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.

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

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September 2021

Calligraphy & Afternoon Tea

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Spa Hotel Saltburn, Saltburn Bank
Saltburn, TS12 1HH
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£41

Learn the art of beautiful writing in this calligraphy workshop. Calligrapher Angela Reed, from Creative Calligraphy, will guide you through the basics of copperplate – a traditional calligraphy script that forms the basis for more modern calligraphy styles. You will be shown how to control a pointed nib before using it to create a beautiful alphabet with a dip pen and ink. All materials will be provided and are yours to keep afterwards. The workshop will run from 10am until…

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Copperplate Calligraphy (Beginners)

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
From Loft to Loved, 4 North End
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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*SOLD OUT* Foundational Hand Calligraphy

September 18 @ 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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October 2021

Introduction to Calligraphy

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nightingale’s Craft Space, 7B High Street
Spennymoor, DL16 6AG
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£30

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, from Creative Calligraphy, 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.

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Copperplate Calligraphy (Beginners)

October 16 @ 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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November 2021

Calligraphy for Christmas

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nightingale’s Craft Space, 7B High Street
Spennymoor, DL16 6AG
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£35

Get ready to wow your friends and family with your writing this Christmas in this special calligraphy workshop. Join Angela Reed, from Creative Calligraphy, as she guides you through the process of using a broad-edged pen to form a traditional uncial alphabet. All materials are provided and are yours to keep, including a Christmas stationery pack, so you can continue your calligraphy journey at home. And get cracking on those cards and gift tags! 

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Christmas Calligraphy (Uncial Script)

November 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
From Loft to Loved, 4 North End
Sedgefield, TS21 3BS
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£35

Get ready to wow your friends and family with your writing this Christmas in this special calligraphy workshop. Join Angela Reed, from Creative Calligraphy, as she guides you through the process of using a broad-edged pen to form a traditional uncial alphabet. All materials are provided and are yours to keep, including a Christmas stationery pack, so you can continue your calligraphy journey at home - and get cracking on those cards and gift tags!

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Christmas Calligraphy (Uncial Script)

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Re-Create Today, 62/64 Park View
Whitley Bay, NE26 2TH
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£35

Get ready to wow your friends and family with your writing this Christmas in this special calligraphy workshop. Join Angela Reed, from Creative Calligraphy, as she guides you through the process of using a broad-edged pen to form a traditional uncial alphabet. All materials are provided and are yours to keep, including a Christmas stationery pack, so you can continue your calligraphy journey at home - and get cracking on those cards and gift tags!

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