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.

Upcoming events are published below and you can also join the mailing list or follow Creative Calligraphy on social media for updates.

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Italic Calligraphy Short Course

June 12, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - July 17, 2023 @ 3:00 pm


Delve into the beauty of Italic calligraphy in this six-week course exploring the script, from its basic form to many variations. Italic is a semi-cursive, slightly sloped style of writing that was developed during the Renaissance in Italy. It is one of the most popular styles used in contemporary Western calligraphy.

All materials will be provided for you to keep and refreshments will be available.

COURSE DATES: Monday, June 12, 19 and 26 and Monday, July 3, 10 and 17. 
COURSE TIME: 1pm – 3pm


June 12, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
July 17, 2023 @ 3:00 pm


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