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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners by Smitten with Ink - art in London
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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners by Smitten with Ink - art in London

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

by Smitten with Ink

25 reviews
25 reviews
Fall head over heels with Modern Calligraphy and all things handwritten with Helene from Smitten with Ink.

Calligraphy Class

2 hour workshop

Beginner

Wimbledon SW19

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners
by Smitten with Ink
2 hour workshop
£55 per person
Flexitime
£55 per person

Classes

2 hour workshop

Daytime

Join Helene, founder & owner of Smitten with Ink, for a fun workshop and learn all about the art of Modern Calligraphy.

The Workshop

On arrival you will be given your calligraphy kit to use during the session and take home for continued practice. Your kit includes a nib, oblique pen holder, ink, paper and Helene’s workbook.

During the 2 hours session you will:

  • Be introduced to your calligraphy supplies, how to use them and other good tips
  • Learn the basic strokes which are essential to build your skills
  • Practice writing the alphabet
  • Learn how to join up the letters to make full words
  • Write your chosen words/ quote in your own personal style

With a maximum of 8 students, there is plenty of time for 1 on 1 tuition and Helene will give you guidance and plenty of advice for a smooth start in your calligraphy journey.

Light refreshments will also be provided.

The Venue

South Park Gardens is a beautiful Victorian park in the heart of Wimbledon. The garden room in this tranquil oasis offers the ideal setback for a lovely afternoon learning Modern Calligraphy.

Come and discover your new passion with Smitten with Ink!

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Sat 9 Mar, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Sat 23 Mar, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Wimbledon, SW19 8QW
Sat 6 Apr, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
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Wimbledon, SW19 8QW
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Sat 18 May, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wimbledon, SW19 8QW
Sat 15 Jun, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wimbledon, SW19 8QW

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

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Flexitime Class

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

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 4
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 4 days notice
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Reviews (25)
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Camilla
8 Oct
What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Helene is a fabulous teacher - patient, kind and fun. The class size was really small so she was able to get around everybody and help with individual requirements and levels. I'd love to do more classes with her in the future!
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Jill
21 Nov
We were all made to feel very comfortable and had all the equipment needed to get stuck in. The time flew by and then as soon as I got home I sat for a further couple of hours practising. I've since ordered all the materials so I can continue developing this new hobby at home!

