Learn Brush Calligraphy in London

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Alice

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Come and learn Brush Calligraphy in East London with lettering designer, Alice Gabb. This is a beginners workshop starting from scratch with a little introduction to good technique and some lettering knowledge, anyone can join. We'll then go straight into some practice exercises, moving on to letter forms, and by the end of the lesson you will be able to write your name, or a favourite quote.
Other things to note
Bring an eye for detail and some extra patience for your lettering practice! Left handers: Brush lettering will be harder for you to learn, but it's possible!
Come and learn Brush Calligraphy in East London with lettering designer, Alice Gabb. This is a beginners workshop starting from scratch with a little introduction to good technique and some lettering knowledge, anyone can join. We'll then go straight into some practice exercises, moving on to letter forms, and by the end of the lesson you will be able to write your name, or a favourite quote.
Other things to note
Bring an eye for detail…

What's included

  • Food
    A Tasty Treat
  • Drinks
    A tea or coffee on arrival to help us get to know each other! Please let me...
  • Equipment
    Guide sheets, ink, brush, paper, tote bag. All the things you need for the...

Meet your host, Alice

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 7 Reviews
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Alice has been working as a stationery designer and modern calligrapher from her studio in East London for nearly ten years.
Her distinctive lettering is full of charm and character and as well as designing wedding stationery, Alice is kept busy with commissions from personalising shoes bags in Harrods, to designing invitations for Kensington Palace. Alice loves nothing more than running workshops in her favourite hang-outs in London so she can share all her tips and tricks with you over some tea and cake.
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Where you'll be

We'll be in the Town House in the historic area of Spitalfields, a beautiful 300 year old hidden gem right next to the famous Old Spitalfields Market and round the corner from the vibrant and creative area of Shoreditch. It's in a super fun area that's packed full of amazing places to eat, interesting bars and so close to all the vintage shopping finery of Brick Lane. Alice has many a recommendation for you!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Grace
September 2018
I highly recommended this brush calligraphy workshop! Alice is an engaging host and I had a really fun evening. She was very patient and was able to give great feedback about my technique to help me improve. She gave us the most delicious brownies and made sure we had as much tea as we wanted. I was so pleased with the kit we got to take home with us and all kept safe in a beautiful tote back. I would certainly go to this class again and bring back all my friends!
I highly recommended this brush calligraphy workshop! Alice is an engaging host and I had a really fun evening. She was very patient and was able to give great feedback about my te…
Lin
May 2018
Really wonderful time learning brush lettering. Comfortable venue with nice size group, delicious cakes and all the materials needed to learn and practice. Alice is very professional and was a superb teacher.
Sophia
December 2017
Fun experience in a good setting of a spacious and friendly trendy cafe. And Alice was very thoughtful in providing information and parting knowledge. A good combination of learning and practising.
Magnus
December 2017
The experience was great! Alice is very knowledgeable and a great teacher. The location of the experience is spot on, with a very cool interior.
India
December 2017
Alice’s brush calligraphy experience was nothing short of incredible. The location (Sans Pere in Shoreditch) was beautiful and really suited to Alice’s work - cool, contemporary and with a definite sense of style. Alice was a great teacher and gave us individual feedback and guidance along the way. I personally found the experience really therapeutic and a perfect excuse to switch off from the outside world for a while - I also loved that it’s so different from the digital world and put me back in touch with using my hands! I loved the experience and the best bit is that we got to keep the tools so we can continue our experience at home. Thanks so much for hosting such a unique experience Alice!
Alice’s brush calligraphy experience was nothing short of incredible. The location (Sans Pere in Shoreditch) was beautiful and really suited to Alice’s work - cool, contemporary an…
Fiona
September 2018
An excellent lesson in Calligraphy, really fun and interesting!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring 3-5 words for your final piece! It can be names / dates/ lyrics / poetry / a quote. Whatever you like.