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Modern Calligraphy has exploded over the past decade as a great creative craft to learn and develop at home from the comfort of your sofa, with little mess and a selection of simple tools. Pioneered by budding brides-to-be, Calligraphy has become one of the most sort after finishing touches decorating invitations and name cards adding that extra flare to the day, OR the crafty individual who likes to send and decorate cards for all occasions and a bit of a stationary geek (like me!). But where to start....

In this beginners modern calligraphy class your teacher, lettering artist and illustrator Eleanor Herring, will start by introducing you to the tools of the trade (which are yours to take away at the end of the class!) discussing materials, styles and the correct way to place the nib to paper, how to make your ink flow, as well as after care of all the materials.

The class will then dive straight into practicing basic calligraphy exercises making shapes and strokes with traditional black inks and flexible nibs, before moving on to lower and uppercase letter forms, with a dash of flourishing a long the way. By the end of the class you will have started to create joined-up words in your own style, with plenty of time to practice and one-to-one help.

Each class is tailored to the individual and core needs of the group and what they would like to work on.

You don't need to bring anything, all materials will be provided as well as some tasty cocktails and sweet treats. Do let us know of any dietary requirements.

Please note Calligraphy ink can stain, so don't come in your favourite white clothes...

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What you need

Equipment: Nothing, just creative enthusiasm

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Anytime Booking

This is an Anytime experience, meaning the host can run the experience to fit your schedule!

You need to be a group of minimum 2

Available on Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Between 10:00 and 21:00

SE8, Southwark (address might differ to one shown in the map below)

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Cancellation Policy

You may cancel this booking up to 5 days and 0 hours in advance.

Did you know?

The English word Calligraphy is derived from the Greek words Kallos (which means Beauty) and Graphein (which means To Write).

Find your way there

Kas and Ros61 Tower Bridge Road, London, UK

The Host

Originally trained in precious metal design and painting, Eleanor has worked and studied as an artist and designer in the UK and South Korea for over a decade. Now based across her studios in South East London and Yorkshire, she works as a lettering artist, illustrator and creative workshop teacher. With a passion for beautifully imperfect forms, painted surfaces and stylistic stationary for all occasions, she is always busy with a range of commissions for private and commercial clients designing invitations to personalising corporate gifts. Whether you are looking to learn a new creative skill for your own project, students are encouraged to express their individual artistic flare in a fun and light-hearted environment while sipping on a few cocktails.

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