Calligraphy workshops in the North East

If you would like to give the art of beautiful writing a go yourself, Creative Calligraphy founder Angela Reed teaches calligraphy throughout the north east of England.

Regular venues include Re-Create Today in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, From Loft to Loved in Sedgefield, County Durham, Elvet & Bailey in Durham City and Newcastle Arts Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Weekly classes are also held on Thursday and Friday mornings at Mortimer Community Centre in South Shields. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list for a place, please get in touch.

Angela is also happy to offer private workshops for individuals and groups, as well as community organisations and schools.

Check out the gallery page to see what you can expect at a workshop.

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Calligraphy Short Course (Copperplate Script)

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - March 12 @ 3:00 pm


Join Angela Reed, from Creative Calligraphy, at The Art Room Sunderland, for a six-week course introducing the art of beautiful writing with a pointed nib.

The course will focus on Copperplate Script, from basic strokes to flourishing and layout.

Copperplate is an elegant calligraphy style, written with a dip pen and ink. The process can also be adapted to develop more modern calligraphy styles.

Angela will guide you through the basics of writing with a pointed nib, before moving on to letter formation and letter joins to create words and sentences. The sessions are relaxed and informal and suitable for beginners, as well as those who have tried calligraphy before but want to learn a new script, or brush up on lapsed skills!

All materials will be provided for you to keep so you can practice at home and refreshments will be available. 

The course dates are Tuesday, January 30; February 6, 13 and 27; and March 5 and 12. each session will run from 1pm to 3pm. 


January 30 @ 1:00 pm
March 12 @ 3:00 pm


The Art Room Sunderland
The Collective, 106 High Street West
Sunderland, SR1 1TX United Kingdom
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