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Camilla
8 Oct
What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Helene is a fabulous teacher - patient, kind and fun. The class size was really small so she was able to get around everybody and help with individual requirements and levels. I'd love to do more classes with her in the future!
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Jill
21 Nov
We were all made to feel very comfortable and had all the equipment needed to get stuck in. The time flew by and then as soon as I got home I sat for a further couple of hours practising. I've since ordered all the materials so I can continue developing this new hobby at home!
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Prina
25 May
I really enjoyed this workshop & Smitten with Ink were brilliant! This was also set in great surroundings, and the sunshine helped to add to the excitement. Helene was such a great teacher, and she worked at our pace. Another 30mins or hour would have been great to practice more under her guidance, but even so she was just brilliant and I'm being selfish in wanting more time as I was having so much fun! It was a small class of 4 people which was just perfect in getting the most out of this class. Helene was very helpful and informative, she knows her stuff! Such a great workshop... I couldn't wait to go home and keep practicing! Definitely a workshop I would recommend to others!
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Xiao
28 May
Helene is knowledgeable and also very helpful in providing me additional information for a left-handed writer. Enjoyable class set within a beautiful park!
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sabba
28 May
I loved this workshop for so many reasons! The location was so unique, a little classroom setting within a park. The table set up was so lovely, we each had a pack laid out with all the materials we needed and name cards that had been handwritten in calligraphy which was a wonderful special touch. It was a small intimate class of 4 people which was great as it meant Helene got to help each of us more. She was super helpful, very patient and encouraging as I was really struggling with holding my pen correctly in the beginning but she stopped and helped me until I got it right. Helene was also most hospitable, regularly offering refreshments through the workshop. This is a great beginners workshop and I couldn’t recommend it more!
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Sylvia
18 Jun
Really good, informative and great fun
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Flossie
20 Jun
I had been looking forward to this class for weeks, and it didn't disappoint. It was a small class of 7 of us which allowed Helen to give us a lot of one to one time and help. Helen was engaging, approachable and her love for calligraphy was clear. The learning pack is really helpful and I came away feeling confident that this was a skill I could master. I have been practicing every day since.
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Anonymous
1 Jul
Helene was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I started the workshop as a complete novice but left feeling that I had learnt lots and had the confidence and resources to practise and develop my new skills further. I can’t believe how quickly the two hours went. The work pack and follow up email with further information were very detailed and helpful. The venue was beautiful and the chocolate was appreciated! Thank you for the enjoyable afternoon.
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Marie
10 Jul
The course was excellent. Helene was a great teacher, very helpful. I would recommend this class for beginners and improvers.
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Anonymous
23 Jul
I really enjoyed the class with Helene. She certainly knows her craft and this showed throughout the class in her enthusiasm and her instructions. The venue was small, but the group was also small. This allowed Helene to offer additional support to those that needed it. The time flew by and I couldn’t believe it when the class was over. The materials were well prepared and Helene followed up with links and additional information to help us keep going. I recommend this class for beginners to calligraphy. - Zenia
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Janice
10 Sep
Helene is a lovely tutor and very easy to get along with. Very happy to help with calligraphic problems - and I learned quite a few tips during the class. She is also very encouraging. Very nice relaxed class. Thankyou
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Clare
7 Oct
This was a beautifully relaxed (& relaxing) class. Helene was very informative & approachable, welcoming all questions. The materials & equipment provided to take home was of good quality making this class great value for money.
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Gill
9 Oct
My daughter & I attended Hellenes class in Wimbledon Park as a birthday treat. It was very enjoyable & a nice small class size. The information provided was very helpful but I do think it may have been good for Hellene to have had a large board to demonstrate on too. We’ve both been practising since, can’t wait to write my Christmas cards with style this year !
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Helen
10 Oct
Really enjoyed this workshop on a wet Saturday afternoon in Wimbledon. Helene was a lovely host and had everything beautifully prepared for us. The session itself whizzed by but we were able to take everything home with us so we could continue to practice. Would definitely recommend!
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Anonymous
11 Oct
Helene was a fabulous teacher for my first foray into calligraphy. She was informative, skilled at her craft, could answer any questions and wasn’t overbearing when learning the first strokes. The class was in a lovely garden room which was the perfect escape to a cold and damp Saturday afternoon. Would highly recommend this class!
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Nick
19 Nov
Fantastic workshop. There were 8 of us in attendance, making it small enough to be able to get personal questions answered. The pace and flow of the session was good, and it has ignited a new passion! Helene was also an excellent teacher. I was the first man ever apparently hah
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Maggie
20 Nov
Helene was welcoming and made us feel at ease. The pace was good. I learnt a lot in the 2hours and time passed very quickly
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ANNE-FRANCE
6 Jan
Very good! I had a great time, the location was lovely and Helene was great and full of advice. The class was informative and fun, didnt notice the time passing!! I was surprised and happy that we got to keep the ressources to keep on practicing at home which I didnt expect. Thank you so much Helene, would definitely attend a class for next level.
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Joanna
13 Jan
Really good fun and with very good instructions . I was really surprised how much we were able to do by the end . Would recommend!
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Clare
4 Feb
I really enjoyed Helene's class. It was a nice small group and the pace was just right. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a go at this beautiful hobby. It has inspired me to learn more about calligraphy and I'm now looking forward to the intermediate class!
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Anonymous
9 Feb
When I signed up for this class, I did not have any experience in calligraphy. Helene was very attentive and walked us through the process step by step. It also helped that she provided all materials needed. It was a very fun experience and the time went so quickly! I would definitely recommend this class for beginners.
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Anonymous
14 Feb
Helene was a great teacher and this was a wonderful class, she made it really easy and fun to grasp and I would absolutely recommend taking this class!
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Anonymous
17 Feb
Helene was informative and friendly. She explained the strokes - giving us time to practise and get used to the pen. Helene frequently walked around the group offering advice and tips to individuals. There was a lovely atmosphere in the workshop and suggestions on equipment and further tuition if we wanted to continue. It was a lovely couses and I came away equipped to continue to practise at home.
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Anonymous
17 Feb
Helene was friendly. I arrived late with about 16 minutes past and she recapped with me everything she said before I arrived. The venue was quite small. It was very far for me coming from North West London. It was quite difficult driving around the streets of Hammersmith. I think £50 is too expensive for the single pen, nib and ink one get.
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Anonymous
19 Feb
This was an excellent introduction to modern calligraphy. The venue was good and easy to find. The teacher was very friendly and informative. She had prepared the room well and made sure that she gave everyone individual help and instructions. We learned how to hold the pen and make basic letters. The teacher also gave ideas for further practise. A very enjoyable afternoon.

Class location

Wimbledon
Garden Pavilion
South Park Gardens
SW19 8QW
London

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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners by Smitten with Ink - art in London

About your host, Smitten with Ink

Helene is a calligrapher and stationery designer. She works in her home studio in South West London, creating calligraphy pieces for events, corporate clients or private commissions. She loves how calligraphy is a never ending creative & inky adventure where there is so much to explore, from older styles like Copperplate to newer forms of modern script.

Wanting to share her passion with others, she offers workshops to people who wish to discover a mindful activity, find a new creative hobby or spend a lovely and relaxing time away from all the noise of our daily lives.

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Notes

All calligraphy supplies are provided by Smitten with Ink on arrival and yours to keep at the end of the workshop.

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners
by Smitten with Ink
2 hour workshop
£55 per person
Flexitime
£55 per person
2 hour workshop
from £55 per person