Modern Calligraphy Workshops


We are now offering Modern Calligraphy workshops, whereupon you can indulge in a few hours of stress free mindfulness and perhaps learn a new skill along the way. The workshop is geared for all, beginners through to intermediates and even perhaps advanced, who wish to refresh those lost skills, whichever level, we will make sure we work with you to bring out your calligraphic talents.

All workshops are taken by guest presenters namely Anna Shipley and Hannah Gibbons - both of whom are time served calligraphers with many years experience between them.

The workshops comprise of warm-up drills initially using pencils and then moving onto the Nikko G (general) dip pen nib whereupon you will learn all the basic strokes which are used to form the letters and eventually words and sentences.  The workshops run for 3 hours and are broken down into various development stages finishing with your 'special piece' which is your chosen word or phrase.  

Equipment:  All tools will be supplied which are yours to keep and take home with you. Tools include 1 x Nikko (or similar) G nib; 1 x wooden nib holder and 1 x bottle of calligraphy ink. All training notes and practice paper is also provided.

Modern Calligraphy Certificate: You will also receive a signed Modern Calligraphy certificate. As part of the workshop you will be asked to complete your certificate by filling in your name in a calligraphic style of course!

Penfax Calligraphy Passport: you will also receive your own Penfax Calligraphy Passport which is handmade by Penfax and consists of A6 'Singer' stitched notebook wrapped in a cardboard wallet with nib holder.

Tip: Calligraphic letters are formed using single strokes of the nib which when put together form the letter in a stylish format.  Calligraphy is the Greek word for beautiful writing. 

Festive Modern Calligraphy Class

Treat yourself! This is the ultimate creative and indulgent workshop, perfect for a Christmas get together with friends. 

You will learn the art of Modern Calligraphy, learning the how-to's—practising letters, words and phrases before applying our learning to creating Christmas baubles, gift tags, cards, Christmas table ideas and more to take home using Posca - Paint in a Pen. You will go home with a lovely bag full of festive treats as well as the class workbook and a pen used in the workshop so you can keep practising and creating at home.  NB:  We do not use the dip pen during the Christmas sessions.

If the creative part wasn’t enough, there will be delicious Christmas treats, hot drinks and of course Christmas tunes.

This isn’t your average creative class. It’s a wonderful Christmas social and it is such a treat! So grab a friend or two and get your places booked!


Time: All workshops are held on Saturday mornings from 10:30 - 13:30.  Please arrive at 10:15 at the shop to check in.

Venue:  All workshops are held at Robinson-Gay Gallery, Market Street, Hexham (opposite Penfax).  Occasionally other venues are used. 

Must be aged +10 years

Cost: Each workshop is £50 per person.  Discounts are available for party bookings - please contact us for further details.

**Christmas Workshop Specials:  All workshops from October onward will have a Christmas theme whereupon your 'special piece' Christmas gift tags and Greetings Cards etc.    

Calligraphy Workshop Gift Vouchers - available online soon.  Please ask for further details.

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