Thursday 17th March, 2022


Modern Calligraphy For Beginners

Location: The Art Worker’s Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Join Katie Noakes, London Calligraphy’s founder for an evening of learning Modern Calligraphy.

The in-person modern calligraphy course includes:

  • A personalised modern calligraphy kit, including a pen holder, ink, nibs, paper and other stationery treats.
  • 2 hours of modern calligraphy instruction, including 1 to 1 help. You will learn essential calligraphy techniques and how to use a dip pen and ink. The workshop will begin with practicing the basic strokes before moving onto the alphabet. Time will then be spent developing words and your own style.
  • Tips, ideas and insider info from a practicing calligrapher.
  • Lots of inspiration to bring handwritten notes back into your life!
  • Light refreshments

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Your tutor Katie produces calligraphy work for a wide range of high profile clientele including Royal Ascot, Buckingham Palace, Claridge’s, Corinthia London, Fenwick, Fortnum & Mason, Net-a-Porter, Selfridges, Sézane & Tiffany & Co. to name a few. She loves to share her skills at her calligraphy classes and help people discover their own journey and handwriting style with ink.

The cost of the modern calligraphy class includes a calligraphy starter kit to use in the class and to take home with you so you can walk away and practice to your heart’s content.

Workshop duration: 2 hours.

Please note the ink can stain clothes, so please bear this in mind when dressing on the day.

Please arrive by 6:25pm as the class will start on time.

Please make sure you can attend the calligraphy class before booking. Tickets are non-refundable.

If Government lockdown regulations mean that your in-person class has to be cancelled, you will have the opportunity to join an online class, or postpone to another in-person class at a later date.

Katie looks forward to meeting you!

Based on 146 reviews.
December 9, 2021.
I booked a beginners workshop for my brother and I as his birthday gift. I’m the type of gift giver who insists on ‘experiences’ rather than materialistic items, unless it’s a consumable like champagne ;). It also meant I got to spend time with a loved one doing something interesting and new. The location was serene and Katie was not only a wonderful and patient teacher but also an impeccable host. Once I have practiced more I will be attending the improvers.
Iona Moncrieff (UK)
Iona Moncrieff (UK)
December 3, 2021.
Had a brilliant evening in the beginners calligraphy class. Katie gave a great introduction to the world of calligraphy and definitely has made me want to come back!
Κωνσταντίνα Τσάμη
Κωνσταντίνα Τσάμη
December 2, 2021.
Really enjoyed the Calligraphy Beginners Workshop . Katie, the tutor, was brilliant and provided helpful insight about Calligraphy, but also helped each attendee individually . The location the workshop took place was really beautiful - nicely decorated and the whole atmosphere was very relaxing. Cake, tea and bubbles were offered which added to the already great experience. Such a great way to spend a rainy Saturday. I would definitely recommend this workshop & looking forward to attending the improvers course. Thank you Katie
November 15, 2021.
Wonderful evening learning a skill I have wanted to do for years. So glad I finally got it booked and went. Can’t believe how much I learnt and took away in one evening. Katie was very welcoming, knowledgeable & patient. Need to practice now for the improvers course scheduled in Feb. Can’t wait!!
October 5, 2021.
You will not be disappointed! Katie makes calligraphy easy and so smooth to learn. I highly recommend!!
Aljosja Rogiers
Aljosja Rogiers
September 25, 2021.
Katie is a wonderful teacher: attentive, caring, patient and encouraging. After a short introduction, she explains and demonstrates everything from positioning the paper to holding and using a dip pen. She circulates the room taking more than sufficient time for individual coaching and providing great tips, feedback and advice. The 2-hour course is very instructive and well paced, we were allowed to stay after the session if we had specific questions or requests. She is also a fantastic host giving everyone a warm welcome, offering drinks and cake. The venue itself is impressive and she thought about everything including beautiful stationery, perfect lighting and gentle background music. The organisation is very professional with further information about the course after online registration and a follow-up email after class with more tips about materials for those who would like to further practise. I would like to thank Katie and the entire London Calligraphy team for this amazing experience.
Siobhan O Sullivan
Siobhan O Sullivan
September 20, 2021.
Really enjoyable - the room was set up really nicely and there was cake and refreshments served throughout. Katie was an excellent and interactive teacher, and we each got our own calligraphy set to take home Overall it was an educational yet relaxing experience!
Kimberly Schumacher
Kimberly Schumacher
September 20, 2021.
Outstanding London Calligraphy Class Approaching the location of the London Calligraphy Class for Improvers was calming as it was set in the Art Worker's Guild on leafy Queen's Square in Bloomsbury. This beautifully restored Georgian building provided a spacious room with tall sash windows overlooking the square. Katie is the founder of London Calligraphy, with clients including royalty. The two hour class included a high quality printed booklet, practice sheets, stationery, ink (including gold powder ink), an oblique pen holder and a nib (all to take home), as well as a croissant and beverage. Katie tailored the class to each person's goals, and spoke to each student as we worked, pointing out ways to improve our writing. I enjoyed learning how to make place cards and centre names. The finale was showing us how simple it is to prepare powdered ink and using a brush to apply it to the nib. The stunning effects on black card was a triumphant finish to the class. Katie is calm, friendly and professional. I benefitted greatly from this excellent and affordable class, and I hope to attend her future classes.
Sandra Davey
Sandra Davey
September 20, 2021.
Had a lovely time on the beginners course, Katie was an excellent teacher and very patient with us. I felt very looked after, with refreshments being offered and the whole experience was an enjoyable, relaxing time. The Art Workers Guild is also an amazing setting, highly recommend.


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