.

We’ll build your confidence by gradually adding to your understanding of the techniques which make modern calligraphy so beautiful. 

As well as guiding the whole class with demonstrations and instructions, your tutor will be there to provide you with one-on-one tuition and troubleshooting any issues you may come across. With these techniques in your repertoire, you'll soon be creating greeting cards, party invitations and artworks for your home and loved ones!

Additional Information:

All the materials you’ll need are provided. 

There is an on-site cafe should you wish to purchase a drink before the workshop or extend your visit and stop for lunch afterwards.

Payment Option

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


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    All materials will be provided.




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