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Creative Exchange – Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners

Learn the art of lettering with a broad-tipped pen.


Welcome to Kickstart Arts’ Creative Exchange: Workshops in Everything

Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners

During this full-day session, Peter will begin by explaining how to write Pointed Gothic text by hand, allowing plenty of time to practice the skill, and will then guide you through the process of creating a booklet with your own design on the front cover. ​​​

Everything is supplied.

What you’ll get:

  • The ability to freehand Pointed Gothic text at home.
  • A calligraphy speed-ball pen & nibs, plus Chinese ink.
  • All the paper you need.
  • Photocopied handouts.

What to bring:

  • Lunch.
  • Notebook and pen.

About Creative Exchange: The Kickstart Arts Centre in New Town is fast becoming a community hub for arts and culture.  Creative Exchange is a flagship project offering an ongoing program of workshops led by and for people from all walks of life.  If you have a skill to share, please get in touch.

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About the teacher:

Peter Seekings has a wealth of knowledge in the area of sign writing and calligraphy; his career started in 1995 in Sydney and also included showcard and ticket writing on a semi-professional basis. More recently Peter has run Calligraphy classes in the UK, during 2016-17, in Norfolk.