“Calligraphy can combat anxiety, improve well being and boost self esteem”


Our nationwide Modern Calligraphy Co. workshops will be rolling out from September! We can’t wait to share our passion and expertise with budding calligraphers all over the country. If you’d like to enquire about a course near you, please register your interest below.

World renowned calligrapher Kirsten Burke pioneered our fun and informal way of teaching the basics of modern calligraphy. This technique is so much fun, you wont even notice how much knowledge you’re absorbing! Before you know it you’ll be designing greeting cards, party invites and motivational artworks to give to the ones you love.


Learn Calligraphy

We all love the sense of peace that working with our hands gives us. Add to that the stunning results you achieve with our friendly, clear and creative tuition, it is no wonder workshops sell out so quickly! Maisie runs the workshops,leading you through from the first pen stroke to creating lovely cards and artworks. She packs the classes full of tips and expert knowledge, as she follows a carefully The carefully structured Modern Calligraphy Co lesson plan.

Demonstrations & guided exercises

Throughout the workshops, Maisie demonstrates to the group, showing you how to create beautiful lettering, where to join the letters, where to add pressure and how to dance your calligraphy to give it a modern and playful style. With exercises to help you gain pen or brush control, templates to complete so that you get a sense of accomplishment as you learn. Every class is peppered with helpful tips, techniques and advise.

Brush or Pen Calligraphy?

If you aren't sure of the difference between modern dip pen and brush pen calligraphy, and so not sure which workshop to choose, then here is a summary. Dip pen calligraphy is done with a pointed nib, it is perfect for creating fine, delicate work.

Brush pen is much quicker to pick up, and is better if you like free, larger sized hand lettering. It can be more expressive and it gives a more casual style.

Left handers, complete beginners & children…

There is no need to worry about whether you will be able to do calligraphy. Even left-handers who have never tried hand lettering before come away from the workshops amazed at what they have achieved. Children from the age of 9 get a huge amount from this simple and rewarding craft, we make the family workshops fulll of glitter and simple guides to follow, so book your place now

Calligraphy workshops are a wonderful way to spend time as a family. Young and old can learn how to create lovely lettering with a dip pen, or with brush pens. Girls and boys become totally engrossed, and it's lovely to see them giving their parents a few tips on how to improve!

Enjoy tips, tricks and techniques on our Youtube channel here and if you subscribe you’ll be notified when we post new videos.

Welcome to the Kirsten Burke studio, a converted Victorian Substation- the perfect place to get creative. Click on the image below to take a tour without leaving your chair!

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