Beginners modern calligraphy workshop with tea and cake! Manchester, September 20th 2020


Shipping to United States: $30.18

DATE - Sunday the 20th of September
TIME - 1pm until 4pm+ (we officially finish at 4; I'll be around to chat and answer questions until 5!)
LOCATION - LEAF, 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DW

So you love all the gorgeous hand lettering on Instagram and Pinterest, but you have never held a calligraphy pen before. Maybe you have modern calligraphy set at home, or you had a go once but would love to pick up a pen again! Calligraphy pens aren’t as mysterious as they seem – in fact, in this workshop with Claire from By Moon & Tide Calligraphy you’ll discover everything you need to know to make magic come out of a calligraphy pen.

We’ll start with assembling a pen and spooning up ink. We’ll make flowy, swirly shapes and then letters and words. You’ll be shown how, with demonstrations at every stage of the process.

This calligraphy workshop is tailored to beginners who wish to explore the art of writing with a pointed pen.

You'll learn the basics of modern calligraphy like how to work with a pointed nib and care for your writing tools.

Your course fee includes refreshments, and a specially curated starter kit that includes :

penholder + nib
worksheets, guide sheets and examples


how to hold your calligraphy pen correctly to get the very best out of your lettering
how to create beautiful hairline strokes and gorgeous thick swells with your calligraphy pen
how to write a simple alphabet in your own modern calligraphy style
how to join letters to create pretty calligraphy quotes
which papers and inks are best for modern calligraphy practice at home
how to make your calligraphy practice sessions at home really fun and creative

There'll also be an opportunity on the day to buy colourful calligraphy inks, spare nibs and extra penholders. Cash or card payments accepted.


If you'd like me to write to confirm your place (with a personalised envelope in handwritten modern calligraphy) please choose the 'snail mail confirmation' option at the checkout. Otherwise, you'll receive an email note confirming the date, time and venue on Etsy within a couple of days of booking.


Your place is booked on receipt of payment.
Bookings are non-refundable, but they are transferable (so if you can't make it, you're welcome to give your ticket to a friend - just let me know!)
In the event of cancellation of the workshop due to events which are out of our control, no refunds will be given but places will be offered on future workshops in the same location.

All photographs are by Jessica Reeve Photography


On receipt of your payment we'll process your order as quickly as possible - if you need your goodies in a hurry please let us know and we'll do our best to rush them to you!

Shipping from United Kingdom

All UK orders will be sent by First Class post. Special Delivery is available in the UK - contact me if you'd like your order to be sent this way for a small additional fee.

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We accept no responsibility for items lost or damaged in the post.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

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