The Modern Calligraphy Co, paper craft and ink teacher

The Modern Calligraphy Co

The Modern Calligraphy Co

local_activity classes: Calligraphy and Brush LetteringCard MakingPaper Craft and Ink

5.0 (45)
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The UK's leading modern calligraphers will lead you through fun, relaxing workshops to learn how to create beautiful, dynamic lettering.

Whether you’re a complete beginner looking for a mindful activity, or an experienced creative adding another string to your bow, we will teach you the tips and tricks to turn your hand to modern calligraphy whatever your skills.






Classes


Reading: Beginners Nib Calligraphy Workshop

date_range Contact for details

location_on Calcot

1 to 15

label £45

Beginners Taster Calligraphy Workshop - Chichester

date_range Fri 16 Aug, 10am

location_on Birdham

1 to 15

label £95

Full Day Expressive Calligraphy Workshop

date_range Fri 20 Sep, 10am

location_on Birdham

1 to 9

label £159

Christmas Calligraphy Taster Workshop - Chichester

date_range Fri 29 Nov, 10am

location_on Chichester

1 to 14

label £95

Beginners Pointed Nib Calligraphy Workshop

date_range Contact for details

location_on Birdham

1 to 10

label £49

Beginners Modern Calligraphy Workshop

date_range Contact for details

location_on Gosport

1 to 15

label £45

Oxford: Christmas Sparkle Calligraphy Workshop

date_range Sat 16 Nov, 10am

location_on Oxford

1 to 15

label £55

Christmas Brush Calligraphy Workshop

date_range Sat 30 Nov, 10am

location_on Oxford

1 to 15

label £55

Brush Lettering Workshop

date_range Contact for details

location_on Oxford

1 to 8

label £49

Beginners' Nib Calligraphy Workshop - East Midlands

5.0 (1)

date_range Fri 16 Aug, 10am

location_on Manton

1 to 10

label £55

Beginner Brush Calligraphy Workshop - Rutland

date_range Contact for details

location_on Oakham

1 to 15

label £54

Calligraphy Class - Beginners Pointed Nib

date_range Contact for details

location_on Melton Mowbray

1 to 10

label £49

West Midlands: Beginner Nib Calligraphy Workshop

5.0 (1)

date_range Sat 28 Sep, 10am

location_on Stourbridge

1 to 10

label £54

West Midlands: Christmas Sparkle Nib Workshop

date_range Sat 9 Nov, 10am

location_on Stourbridge

1 to 15

label £55

Brush Calligraphy Workshop in West Midlands

5.0 (1)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Stourbridge

1 to 15

label £49

Beginners Calligraphy Workshop - Worthing

date_range Sat 17 Aug, 10am

location_on Worthing

1 to 12

label £49

Beginners Taster Calligraphy Workshop - Brighton

5.0 (1)

date_range Sat 7 Sep, 10am

location_on Brighton and Hove

1 to 12

label £95

Beginners Brush Calligraphy Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Worthing

10 to 15

label £49

Beginners' Calligraphy Class - Northern Ireland

5.0 (5)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Holywood

1 to 10

label £45

Pointed Nib Calligraphy for Beginners

5.0 (11)

date_range 13 Aug, 9 Sep

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 12

label £25 - £55

Beyond Beginner Calligraphy - Fabulous Flourishes

date_range Thu 12 Sep, 7pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 10

label £55

Calligraphic Card Making 3 Week Course

date_range Fri 4 Oct, 7pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label £135

Learn Copperplate Calligraphy - 5 Week Course

5.0 (1)

date_range Tue 24 Sep, 7pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 14

label £145 - £195

Bounce, Balance & Beyond

date_range Wed 25 Sep, 7pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 14

label £195

Learn Italic Calligraphy at Home

date_range Mon 14 Oct, 7pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 10

label £195

Calligraphy for Beginners Course at Home

date_range 11 Sep, 19 Sep

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 14

label £295

Learn Watercolour Calligraphy - 10 Week Course

date_range Wed 11 Sep, 10am

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 10

label £295

Beginner Brush Pen Calligraphy at Home

4.5 (2)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

15 to 20

label £55

Sparkling Christmas Nib Calligraphy Workshop

date_range Thu 21 Nov, 7pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 20

label £55

Engraving Workshop

date_range Contact for details

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 18

label £40

Automatic Pen - Exclusive Workshop

date_range Contact for details

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label £100

Beginner Brush Pen - 5 Week Course

date_range Contact for details

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label £195

Learn Calligraphy: Super Signage

date_range Contact for details

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 14

label £195

Learn Pointed Nib and Fluid Wash Calligraphy

date_range Contact for details

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 14

label £55

Wedding Calligraphy Course

date_range Contact for details

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 14

label £145 - £195




Reviews

(45)


Harry Toan Jun 2024


The course was taught in a very professional and competent manner. Rosie our instructor was excellent in her communication not only to the class but also individually covering a multitude of areas. It was most enjoyable.

Lynsey Allen Jun 2024


Great tutor - knowledgable, friendly, happy to answer questions, and able to create a relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely look out for other courses led by this tutor.

