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Copperplate Calligraphy


11 March 2022 @ 14:00 - 17:00


This afternoon Calligraphy workshop is running as part of our programme of lettering events throughout March and taught by Athena Cauley-Yu, owner of well-loved stationery shop Meticulous Ink based in Bath

This accessible creative workshop will introduce you to the wonderful world of copperplate calligraphy; teaching you how to use a dip pen with a flexible nib, make basic strokes and form letters in a distinctive copperplate style. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have the skills to begin writing confidently in beautiful script lettering.

Athena will teach you all the techniques and give you the attention needed to be able to begin forming your own individual calligraphy style. The course also includes all the tools needed for you to take away.

Each pupil will receive:

1 x Wooden nib holder

1 x Flexible copperplate nib

5 x Meticulous Ink calligraphy practice sheets

1 x Meticulous Ink Hand lettering guide sheet

1 x Pot of Iron Gall Meticulous Ink

By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Develop the skills and confidence to write script lettering
  • Leave with your own calligraphy stationery


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Copperplate Calligraphy with Meticulous Ink [2:00pm - 5:00pm]
£ 70.00
10 available


Athena Cauley-Yu, owner of well-loved stationery shop Meticulous Ink based in Bath has had a career in stationery and calligraphy after completing her studies in Arts & Media in Farnham.

Specialising in Fine Art Print due to the abundant space in the print studios, she went on to work at two private stationers in London before embarking on her creative business venture in Meticulous Ink.


Yes! This course includes a lunch at 13:00 for all participants, to get to know one another before they start the afternoon session. Please advise us of any dietary requirements you might have before arriving

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