Summertime hand lettering workshop

Join us to create your own personalised piece of summertime artwork and learn the basics in hand lettering and calligraphy – no kit required!

Summertime calligraphy workshop

We are so excited to be hosting a Summertime Hand Lettering workshop with The Modern Calligraphy Co where you can learn how to create your own ‘faux’ calligraphy like this! You don’t need anything fancy, just paper and pencils or pens you already have at home. You’ll be at amazed at how you can achieve the look of calligraphy without any of the kit.⠀⠀⠀


This relaxing and informative live lettering class will last an hour and we will show you how to create hand lettering that you can use as a mindful practice, and also to create your own cards, gift tags and artwork.

The lettering we do in the workshop will celebrate the arrival of summer and the feeling of freedom, fresh air and sunshine that we have all been craving for so long.

Modern hand lettering is dynamic and has energy, so our workshop will focus on this rather than getting every letter identical, so you can relax and create your own style.

You will be guided step by step through how to use pens you already have at home to form dynamic modern lettering. You will finish by creating this hand-lettered artwork.

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Summertime calligraphy Gathered workshop

What you need

  • 4 or more pens, and a pencil
  • Felt tips, biros, highlighters, metallics and gel pens are all great. If you have calligraphy pens or other art materials such as paints, bring them along and give them a try!
  • 5 to 10 sheets of paper: regular copier paper is fine.
  • Optional but desirable: print out the pdf worksheets that you will receive when you purchase your ticket.

Your class details

When:Thursday 8th July 7pm BST

Where: This is an online workshop, hosted on BigMarker

Cost: Tickets cost £10

How long? 1 hour

Added extras: Receive a free pdf download of our Calming Calligraphy Special when you buy your ticket to the event today!

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To join the session, you’ll receive a unique link in your inbox which will give you access to the event when we go live at 7pm on Thursday 8th July when you purchase a ticket to the event.

You’ll receive your free pdf download of our min-magazine Calming Calligraphy to the same email address used to purchase your workshop ticket.

A pdf download of the worksheet for the workshop will be sent to your same email prior to the event going live on the 8th July, ready for you to print off for use during the workshop.

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Your class hosts

Kirsten Burke of the Modern Calligraphy Co

Kirsten Burke

Kirsten Burke is a leading figure in the world of UK calligraphy, inspiring beginners, enthusiasts and professionals alike with her dynamic, modern lettering.

She pioneered the art of Modern Calligraphy, propelling an extremely traditional art form into the 21st century and popularising calligraphy as a craft again in the UK.

Kirsten has spent over 20 years developing her unique calligraphy style and sharing it with students of all levels. She has also written a series of books that teach modern calligraphy and is a regular expert contributor to lettering and craft magazines.

Kirsten still regularly leads Modern Calligraphy workshops, both in person and online, and also undertakes fine art commissions for a range of high profile corporate clients and private collectors.

Maisie Minett of the Modern Calligraphy Co

Maisie Minett

Maisie is the Master Calligrapher at the Modern Calligraphy Co headquarters, and loves sharing calligraphy with their students.

With a background in teaching, Maisie brings her energy and enthusiasm to every workshop, ensuring that all their students meet their goals – whether that is a having a relaxing, social time, or a mastering a tricky new technique.


She is an expert in helping students choose and use different tools to get a great result, whether that is watercolour, nibs, brush pens and a variety of inks, metallics and foils. Maisie is mentored by founder Kirsten and always looks forward to sharing her skills with clients and students.