Materials provided were very clear and user friendly.

Venue could have been warmer. Also single rather than double tables might be better as calligraphy requires a steady hand and two at a table caused a few wobbles

Alison Gregoire Jun 2024


I've booked this class just to try something new and see the difference with online class. It was absolutely amazing. Our teacher, Rosie, was perfect! She was very organised and explained everything and took the time to check how everyone was doing. She brought lots of material for us to try and we have been spoiled with different type of paper to continue creating at home. She also brought some tea and buns which was really nice. It's definitely a good value for money and I had a great time.

Susan Petrie Jun 2024


Very relaxing. The materials were good. Clear and precise. The place was a nice place and the information was good.

Vanessa Kirlew Jun 2024


Fantastic beginners course. A fab guide to get me started and Maisie was lovely and gave great instruction - thank you

Helen Dasilva May 2024


My husband gave me a voucher for a birthday present, for the nib calligraphy workshop. Vicky was so friendly & knowledgeable & made the workshop a very enjoyable experience. She provided all the materials we needed & there was also an opportunity to purchase materials. The venue was very comfortable with refreshments available throughout. The way in which Vicky made the whole experience so enjoyable.

Jenny Granville Apr 2024


Excellent teaching- very clear instructions the class was also good fun, I would definitely recommend it!

Susan Petrie Mar 2024

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Nice resources and style, practice sheets and demonstrations, clear instructions, not rushed. Loved the location.

Judith Weir Feb 2024


Great teacher. Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and resourceful. An evening packed full of ideas and inspiration. Honestly didn’t see the time go by. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

Teacher's response

Thankyou Judith for your fantastic review and we are so delighted that you enjoyed the workshop with Rosie.

Best Wishes
The TMCC Team.

Anonymised ClassBento student Feb 2024


Thoroughly enjoyed the class. The materials and location were excellent as was our teacher, Rosie. She gave us a wide range of exercises to do and a stimulating introduction to Calligraphy

Teacher's response

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the workshop with us and thankyou so much for taking the time to send us your review.

Best wishes
The team at TMCC.

Thorin Costain Feb 2024


Really enjoyed this class. The exercises were good and by the end of the course I found the lettering was becoming much easier. The two hours went very quickly. It could do with being half an hour longer so the introductions don’t eat into the training time.

We were given lots of tips about holding the pen and building muscle memory and at the end some suggestions about how to decorate letters. It was good.

Pat Jan 2024


Fabulous course. Maisie is a great tutor. She teaches with passion and is hugely inspirational.

Adele Dec 2023


Everything was very well explained and as the class was 2 1/2 hours we had plenty of time for practice. The teacher Amy was very helpful and always asking if we needed any help. Class was very interesting and I now have plenty of ideas to practice my brush calligraphy

Julia Leung Oct 2023


I would highly recommend the class. Nadia is a great teacher, she explains the class in great detail and with patience.

Shal Aug 2023


Really relaxing way to spend a couple hours and learn a new skill! Highly recommend.

Rachael Brasted Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I enjoyed learning the technique and felt the instructions were really clear. Lovely way to spend an evening.

Adam Wright Jun 2023


Super friendly teacher - really helpful and great energy.
Really enjoyed - would do another class again.

Sarah Furnell May 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Excellent class. The teacher was warm and approachable. She took us through some basics and had is looping swirling and playing with different inks in no time. Would heartily recommend.

Michelle Rice Apr 2023


I loved the workshop, the teacher was very friendly and I am thinking of doing another workshop xx

Janet Khan Mar 2023


A thoroughly absorbing 2 1/2 hours which was over far too quickly. The venue was good with a lovely cafe attached. All the supplies were provided & were good quality. Our teacher was very approachable & obviously skilled in her craft.

Aida Holder Feb 2023


A really lovely class with a fabulous teacher. Great to do on your own or with a group of friends!

Lana Harper Feb 2023


Holly was a really lovely teacher and we covered a lot of ground - she was really talented and did impressive demonstrations but was also really encouraging and positive. She made lots of time for all of us - really enjoyed it.

Rebecca Valentine Jan 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended


Maisie ran my course and she was absolutely wonderful. She took the time to make sure we were all okay and not falling behind. She had 1 on 1 advice depending on your problem and she was so knowledgeable but also able to communicate it all in a way that was friendly and bubbly and made me feel like I was having a fun evening doing something crafty with a friend. Additionally she went over what the tools did, how to take of them, what different inks did, how to achieve different effects. I went from knowing nothing to being able to actually do calligraphy!

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Rebecca Valentine

Helen Etheridge Jan 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Maisie was a fab teacher, so friendly, enthusiastic and talented! The two hours absolutely flew by as we were so engrossed in practicing our new found calligraphy skills - a really mindful experience which was super enjoyable too. The course kit and joining instructions arrived in plenty of time and were of high quality. Would recommend!

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Helen Etheridge

Lesley Parker Jan 2023


Maisie was a great teacher, gave individual feedback, was open to questions and welcomed responses. She supported us to develop initial skills for progressing in calligraphy and made the two hours fly, I really enjoyed it

Jacqueline Buck Dec 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


A really good kit came in the post and the workshop was very good. I have done some calligraphy before but this was more modern, with lots of practical uses.

