Saturday 14th April, 4-6pm
Modern calligraphy is so adaptable and is becoming increasingly popular for adding that personal touch to invitations, name cards and more. Edinburgh-based artist Olivia Hope is hosting this short workshop to lead you through the basics to get you started on your calligraphy journey.
The workshop begins at 6.30pm with a welcome and demonstration of the equipment and a chance to try some basic strokes before moving on to the worksheets to get to grips with the key strokes and essential motions that make up a lot of the letters. This will be followed by alphabet drills.
The class will then take a break to enjoy a glass of wine with delicious sharing platters including fresh bread, cheeses, charcuterie and dips, with vegetarian options available. This will also be a chance to chat about the class so far.
The next stage of the workshop will focus on writing full words and flourishing. Olivia will be there to inspire you for your own layouts and compositions, with everyone making something lovely to take home.
Worksheets, pens, nibs, inks, paper and personalised linen bags will be provided for every student to use in the class and to take home.
We recommend guests wear dark clothing as ink can stain!
Tickets cost £45 per person (plus £2.75 booking fee) and are available on Eventbrite.