Top 10 Best Calligraphy classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Take pride in your penmanship! Whether you want to enhance your handwriting to make striking art using cursive and italic styles or to make writing your own fancy wedding invitations an easy task, a calligraphy class is the best way to practise and build your skills. Learning calligraphy in a beginners workshop will help you build your abilities using basic and advanced techniques. From English gothic letters from the alphabet to painting intricate Japanese characters, reach your writing goals in a calligraphy workshop.

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1. Art Journaling workshop
Would you like to learn a skill that will help you to be creative, de-stress and reconnect with yourself? If you are looking for a fresh, more mindful approach to art making, then Art journaling is for you. Art Journaling is a fun and simple way to incorporate creativity into everyday life. An art journal is a great place to experiment and try out different approaches to art without the pressure of creating a masterpiece. It is an artistic form of self-expression – instead of using words alone; you will be using various media and different art techniques to express your creativity. In a busy world, largely driven by technology, taking time to be creative can often seem frivolous and indulgent. But studies show that creative activities encourage positivity and significantly improve our wellbeing. Art journaling is a simple and effective way to de-stress and practice self-care. Join us for this introductory Art journaling workshop with Sai, an experienced teaching artist, avid art journaler and calligrapher. From simple mark making to elaborate mixed media art you will learn a variety of new skills; gain confidence in your artistic ability and develop an amazing creative habit that is both enriching and nourishing. Whether you have five minutes or half an hour to spare, Art journaling will inspire you to be creative, practice self-care and reconnect with yourself. What to expect? A brief introduction to Art Journaling. Simple markmaking and warmup exercises with various tools. A 3-minute Mindfulness practice before beginning the day’s project. Each workshop will cover a different theme/ technique/ project. All materials will be provided including a Beginners Art journaling kit. Refreshments included. What is included? Your specially curated Beginners Art journaling kit, includes A5 Art journal Watercolour pencils Sakura micron pen Sketching pencils Vintage collage paper List of art supplies 3 hours of art instruction from an experienced teaching artist Expert tips and inspirational project ideas to pursue your new skill on your own.
Next available date:8th December 2023
from £55
20. Learn Hand Lettering, Calligraphy and Drawing in Greenwich
Choose from a range of printmaking, lettering and drawing classes to learn new skills, make beautiful lettering and sketches, and get creative in a relaxed and friendly environment. The classes led by Printmaker and Designer, Ellen Strachan, take place on Wednesday evenings in the light and airy workshop space of Made in Greenwich shop, a stone's throw from Greenwich Market and Cutty Sark. Choose from the following options by selecting the ticket type with the correct workshop and date as you book: -Modern Calligraphy: Wed 22 Feb 2023, 7pm-8.30 pm -Chalk-board Lettering: Wed 26 April, 7pm-8.30pm More detailed information for each of these classes is included below. Please note that multibuy discounts are offered when you book places for yourself and a friend- please select the multibuy ticket option. Workshop Descriptions: Modern Calligraphy Learn the modern calligraphic skill of brush lettering: This flowing lettering style is perfect for personalizing everything from cards and gift tags to place-settings and baubles. In the workshop, you'll learn to use a brush pen, familiarising yourself with drills you can use to develop your muscle memory, before going on to form the four different letter groups and connect the letters to create words and phrases. You can also begin to embellish your lettering by adding floral elements and scrolls. You'll come away from the workshop with a set of coloured pens ideal for continuing your brush lettering journey at home as well as a brush lettering guide and practise sheets. Take some time out to practise this calming skill and, before long, you will be able to create beautiful hand-written cards and messages that your friends and loved ones will adore. The workshop is led by Qualified Teacher and Designer, Ellen Strachan in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of Made in Greenwich workshop space. Chalkboard Lettering Whether you want to spruce up your memo-board, write uplifting quotes for your home or decorate chalkboards for commercial use, this is the workshop for you! We'll be using hand-lettering, the process of drawing the outlines of letters and filling them in, rather than using individual strokes to form the body of the letter. The workshop includes: • Introduction to three basic types of hand-lettering that are the foundation of many hand-lettering alphabets. • Learn the process of drawing hand lettering including forming guidelines, sketching letters and giving letters weight. • 3 counter-intuitive hacks to make your letters look like a pro's. • How to zhuzh-up your letters by adding dimension, embellishments, and illustration • Design and decorate your own mini chalkboard to take home. The workshop is led by Print Designer and Lettering Artist, Ellen Strachan Drawing for people who think they can’t Do you want to draw but think you can't? This could be the workshop to unlock your brain's potential to draw by helping you to make the switch from using the left-hand side of the brain to the right. The left, analytical brain is good for mathematics and language but tends to encourage us to represent what we see with symbols rather than helping us to observe closely. In this workshop lead by Artist and Qualified Teacher, Ellen Strachan, we will use simple drawing exercises that confound the left-hand side of the brain and force us to switch to using the right-hand side, instantly improving our observational drawing skills. With practise, it becomes easier to make the left-right switch, leading to a permanent improvement in drawing skill. We'll be following the methods devised by American Artist and Educator, Betty Edwards, in her 1979 book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain which remains the dominant book on this subject to date.
Book this class as a private group!
from £36

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