Modern Calligraphy for the New and Curious by Pearl and Groove - art in London
Modern Calligraphy for the New and Curious by Pearl and Groove - art in London

Modern Calligraphy for the New and Curious

by Pearl and Groove

22 reviews
22 reviews
Learn modern calligraphy with Alice Gabb at Pearl & Groove. Whether you are writing wedding or other invites, this is the perfect way to start.

Calligraphy Class

2 hour workshop

Beginner

Notting Hill W10

Modern Calligraphy for the New and Curious
by Pearl and Groove
2 hour workshop
£60 per person

Classes

2 hour workshop

Evening

In this workshop Come and join Alice Gabb and learn Modern Calligraphy in a glorious little café and bakery on Portobello Road, Notting Hill.

You'll be welcomed with a cup of tea while Alice introduces the class with a bit of nib knowledge. This is a beginner's workshop, starting from scratch, with some practice exercises, then we'll move on to how to replicate Alice's signature lettering style. We pause in the middle for a freshly baked sweet treat to keep you going! By the end of the session you will be able to write your name or a favourite quote.

You will receive a full calligraphy kit to use during the class and take home with you, and have plenty of help from Alice and her wealth of trusty tricks and tips. Alice even provides her 'Master List' of favourite stores to give you plenty of inspiration. All in a fabulous setting!

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Tue 15 Jan, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Notting Hill, W10 5SA
Tue 12 Mar, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Notting Hill, W10 5SA
Tue 9 Apr, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Notting Hill, W10 5SA

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Reviews (22)
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Fiona
5 Dec
My first Obby & first calligraphy class. It was great fun, feel like I have learnt a new skill. Can’t wait to have a go at home! The venue is brill and Alice is lovely.
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Leigh
21 Feb
Lovely experience learning about Calligraphy and getting the tools to take home. Bonus points for the cake and Prosecco :)

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Fiona
5 Dec
My first Obby & first calligraphy class. It was great fun, feel like I have learnt a new skill. Can’t wait to have a go at home! The venue is brill and Alice is lovely.
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Leigh
21 Feb
Lovely experience learning about Calligraphy and getting the tools to take home. Bonus points for the cake and Prosecco :)
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Anonymous
7 Apr
Alice was thorough and patient. I would have liked to do more joint up writing so I could understand how the letter formations work in actual words as we predominantly focused on practising individual letters.But all in all - lovely atmosphere, with scrummy cake!
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Anne
12 May
Fabulous workshop in a great venue. Alice was the most generous teacher with a great smile and enormous talent and Pearl and Groove was a welcoming and delicious place to be. Practice makes perfect though, so we also received a canvas bag of goodies.
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Natalie
12 May
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Natasha
30 Jun
Alice was so lovely and helpful! Really helped improved my technique for my future practice!
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Ashling
28 Jul
This is a perfect beginners course Alice was super nice, helpful and fun. 55 pounds isn't cheap, but I think it was worth it as we got to keep the material and it was very personal teaching as there were only 9 people per class. The almost bottomless Pimms and delicious cupcake were a nice extra!
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Rois
28 Jul
I really enjoyed this calligraphy class. Alice was patient and informative, and the two hours just flew by! My only criticism is that although the cakes looked lovely, all varieties contained nuts so unfortunately I was unable to try one. Overall though a great class!
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Rachna
28 Jul
I always wanted to learn calligraphy.! And Alice was perfect as a teacher. The fact that she was so patient and always leaning over your shoulder and trying to correct you when needed and giving you a few words of encouragement every now and then was amazing. The place and cakes were amazing!
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Amanda
28 Jul
It was amazing, had such a great, fun and wonderful time :)
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Anonymous
29 Oct
Alice was brilliant! No stuffiness or pretentious air. She clearly genuinely loves calligraphy! Everything was explained clearly and we found Alice extremely approachable, patient and kind. She was also very prompt at replying to any emails I sent in the run up to the workshop. Thank you Alice!
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Alice
10 Nov
I could not have enjoyed myself more. Not only was Alice an experienced and professional guide, she also built a relaxed environment that meant we all had so much fun. I could not compliment this class more. I hope that she releases additional levels as I will be practising at home and can't wait to learn more!
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Fran
10 Nov
Really fab evening with Alice Gabb - she was so helpful and lovely. A great 2 hour crash course in modern calligraphy!
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Crystal-Lee
5 Dec
Loved doing the class with Alice. She was great! The Pearl and Grove was such a perfect space for the class. Can't wait to go back!
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Alina
24 Jan
Alice was a fantastic teacher and the bakery was a lovely setting for the workshop. Alice was really friendly and helpful throughout. Tasty cakes too!
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Louise
24 Jan
Great class! Really learnt a lot and received a lovely goody bag. not to mention a glass of Prosecco and a free cake in a beautiful venue. Alice was fab - would love to do this again!
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Emma
24 Jan
I really enjoyed the Modern Calligraphy workshop. The tutor, Alice Gabb, was excellent and we learnt the basic principles within the two hour session. It was also nice to get a goody bag and a basic calligraphy kit to take home. The glass of Prosecco and delicious cake helped too! I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to learn a new creative skill.
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Emily
18 Apr
Excellent! Learned so much in 2 hours and in such a lovely environment :)
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Lisa
18 Apr
Obby had me at "Calligraphy, Cakes and Prosecco" and the evening itself more than lived up to expectations. Fun, challenging and creative way to spend an evening. The venue is super sweet (I'll be back for the cakes alone!) and Alice was such a delight and so helpful. Determined to pick up my nib and keep learning!
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Peter
9 May
The workshop was brilliant. Alice was fun, encouraging and very patient. Amazing how much we covered in two hours. Really enjoyed it.
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Tanya
5 Dec
A fantastic session - so relaxed and Alice is a great teacher. Tea and cake was an added bonus! Highly recommend.
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Katherine
6 Dec
Really enjoyable and as it was a small group got lots of help and feedback from Alice. Pearl and Groove was a lovely place to have the class and the cakes were so tasty!!

Class location

Notting Hill
341 Portobello Road
W10 5SA
London

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Modern Calligraphy for the New and Curious by Pearl and Groove - art in London

About your host, Pearl and Groove

Pearl and Groove is a flourless bakery, founded by Serena in 2013, who named the company after her parents (you guessed it, Pearl and Groove!). All the cakes and treats are gluten free, and some are even sugar, dairy & gluten free.

The ladies that run the shop are constantly getting creative in the kitchen and you will be hit by all sorts of delightful smells as you walk into the shop – so make sure to pop by some time.

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Notes

- Please bring plenty of patience and an eye for detail. The ink you will use is permanent so make sure not to come in your best outfit. (Sleeves and wrists in particular can be at risk of getting ink on them).Your booking includes all materials you will use in the class and you get to take them home with you afterwards!

Requirements

All the cakes are gluten free but if you have any other dietary requirements, please let us know, we don't want you to miss out!

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Modern Calligraphy for the New and Curious
by Pearl and Groove
2 hour workshop
£60 per person
2 hour workshop
from £60 per person