Smitten with Ink undefined classes in London
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Smitten with Ink

14 reviews
14 reviews

Helene is a calligrapher and illustrator. She works in her home studio in South West London, creating everyday, whether it be for private commissions, events or just because it makes her happy! She loves how calligraphy is a never ending creative & inky adventure where there is so much to explore, from older styles like Copperplate to newer forms of modern script.

Wanting to share her passion with others, she recently founded Smitten with Ink and offers workshops to people who wish to discover a new skill for their artistic endeavour, find a new hobby or spend a lovely and relaxing time away from all the noise of our daily lives.

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Prina
25 May
I really enjoyed this workshop & Smitten with Ink were brilliant! This was also set in great surroundings, and the sunshine helped to add to the excitement. Helene was such a great teacher, and she worked at our pace. Another 30mins or hour would have been great to practice more under her guidance, but even so she was just brilliant and I'm being selfish in wanting more time as I was having so much fun! It was a small class of 4 people which was just perfect in getting the most out of this class. Helene was very helpful and informative, she knows her stuff! Such a great workshop... I couldn't wait to go home and keep practicing! Definitely a workshop I would recommend to others!
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Xiao
28 May
Helene is knowledgeable and also very helpful in providing me additional information for a left-handed writer. Enjoyable class set within a beautiful park!
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sabba
28 May
I loved this workshop for so many reasons! The location was so unique, a little classroom setting within a park. The table set up was so lovely, we each had a pack laid out with all the materials we needed and name cards that had been handwritten in calligraphy which was a wonderful special touch. It was a small intimate class of 4 people which was great as it meant Helene got to help each of us more. She was super helpful, very patient and encouraging as I was really struggling with holding my pen correctly in the beginning but she stopped and helped me until I got it right. Helene was also most hospitable, regularly offering refreshments through the workshop. This is a great beginners workshop and I couldn’t recommend it more!
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Sylvia
18 Jun
Really good, informative and great fun

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Prina
25 May
I really enjoyed this workshop & Smitten with Ink were brilliant! This was also set in great surroundings, and the sunshine helped to add to the excitement. Helene was such a great teacher, and she worked at our pace. Another 30mins or hour would have been great to practice more under her guidance, but even so she was just brilliant and I'm being selfish in wanting more time as I was having so much fun! It was a small class of 4 people which was just perfect in getting the most out of this class. Helene was very helpful and informative, she knows her stuff! Such a great workshop... I couldn't wait to go home and keep practicing! Definitely a workshop I would recommend to others!
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Xiao
28 May
Helene is knowledgeable and also very helpful in providing me additional information for a left-handed writer. Enjoyable class set within a beautiful park!
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sabba
28 May
I loved this workshop for so many reasons! The location was so unique, a little classroom setting within a park. The table set up was so lovely, we each had a pack laid out with all the materials we needed and name cards that had been handwritten in calligraphy which was a wonderful special touch. It was a small intimate class of 4 people which was great as it meant Helene got to help each of us more. She was super helpful, very patient and encouraging as I was really struggling with holding my pen correctly in the beginning but she stopped and helped me until I got it right. Helene was also most hospitable, regularly offering refreshments through the workshop. This is a great beginners workshop and I couldn’t recommend it more!
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Sylvia
18 Jun
Really good, informative and great fun
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Flossie
20 Jun
I had been looking forward to this class for weeks, and it didn't disappoint. It was a small class of 7 of us which allowed Helen to give us a lot of one to one time and help. Helen was engaging, approachable and her love for calligraphy was clear. The learning pack is really helpful and I came away feeling confident that this was a skill I could master. I have been practicing every day since.
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Nicola V
1 Jul
Helene was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I started the workshop as a complete novice but left feeling that I had learnt lots and had the confidence and resources to practise and develop my new skills further. I can’t believe how quickly the two hours went. The work pack and follow up email with further information were very detailed and helpful. The venue was beautiful and the chocolate was appreciated! Thank you for the enjoyable afternoon.
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Marie
10 Jul
The course was excellent. Helene was a great teacher, very helpful. I would recommend this class for beginners and improvers.
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Zenia Mcintosh
23 Jul
I really enjoyed the class with Helene. She certainly knows her craft and this showed throughout the class in her enthusiasm and her instructions. The venue was small, but the group was also small. This allowed Helene to offer additional support to those that needed it. The time flew by and I couldn’t believe it when the class was over. The materials were well prepared and Helene followed up with links and additional information to help us keep going. I recommend this class for beginners to calligraphy. - Zenia
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Janice
10 Sep
Helene is a lovely tutor and very easy to get along with. Very happy to help with calligraphic problems - and I learned quite a few tips during the class. She is also very encouraging. Very nice relaxed class. Thankyou
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Clare
7 Oct
This was a beautifully relaxed (& relaxing) class. Helene was very informative & approachable, welcoming all questions. The materials & equipment provided to take home was of good quality making this class great value for money.
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Camilla
8 Oct
What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Helene is a fabulous teacher - patient, kind and fun. The class size was really small so she was able to get around everybody and help with individual requirements and levels. I'd love to do more classes with her in the future!
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Gill
9 Oct
My daughter & I attended Hellenes class in Wimbledon Park as a birthday treat. It was very enjoyable & a nice small class size. The information provided was very helpful but I do think it may have been good for Hellene to have had a large board to demonstrate on too. We’ve both been practising since, can’t wait to write my Christmas cards with style this year !
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Helen
10 Oct
Really enjoyed this workshop on a wet Saturday afternoon in Wimbledon. Helene was a lovely host and had everything beautifully prepared for us. The session itself whizzed by but we were able to take everything home with us so we could continue to practice. Would definitely recommend!
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Susie
11 Oct
Helene was a fabulous teacher for my first foray into calligraphy. She was informative, skilled at her craft, could answer any questions and wasn’t overbearing when learning the first strokes. The class was in a lovely garden room which was the perfect escape to a cold and damp Saturday afternoon. Would highly recommend this class!