Learn the art of calligraphy

Price
£45 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restrictions
12+
Child, Student and Senior Citizen prices also available

What you'll do

Calligraphy isn't just incredibly pretty 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 a morning 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
  • Exploring the illuminated letter, specifically a versal letter, and how to draw this historical letter, add colour and decorations

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. Draw and design your own illuminated letter to take home - you'll be chuffed!

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?

What you'll do

Calligraphy isn't just incredibly pretty 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 a morning 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
  • Exploring the illuminated letter, specifically a versal letter, and how to draw this historical letter, add colour and decorations

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. Draw and design your own illuminated letter to take home - you'll be chuffed!

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Yuup extras

  • Special baked treats
  • Take home a gift for someone or yourself

Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child friendly (0-16)
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available

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.

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.

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

How to get there

What people are saying

Alison was a welcoming host, she was mindful of the groups energy and experience and guided us gradually through various practices and methods.

Great bonus was the coffee and pastries ! Sadly I found the venue a little too cold for the activity, a more intimate setting would have been better for the size of group.

The workshop was great and Id love to do it again!

Elizabeth Venn, Dec 2021

This was a great introduction to calligraphy. I had never tried it before and we had the chance to try different pens including felt pens, fountain pens and a quill. Alison was a fab host and was welcoming and encouraging with lots of great knowledge about calligraphy. I would recommend this for anyone wanting to try calligraphy for themselves!

Jessica Lloyd, Nov 2021

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Flight of the Penna.

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?

What people are saying

Alison was a welcoming host, she was mindful of the groups energy and experience and guided us gradually through various practices and methods.

Great bonus was the coffee and pastries ! Sadly I found the venue a little too cold for the activity, a more intimate setting would have been better for the size of group.

The workshop was great and Id love to do it again!

Elizabeth Venn, Dec 2021

This was a great introduction to calligraphy. I had never tried it before and we had the chance to try different pens including felt pens, fountain pens and a quill. Alison was a fab host and was welcoming and encouraging with lots of great knowledge about calligraphy. I would recommend this for anyone wanting to try calligraphy for themselves!

Jessica Lloyd, Nov 2021
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Price
£45 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
12+
Rebook or cancel up to 2 days before your experience.