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Workshop/Course, Wed 27 Nov 2019

Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy w/ a Christmas Twist

Beginner’s Modern Calligraphy w/ a Christmas Twist


Learn the art of beautiful modern lettering just in time for Christmas - and bring home some lovely festive goodies!

In this relaxed and friendly modern calligraphy workshop you’ll learn how to use a calligraphy pen and dippy ink pot.
We’ll practice alphabets then write some festive treats:-
- gift tags
- christmas cards
- glitter baubles
- gorgeous festive gift boxes

Local calligrapher Claire Gould has been teaching workshops for 6 years and spends her days writing beautiful things for weddings and special occasions.

Claire grew up in the Lakes and fell in love with words and letters at school. After studying languages she realised a more artistic approach to words and letters was her thing, and taught herself calligraphy. She writes all styles, from gothic scripts to swirly copperplate lettering, but teaches in a pretty, quirky modern style because it’s the most fun to learn!

If you’ve fallen in love with calligraphy and want to practice more at home, you’ll love Claire’s pop-up shop! There’ll be festive themed inks, calligraphy Christmas cards and extra nibs to buy on the day, as well as calligraphy books and baubles for sale at the end of the class!

The workshop will take place in our purpose built creative space overlooking Coniston Water and the Old Man of Coniston. We will provide refreshments and sweet treats.

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Event details

Dates Times
Wed 27 Nov 2019 10:00 to 16:00
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.


£80 including all materials and kit, warming soup, cakes and endless tea/coffee! Please bring glasses for close work if required.


East of Lake,
LA21 8AA


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