Learn the beautiful skill of writing with nib and ink in a bespoke calligraphy workshop at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. A wonderful opportunity to relax and let your creativity flow, in the splendidly-restored home of one of Manchester’s most famous writers.
You will be introduced to the elegant art of calligraphy by calligrapher and brush lettering artist Joyce Lee*, in the glorious Regency-style house in the heart of Manchester. With Joyce’s expert tuition, you’ll learn modern calligraphy techniques, and have the chance to pen a letter yourself during the three-hour workshop (with a 1 hour break).
Workshop participants will have the whole house to themselves, for inspiration and contemplative work – from the beautiful garden to the book-lined study, and the graceful drawing room to the dining room where Elizabeth Gaskell herself sat with quill pen and ink to pen her famous novels – and many letters.
Participants will be given a specially-curated calligraphy starter kit to keep, including nibs, nib holder, ink, letter writing supplies and notes, and enjoy home-made cake and Elizabeth Gaskell’s House-blend tea or filter coffee in our tearoom, as part of the workshop.
The price of the workshop is £70 and includes a calligraphy starter kit and refreshments.