Donna Blackburn Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great teacher ! Got the basics really down well and inspired to do more . Thank you !

Beginner Christmas Calligraphy - Pointed Nib review by Donna Blackburn

Nancy Maclachlan Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher was excellent and did a great job. All materials were well provided. The venue was just great.
The only problem was that I had asked for a nib class instead of a brush class. My confirmation email said it was for a nib class.

Susan Smith Sep 2022


It was a very informative and well run session. The teacher was patient and very helpful. The facilities and refreshments excellent. Materials and worksheets provided helped to make this an enjoyable experience.

Alison Newnham Mar 2022


A really enjoyable morning with a teacher, Amy, who was clear, friendly and completely inclusive so I’m sure everyone participating felt valued and helped.
The materials were just what we needed and the venue was perfect. Tea and biscuits very much appreciated too! Thank you Amy - I am now going to find my box of calligraphy materials to have another go!

Diane Hogg Mar 2022


Ceri was absolutely brilliant and placed the class well. All materiale were provide and good, clear explanation of them. It's amazing how much we covered and we completed our template posters to take home.
Venue was ideal and overall considering what I learned I thought it was value for money.
I bought some materiale to continue at home and I've already booked another class!

Gina Mar 2022

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


I did this class with my colleagues to celebrate lunar new year - we all had a great time and the teacher Alice was so lovely! The craft kit was really good and had lots of extra pieces of paper and materials to be able to use again. Thanks for a great class!

Sarah Giblett Feb 2022


Excellent workshop! I learnt all I needed to know to get started. We covered good techniques, styles of calligraphy, the dos and don'ts, how to prepare and what equipment to use. What I really loved was we used metallic pigment as well as ink which looked beautiful. There was plenty of opportunities to ask questions. There was a lot covered in a short time but I feel confident I have enough knowledge to continue practicing at home. The pack included the ink, pigment, pen & nibs and worksheets. Highly recommend this workshop, thank you!

Pointed Nib Calligraphy for Beginners review by Sarah Giblett

Paula Feb 2022

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews


This was a fun and satisfyingly challenging class.

I am definitely buying more ink so that I can keep practicing.

Robbie Feb 2022

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews


I had a great time doing this class! It was informative, fun, and relaxing. It takes a surprising amount of concentration and really puts into perspective how talented you have to be to master Chinese brush lettering. The teacher was brilliant and explained the history behind the letters, also stopping for questions as often as we needed.

Would deffo recommend it to anyone! The kit was also top-notch, the brush is especially lovely.

Niall Feb 2022

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


The class was great and it was fantastic to take the time to learn something completely new to me. Alice was a brilliant teacher who explained the techniques clearly and was always very encouraging!

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Niall

Andrew Feb 2022


I took part in the Chinese calligraphy class with my colleagues and had a great time. I really surprised with myself with how easily I learnt the strokes and found it really relaxing.

Chinese New Year Brush Lettering review by Andrew

Luis Feb 2022


Who would've known that learning how to use chopsticks properly would've help you with how you handle your paint brush in a Chinese Calligraphy Class? :)

Great instructions by our Teacher and overall formative background on Chinese Culture with this workshop. It's a must-do to develop patience, learn some basics of how this culture developed communication through pictographic characters and have some fun as a team while trying to draw them with the right strokes! :)

Betty Feb 2022

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Alice was a very kind and patient teacher and helped us with everything from how to hold the brush pen to finishing off a gorgeous finished piece. I would highly recommend this class!

Laura Feb 2022

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


This was a brilliant class and a lovely way to celebrate lunar new year with colleagues virtually. Our teacher Alice was so talented and was really supportive throughout the class. Alice taught us about the culture of Chinese lettering as we practised creating different characters. I'd never tried this kind of lettering before and loved being able to learn how to do it! The craft kit was really lovely too - it included plenty of ink and practice paper and the bamboo brush pen can be used again :). Thanks Alice!

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Laura

Suz Feb 2022

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews


Amazing Class, very informative and clear and easy instructions to follow. The kit contains all you need for the class and also to continue to do more afterwards. Fully Recommend for everyone. Great activity for all the family and friends together to enjoy.

Gemma Nolan Feb 2022

27 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews


Our team organised this to celebrate Chinese New Year - it was a great way to spend some time with colleagues while learning a new skill together. Alice, the teacher, was great and gave us a wonderful insight into the art of Chinese Brush Lettering!

Zauhrin James Mar 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic class, instructor was great and explained everything I'm detail. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

Mary Gregson Mar 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


This was fun, interesting and educational. Small number of participants was good. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Paula Doherty Dec 2020

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews


An amazing two hours that really flew by. The worksheets and materials are of fabulous quality. The tutor was fantastic, helping us to create beautiful work from the beginning.
I have picked up a new skill but I wasn't expecting it to be so relaxing. The pen techniques and brushstrokes are so therapeutic. It is wonderfully and surprisingly absorbing. My new go to stress buster!

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