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.

Italic Calligraphy

From Loft to Loved 11 The Square, Sedgefield

Italic is a traditional style of calligraphy, written with a broad-edged pen, which can be very expressive and decorative. Join Angela Reed, from Creative Calligraphy, as she guides you through the process of using a broad-edged pen to form an Italic alphabet. All materials are provided and are yours to keep, so you continue your…

£35

*SOLD OUT* Christmas Calligraphy (Uncial Script)

From Loft to Loved 11 The Square, Sedgefield

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 to take home, a festive stationery pack curated by Folly & Gander and refreshments.

£40

*SOLD OUT* Copperplate Calligraphy

Linnels Farm Hexham, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Copperplate is an elegant calligraphy style, written with a dip pen and ink. The word ‘calligraphy’ comes from the Greek words kallos (beauty) and graphe (writing) and we’re inviting you to learn one of the most beautiful scripts of them all with calligrapher Angela Reed, from Creative Calligraphy. In this relaxed and informal session, Angela…

£125

*SOLD OUT* Christmas Calligraphy (Uncial Script)

Elvet & Bailey 23 High Street, Prince Bishops, Durham, United Kingdom

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 to take home, a festive stationery pack curated by Folly & Gander and refreshments.

£45

Calligraphy Short Course

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

Put pen to paper in the run-up to Christmas and learn 'the art of beautiful writing' with calligrapher Angela Reed. Over four weeks, you will be guided through the basics of writing with a broad-edged nib to create an uncial script alphabet - perfect for those cards, gift tags and place settings. You will also…

£60

*SOLD OUT* Christmas Calligraphy (Uncial Script)

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

Wow your family and friends with your calligraphy skills this Christmas. In this workshop, calligrapher Angela Reed will guide you through the uncial script alphabet and show you how to use it on cards, tags and place settings. All materials are included, including a stationery pack from Folly & Gander. Refreshments will also be provided. 

£30

*SOLD OUT* Christmas Calligraphy (Uncial Script)

Re-Create Today 62/64 Park View, Whitley Bay

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 curated by Folly & Gander to take home. Refreshments will also be provided.

£40

*SOLD OUT* Calligraphy for Christmas

Newcastle Arts Centre 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Join Angela Reed from Creative Calligraphy for a festive-filled calligraphy session. In this friendly and informal workshop, you will be shown how to create an uncial script alphabet – perfect for a traditional Christmas – and how it can be used to add some sparkle to your seasonal stationery! All abilities welcome. All materials provided.…

£30

Ink and Drink at WWT Washington

WWT Washington Pattinson, Washington, United Kingdom

Did you know Quentin Blake draws with a scratchy pen dipped in a pot of Indian ink? As part of the Drawn to Water: Quentin Blake at WWT programme of activities at WWT Washington, join calligraphy Angela Reed, from Creative Calligraphy, for a warming mulled wine as you enjoy a three-hour festive calligraphy workshop, where…

£35

*SOLD OUT* Foundational Hand Calligraphy

Re-Create Today 62/64 Park View, Whitley Bay

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…

£40