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Blackletter Beginners Calligraphy Class

Blackletter beginners calligraphy class in Leeds at Today Studio

The first new workshop of the year has just been added! I’ve been following Ellie Heywood on Instagram for a while now and have been mesmerised by her process videos many times. I can’t wait for Ellie to bring her bold Blackletter beginners calligraphy class to the studio on 29th March, to see if it’s as meditative as it’s looks!
I asked Ellie a couple of quick questions to see what we can expect…

Hey Ellie! How long have you been creating your gorgeous Blackletter calligraphy artworks?

Around 3-4 years, but my first large scale calligraphy painting was done at the end of 2017.

How did you get into calligraphy yourself?

I studied graphic design at LAU and in our first term we learnt about typography. this led on to my love for hand-lettering and later calligraphy.

What can people expect from your workshop?

They'll learn the fundamentals of letter design and how to apply that within calligraphy. The workshop will help to develop flow when writing by practising a series of exercises, and these techniques will improve the form of their gothic calligraphy.

Do you need to have any experience in calligraphy to join?

Not at all! No experience required. We'll start with the basics and the rest of the journey is up to you.

Do you need to bring anything to take part?

Just a positive attitude and willing to learn :)

Are there any workshops you'd love to try yourself?

Would absolutely love to try jewellery making! The silver ring workshop has caught my eye…

Thanks so much Ellie, can’t wait to have a go!

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