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Workshop/Course, Thu 6 Jun 2019, £60

Swallows & Artisans

Swallows & Artisans


Do you love all the gorgeous hand lettering seen everywhere on social media but you have never held a calligraphy pen before? Maybe you had a calligraphy set for Christmas, or you made a New Year’s resolution to learn a new hobby?

Calligraphy pens aren’t as mysterious as they seem – in fact, in this workshop local calligrapher, Claire Gould, will talk you through everything you need to know to make magic come out of a calligraphy pen.

We’ll start with assembling a pen and spooning up ink. We’ll make flowing, swirly shapes and then letters and words. Claire will show you how, with demonstrations at every stage of the process. Best of all, the modern calligraphy set (pen, nib, ink, worksheets) is yours to keep.

Class sizes are limited so everyone has some personal tuition – and no matter what your skill level (we all learn at different speeds) Claire will help you along the way!

There’ll be a little pop-up shop at the end so you can buy colourful inks, spare nibs and penholders, books and more worksheets if you like. Please bring cash for this.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 6 Jun 2019 10:00 to 13:00
Swallows & Artisans is an inspiring creative workshop in a spectacular setting overlooking Coniston Water. The studio is adjacent to Lanehead, the historic home of artist William G Collingwood, and provides accommodation for S&A guests. Please ask for details.


£60 including all materials, cakes and endless tea/coffee!


East of Lake,
LA21 8AA


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