Modern Calligraphy can be a particularly useful skill for the determined Bride (or Groom!) who wants to do some or all of the event lettering themselves...or if you just have an exciting party coming up and you want all the finishing touches to look extra fancy...or you are just a total show off and want to label all your notebooks and presents with exceptionally nice writing (my favourite reason, no judgements here).
If you would like me to host a private or corporate workshop please email me, I can come to your space or arrange a suitably stylish venue that suits you.
JOIN THE MAILING LIST TO HEAR ABOUT NEW CLASS DATES:
NEXT LONDON CLASSES for beginners:
Saturday 2nd December - Carousel, Marylebone - SOLD OUT
CAN'T MAKE THESE DATES? Have a private lesson! It would take place in Hackney, London and cost £120 (or £75 each for two or more people) for 2 hours and includes your starter materials to take home with you. The lesson can be completely tailored to your personal needs and desired future projects.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT evening CALLIGRAPHY CLUB:
When I started looking into learning Modern Calligraphy in 2014, no such classes existed in London. I had to teach myself with the help of lots of reading on Besotted and Iampeth (look them up, they are so wise). I ended up spending a lot of money on the wrong equipment. It still pains me to remember it. And because I couldn't work out if my tools were wrong or whether it was my technique, it took me a very long time to reach a stage where I could bear to show the general public.
So I created the Calligraphy Starter Kit to solve the issue of wasting money on unnecessary beginners supplies... and then I started running workshops so I could correct technique which can make learning a lot quicker.
All problems solved. (Well, just as long as you do your practice...)
- TESTIMONIALS -
Last night I went to Alice's Modern Calligraphy for the New and Curious workshop and I couldn't recommend her more highly. Alice was an absolute delight, talking us through the basics and everyone in the class was so well looked after by her- despite there being 8 of us I think everyone felt like it was a private lesson. I had absolutely no previous calligraphy experience to begin with (even holding the pen correctly was a challenge!) but by the end of the class I really felt like I had improved a lot and have certainly caught the calligraphy bug thanks to Alice's wonderful teaching. The 2 hours flew by and I was sad that it came to an end so soon but so pleased to be leaving with oodles of newly gained confidence and a beautifully decorated tote bag full of everything I need to continue with my calligraphy dreams- I'd better get started on my Christmas cards now! Thank you Alice!
AMY, OCT 2017
I had the pleasure of being taught modern lettering in a one to one class with Alice and I can’t rate her highly enough. I was a complete novice to calligraphy and was really nervous that I’d be absolutely terrible but Alice made me feel super comfortable right away and gave very clear guidance throughout, making the whole process really fun and completely within my ability. She remained calm throughout and demonstrated strokes when I struggled with them in a non intimidating, very helpful way. I found the two hours flew by, a very therapeutic skill to have gained and it’s certainly given me my creative spark back! I would recommend Alice to anyone, you will not regret it!
ALIX, SEPT 2017
Amazing experience with Alice! She was a great teacher - super insightful, knowledgeable and engaging. Really made us want to do more modern calligraphy! The experience was also super relaxing, and Alice had great local tips about places I didn't even know about in my own city :)
RACHEL, OCT 2017
Oh my goodness, I didn't think it would be this much fun! I booked this very last minute even though I'd been toying with the idea of learning modern calligraphy for awhile! I'm so glad I just went ahead and booked this class with Alice! The venue was gorgeous, the refreshments were spot on and Alice was super encouraging and all round fabulous ! Everything was provided, very stylishly set out and the level was ideal for a complete beginner like me. I hope she thinks about adding on follow up lessons!!
SABINA, OCT 2017