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, and Newcastle Arts Centre in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Weekly classes are also held 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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July 2022

Introduction to Copperplate Script

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
From Loft to Loved, 11 The Square
Sedgefield, TS21 3BS
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£35

Copperplate is a traditional calligraphy script written with a pointed nib and a sound basis for more modern and expressive styles. In this friendly and informal workshop, calligrapher Angela Reed will help you get to grips with using a dip pen and ink, before guiding you through the basic strokes required to form lower case and upper case letters and join them together to create beautifully handwritten words.  The cost of the workshop includes a calligraphy kit to take home…

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Copperplate Calligraphy

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1SG United Kingdom
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£55

Copperplate is a traditional calligraphy script written with a pointed nib and a sound basis for more modern and expressive styles. In this friendly and informal workshop, calligrapher Angela Reed will help you get to grips with using a dip pen and ink, before guiding you through the basic strokes required to form lower case and upper case letters and join them together to create beautifully handwritten words.

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September 2022

Copperplate Calligraphy

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Linnels Farm Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1TS United Kingdom + Google Map
£125

Copperplate is an elegant calligraphy style, written with a dip pen and ink. In this relaxed and informal session, calligrapher Angela Reed will introduce you to the art of writing with a pointed nib, before taking you through the basic strokes and moving on to letter and word formation. All materials will be provided for you to keep so you can continue your practice at home, while refreshments and a delicious lunch will fuel your creativity throughout the day. Including…

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Copperplate Calligraphy

September 18 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Elvet & Bailey, 23 High Street, Prince Bishops
Durham, DH1 3UJ United Kingdom
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£40

Copperplate is a traditional calligraphy script written with a pointed nib and a sound basis for more modern and expressive styles. In this friendly and informal workshop, calligrapher Angela Reed will help you get to grips with using a dip pen and ink, before guiding you through the basic strokes required to form lower case and upper case letters and join them together to create beautifully handwritten words. The ticket price includes a starter kit for you to use during…

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October 2022

Introduction to Copperplate Script

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
From Loft to Loved, 11 The Square
Sedgefield, TS21 3BS
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£`35

Copperplate is a traditional calligraphy script written with a pointed nib and a sound basis for more modern and expressive styles. In this friendly and informal workshop, calligrapher Angela Reed will help you get to grips with using a dip pen and ink, before guiding you through the basic strokes required to form lower case and upper case letters and join them together to create beautifully handwritten words. The ticket price includes a starter kit for you to use during…

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Introduction to Foundational Hand

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Re-Create Today, 62/64 Park View
Whitley Bay, NE26 2TH
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£30

Foundational Hand is a traditional calligraphy script written with a broad-edged pen and a great introduction for beginners to 'the art of beautiful writing'. In this workshop, calligrapher Angela Reed will help you get to grips with a calligraphy pen, before moving on to basic strokes and the creation of letter forms. The ticket price includes a starter kit for use during the session and to take home afterwards so you can continue your practice. Refreshments will also be provided. 

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Foundational Hand Calligraphy

October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Elvet & Bailey, 23 High Street, Prince Bishops
Durham, DH1 3UJ United Kingdom
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£35

Foundational Hand is a traditional calligraphy script written with a broad-edged pen and a great introduction for beginners to 'the art of beautiful writing'. In this workshop, calligrapher Angela Reed will help you get to grips with a calligraphy pen, before moving on to basic strokes and the creation of letter forms. The ticket price includes a starter kit for use during the session and to take home afterwards so you can continue your practice. Refreshments will also be provided.

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November 2022

Christmas Calligraphy (Uncial Script)

November 20 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Elvet & Bailey, 23 High Street, Prince Bishops
Durham, DH1 3UJ United Kingdom
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£40

Add a rustic charm to your Christmas preparations with uncial script calligraphy – perfect for handwritten gift tags, place cards, envelopes and much more! The ticket price includes a calligraphy starter kit and festive stationery pack from Folly & Gander to take home. Refreshments will also be provided. 

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Christmas Calligraphy (Uncial Script)

November 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Elvet & Bailey, 23 High Street, Prince Bishops
Durham, DH1 3UJ United Kingdom
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£35

Add a rustic charm to your Christmas preparations with uncial script calligraphy – perfect for handwritten gift tags, place cards, envelopes and much more! The cost of the workshop includes a calligraphy starter kit and festive stationery pack from Folly & Gander to take home. Refreshments will also be provided.

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