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Autumn 2022: Calligraphy for Beginners

Venue: Bow Road Studios, London E3

Dates: This workshop ran on Saturdays for three weeks from Saturday 19th November 2022 until Saturday 3rd December 2022.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

Learn the fundamental techniques needed to write cursive Italic script.

Calligraphy is a craft requiring singularly few tools – the writing instrument, the ink and the writing surface are the only essentials. The art of calligraphy depends on the scribe having an understanding of the proper use of all three, on his knowledge of letterforms and on his skill and freedom in their use.

– Heather Child, ‘Pens in Perspective’, The Calligrapher’s Handbook


This workshop will be run by the highly experienced Creative Dimension Trust tutor Adam Williamson.



This workshop will start daily at 2pm and finish at approximately 5pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have good hand-eye co-ordination. In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 12 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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