Calligraphy workshops in the North East


If you would like to give the art of beautiful writing a go yourself, Creative Calligraphy runs regular calligraphy workshops throughout the north east of England.

Regular venues include Re-Create Today in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside and From Loft to Loved in Sedgefield, County Durham.

Courses are also offered in South Shields via The Cultural Spring and weekly classes at Mortimer Community Centre and Ocean Road Community Centre. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list for a place, please get in touch.

Creative Calligraphy 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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May 2021

Copperplate Calligraphy (Beginners)

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Re-Create Today, 62/64 Park View
Whitley Bay, NE26 2TH
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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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June 2021

Foundational Hand

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Linnels Farm Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1TS United Kingdom + Google Map
£60

Foundational Hand is a traditional style of calligraphy, written with a broad-edged pen, which has been used since the early 20th century. Join calligrapher Angela Reed as she guides you through the process of using a broad-edged pen to form the Foundational alphabet. All materials are provided and are yours to keep, so you can continue your calligraphy journey at home. Tea and cake provided to fuel your practice!  

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Foundational Hand

June 12 @ 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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July 2021

Italic Calligraphy

July 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Re-Create Today, 62/64 Park View
Whitley Bay, NE26 2TH
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£30

Italic is a traditional calligraphy script written with a broad-edged pen and a great introduction for beginners to 'the art of beautiful writing' or those who want to try a new calligraphy alphabet. 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…

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