Learn the art of calligraphy at Hamilton House

Price
£45 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restrictions
14+
Child, Student and Senior Citizen prices also available

What you'll do

Calligraphy isn't just incredibly beautiful to look at it - this meditative practice is great for relaxation, it's a lovely break from screen time, and inspires us to be at our most creative by using our hands. So without further ado, would you like a great calligrapher to help you master this art?

Spend some time with professional calligrapher Alison where you'll design and create your very own unique piece of calligraphy. This is an opportunity to get away from technology and experience this calming historical art.

Alison will give you an introduction to this craft to get you started. Your workshop will cover:

  • How to write with a broad/chisel edge pen
  • Creating the component parts of each letter
  • Designing and writing an individual piece of calligraphy work

Calligraphy marker pens will be used initially - this will lead on to trying a metal, broad-edged pen and a quill. Bring your favourite words to write during the experience, these can be anything at all (including dates).

As this is a small group setting, everyone will be supported throughout. No experience is needed, just a willingness to have a go and explore this unique and historical art.

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

Register below to notify the host of your interest

What you'll do

Calligraphy isn't just incredibly beautiful to look at it - this meditative practice is great for relaxation, it's a lovely break from screen time, and inspires us to be at our most creative by using our hands. So without further ado, would you like a great calligrapher to help you master this art?

Spend some time with professional calligrapher Alison where you'll design and create your very own unique piece of calligraphy. This is an opportunity to get away from technology and experience this calming historical art.

Alison will give you an introduction to this craft to get you started. Your workshop will cover:

  • How to write with a broad/chisel edge pen
  • Creating the component parts of each letter
  • Designing and writing an individual piece of calligraphy work

Calligraphy marker pens will be used initially - this will lead on to trying a metal, broad-edged pen and a quill. Bring your favourite words to write during the experience, these can be anything at all (including dates).

As this is a small group setting, everyone will be supported throughout. No experience is needed, just a willingness to have a go and explore this unique and historical art.

How to get there

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Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

On the day

Please arrive a few minutes before the workshop starts to ensure we start on time. There will be small amounts of black ink used during the experience - therefore please consider what clothing to wear. There will be a break for tea/coffee.

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.

About Flight of the Penna

Alison developed an interest in calligraphy at a very young age. While largely self-taught, she has benefited from incredible personal tutoring from world-renowned calligraphers along the way. Alison's passion only continues to grow and aims for her workshops to inspire guests just the same.

When technology fails - a hand holding a writing implement will always deliver. There is always something to write about. Something designed and produced entirely by hand is so unique - the beauty of this delicate craft is no two hands will ever produce the same thing.

For anyone thinking calligraphy is not for them, they can't do it or they're not artistic - think again. Calligraphy can be learned at almost any age - Alison's on a mission to prove this.

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Your host

Alison B

Alison is a self-taught calligrapher who has been mastering this art from an early age and received some great guidance from inspiring tutors on her journey

Any questions?

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Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

Register below to notify the host of your interest.

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Price
£45 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
14+
Rebook or cancel up to 2 days before your experience.