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Learn Calligraphy with Alice Gabb

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 107 reviews.London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Alice

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Come and Learn Modern Calligraphy in East London!

Oh hello, it's me, Alice! Come and join me for a joyous morning on the cobbled streets of East London learning how to create your very own beautiful lettering.

We'll start off with a splendid cup of tea while introduce you to the world of Modern Calligraphy. I'll share all my most important tips and tricks, how to use my most favourite supplies, then we'll get to the most important bit, practicing!

This is a beginner's workshop, starting from scratch, we will start with practice exercises, then move on to letterforms and by the end of the session I'll show you how to connect the letters and write your name - it's not as easy as it looks, but it's very relaxing to learn!

Everything you use in the class is exactly the same as what I professionally use, and you get to take it all home so you can practice your new skill!
Alice even provides her 'Master List' of favourite stores and websites to give you plenty of inspiration and a wealth of sneaky calligraphy secrets.

Please note that we will be learning 'Modern Calligraphy', which is a form of Copperplate lettering.

Alice also teaches the same class at a different venue, 'Cake and Calligraphy with Alice Gabb'.
To see more of my work do visit @alicegabb or www.alicegabb.com
Come and Learn Modern Calligraphy in East London!

Oh hello, it's me, Alice! Come and join me for a joyous morning on the cobbled streets of East London learning how to create your very own beautiful lettering.

We'll start off with a splendid cup of tea while introduce you to the world of Modern Calligraphy. I'll share all my most important tips and tricks, how to use my most favourite supplies, then we'll get to the most important bit, practicing!

This is a beginner's workshop, starting from scratch, we will start with practice exercises, then move on to letterforms and by the end of the s…

What's included

  • Food
    A delicious slice of cake to keep us going. Please let me know any dietary...
  • Drinks
    A tea or coffee on arrival to help us get to know each other! Please let me...
  • Equipment
    Guide sheets, ink, penholder, nib and tote bag. All the things you need for...
From £65
/ person

Meet your host, Alice

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 107 Reviews
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I work full time from my little studio in East London as a Lettering Artist and Modern Calligrapher.
I graduated from Art School ten years ago and have been working as an artist ever since. In the early days I sold my hand printed stationery at Broadway Market in Hackney (do visit if you haven't been!) and that led to many exciting press features, and eventually a range with Anthropologie. I was amongst the first handful of artists to learn Modern Calligraphy in the UK, and I've done many courses since with some of my favourite lettering masters. We all have a different and unique approach!
There is absolutely nothing I love more than showing you my favourite hang-outs in London where I can share all my tips and tricks with you over some tea and cake.
- Featured in Time Out, Vanity Fair, Homes and Gardens, Sunday Times Style -
I work full time from my little studio in East London as a Lettering Artist and Modern Calligrapher.
I graduated from Art School ten years ago and have been working as an artist ever since. In the early days I sold my hand printed stationery at Broadway Market in Hackney (do visit if you haven't been!) and that led to many exciting press features, and eventually a range with Anthropologie. I was amongst the first handful of artists to learn Modern Calligraphy in the UK, and I've done many c…
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Where you'll be

We'll be in the back of an antiques shop in the creaky and beautiful 300 year old 'Town House', in Spitalfields. There's a secret café downstairs and it's my FAVOURITE place to get tea and cake in the area. We'll be right next to Old Spitalfields Market and round the corner from super-trendy Shoreditch and all its vintage shopping finery on Brick Lane. Alice has many a recommendation for you!

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 107 reviews.

Ellie
January 2020
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Beth
January 2020
I bought this experience for my mum and I for her Christmas present as she's always been interested in calligraphy and I thought it would be a nice thing for us to do together. I was a bit nervous having never done anything like this before but Alice was such a lovely and helpful teacher. Everyone else in the class was also so nice! Overall a lovely way to spend a Saturday. We were sent away with the tools we need to keep up practising at home too, which I'm excited for.
I bought this experience for my mum and I for her Christmas present as she's always been interested in calligraphy and I thought it would be a nice thing for us to do together. I w…
Katy
January 2020
Alice is so passionate about sharing her skills which she does so patiently. It was a magical experience from start to finish. It didn’t feel rushed and the time just flew by. The setting and cake was divine. It was also lovely to go home with a goodie bag.
Alice is so passionate about sharing her skills which she does so patiently. It was a magical experience from start to finish. It didn’t feel rushed and the time just flew by. The…
Angéline
January 2020
Alice was a wonderful hostess and teacher. She made us feel at home and like if all of us were old friends even though we've never met before. Also she had amazing tips and tricks on cute cards to take home that you can use as a reminder. Stop wondering if you should, just go and write!
Alice was a wonderful hostess and teacher. She made us feel at home and like if all of us were old friends even though we've never met before. Also she had amazing tips and tricks…
Louise
January 2020
Everything about the session was great - the location was convenient and close to Liverpool Street station, the venue was pleasant and conducive to creativity, Alice was the perfect host - everything about the whole experience was wonderful. I would thoroughly recommend the experience.
Everything about the session was great - the location was convenient and close to Liverpool Street station, the venue was pleasant and conducive to creativity, Alice was the perfec…
Peter
January 2020
Alice was a great teacher and a lovely human. She helped explain the background behind calligraphy, and explained some of the terminology and things to look out for. She really helped teach us the basics and give us the attention needed to make sure we don’t pick up bad habits. Will definitely continue based on her teachings. What a delight. Thank you
Alice was a great teacher and a lovely human. She helped explain the background behind calligraphy, and explained some of the terminology and things to look out for. She really hel…

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    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 14 and up can attend.

    More tips

    Bring an eye for detail and some extra patience for learning a new skill!