Christmas Dip Pen Calligraphy Workshop

Want to wow your friends and family this Christmas with your beautiful new calligraphy skills? This workshop will equip you with everything you need to upgrade your traditional scrawl from basic to B-E-A-U-tiful, taking this years Christmas cards and gift tag writing to another level.

Dip your toe into the inky art-form of calligraphy. In this introduction to calligraphy using a dip pen and ink, you will cover;

  • How to use a dip pen
  • Using pressure to change the size of your lines
  • How to use guides to help your letters stay on track
  • Introduction to a basic calligraphy style
  • How to write festive greetings in beautiful cursive calligraphy

You'll get to keep your own dip pen and ink, some gift tags, plus a few spare sheets of practice paper, so you can continue your calligraphy journey in your own time.

This experience is suitable for both complete beginners and people with a little experience who would like to practice in a supportive and welcoming environment.

You'll get a free glass of mulled wine, (alcohol free available too), and the venue also offers a fully licensed bar, so drinks are available throughout the workshop.

Please note: a minimum of 8 bookings are required for this workshop to run. If this number isn't reached the host will be in touch to discuss re-scheduling.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult £45
Group Ticket - 2 £78

Available dates

Choose a slot to begin your booking

How to get there

Yuup extras

  • You'll get to keep your own pen holder, nib and pot of ink
  • Mulled Wine on the house!


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

Please so not attend if you have symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19

On the day

  • Please arrive promptly
  • There's no carpark at the venue - try residential streets nearby.
  • Bike racks on Wells Rd.
  • There's a small chance you might get ink on your hands / sleeves, so wear something you don't mind getting a little dirty.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 2 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 2 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Emily Joy Rich Lettering Artist

Emily is a Lettering Artist and Designer with a passion for all things letters! From calligraphy to bespoke hand lettered logos and fonts to large scale typographic murals, she lives and breathes lettering.

After studying graphic design at university in 2010, she discovered hand lettering as a hobby in 2011. Whilst working for design agencies for a number of years, she built up her freelance lettering work alongside her full time job. In 2017 Emily created her first large scale typographic mural at Upfest (Bristol street art festival), and hasn't looked back since; she started to get opportunities to paint murals for her own clients. In 2021, after starting up on her own as a freelancer, Emily delved deeper into the world of lettering, creating bespoke letters for logotypes, and designing and publishing her own fonts.

Calligraphy is the basis of all of Emily's lettering projects. Being able to create beautiful letters is the starting point for any lettering artist - and knowing which parts go where is essential. Emily used Calligraphy as a spring board - once she learnt the basics she was able to apply it to many other projects. She still loves to practice calligraphy, and enjoys teaching others, no matter their skill level.

Emily (She/Her)

I've been drawing letters since I could hold a pencil, and practicing my calligraphy from not long after. It's the perfect calming pass-time, in a world filled with a few too many screens, being able to create something beautiful on paper is a lovely therapeutic experience. I'm a seasoned workshop host and I'll do my best to make sure it's a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Emily Joy Rich Lettering Artist.

Available dates

Choose a slot to begin your booking