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Calligraphy workshops

learn calligraphy in two hours or less

Looking to learn the art of modern calligraphy? Perfect! Not only is it an exciting and fun activity but you're in the right place.

Once you start to learn, I'm sure that you'll fall in love with the art of making beautiful letters and words.

 

Workshops are a great way to learn modern calligraphy whilst also enjoying a unique experience in Birmingham.

Keep scrolling to discover upcoming workshop dates.

Upcoming calligraphy classes in Birmingham

Want to join me in an upcoming event to learn modern calligraphy?

Check out my list of upcoming events and click the event for further details about the curriculum and venue. If you want to learn calligraphy more in depth, you can learn more about my courses here.

There are no Birmingham workshops available currently, but check out these other workshop options.

  • Bristol Modern Calligraphy Workshop (£50)
    Bristol Modern Calligraphy Workshop (£50)
    Sat, Sep 07
    John Lewis
    Sep 07, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    John Lewis, The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5QU
    Sep 07, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    John Lewis, The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5QU
    Learn the Modern Calligraphy Basics so that you can start creating beautiful calligraphy for greeting cards, gift tags and decorations.
  • Cheltenham Modern Calligraphy Workshop (£55)
    Cheltenham Modern Calligraphy Workshop (£55)
    Sun, Sep 08
    Boston Tea Party
    Sep 08, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Boston Tea Party, 45-49 Clarence St, Cheltenham, GL50 3JS
    Sep 08, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Boston Tea Party, 45-49 Clarence St, Cheltenham, GL50 3JS
    Learn the Modern Calligraphy Basics so that you can start creating beautiful calligraphy for greeting cards, gift tags and decorations.
  • Cheltenham Modern Calligraphy Workshop (£55)
    Cheltenham Modern Calligraphy Workshop (£55)
    Sun, Oct 20
    Boston Tea Party
    Oct 20, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Boston Tea Party, 45-49 Clarence St, Cheltenham, GL50 3JS
    Oct 20, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Boston Tea Party, 45-49 Clarence St, Cheltenham, GL50 3JS
    Learn the Modern Calligraphy Basics so that you can start creating beautiful calligraphy for greeting cards, gift tags and decorations.
  • Bristol Modern Calligraphy Workshop (£50)
    Bristol Modern Calligraphy Workshop (£50)
    Sat, Oct 26
    John Lewis
    Oct 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    John Lewis, The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5QU
    Oct 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    John Lewis, The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5QU
    Learn the Modern Calligraphy Basics so that you can start creating beautiful calligraphy for greeting cards, gift tags and decorations.
  • Bristol Christmas Calligraphy Workshop (£50)
    Bristol Christmas Calligraphy Workshop (£50)
    Sat, Nov 23
    John Lewis
    Nov 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    John Lewis, The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5QU
    Nov 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    John Lewis, The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5QU
    Learn the Modern Calligraphy Basics so that you can start creating beautiful calligraphy for greeting cards, gift tags and decorations.
  • Cheltenham Christmas Calligraphy Workshop (£55)
    Cheltenham Christmas Calligraphy Workshop (£55)
    Sun, Nov 24
    Boston Tea Party
    Nov 24, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Boston Tea Party, 45-49 Clarence St, Cheltenham, GL50 3JS
    Nov 24, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Boston Tea Party, 45-49 Clarence St, Cheltenham, GL50 3JS
    Learn the Modern Calligraphy Basics so that you can start creating beautiful calligraphy for greeting cards, gift tags and decorations.

Here are what some of my previous students have to say​

Prabhjeet

"I attended calligraphy workshop hosted by Gemma. Gemma is a very skilled, calm and patient person. I loved attending her workshop and would highly recommend her to everyone I know who wants to explore in this art. I wanted to learn this art from a long time. Thank you so much for your time Gemma for teaching me how to do it."

Abby

"Really enjoyed the workshop Calligraphy Gems recently held, the materials were sent through in plenty of time and the class was great. I am new to calligraphy & Gemma was thorough at explaining different techniques. Would fully recommend to anyone looking to learn the basics of calligraphy. Thank you Gemma!"

Daniella

"I recently took a Beginner's calligraphy class with Gemma after years of wanting to learn and I would highly recommend. In such a short space of time I've gone from not even knowing how to use a brush pen to making a pretty decent card for my first time! Gemma has also checked in on several occasions since and been more than happy to answer any questions. I would highly recommend taking a class with Gemma."

Nic

"Such a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Gemma is so welcoming and her hints and tips really helped in this introductory workshop. Whilst online tutorials are great, this adds so much more and having Gemma to suggest slight adjustments to posture etc help no end. Great location too"

Corinne

 

"I attended the 2 hour calligraphy for beginners workshop with my mum. It was brilliant. Lovely atmosphere, learnt a lot and walked away with lots of resources to practise at home. Highly recommend! Thank you :)"

Victoria

"Lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, at Gemma's workshop learning modern calligraphy with my 13-year old daughter. Gemma's skill and gentle encouragement has really inspired us - we came straight home and have been practising for the rest of the evening! Nice group, tea and cake, and a new hobby for us both - thank you!"

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer private workshops?

Yes I do!  I offer private workshops to both corporate clients as team building events and to groups looking to celebrate special occasions such as a milestone birthday or hen parties. If you're interested in a private workshop, contact me.

Where are the online workshops taking place?

My workshops are hosted on Zoom. You will see me and my hands as I work through the content with you. I will see you throughout the session as you will be on camera and you can ask questions throughout the session. You can also show me your work which can be helpful.

But what if I have terrible handwriting?

I promise you don't need tidy handwriting to be able to create beautiful calligraphy. The method of learning is different, so is the purpose behind them. You can learn more about the differences between cursive and calligraphy in my blog.

I'm left handed, will this be an issue?

I know lots of left-handed calligraphers and I've taught numerous left-handed students at my workshops. Being left-handed won't impact your ability to learn calligraphy.

Do I have to be artistic?

Nope! Calligraphy is a wonderful art skill that is accessible even if you don't consider yourself to be artistic. 

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Although workshops are predominantly attended by adults, younger individuals are welcome. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What resources will I be supplied with?

It depends upon the workshop but you are typically supplied with a workbook, brush pen and greeting cards for a beginners workshop. Please review the event description to learn more about what is supplied for that specific workshop.

If you're still on the fence I recommend checking out my 12 Reasons to learn calligraphy.

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