Update: We are delighted to say our Level 2 Calligraphy workshops are back! Please read through all the details below before booking to ensure you are happy before booking.
Our Level 2 workshops are for those that have completed our beginner workshop and want to expand their calligraphic tools.
The aim of this workshop is to improve your calligraphy skills by giving you more tools and styles and to expand your knowledge. By the end of this workshop you'll have created your own piece of calligraphy artwork.
Taught by calligraphy enthusiast and Meticulous Ink owner, Athena, you'll receive boatloads of one-on-one advice and guidance. You'll get to practice elaborate capital letters, we'll cover numbers and ampersands, plus a serif type using the same pen. You'll learn how to change your calligraphy to create beautiful mixed type and a more modern look, as well as practicing on waves and curves. At the end of the workshop you will have created your own piece of text based artwork to take home, and you'll have the knowledge to tackle all sorts of different calligraphy styles.
Please note you must have completed the Meticulous Ink Beginner Workshop to book onto Level 2.
Each pupil will receive upon arrival:
- 1 x Nib holder
- 1 x Flexible copperplate nib
- 2 x Original Meticulous Ink calligraphy practice sheets
- 2 x Wave Meticulous Ink calligraphy practice sheets
- 2 x Plain practice sheets
- 2 x Advanced Meticulous Ink Hand lettering guidesheets
- 1 x Pot of Iron Gall Meticulous Ink
You'll get too keep all of this equipment so you can continue your practice at home.
The workshops are taught by Athena and held in our beautiful letterpress print studio and shop - 134 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BG, where you can take a closer look at the machines used to print all of our paper goods. After the workshop you'll have the opportunity to peruse our shop and stock up on calligraphy items for your new hobby.
When attending please bring along with you a short quote (5-10 words), a collection of meaningful words, or family names - you'll use this to make your beautiful artwork.
What pandemic precautions are you taking?
The safety of all our humans - both the Meticulous team and our lovely customers - is our highest importance. For this reason we are requesting that attendees complete a flow test the night before and bring evidence of the result (a photo of the test on your phone or you can bring the test along with you on the day). We are also requesting that participants wear a face mask or covering for the duration of the workshop. We'll also be providing hand sanitiser for use throughout.
Please note that the space is quite small and you'll be seated closely around a table, with 8 participants plus Athena who will be teaching. There will be a widow open next to the table for ventilation, so please dress appropriately incase it is chilly.
Can I come if I haven't completed the Beginner Calligraphy Workshop?
No - this workshop is created specifically for those that already understand the basics as taught by Athena. This ensures that everyone in the class has the same knowledge and understands the language used.
Is there an age limit for the workshop?
Anyone can attend our workshops, though unfortunately we do not allow children under 12. Those under 16 we do request are accompanied by an adult. Please do get in touch if you'd like to discuss.
What should I bring?
You don't need anything - we provide everything you need at our workshops, including ink, nibs, paper and guide sheets - all of which you can take away with you at the end of the workshop. Though we don't anticipate any spillages, we would recommend you wear black, or dark colours.
What are my transport/parking options getting to you?
There is parking in Bath in several locations - the nearest to us would be the Podium car park or the Cattlemarket car park. Train services to Bath Spa are very regular and the walk to our shop at 134 Walcot Street takes around 20 minutes.
Please ensure you can attend the workshop before booking, as tickets are non-refundable. If we are notified 14 days prior to the workshop and you can no longer make it, we would be happy to transfer you to a future date. If for any reason you are unable to attend within 14 days of your workshop, I’m afraid we are unable to swap your date, though you are more than welcome to find a friend that can take your place.
In the rare circumstance we are unable to run a workshop, your ticket will be valid to book onto another available date.
Please note that our workshops take place at a table that is approximately 1m in height with seating on adjustable height stools, although you are of course welcome to stand if you prefer. If you require alternative seating arrangements, please notify us ahead of time.