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In this introduction to modern calligraphy session in our new hand-built Peckham Levels studio, the talented Polly Crossman will teach you basic techniques in modern calligraphy.

You will learn how to move the pen like an expert calligrapher and understand how to draw each letter, and form words. By the end of the session you should be able to write names and short sentences like a lettering pro!

You will learn basic techniques you can keep practicing and will leave having created your own framed inspirational piece, perfect for displaying at home, on your desk or as a gift!

Polly Crossman is a London-based illustrator who works with ink, pencil and watercolour to create hand-drawn illustrations of all kinds. From bespoke wedding stationery and maps, to one-off gifts and greetings cards (and everything in between!) You name it, she will draw and paint it! M.Y.O are very excited to have her for this session (she also teaches our illustrated maps of London and Watercolour for beginners classes - which have got incredible feedback).

Capacity is limited to ensure you feel nice, relaxed and get enough guidance.

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What you need

Equipment: None at all, it is also BYOB - yes!

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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 6

Available on Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Between 10:00 and 19:00

SE15, 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

M.Y.O @ Peckham Levels, Rye Lane, London, UK

Ratings & Reviews

5 ( 3)

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners - PL

It was amazing and even bought ink to practice by myself at home !

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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners - PL

It was a great evening learning calligraphy with Polly Crossman! Easy and funny. And... we left with our own framed calligraphy letter and our own feather to write.

Been on 2 EmptyChair workshop(s)

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners - PL

I signed up to the calligraphy class on my own and I didn't really know what to expect before coming. I need not have worried though, as I was greeted in the studio with a smiley face by Sam, the co-owner of M.Y.O, who welcomed me to have a look around while I waited for the rest of the group. He offered me tea and coffee, and said I could grab something from the bar upstairs and bring it down if I wanted. Near and Far bar upstairs had happy hour on too (£3.75 a cocktail) The class was run by Polly, who was really great. She gave us a bit of background about calligraphy before going over technique. She was relaxed yet attentive which was ideal. Even when I was blobbing ink all over the page she was encouraging, and in the end I came away with a little card that I had written on in a small frame. I am definitely keen to come back to M.Y.O and also to join Polly's map illustration class which looks fab. A lovely evening and would highly recommend.

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The Host

M.Y.O is an arts & crafts studio for adults in London, where you can Make Your Own creative ideas come to life, regardless of experience. Guests can explore our range of creative classes; from painting (paper, tiles or ceramics), to life drawing, handmade pottery, watercolour flower painting, illustration, jewellery making, decoupage, t-shirt / tote bag design, calligraphy, notebook making and more. We've studios in Borough and Peckham Levels. Come, get creative and chill out with us. All workshops are BYOB too.

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