What you will do
2.5 hour workshop
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.
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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, M.Y.O (Make Your Own)
M.Y.O ('Make Your Own) has arts & crafts studios for grown ups, with a colourful studio in London Bridge/Borough. 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
- 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.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.