Modern Calligraphy for Beginners by M.Y.O (Make Your Own) - art in London
Modern Calligraphy for Beginners by M.Y.O (Make Your Own) - art in London

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

by M.Y.O (Make Your Own)

18 reviews
18 reviews
You will learn how to move the pen like an expert calligrapher and understand how to ‘draw’ each letter, and form words.

Calligraphy Class

30 minute workshop

Beginner

Borough SE1

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners
by M.Y.O (Make Your Own)
30 minute workshop
£45 per person
Flexitime
from £45 per person

Classes

30 minute workshop

Evening

In this introduction to modern calligraphy session, aimed at beginners, the talented Polly Crossman will teach you basic techniques in modern calligraphy. You will learn how to move the pen like a calligrapher and understand how to ‘draw’ each letter, and form words. By the end of the session you should be able to write names and short sentences! You'll learn basic techniques you can keep practicing, have plenty of time in the class to practice and will leave having created your own inspirational piece, ready to be framed to display at home, on your desk or as a gift!

Oh, it's also BYOB - yes! Tea / coffee provided also.

Polly Crossman is a London-based illustrator who works with ink, pencil and watercolour to create hand-drawn illustrations of all kinds. From bespoke wedding stationery and maps, to one-off gifts and greetings cards (and everything in between!) – you name it, she’ll draw and paint it! M.Y.O are very excited to have her for this session (she also teaches our modern calligraphy for beginners and illustrated maps of London classes - which have got incredible feedback). Check her out on Insta @PollyCrossman also :).

Capacity is limited to ensure you feel nice, relaxed and get enough guidance. Please note that this class does not involve hand holding throughout the class as it's aimed at adults. We provide the environment for you to relax and express / explore your creative side, with Polly (a professional illustrator / calligrapher) being on hand to guide you and answer any questions throughout. Your creative muscles will be streched as you will be practicing with the aim of being confident and able enough to write your own inspirational quote by the end. If you want / need 1-to-1 guidance for 2.5 hours, this is not the class for you. If you want to relax and explore your creative side in a beautiful studio and learn some new creative skills, it is.

#noexperiencerequired #BYOB #mycreativefix #moderncalligraphy

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Wed 20 Nov 2019, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Borough, SE1 1HA
8 slots left
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Borough, SE1 1HA
10 slots left

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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 6
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 7 days notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am available any day
Location of an Obby Flexitime classBorough, SE1 1HA
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Reviews (18)
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Kirsty
18 Dec
Excellent evening! The tutor was great, gave individualised feedback to each member of the group and was super helpful. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, thoroughly enjoyed!
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Rachel
7 Feb
I had such a great time! The venue is really cute and the class was fun and relaxing. I am definitely going to keep practising my calligraphy.

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Kirsty
18 Dec
Excellent evening! The tutor was great, gave individualised feedback to each member of the group and was super helpful. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, thoroughly enjoyed!
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Rachel
7 Feb
I had such a great time! The venue is really cute and the class was fun and relaxing. I am definitely going to keep practising my calligraphy.
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Shapla
14 Feb
Polly was an exceptional teacher and the venue was lovely
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Jimmy
26 Nov
I enjoy the evening in MYO, it has a relaxing atmosphere, people are friendly.
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Fion
26 Nov
Nice class, Polly is very friendly and it's a the nib seems to be not of good quality as it keeps breaking. Would love to have more details on the proper way of holding pen etc.
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Alice
14 Feb
A really wonderful class. I feel very inspired to do more calligraphy - already bought a pot of ink! Thank you so much
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Viktoria
4 Apr
Great class- good venue! Would highly recommend Been practising since
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Roberto
29 Apr
Great!
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Catriona
19 May
Lovely studio and vibe, Polly was really helpful and friendly!
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Adeline
18 Jun
It was a very therapeutic and enjoyable session. Almost felt we didn’t have enough time but also wished could have had more demonstration and more tips and tricks if time permitted. Worth trying especially if never tried calligraphy before.
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stephany
23 Jun
good!
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Sophie
4 Jul
It was a lovely evening! Polly was great at teaching us whilst creating a relaxed, fun atmosphere.
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Isabelle
23 Jul
Well organised and friendly workshop. Perfect amount of time to get the basics.
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Jean
14 Nov
I thoroughly enjoyed the class. The teacher was excellent. Venue great! Will definitely be back!
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Clemency
14 Nov
Surprised how absorbed I was, definitely a great thing to do in the darker evenings - perfect gift for Christmas as well!
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Sebastian
14 Nov
My wife surprised me with this class. I had no idea about calligraphy before I started but at the end I had a beautiful piece of writing to take home and put in my office. The teacher was very knowledgeable and the whole class had great fun throughout the night!!
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Jane
27 Jan
Holly was very welcoming and encouraging about learning this new skill.
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Jeanina
23 Apr
A very expensive workshop for a poor experience. I wouldn't recommend anyone to attend this, as the teacher seemed to be bored, unmotivated and unfriendly. Soft skills and teaching skills are required for such a fee. No value.

Class location

Borough
82 Redcross Way
London
SE1 1HA
London

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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners by M.Y.O (Make Your Own) - art in London

About your host, M.Y.O (Make Your Own)

M.Y.O ('Make Your Own) has arts & crafts studios for grown ups, with colourful studios in Borough and Peckham Levels. We provide a relaxed and fun space for you to learn new things, be creative and make something to be proud of. Think of M.Y.O as an art gym for your creative muscles! We're BYOB too!

You can explore our range of creative classes; from painting (paper, tiles or ceramics), tassel earrings and chalkboard lettering, to life drawing, handmade ceramics, lino printing, calligraphy, illustration, watercolour flower painting, decoupage, t-shirt / tote bag design and lots more! You can just book creative time in the studio to use the equipment and materials to try different things or you can book into more guided sessions. Materials and guidance are of course included. We do on-site and off-site sessions too. You'll also enjoy the proven mindfulness benefits of getting your creative fix, whilst making something with your hands.

We can't wait to get creative with you!

If you have any questions, please contact me using the 'contact host' button on the website page.

Diana, Sam and the M.Y.O Team

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Notes

- A quick tour of the creative studio. - All the materials, equipment, inspiration and guidance you need for calligraphy. Don’t you worry! - Your very own inspirational piece on A5- A drawing nib (pen) and nib holder to take home - The event is also BYOB (bring your own alcohol / beer / wine), so feel free to bring some! We’ll provide the glasses.

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners
by M.Y.O (Make Your Own)
30 minute workshop
£45 per person
Flexitime
from £45 per person
30 minute workshop
from £45 per person