What you'll do
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 and a slice of cake 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. Alice also teaches the same class at a different venue, 'Learn Calligraphy with Alice Gabb'. To see more of my work do visit @alicegabb or www.alicegabb.com
I've been working as a lettering artist, stationery designer and modern calligrapher from my studio in East London for the last ten years. My distinctive lettering is full of charm and character and as well as designing wedding stationery, I'm kept busy with commissions from brands such as Hermès, Facebook and Montblanc. I honestly love nothing more than sharing my skills in my favourite hang-outs in London, giving all my tips and tricks over some tea and cake!
A tasty treat I will provide a delicious cake, freshly baked especially for us to keep us going. Let me know of any dietary…
A splendid cup of tea To keep us well hydrated!
Workshop materials Guide sheets, ink, penholder, nib, and tote bag—all the things you need for the workshop, and you get to…
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Where you'll be
We'll be in the back of Vintage Heaven, a glorious haven of retro tea sets and glass ware. You'll find it on Columbia Road which is most famous for its Sunday flower market. It's a picture-perfect cobbled street full of independent galleries and shops, winning a TimeOut award for three years running. All within walking distance from design-lovers Shoreditch and vintage shopping heaven on Brick Lane.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
Cake and Calligraphy with Alice Gabb