Beginner's modern calligraphy at Prior Shop

2 hrs 30 mins

Learn the art of modern calligraphy in the lovely dip pen and ink style. Add flair and a touch of luxury to your handwriting with Hunter Gatherings at Cabot Circus' Prior Shop.

Whether you crave being able to add magic to your birthday cards, day-to-day shopping lists or DIY elements on your wedding day - your wish is Hunter Gatherings' command!

What to expect:

  • This beginner-friendly workshop is the perfect way to spend a morning with family and friends, learning the basic techniques of dip pen calligraphy
  • The workshop is broken down into simple, easy steps starting with a series of drills to get the core calligraphy elements down, before working through the alphabet and creating words
  • Receive step-by-step demonstrations from Fran
  • Get time to practice your technique and ask any questions
  • Receive a kit to take home with you including the calligraphy pen, ink pot, guide sheets and paper. Continue your new skill at home!

What you need to bring:

  • Just yourself!

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult £45

What people are saying

Sharon Addenbrooke
Mar 2023

Great practical class to develop new skills

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Christine Brown
Mar 2023

Fran ran the workshop at just the right pace and I came away feeling I had the skills to do some ...

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Julie Portingale
Mar 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. In just 2.5hrs I feel like I've gone from a total beginner to ...

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Laura Tavener
Sep 2022

Really enjoyed this course - learnt a lot and the host was brilliant. Always happy to answer ques...

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How to get there


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Hand sanitiser will be available and all items you'll keep will be new

On the day

  • Please arrive on time for the workshop to start.
  • This workshop is held at the Prior Shop in Cabot Circus (not the Old Market store). 23 Philadelphia Street, Quakers Friars, Bristol, BS1 3BZ
  • There's plenty of parking in/around Cabot Circus and Bristol town centre
  • You'll be using black ink. Your host will have optional aprons to wear, but you may want to wear something dark in colour or older
  • Refreshments provided tea/coffee/soft drinks/biscuits

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 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 7 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

Hunter Gatherings

Hunter Gatherings is a wedding and craft party business based in a village between Bristol and Bath. It hosts fun craft workshops that teach guests new skills and gives them a chance to meet like-minded people.

Within Fran's stationery business, she uses a range of creative skills and loves to share those practices, so guests can get creative too. Fran specialises in everything from craft parties made for hen parties, to calligraphy art and designing wedding invites. If you're after elegant style with a modern soul, Hunter Gatherings should be your first port of call.

Fran Baxter-Hunter

Fran is passionate about all things wedding and crafts in all shapes and sizes. She's a lover of a chunky knit jumper and bold statement earrings.

Find Fran in the studio with a half-drunk cup of tea, piles of paper, watercolours and double-sided tape around her. If you don't catch her there, Fran's probably making the most of the cosy coffee shops and lush countryside around Bristol and Bath.

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Hunter Gatherings.