Modern Calligraphy Courses for Beginners & Enthusiasts
Since founding Oh Wonder, I have taught hundreds of people the art of modern calligraphy. I have been a resident expert teaching groups of 100 people at The Handmade Fair and run inspiration workshops at the UK's leading wedding fair, The National Wedding Show. I absolutely love teaching people the basics of modern calligraphy and seeing them fall in love with the art form. I currently run workshops for beginners and enthusiasts as well as teaching at various events around the country.
You can find dates for any upcoming workshops and events below. I mainly teach in London but have hosted workshops on the South Coast in Portsmouth and Southampton. If you are interested in these areas then please sign up to my newsletter.
london calligraphy workshops
calligraphy for beginners
Learn modern calligraphy at one of my beginners workshops in London. These two-hour courses are perfect for anyone who wants to learn the art of modern calligraphy. Whether you are a bride-to-be who wants to practice wedding calligraphy, a designer who wants to add gorgeous hand-lettering to their designs, or you just fancy learning a new hobby to wow your friends and family with handmade cards and tags at celebrations, the beginners workshop will show you how to create beautiful letters using a nib and ink.
This course will introduce you to the basics of the modern calligraphy, starting with the tools and strokes, then then leading on to the modern calligraphy alphabet. You will all receive a workbook of exercises and tips, along with a starter kit full of my favourite tools.
Please note these will be the only workshop dates for the remainder of 2018.
calligraphy for enthusiasts
For modern calligraphy enthusiasts, I am now proud to hosting an intermediate class. The intermediate workshop is perfect if you have the calligraphy basics down, but want to top up your skill set and learn about developing your own modern calligraphy style, using coloured inks and writing on trickier surfaces. The class will last two hours and you will leave with an intermediate kit.
*New dates coming soon for 2019*
upcoming events around the uk
I am very excited to be heading back to The Handmade Fair as an expert hosting modern calligraphy workshops. You can find details and book tickets below.
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I also offer private calligraphy workshops for groups and can arrange a venue near you. This is a great activity for hen parties, birthdays, or just a hands on afternoon with crafty friends. If you're looking for a team-building workshop for your company, I also teach calligraphy classes for the workplace. Please contact me for more details and rates.
'I had a wonderful time at Lauren's Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners. She went into a lot of detail about using the right supplies and offered great tips on useful resources and supply stores. Her workshop was relaxed and thorough - she made sure to go around and check on everyone and all her advice was spot on. I would highly recommend it!' - Filipa Talbot via Facebook
'I attended the modern calligraphy workshop in Greenwich on Sunday and it was excellent. Lauren gave us loads of useful information such as recommending her go to books, blogs and suppliers to allow us to continue developing our skills after the class. She was very honest and open about her calligraphy journey and encouraged us to find our own styles whilst giving useful technical advice. The pace of the workshop was just right...nothing felt rushed but we also got quite a lot done. The group was a good size too and everyone was friendly and encouraging. I'm looking forward to using these skills soon, thanks Lauren. Money well spent!' - Ericaca Ca via Facebook
'Lauren is a great teacher and really generous with her time and resources. The class was a great introduction and I'm looking forward to getting more practise with all my new tools and inks!' - Laura Jayne Acland via Facebook
'I did a workshop with Lauren in Greenwich and it was perfect, She's given me so many tips and the confidence to carry on with my calligraphy Journey! I love her!!' - Gemma Helaina Brown via Facebook