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In-person classModern Calligraphy for the New and Curious
5(20+ 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.

Notting Hill

£55 pp

2 hour workshop

Beginner

What happens in this class?

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…

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Things to remember
  • 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…
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Latest Reviews
5(20+ reviews)
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Julie - January 16th
What a lovely evening! I am a novice to modern calligraphy and I enjoyed very much the 2-hour workshop at Pearl & Groove. Alice is such a delightful teacher who shares her passion and guides us through the basics in a very relaxed atmosphere. She takes time for everyone in the class and makes each of us feel very comfortable. The beautiful cakes from Pearl & Groove are certainly a delicious bonus to a great evening that flew by! Thank you Alice!
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Katherine - December 6th
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!!
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Tanya - December 5th
A fantastic session - so relaxed and Alice is a great teacher. Tea and cake was an added bonus! Highly recommend.
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Age Requirement

18

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Pearl & Groove bakery has a love for indulgence, flavour, colour, cake, puddings, glitter and parties matched with the balance of health, wellness and creativity. Founder Serena Whitefield believes that cake is something of love, friendship, sharing, celebration and says cake is so much more than just a sweet treat! The bakery is 100% gluten free, using mainly ground almonds as a substitute, which makes the cakes moist, full of flavour and needless to say, delicious! The bakery is full of sweet smells and smiling faces, they are constantly getting creative in the kitchen and making sure new seasonal flavours and
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Class Location
Pearl & Groove
Notting Hill
341 Portobello Road
W10 5SA
London
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Julie - January 16th
What a lovely evening! I am a novice to modern calligraphy and I enjoyed very much the 2-hour workshop at Pearl & Groove. Alice is such a delightful teacher who shares her passion and guides us through the basics in a very relaxed atmosphere. She takes time for everyone in the class and makes each of us feel very comfortable. The beautiful cakes from Pearl & Groove are certainly a delicious bonus to a great evening that flew by! Thank you Alice!
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Katherine - December 6th
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!!
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Tanya - December 5th
A fantastic session - so relaxed and Alice is a great teacher. Tea and cake was an added bonus! Highly recommend.
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Peter - May 9th
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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Lisa - April 18th
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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Emily - April 18th
Excellent! Learned so much in 2 hours and in such a lovely environment :)
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Leigh - February 21st
Lovely experience learning about Calligraphy and getting the tools to take home. Bonus points for the cake and Prosecco :)
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Emma - January 24th
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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Louise - January 24th
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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Alina - January 24th
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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Crystal-Lee - December 5th
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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Fiona - December 5th
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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Fran - November 10th
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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Alice - November 10th
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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Hannah - October 29th
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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Amanda - July 28th
It was amazing, had such a great, fun and wonderful time :)
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Rachna - July 28th
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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Rois - July 28th
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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Ashling - July 28th
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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Natasha - June 30th
Alice was so lovely and helpful! Really helped improved my technique for my future practice!
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Natalie - May 12th
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Anne - May 12th
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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Farzana - April 7th
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!