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Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Claire

'Gorgeously Swirly Calligraphy' with Claire from by Moon and Tide

'Gorgeously Swirly Calligraphy' with Claire from by Moon and Tide

10.00am-12.30pm  OR  1.30pm to 4.00pm
£55 inc fresh coffee/tea/home made biscuits
Material Charges : included , and to take home


Create beautiful Christmas lettering using 'Gorgeously Swirly Calligraphy' - with Claire from By Moon and Tide

Calligraphy workshops are all about beginning your lettering adventures. I try to keep all the sessions really playful and fun, helping you to explore what your new pens and nibs will do.  Everyone is different, and some people like to try drawing with calligraphy pens rather than focusing on letters. That’s why I love teaching calligraphy.

I write my own worksheets which incorporate as many swirls and flourishes as they do letters. Learning this way takes the focus off ‘handwriting’ and onto something more enjoyable and free!

Join Claire for this friendly and relaxed Calligraphy workshop and learn how to write using this wonderful style of modern Calligraphy to create your own gorgeous cards, gift tags and more!  This By Moon & Tide workshops is perfect for absolute beginners as well as those with a little Calligraphy experience - all are welcome!

The workshop will take place in our lovely listed first floor studio, the Swallow Barn, where Claire's every hand movement and flourish will be filmed close up and projected onto a large screen above her,  for all to see. This means everyone can enjoy their welcome coffee and biscuit from the comfort of their chairs and take it all in. Of course you can move closer to watch if you prefer!

You’ll have fun getting to grips with a dip pen and copperplate nib in this friendly, relaxed class, from initial scratches and swirls you’ll soon be writing beautiful letters, all in the space of a couple of hours! 

By Moon & Tide modern calligraphy workshops are fun, informal sessions, ideal for individuals or for sharing with friends. Please join us if you can – we’d love to help you learn the art of beautiful writing. Everyone will have some personal tuition on the day as well as the opportunity to watch demos and ask questions as you learn.

Other dates for this course - see the table below to book:

 Modern Calligraphy                           Saturday 17 Aug 2024     10AM  or 1.30PM

  Modern Calligraphy at Christmas     Saturday 16 Nov 2024     10AM  or 1.30PM 

Please bring: All materials will be provided, including a calligraphy pen and nib, ink, calligraphy practice worksheets, and you will be able to take away your own Calligraphy set at the end of the day.  If you have your own watercolours please bring them along so you can add a little colour to your creations! If you don’t have any, basic watercolour palettes will be provided on the day.

About the Artist Claire Gould is a talented calligrapher of 'By Moon & Tide', with a studio on the edge of the Lake District. She’s inspired by the world around her and has been writing and selling calligraphy for 15 years, now incorporating the art into her candle business - as well as producing her very popular Calligraphy Trees of Life!

Workshop Date Individual Price Available places Book
Sat 17th August 2024 10:00 am £55.00 4
Sat 17th August 2024 1:30 pm £55.00 3
Sat 16th November 2024 10:00 am £55.00 5
Sat 16th November 2024 1:30 pm £55.00 5