Beginner's Calligraphy Workshop

Learn the art of modern calligraphy with Marigold the Maker in her beautiful home in East London.

Calligraphy Class

2 hour workshop


Various locations

Beginner's Calligraphy Workshop
by Marigold The Maker
2 hour workshop
£45 per person
from £75 per person


2 hour workshop


In this two hours introduction to the beautiful art of modern calligraphy you'll:

  • learn how to use all the materials involved in Modern Calligraphy
  • practice some classic calligraphy warm-up drills
  • receive expert tuition on how to achieve great upstrokes and downstrokes
  • explore and experiment with the modern calligraphy upper and lower case alphabet template
  • make a beautifully illustrated card featuring your favourite quote in your newly acquired, fancy modern calligraphy lettering style!

You'll leave full of confidence, creative inspiration and delicious home made cake, equipped with all the materials and knowledge you'll need to practice and develop your own modern calligraphy lettering style. You'll be itching to practice and develop your newly acquired modern calligraphy skills and use them to add your unique, fancy, hand-written touch to all your personal correspondence, celebration events and stationary design needs.

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Tue 19 Nov 2019, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
2 slots left
Forest Gate, E7 8QD
2 slots left
Wed 27 Nov 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hackney, E9 6RG
10 slots left
Wed 18 Dec 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hackney, E9 6RG
10 slots left

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Did you know?

In East Asia, calligraphers usually used ink brushes for calligraphy. The body of the brush was made using bamboo or other materials such as ivory, silver, red sandalwood, jade, or spotted bamboo. The hairs of the brush were made from hairs from the Siberian weasel, mouse, wolf, pig, goat, fowl, and even human hair!
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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

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November 2019

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About your host, Marigold The Maker

Marigold started out as a Primary School Teacher and taught for 15 years in inner city London Schools. Her career culminated in a headship at an East London Primary School but in 2018 Marigold took the brave plunge to follow her heart and pursue a career as an artist and maker.

For years she'd pour over books such as "Makers of East London" and "Hackney Studios" on Sunday afternoons, dreaming wistfully of a life as a maker and now she finds herself a fully fledge full-time maker with a studio in Hackney Downs! Throughout her career in education, Marigold always really wanted to teach art. Personally, she found relief from the business of work in her many ongoing craft projects. She views craft projects and learning new creative skills as the perfect antidote to the over stimulus of the world of technology, internet and social media.

Growing up on a mountain in Wales without a TV gave Marigold plenty of time to develop her creativity. Coming from a family of crafters, the skills of sewing and embroidery were passed down to her through the generations of women. Now in the era of the internet, technology and social media, the need for making has never been higher. She wishes to pass on skills that give people an antidote to social media and a creative purpose for their hands. She is passionate about teaching skills such as embroidery, calligraphy and printing that bring people back into the present, create beautiful hand made objects as well as help sooth away anxiety.

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All materials are provided including tea, coffee and home made cake! A full take-home calligraphy starter kit will be available to purchase at a discounted price for workshop participants at the end of the workshop. The starter kit contains: Higgins Eternal ink, Nikko G nib, oblique and wooden pen holders, illustrated instructions and stockist lists.

Age Requirement


Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Beginner's Calligraphy Workshop
by Marigold The Maker
2 hour workshop
£45 per person
from £75 per person
2 hour workshop
from £45 per person