Home
All classes
Art
Calligraphy
In-person classCOVID-19 Secure

Festive flourishing Calligraphy Workshop

5(1 review)
Learn the incredible art of Offhand flourishing, an ancient Calligraphy technique, a combination of drawing and calligraphy using a traditional dip pen & ink.
Anywhere
In-person
£50 pp
3hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Come and explore the magical world of Offhand flourishing with Sai, an experienced Calligrapher and teaching artist, who will guide you through this workshop.

In the world of penmanship, offhand flourishing is the ultimate showcase of your calligraphy skills. It is an ancient calligraphy technique, which involves drawing and calligraphy to produce beautiful, intricate ornamental flourishes. When you look at a finished piece, the flourishes appear to be quite complex and elaborate but the process of creating off-hand flourishing is actually quite simple and structured. There are no preliminary drawings to guide you. It is a free-hand drawing…

Read more
Things to remember

All materials for the workshop will be provided.

FAQs
Are your classes Covid secure?
Yes. We take all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students. We sanitise all the tables and chairs before and after the lesson.
Do you teach private lessons?
Yes. I occasionally teach private lessons for small groups.
What should we wear?
You may wear comfortable clothing with some layers as the temperature settings at different venues may vary. We will be using semi permanent and permanent inks during the workshop, so please be mindful of long sleeves and jewellery.
What can we expect in these workshops?
After the initial introductions, we will dive straight into the basics of pointed pen calligraphy strokes. You will be guided throughout with clear step by step instructions and demonstrations.
I am a complete beginner – will I be able to do this workshop?
The workshops are led by Dr. Sai Banerjee, an experienced calligrapher and teaching artist. Having taught hundreds of students with varying skill levels, Sai is adept at recognising the challenges that a beginner might face. By following a step-by-step approach and allowing time for troubleshooting, Sai simplifies seemingly complex techniques to make it accessible for everyone.
What age group is this workshop suitable for?
Our Calligraphy workshops are suitable for adults. Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome.
What are your class sizes?
Our class sizes are usually between 12-16 students. However, our numbers may vary depending on the capacity of the venue. As a general guideline our maximum limit is 20 students per session, to ensure everyone gets individual attention.
Do we have to bring anything?
All materials will be provided. All you need to bring is an open mind.
Do you teach private lessons?
Yes. I occasionally teach private lessons for small groups.
Are your classes Covid secure?
Yes. We take all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students. We sanitise all the tables and chairs before and after the session.
Where is your class located?
The workshop will be held at the Art Space, located on the first floor of Cass Art, Kingston. It is a lovely large gallery space with plenty of natural light and ventilation. The store is located just minutes from the Kingston train station, and can be easily accessed by public transport.
How do we get there?
By public transport Train – Southwest trains to Kingston, which is the nearest train station. Buses – Several buses stop on Eden Street, which is the nearest stop. Please check your bus routes. By car – Parking is available nearby at Cattle market carpark and Bentall’s centre carpark.
If I am unable to attend the class can I get a refund?
If you wish to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, you need to give us at least 3 weeks’ notice in order to get a full refund. If it’s less than 3 weeks we recommend that you reschedule and book another session as we run several workshops throughout the year. The venues are paid for and prebooked so its hard for us to find a replacement for a cancelled booking within a short notice.
Latest Reviews
5(1 review)
Jan - 23 November 2021
Really lovely intro to flourishing &, even as a complete beginner, I walked away with the skills to create some amazing designs. Taking a relaxed, meditative approach to the techniques means I now look forward to taking home my materials, creating my own practice & enjoying my new skills. Thank you Sai x
Booking Options
Private Booking
Book anytime you want
£50
Book for a group
Are you a group of 10 or more?

COVID-19 Secure

This class is COVID-19 Secure. Find out what this means here.

Obby guarantees good classes

Obby Guarantee

We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.

Obby guarantees good classes

Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Your Teacher

Dr. Sai Banerjee is an experienced teaching artist, art historian and calligrapher committed to promoting creativity as a wellness practice through art and calligraphy. Sai is the founder of Blue Palette Art Studio – a creative space that nurtures mindful creativity through classes, courses and workshops for adults and children.

As a former University lecturer with a Ph.D. in Art History, Sai discovered her passion for teaching and learning. Based on personal experience, Sai truly believes in the transformative power of art and its positive impact on our wellbeing. Her goal is to share this awareness with others and help…

Read more
Class Location
This class takes place at a location of your choosing.

Message

To: Blue Palette Art Studio

Festive flourishing Calligraphy Workshop

Reviews

Jan - 23 November 2021
Really lovely intro to flourishing &, even as a complete beginner, I walked away with the skills to create some amazing designs. Taking a relaxed, meditative approach to the techniques means I now look forward to taking home my materials, creating my own practice & enjoying my new skills. Thank you Sai x