I review a calligraphy course in Manchester
My handwriting is horrific.
It’s so bad that sometimes I cannot read it back to myself.
When it’s my turn to take the minutes at work I get palpitations.
When I have to sign birthday cards I must firstly perform a ‘dry run’ on scrap paper to make sure I can fit my childish scrawl onto the damn thing.
It will still be wonky and urgh.
So it was back to school for Oh So Gawjess to learn how to get creative with an actual fountain pen and a pot of ink.
An Introduction to Modern Calligraphy took place in the wonderfully arty
The other students and I enjoyed a 3 hour workshop learning about the basics of calligraphy consisting of handling a pointed pen, warming up, drills, letter forms and finally producing some artwork of our favourite quote (all my favourite quotes contain the f-bomb so Pinterest really came into its own at the last minute).
The class costs £40 and is probably the most vale-for-money course I have ever attended. Not only do you get a free drink (anything from the counter) and sandwiches and cakes, you get to take home your starter kit including pen holder, nibs, pot of ink, a personalised notebook (which was just a lovely thing), guide sheets, rubber, ruler and folder!
I absolutely loved learning about calligraphy and whilst you won’t find me framing my artwork just yet, I will definitely persevere with this new creative hobby.
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