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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February 2022

*SOLD OUT* Introduction to Copperplate Script

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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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March 2022

*SOLD OUT* Copperplate Calligraphy

March 5 @ 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. The ticket price includes a starter kit for you to use during…

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Introduction to Foundational Hand

March 9 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 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 Angela Reed as she guides you through the process of using a broad-edged pen to form the Foundational Hand 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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April 2022

*SOLD OUT* Introduction to Copperplate Script

April 9 @ 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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Introduction to Foundational Hand

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
From Loft to Loved, 11 The Square
Sedgefield, TS21 3BS
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£35

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 Hand alphabet. This workshop will introduce you to Foundational Hand, from getting started with a calligraphy pen to drawing up guidelines for practice and forming letters, building up words and sentences. Materials and refreshments will be provided.

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May 2022

*SOLD OUT* Foundational Hand Calligraphy

May 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 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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June 2022

Foundational Hand Calligraphy

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1SG United Kingdom
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£55

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, from Creative Calligraphy, will help you get to grips with a calligraphy pen, before moving on to basic strokes and the creation of letter forms. All abilities welcome and all materials provided.

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*SOLD OUT* Introduction to Foundational Hand

June 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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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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*SOLD OUT* 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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