2.5 hour workshop
Located in the heart of Mayfair, in London's top antiquarian bookshops, come and try your hand at Modern Calligraphy and learn how to write beautifully in pen and ink, with lettering artist and illustrator Eleanor Herring.
In this beginners modern calligraphy class Eleanor will start by introducing you to the tools of the trade (which are yours to take away at the end of the class!) discussing materials, styles and the correct way to place the nib to paper as well as after care of all the materials.
The class will then dive straight into practicing basic calligraphy exercises making shapes and strokes with traditional black inks and flexible nibs, before moving on to lower and uppercase letter forms, with a dash of flourishing a long the way. By the end of the class you will have started to create joined-up words in your own style, with plenty of time to practice and one-to-one help.
The class is tailored to the individual and core needs of the group and what they would like to work on.
Each ticket includes a selection of complimentary tea and cake from the gorgeous The Vintage Rose.
Every student will leave with;
1 x Dip pen holder
1 x Nib
1 x Pot of Black Ink
1 x Exercise and Letter Guides
1 x Workbook
3 x Line Guides
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Creating Eleanor
Originally trained in precious metal design and painting, Eleanor has worked and studied as an artist and designer in the UK and South Korea for over a decade. Now based across her studios in South East London and Yorkshire, she works as a lettering artist, illustrator and creative workshop teacher.
With a passion for beautifully imperfect forms, painted surfaces and stylistic stationary for all occasions, she is always busy with a range of commissions for private and commercial clients designing invitations to personalising corporate gifts.
Whether you are looking to learn a new creative skill for your own project, students are encouraged to express their individual artistic flare in a fun and light-hearted environment while sipping on a few cocktails.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.